Public Library Forum


  • To facilitate cooperation and communication within the public library community of Iowa
  • To upgrade services to the users of Iowa’s public libraries
  • To represent and promote the common interests of public libraries and librarianship


  • Sponsor programs and speakers at the ILA Annual Conference
  • Provide sample policies for Iowa’s public libraries

Who would benefit from membership?

Librarians and support staff in public libraries

2021 Subdivision Officers

Holly Sealine

Helen Rigdon
Vice Chair

Jill O'Neill

Melody Dworak


Click here for a list of subdivision members.

Welcome to Public Library Forum - A subdivision of the Iowa Library Association

Spring Conference - Alice in Libraryland
Public Library Forum and the Support Staff Subdivision are co-hosting a Spring Conference on April 11, 2014.  Click here to download a conference agenda and registration form.
Spring Conference - Breaking Free from Service Desks
Public Library Forum and Library Leadership and Management are co-hosting a Spring Conference on April 23, 2014 at the Cedar Rapids Public Library.  Click here to download a conference agenda and registration form.

About Us
View PLF's purpose and current officers  

Join Us
Become a member of ILA and check Public Library Forum under the Subdivison's list.

Sessions Sponsored by PLF at the 2009 ILA Conference
Beyond Survival: Bright Ideas in Tough Times
Library Advocacy: How ALA Can Help You Make Your Case
Smile! You're on Camera: Security Camera Use in Two Public Libraries
The Sustainability Transformation: Green(er) Libraries

Useful Links
American Library Association
American Library Association Advocacy Toolkit
IOWALIB State Library Listserv for Iowa libraries
PUBLIB Electronic Discussion List
Public Library Association
State Library of Iowa
WebJunction Iowa

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