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  1. Unreturned Materials as Barriers to Access

    With public libraries increasingly eliminating fines as a means of reducing barriers to library access, Milwaukee Public Library and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Information Studies dared to ask the most basic question: why don’t people ...

    SHOFMANN - 07/15/2019 - 09:53 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  2. Cultural Intelligence: A PLA Webinar Series

    A two-part series Each on-demand webinar in this two-part series is available separately, or purchase access to the series at a discount. You've heard of IQ and EQ, but what about CQ? Cultural Intelligence (CQ) refers to our ability to function effec ...

    SHOFMANN - 07/30/2019 - 10:10 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  3. I am PLA

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    LFLANNERY - 07/10/2019 - 19:12 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  4. Libraries Connecting You to Coverage: Health Literacy

    As part of its ongoing work to support the public library’s role in creating healthy communities, PLA is taking steps to increase consumer education around health insurance and information. How can your library help? This free on-demand webinar helps publ ...

    SHOFMANN - 05/14/2019 - 10:40 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  5. PLA at ARSL 2019 Annual Conference

    Enter to win one of four PLA 2020 Conference registrations! The PLA Conference is heading to Nashville, February 25–29, 2020, to bring together the best minds in public libraries. An exceptional fusion of people and knowledge, the PLA Conference is where ...

    SHOFMANN - 07/11/2019 - 09:50 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  6. 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)

  7. DigitalLead: Rural Libraries Creating New Possibilities

    Eligible Geographic Areas The Public Library Association (PLA) and Microsoft Corp. will increase digital skills programming and access to technology in rural communities. Through $400,000 donated by Microsoft Philanthropies, PLA will provide hardware and ...

    SHOFMANN - 07/02/2019 - 15:24 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  8. Improving the Quality of Youth Programs

    Improve the quality of out-of-school time or after-school programs at the point of service—the place where the youth and staff come together. Through a series of trainings and assessment tools from the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, Ho ...

    SHOFMANN - 05/03/2019 - 12:41 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  9. DigitalLead: Rural Libraries Creating New Possibilities

    Application Preview Thank you for your interest in becoming part of DigitalLead: Rural Libraries Creating New Possibilities. Below is a preview of the information you'll submit in the application. Section 1: Contact Information (Required) Contact Inf ...

    SHOFMANN - 06/26/2019 - 11:04 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  10. DigitalLead: Rural Libraries Creating New Possibilities

    Package Options As of June 11, 2019; subject to change Package option #1: Wi-Fi Hotspots Successful applicants will be connected to TechSoup and will be required to create an account with TechSoup if they do not already have one. Through an online portal ...

    SHOFMANN - 06/26/2019 - 10:32 - Public Library Association (PLA)