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  1. “Just One Thing”: Training Staff for Community Engagement

    Tuesday, 2/26/2019 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) Enhance the customer experience by increasing staff engagement! Learn how the Plano Public Library created a cohesive customer s ...

    SHOFMANN - 02/06/2019 - 11:33 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  2. Starting Small with Project Outcome

    Libraries may feel too overwhelmed with limited staff and resources to take on something new like measuring outcomes, which is why starting small and scaling up is the best method for success. Starting small helps libraries increase their staff’s comfort ...

    SHOFMANN - 02/06/2019 - 09:10 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  3. Information Form on 2018 Library Ballot Referenda

    The Public Library Association (PLA) is working with American Libraries magazine to produce timely and extensive reporting on the results of various state and local library referenda in the 2018 Elections. To help ensure our research is as comprehensive a ...

    SHOFMANN - 10/19/2018 - 15:06 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  4. PLA 2020 Conference Program Subcommittee

    Charge and Work To work with the national conference committee and PLA staff to develop the programming for the national conference; to identify and develop program topics for the conference and pre- and post-conferences; to stimulate program development ...

    SHOFMANN - 02/20/2019 - 09:17 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  5. PLA 2020 Conference Committee

    Charge To work with PLA staff to plan and conduct a national conference; to advise on general planning for the conference; to make policy recommendations to the PLA board regarding the conference; to assist in identifying potential major speakers for all ...

    SHOFMANN - 01/10/2019 - 11:42 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  6. Libraries Lead with Digital Skills

    How to Receive a $1,000 Libraries Lead with Digital Skills Grant Step 1: Watch for Grow with Google Training in Your State In 2019, Google is bringing workshops and in-person trainings to libraries in all 50 states. Watch for announcements of training via ...

    SHOFMANN - 02/12/2019 - 14:29 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  7. Creating Data-Driven Professional Development Pathways for Public Library Staff

    The 2018 class of ALA Emerging Leaders was charged with identifying data competency training resources for the Public Library Association. It has become increasingly important for library professionals to be able to gather, analyze, and communicate data i ...

    SHOFMANN - 12/13/2018 - 15:47 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  8. Libraries Lead with Digital Skills

    Overview The American Library Association is pleased to share Libraries Lead with Digital Skills —a new initiative, sponsored by Google, to ensure that public libraries across the nation receive ongoing access to free tools and resources to help everyone ...

    SHOFMANN - 02/12/2019 - 14:21 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  9. Thinking Sideways: Computational Thinking and Early Literacy

    How do we prepare young children to be able to communicate and express themselves in any medium? What are the key critical thinking skills that young children need in order to understand, navigate, and create material in all formats? Computational thinkin ...

    SHOFMANN - 12/13/2018 - 08:17 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  10. Inclusive Internship Initiative

    Inclusive Internship Initiative 2019: Program Overview and Application Details In this "office hours"-type webinar, originally presented on Jan 14, 2019, the PLA staff review the application process and program expectations, and answer questions ...

    SHOFMANN - 01/15/2019 - 09:43 - Public Library Association (PLA)