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Insider Tips for Planning Your PLA Nashville Trip

Beth Reinker, MSLS, Manager, Collection Development Adult Materials

The Ingram Library Services team has been counting down the days until PLA 2020 because it will be right here in our backyard. We know that one of the most important parts of the trip is planning your excursions, and our team has some tips to help you plan for a great Nashville adventure.

You can begin with our Traveling to Nashville ipage list, which features travel guides and some of the local history that will pique your interest in all things Nashville. It’s called Music City because of its rich connections to country music. You can learn more about that history here.

If you enjoy exploring a new city through its history, be sure to read Ann Lehue’s article on the colorful characters of Nashville in February. Those stories never fail to capture my interest. Last year, our Adult Collection Development librarians went on a ghost tour of downtown Nashville. Our tour guide shared stories about the history of places like the Hermitage Hotel, the Ryman Auditorium, and Skull’s Rainbow Room. We had a blast on our tour, but I was truly surprised by how much of the city’s history I learned along the way.

Tours are a fun way to see the city, but I know that at the end of a long day at the conference, many of you will want to find a fun place to relax with a good drink. We’ve got you covered. Laura Barkema will highlight her favorite places for libations in Nashville in a February article.

Whatever you do while in Nashville, please take a moment to stop by our booth. One of the best parts of any conference is that it’s a chance to meet for the first time or catch up with people we don’t see often. There are many customers who I “know” from years of emailing, and it’s a treat to speak in person.