PLA 2022 Portland Oregon March 23-25. Oregon state outline with stag leaping over.

OLA @ PLA Conference

The Public Library Association National Conference will be in Portland, March 22 - 25, 2022.  See details below about how you can register and connect with your OLA colleagues during the conference. More information will be added as we get closer to the conference, so remember to check back!


Registration discount for OLA Members

PLA is offering OLA members a discount off the registration fee with early bird registration.  This discount is initiated with a "Market Code" that you will need to input in the registration form when you start the registration process.  This market code was sent to all OLA members the end of September and will be sent out at various times over the next few weeks for new members. The deadline for getting this early bird rate is January 7, 2022.

If you are not a member of PLA or OLA, it is cost effective to join/pay for OLA membership before registering as a non-member. There is a cost savings of $285 between member/non-member rates.  If you are not a member of OLA, check out the OLA "Join Now" web page and from there you can initiate/pay your membership by filling out the "Personal form." Contact Shirley Roberts, OLA Assn Manager, [email protected] with any questions. 


Save the Date - Let's Get Together

OLA members can socialize together on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 6 pm at the McMenamins Kennedy School5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211.  Snacks and a no-host bar will be available! Planned for the evening:

6 - 7 pm.    Reconnect with old colleagues, meet new colleagues and touch bases with OLA board officers and other members

7 - 8 pm.     Participate in an hour of Trivia with Oregon's Jeopardy Librarians

8 - 9 pm.     Wind Down, say goodnight, conclude the event.

Information on available transportation to and from McMenamins Lincoln School is forthcoming 


Attend OLA-sponsored Preconference

OLA's Support Staff Division is sponsoring a 3-hr preconference, Fostering a Stronger and More Inclusive Democracy through Library Programming, on Tuesday March 22, 2022, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. 


Stop by the OLA Information Table at the Convention Center Registration Lobby

Stop by the OLA Information Table to pick up your OLA Member badge ribbon and touch base with OLA folks.