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  1. PLA 2020 Virtual Conference On-Demand Sessions

    The PLA 2020 Virtual Conference consisted of live programming on Thursday, February 27 and Friday, February 28, including five 60-minute programs each day. Programs were chosen from among the highest rated in PLA’s session preference survey. These on-dema ...

    SHOFMANN - 07/02/2020 - 14:25 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  2. 2020 Census: Last Chance for a Complete Count

    Click to view an auto-captioned version of this recording in Zoom. A complete count in the 2020 Census is essential to make sure that libraries and their communities don’t miss out on billions of dollars in needed funding, as well as political representat ...

    SHOFMANN - 07/08/2020 - 17:52 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  3. Equal Access for Every Ability

    The mission of every public library centers around providing access to information and services to everyone who visits its branches; but increasingly patrons are interacting with libraries through apps, social media, and websites. Is your library’s digita ...

    SHOFMANN - 06/24/2020 - 15:40 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  4. Transition Planned In-Person Adult Programs to a Virtual Environment

    Wednesday, 7/22/2020 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern) 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central) 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain) 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific) Start virtual programming for adults using Zoom! Learn about training staff to present virtually, integrating community partne ...

    SHOFMANN - 06/24/2020 - 12:29 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  5. How to Be a Webinar Superstar!

    Find yourself working remotely these days? Or perhaps you already do work remotely but are looking for a way to amp up your online delivery game? In this on-demand session, Dr. Steve Yacovelli shares his best practices for both creating and delivering ste ...

    SHOFMANN - 06/24/2020 - 15:39 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  6. Meet the PLA Board

    Meet Dara Hanke Schmidt, Director-at-Large I’m the director of the Cedar Rapids (IA) Public Library (CRPL). I worked for the City of Downey and Los Angeles County Public Libraries in California before taking a job as a librarian generalist for the then Ra ...

    SHOFMANN - 07/07/2020 - 12:21 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  7. PLA Statement and Call to Action for Public Library Workers to Address Racism

    PLA Statement Condemning Systemic Racism and Violence Against BIPOC People The Public Library Association (PLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), calls on public library workers to commit to structural change and to taking action to e ...

    SHOFMANN - 07/06/2020 - 17:39 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  8. We're All Tech Librarians Now

    A PLA 2020 Virtual Conference On-Demand Session What's "the future of reference?" Whether it's renaming the department, ditching encyclopedias, or combining service desks, many libraries are asking this. In Brookline, Massachusetts, pa ...

    SHOFMANN - 07/02/2020 - 14:31 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  9. Training Staff to Serve Patrons Experiencing Homelessness in the Suburbs

    A PLA 2020 Virtual Conference On-Demand Session Libraries in suburban communities are seeing a rise in homelessness, and many staff are unprepared to handle the needs of this population. We look at situations that have occurred at Mid-Continent (Missouri) ...

    SHOFMANN - 07/02/2020 - 14:30 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  10. Programming for All Abilities

    A PLA 2020 Virtual Conference On-Demand Session Libraries are for everyone. Learn why and how developing programs for patrons with intellectual, cognitive, and/or developmental disabilities will benefit your library. This session discusses how to structur ...

    SHOFMANN - 07/02/2020 - 14:30 - Public Library Association (PLA)