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PNLA is a non-profit organization that is supported by its membership. Please consider supporting PNLA through your donations. You can target your donation to specific PNLA initiatives such as the Young Reader’s Choice Awards, PNLA LEADS, PNLA Quarterly, supporting the PNLA conference, or just PNLA in general. Your donations are greatly appreciated. Please use the form linked below to donate:


Call for Participation PNLA 2019

Call for Participation

You are invited to submit program proposals for the 2019 PNLA Conference in Spokane, Washington on August 7-9th. The theme for the conference is Libraries Leading the Way. PNLA is seeking programming that focuses on:

  • Library leadership skills such as communication, conflict resolution, strategic planning, etc.
  • Outreach to diverse and underrepresented patron groups
  • Rural and small libraries
  • Young readers and community literacy
  • New library-related competencies and workplace skills
  • Technology and innovation
  • Information literacy and #CritLib
  • Equity, inclusion, and diversity.
  • Reader’s Advisory
  • Sessions of interest to school, public, academic, and special libraries.

Program sessions will be either be 75 minutes, 45 minutes, or 10 minutes lightning talks. PNLA is also seeking proposals to be considered for longer pre-conference sessions as well. The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2019 and submissions will receive a response from the planning committee by March 31st, 2018.

To submit a proposal please visit this link.

You will be asked for program and contact information including a 100-250 word abstract.

If you have questions about the conference or are interested in being a vendor — please contact Rick Stoddart –  PNLA Conference Chair.

Hashtag: #PNLA2019

New PNLA Quarterly Issue Released

Check out the latest issue…



View or download the full issue FULL ISSUE



A Message from the President: Crossing Borders, an imperative for our profession
Jenny Grenfell
Editor’s Column
Samantha Hines
The Mentor: From Colleague to Supervisor
Tracy Bicknell-Holmes


Joey Going
Erika Nicole Lehtonen, Shalyn Rodriguez
Deborah Rinio
Jaci Wilkinson


Mattias Olshausen
Celine Gareau-Brennan
Roxy Garstad
Ilana Kingsley
Ean Henninger
Memo Cordova, Amber Sherman
Maureen Rust
Karina Smith, Cathlene McGraw, Amy Vecchione


Call for Submissions and Author Instructions
Pacific Northwest Library Association

2019 Nominees for Young Reader’s Choice Awards

Junior Division (Grades 4-6)

  • Dog Man by Dav Pilkey
  • Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
  • It Ain’t so Awful Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas
  • The Key to Extraordinary by Natalie Lloyd
  • Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson
  • Pax by Sarah Pennypacker
  • The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
  • The Inn Between by Marina Cohen

Intermediate Division (Grades 7-9)

  • Booked by Kwame Alexander
  • Heartless by Marissa Meyer
  • Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan
  • The Skeleton Tree by Iain Lawrence
  • Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman
  • Replica by Lauren Oliver
  • Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
  • OCDaniel by Wesley King

Senior Division (Grades 10-12)

  • The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
  • Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston
  • We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
  • Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
  • Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
  • Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs
  • The Unbeatable Squirrel Beats Up the Marvel Universe by Ryan North
  • Passenger by Alexandra Bracken


More information on the Young Reader’s Choice Award is available here.