PLA 2020 Conference Program Subcommittee – April–August 2020 Report

The group met 0 times this reporting period.

Recent Activities

First Activity
At the conclusion of the successful PLA 2020 Annual Conference, in Nashville, TN, our committee completed its charge and did not complete any follow-up activities.
Meets PLA’s strategic goals for Organizational Excellence

What will your group be working on for the next six months?
There are no additional tasks to complete for this subcommittee, however, the committee members could be convened virtually to debrief on insight gained from the 2020 annual conference if PLA staff seek that input.

Does the group have any policy recommendations, ideas with financial impact, or other items to bring to the PLA Board for discussion or action
No, not at this time.

Do you have any suggestions for future products or resources (excluding conference programs) to be developed based on your group’s work?
No, not at this time.

Are there other PLA/ALA committees your group might collaborate with to benefit the work of all?
We recommend continued work with the PLA Task Force on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice. The task force was instrumental in helping to craft a forward-thinking and socially-minded application process for conference programs. As a result, conference attendees benefited from diverse voices and meaningful conversations about EDISJ topics at the annual conference.

Have there been any issues related to meeting participation/attendance for any of the group’s members?

Is there anything PLA could have provided during this time that would have helped your group with its work?
No, we appreciate the support we received from PLA staff.

Submitted by Juliane Morian on 08/07/2020