Portland, Oregon

PLA 2022 Takes Portland, Oregon

This year, LocalHop is headed to Portland, Oregon for the 2022 Public Library Association Conference, and we want YOU to get the inside scoop from US on everything you need to know before attending.

When is PLA?

This year, PLA is running from March 23 to March 25.

Where is PLA?

This year’s conference will be held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.

What are PLA's hours of operation?

PLA will be operating at the following times:

  • Wednesday, March 23, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM for the Exhibits Opening Reception
  • Thursday, March 24, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday, March 25, 9:0 AM – 2:00 PM
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What is PLA's schedule?

While PLA’s full conference schedule can be viewed on their website, we have also included it below. The conference starts first thing Wednesday morning with the Opening Session and ends with the Closing Session Friday evening.

Preconferences will still be available the Tuesday before the conference begins.

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Does PLA have a mask mandate?

Per Oregon guidelines and regulations, PLA states that: “As of Sept. 29, 2021, masks or face coverings are required throughout Oregon in all indoor public spaces and in outdoor public spaces where physical distancing is not possible. The Oregon mask mandate applies to everyone age 5 or older regardless of vaccination status, unless actively eating and drinking in food establishments. Visit the Oregon Convention Center’s COVID-19 Information page for the most up-to-date information.”

If I'm attending PLA in person, do I need to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test?

In addition to Oregon state’s mask requirements, PLA will be requiring proof of full vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid test result within seventy-two hours of the first day of the conference.

If I post about PLA on social media, is there an official hashtag I can use?

Yes! If you plan on posting about PLA on your social media channels, use the #PLA2022 official hashtag. Additionally, you can join PLA’s Conference Facebook group to connect with the other attendees, ask questions, share resources, and receive updates regarding the conference.

PLA is also posting to their regular social media channels during the conference, which you can follow below:

Give them a follow!

Where is LocalHop's booth located?

Stop by and pay us a visit at booth #1257, where you can snatch some free swag! We can’t wait to see you.

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Who on LocalHop's team is attending the conference?

This year, four of our stellar team members will be attending PLA, so be sure to come and say hello!

Hanna Shemke: Lead Social Media Strategist | Lead Content Creator

Courtney Bordeaux: Director of Operations

Matt Russell: CEO and co-founder

Fadi Aldanal: Director of Sales


    What services and features will LocalHop be showcasing at PLA?

    This year, we will be showcasing all of our leading services and newest features that connect libraries with their communities. Our team at LocalHop are continuously inspired by the work that libraries do on a daily basis, and our services and features is our way of giving back. Check out some of our services that we are so hyped to show you at PLA:


        If I cannot attend PLA in person, is there a virtual conference I can part take in?

        Good news! If you’re unable to join us physically in Portland, PLA’s Virtual Conference is back—bigger and better than ever. What’s different about this year? The Virtual Conference schedule has been expanded to include live programming across all three days of the in-person conference. The live programming will include things such as: top-rated programs, inspiring speakers, and virtual networking opportunities. 


        Which guest speakers will be attending the PLA conference?

        This year, PLA has some incredible speakers! NYTimes bestselling author and podcast host, Luvvie Ajayi Jones; bestselling author, attorney, and entrepreneur, Brittany K. Barnett; American software engineer and Jeopardy champ, Amy Schneider; and actor, writer, producer, and former Associate White House Director of Public Engagement Kal Penn, are going to be joining the fray.


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        Will LocalHop be posting about PLA on their social media channels?

        Absolutely. We will be posting livestreams, polls, and updates all throughout the conference, so check us out on our socials:


              Does LocalHop have an official hashtag for PLA?

              We will be using our #localhop hashtag as well as #localhopPLA2022, so be sure to look out for it on your socials. If you visit our booth, give us a shout out and use these hashtags!