PLA 2016 Is Going to Be Extraordinary

April 5, 2016 / by Jillian Rodriguez

 PLA_Mango_Languages.pngRight now, something extraordinary is happening in Denver. Librarians, you know what we're talking about. The Public Library Association 2016 PLA Conference is currently underway, and extraordinary things are happening left and right. This year’s conference is all about challenging yourself to be extraordinary – because extraordinary libraries create extraordinary communities. Now that’s a cause we can get behind, and we’re already hard at work to support your library in becoming the best it can be for your community.

Mango is all set up at booth 1333 and fully equipped to arm you with all the superpowers you’ll need to fight monolingualism and make your community extraordinary. Communities that are rich in (free!) language and culture resources are some of the most extraordinary of them all, and that’s where we come in. Pencil us into your #PLA2016 agenda and take a quick spin through all that Mango has to offer. From our fully-integrated mobile apps to our 70+ language courses (and a slew of ESL courses!), stop by and let’s talk about how we can help make your library its very best. Bonus points if you join us at Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox for our after hours dance party Wednesday night – be sure to tag us in your Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram photos. We don’t want to miss a moment of partying with our favorite PLA librarians.

Wondering what else is on deck for PLA 2016? Tomorrow, attendees will be treated to Book Buzz: Presented by Booklist, giving librarians the inside scoop on the best upcoming books for adults. Later in the day, join journalist Anderson Cooper (yes, you read that right!) for the day's opening session. Take a lap around the booths during the Exhibition Opening Reception from 3:30 - 6:30 PM while enjoying complimentary foods and drinks  –  that’s where you can find us. We’ll be the ones sipping on cocktails and speaking in seven different languages. You can’t miss us.

And that’s just Wednesday’s schedule. The rest of the week is packed with awesome opportunities to discover new and exciting ways to step up your library’s game in unique and innovative ways. From a lunch conversation with Arianna Huffington to a Speed Mentoring Event to a closing session with comedian Tig Notaro, there's so much to see at PLA 2016. We hope you packed a few extra energy drinks in your bag, librarians, because you’re not going to want to miss a minute of this conference.

PLA_Mango_Languages_KA_POW.pngJoin the #PLA2016 conversation and let us know what you’re learning, who you’re meeting, and how you’re going to make your library extraordinary. This is only the beginning – extraordinary communities are just around the corner! Curious if Mango is already available at a library near you? Mango Languages is freely available in thousands of public libaries in North America and Canada.

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Topics: Public Libraries

Jillian Rodriguez

Written by Jillian Rodriguez

Jillian is a writer and editor out of Detroit, Michigan. She loves connecting people through new ideas, interesting stories, and good conversation. In her free time, Jillian loves to read, write, and listen to podcasts - in Spanish and in English!

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