Registration for the 2022 Tri-Conference is Open

Registration for the “Building Bridges | Renewing Community” Tri-Conference August 3-6 in Missoula is open.

The conference program schedule is nearly complete and will be available soon, with speakers representing 15 US States and Canada.  Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this year’s unique gathering of library professionals from Montana and beyond.


2022 Tri-Conference August 3-6 in Missoula

Tri-Conference Details

Participating Associations

  • Montana Library Association (MLA)
  • Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA)
  • Mountain Plains Library Association (MPLA)

Dates

August 3-6, 2022 (Pre-conference sessions August 3)

Location

Downtown Holiday Inn, Missoula, Montana, USA

Highlights

  • Over 60 speakers from 15 US states and Canada
  • Pre-conference workshop from EveryLibrary, Inc.
  • Montana Book Awards author event with Abe Streep, Caroline Patterson, Mara Panich, and Michael Punke
  • Conference receptions at Missoula Public Library and University of Montana Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
  • Easy walking access to downtown restaurants, bars, and shopping
  • Conference schedules, updates, happenings via the Whova app

Registration

Register here
Early Registration Discounts ends June 24th

2022 Tri-Conference Information

We’ve been receiving a flurry of messages about the upcoming MLA / MPLA / PNLA Tri-Conference!

The dates for this conference are August 3-6, 2022 and the venue is the Downtown Holiday Inn – Missoula, Montana USA.

More information about registration, speakers, sessions, etc. should be available in early May.

Registration for conference vendors is open.

We’ll update this page as soon as we have additional information.

Call for Nominations: PNLA Elections

Professional growth, cross-border collaboration, camaraderie, a chance to give back to our profession… there’s a valuable opportunity we’re excited to tell you about!

PNLA has 3 openings on the Board of Directors in 2022.
Please consider nominating yourself or someone you know.

The positions are:

Vice President/President Elect
2nd Vice President– Memberships
Treasurer

See below for details.

The deadline for nominations is May 6, 2022.
Nominees must be members in good standing of PNLA by the time voting takes place.

To make a nomination or for further details and information, contact Christina Brischetto, PNLA Secretary, at secretary@pnla.org

 


Vice President / President Elect

  • Serves for a three-year term and takes office at the end of the conference following election
  • Assumes the office of President the following year
  • Assumes the duties of the President for the remainder of the term when that office is vacated and then serves
    his or her full term or office
  • Serves as past president for the third year

Duties

  • Assists President in planning and arranging Association programs.
  • Presides at Board meetings in the absence of the President.
  • Receives nominations for Honorary Life Membership.
  • Investigates annual conference location two years in advance of Provincial/State host rotation.
  • Facilitates the current president’s signing of contract 2 years in advance.
  • Updates Orientation Document and distributes to incoming members prior to the August board meeting.
  • Ensures newly elected Board members will receive a notebook containing the current version of the MOP, and minutes of the previous two Board meetings

2nd Vice President– Memberships

  • Serves a two-year term, taking office at the annual conference in odd numbered years.

Duties

  • Maintains membership records via WildApricot.
  • Explores ways to recruit and expand membership.
  • Supplies Publications Committee with membership list for Membership Directory.
  • Responsible for liaison with Interest Groups.
  • Supplies membership labels as required.

Treasurer

  • Serves a two-year term, taking office at the annual conference.
  • Elected in even numbered years.

Duties

  • Works with the Finance Manager to review the PNLA’s financial statements, bank reconciliation statements, current paid bills, deposits, Affinipay statements and any other financial information provided by Finance Manager;
  • Ensures that reports are received, monitored, and distributed correctly;
  • Signs Finance Managers monthly paychecks;
  • Oversees the organization’s internal controls, including Finance Manager’s compliance with applicable policies and procedures and risk management.

On a monthly basis the Finance Manager will provide the PNLA President, V. P. & Treasurer:

  • Bank statements: Checking (Savings—quarterly);
  • QuickBooks Bank Reconciliation Statement;
  • Affinipay Statements (Wild Apricot credit card fee statement);
  • Claims—Bills paid;
  • Deposits;
  • Any other pertinent financial statements or financial paperwork.
Annually
  • Works with the Finance Manager and President to present the yearly budget to PNLA Board at the January meeting;
  • Reviews the final accounting for the annual conference when applicable;
  • Preserves all official papers and deposits them in the Archives;
  • Reviews the organization’s procedures for reporting problems;
  • Reviews the annual 990 non-profit forms for accuracy;
  • May be delegated other authority and/or duties as determined by the board.

 

Call for Proposals for the 2022 Tri-Conference

Call for Proposals:  2022 Tri-Conference with Mountain Plains Library Association (MPLA),  Montana Library Association (MLA) and Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA)

Program Proposal Form

  • Proposal Deadline: March 1, 2022
  • Conference Theme: Building Bridges | Renewing Community
  • Conference Dates: August 3-6, 2022
  • Location: Downtown Holiday Inn, Missoula, Montana, USA

If you have questions please contact Kirk Vriesman, MLA Executive Director, email: kirkv@mtlib.org

Be the Next PNLA Treasurer!

PNLA is looking for a treasurer!

This is a great opportunity for you to:

  • Build your network
  • Apply your finance skills
  • Create a legacy of service
  • Shape the future of PNLA

Treasurer’s Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serves a two-year term, taking office at the annual conference
  • Elected in even numbered years

Monthly

  • Works with the Finance Manager to review the PNLA’s financial statements, bank reconciliation statements, current paid bills, deposits, Affinipay statements and any other financial information provided by Finance Manager;
  • Ensures that reports are received, monitored, and distributed correctly;
  • Signs Finance Managers monthly paychecks;
  • Oversees the organization’s internal controls, including Finance Manager’s compliance with applicable policies and procedures and risk management.

On a monthly basis the Finance Manager will provide the PNLA President, V. P. & Treasurer:

  • Bank statements: Checking (Savings—quarterly);
  • QuickBooks Bank Reconciliation Statement;
  • Affinipay Statements (Wild Apricot credit card fee statement);
  • Claims—Bills paid;
  • Deposits;
  • Any other pertinent financial statements or financial paperwork.

Annually

  • Works with the Finance Manager and President to present the yearly budget to PNLA Board at the January meeting;
  • Reviews the final accounting for the annual conference when applicable;
  • Preserves all official papers and deposits them in the Archives;
  • Reviews the organization’s procedures for reporting problems;
  • Reviews the annual 990 non-profit forms for accuracy;
  • May be delegated other authority and/or duties as determined by the board.

Interested? Email president@pnla.org for more information!

Join PLA in Portland, March 23–25: PNLA members save $280 with the Early Bird Discount!

PLA 2020Registration is now open for the premier event for public library professionals—the PLA 2022 Conference!

Join us live in Portland, OR, March 23–25, to reconnect with the public library world and revitalize the passion for the vital work you do every day. The Public Library Association will be working closely with the Oregon Convention Center and following state and local health protocols to provide the safest environment for our attendees. While this aspect of the conference may feel different, you can still expect the top-quality educational programming, awe-inspiring speakers, award-winning authors, and trend-setting exhibitors the PLA Conference is known for.

We know the pandemic has affected library and professional development budgets, so early planning for PLA 2022 is a must. Explore the conference website to get the preliminary registration and travel information you need to plan your Portland adventure!


PNLA members save $280 with the Early Bird Discount!

Early BirdMembers of the Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA) receive exclusive access to the PLA 2022 Early Bird registration discount—saving an extra $280!

Email webmaster@pnla.org to get the code.

The Early Bird registration deadline is January 7, 2022.

Save the Date! Annual Conference 2022 in Missoula, MT

Save the date August 3-6, 2022!

Join us for an exciting tri-conference with the Montana Library Association (MLA) and the Mountain Plains Library Association (MPLA).

The location will be the Holiday Inn Downtown Missoula, Montana (200 South Pattee in Missoula). Stay tuned for more information.

Be watching for requests for session proposals later this fall.

The 2023 conference will be in Post Falls, Idaho – preparations are already underway!

 

Call for Papers! PNLA Quarterly wants to hear from you!

  • What initiatives are library professionals taking in the world of publishing?
  • How do you use, store, and search data?
  • How do you support Open Education Resources?
  • Is your library embracing Open Access?
  • How are you connecting people with Open Research Data?
  • How do the restraints of traditional publishing impact your patrons, and what solutions can you envision?
  • Conversely, what unique research problems do we face when information is lost, hidden, closed, or destroyed?
  • What does Open look like at non-academic libraries?

Let’s talk openly about Open!
Submissions Due May 15, 2021

Contact the PNLA Quarterly editors with any submissions questions: pqeditors@gmail.com