Volume 8, Number 6 • June 2000
PLA Conference - and technology and books!!
by Peg Tarbox

Presents an overview of the recent Public Library Association (PLA) 2000 Conference, held March 28-April 2, 2000, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Says that the conference included over 100 presentations, some with interactive workshops, and approximately 500 exhibitors, all focused on innovative issues, services, and technologies for public libraries. Adds that if the goal of the attendee was to focus on technology, interesting information abounded, but few details. Notes that even the PLA Daily News addressed more social events, author discussions, and luncheons, only rarely carrying a product news item. Wonders if the conference planners meant for the attendees to remember the traditional library service of providing access to actual printed books, rather than e-books or audio books. Maintains that PLA's conferences offer an excellent opportunity for the neophyte attendee to meet vendors and librarians.
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