Annual Meeting April 28
Save the Date!

Marek Sroka of the University of Illinois is scheduled to keynote the PALA Annual Meeting on April 28 at Loyola University Chicago.

Join us at the Polish American Librarians Association Annual Meeting, April 28 at Loyola University, Chicago. A rich and diverse program is scheduled and will include: keynoter Marek Sroka, Associate Professor, Library Administration & Librarian, University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana, speaking on the American Library Association’s role in the reconstruction of Polish library collections in the aftermath of World War II; a panel discussion with Professor Neal Pease, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, and Professor Keely Stauter-Halsted, University of Illinois at Chicago, chaired by Professor Bozena McLees, Loyola University, on the 100th anniversary of Poland’s independence; discussion and preview of a new documentary from filmmaker Rafal Muskala (creator of The Fourth Fourth Partition) titled A Night on Milwaukee Avenue, which focuses on Polish Chicago nightclubs in the 70’s and 80’s.

Everyone is welcome. Registration is $25 and includes a Polish luncheon. Please RSVP online or by emailing You can also pay at the door, but please RSVP so PALA can plan for the correct number of luncheon orders. A full agenda will be published shortly and will include a tour led by Nancy Freeman, Director of the Women and Leadership Archives at Loyola. Contact PALA here.