Sights from PLA 2012

March 22, 2012

More than 6,000 librarians visited Philadelphia March 13–17 for the Public Library Association National Conference. Below are some images from the four days of speakers, sessions, exhibits, special dinners, and networking opportunities. All photos by Paul Coker.

An eager crowd awaits Nancy Pearl's Book Buzz session.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. delivers the Opening General Session address.
Nancy Pearl speaks at the Book Lust Rediscoveries lunch.
Author David Baldacci shares a laugh while signing books.
Author Ally Carter poses with Serena Butch of Schenectady (N.Y.) Public Library after the Young Adult Author lunch
The crowd assembles for the Audio Publishers Association Dinner
Illustrator Kevin Henkes signing on the exhibit hall floor
Author Jerry Pinkney and PLA's Amy Sargent prepare for the Children's Author Lunch.
The unconference provided a participant-driven opportunity for discussion and networking.
The legendary Betty White gave the keynote for the Closing General Session and signed books after.


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