PLRT: Paralibrarians Round Table

Purpose: To support the networking and professional development of those who work in the library community, in a paraprofessional capacity, and to assist in advancing NYLA's mission.

A motion has been advanced by NYLA Members Heidi Jensen, Pioneer Library System, and Peg Pelletier, Newark Public Library, to create a new NYLA Round Table to represent the professional interests of library assistants and support staff.  The required 25 signatures were collected and at the May 8, 2014 NYLA Council meeting the motion was approved.

As with all NYLA Round Tables, dues are $5. NYLA membership is a pre-requisite for participation and the dues term for roundtable membership coincides with NYLA membership dates.

PLRT membership can be added to any new or renewing NYLA membership via the online membership form.  Existing members can have PLRT added to their NYLA membership (expiration of round table membership to coincide with NYLA membership, pro-rating of dues not available) by calling the NYLA office (800-252-NYLA).