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With the new reality of tighter budgets and strained finances, libraries are stepping up to find new (and more) ways to effectively expand their sources of revenue. For many, it’s hard to know where to start. This PLA on-demand webinar is designed to offer an introduction to the best practices in fundraising for libraries and library organizations.
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Ever hesitated to lead an online meeting or webinar due to the pressure of holding people’s attention? Want to tune up your existing online presentation style? Register for PLA’s live, one-hour webinar and learn about the most effective ways to create and deliver an online presentation with confidence. We’ll discuss best practices to create your online “story” for your session and then talk about how you engage and work with your participants to leave them with a memorable experience and—even better—remember what you said!
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Outcome measurement is a way for libraries to assess their impact on the people they serve and helps libraries answer the question, “What good did we do?” Libraries may need to measure outcomes for a variety of reasons—from measuring and improving impact, to better managing services and resources, to demonstrating a need for funding or other support. This on-demand webinar will help libraries develop their own outcome measures based on program goals and implement those measures through effective survey design.
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You’ve heard about Project Outcome and are ready to get started. But what does it take to successfully implement Project Outcome in your library? This webinar covers good practices for on-boarding staff, building internal support, and organizing your data collection team. Learn some of the steps libraries have taken early on to launch Project Outcome and spark support for outcome measurement, whether in a single library or an entire system. This webinar features Project Outcome users who will share their success stories and lessons learned.
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This free on-demand webinar provides an overview of PLA’s Inclusive Internship Initiative (III). PLA staff provide more information on program logistics and the application process. Mentors from the 2017 III cohort share how they successfully implement III at a very small and a large library. This on-demand webinar is open to all public librarians interest in hosting an III intern this summer.
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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, Houston Public Library made changes to create engaging programs where youth want to be instead of have to be. Houston Public Library will address how the library's first year participation in the Youth Program Quality Intervention program has shown distinct improvements in the program using assessments.
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The Public Library Association’s (PLA) Project Outcome is a free online toolkit designed to help public libraries understand and share the impact of their programs and services by providing simple surveys and an easy-to-use process for measuring and analyzing outcomes. The panelists on this on-demand webinar have prioritized outcome measurement in their libraries and integrated Project Outcome into their strategic planning.
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The first step of library growth and support organization success is forming a good plan. This on-demand webinar focuses on the importance of having a plan and how to get started developing one. Instructor Sue Hall discusses Rapid Results Planning, which is a stakeholder-driven process that can lead to great results. Learn who should participate in strategic planning, what today’s strategic plan looks like, and how to implement a strategic plan. From the Friends and Foundation side, development planning is the best way to ensure that your organization establishes and achieves its goals.
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This two-part webinar series offers concrete, actionable practices for women seeking to transition to the next level of leadership while maximizing their contribution to their organization. Is also suitable for men who manage women and seek to develop their talents to the full. Part I focuses on helping women to tap their power by representing their vision and using it to foster connections. Part II focuses on helping women to be more intentional about their development and to ground their leadership presence in the capacity to be fully present. — PREVIEW AVAILABLE
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As part of its ongoing work to support the public library’s role in creating healthy communities, PLA is offering new resources for libraries to help more Americans participate in the Open Enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act. The deadline to enroll is December 15, 2018. What is your library doing to help? This free on-demand webinar helps public library staff plan for how they can promote the deadlines, educate their communities, find certified enrollment assistance, and support patrons’ efforts to enroll successfully.