PLA offers a robust line-up of education this fall.

Amy Sargent

CHICAGO—PLA (Public Library Association) is dedicated to providing public librarians with the resources they need to be effective leaders in their libraries. This fall, five Public Library Management Courses will offer in-depth education and interactive opportunities to help library professionals succeed in dynamic and challenging environments. Throughout each workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn from library experts, engage in group exercises and leave with practical skills for their libraries. Classes include:

Fundraising
Instructor: June Garcia
Sponsoring Partner:
Ohio Library Council
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Date: Sept. 22-23, 2010

 
Budget and Finance
Instructor: Sandra Nelson
Sponsoring Partner: Southern Adirondack Library System
Location: Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Date: Sept. 29-30, 2010
 
Planning and Management of Buildings          
Instructor: Cheryl Bryan
Sponsoring Partner: Washington State Library
Location: Tumwater, Wash.
Date: Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2010
 
Serving Diverse Populations
Instructor:
Yolanda Cuesta
Sponsoring Partner: Kansas City Metropolitan Library & Information Network
Location: Independence, Mo.
Date: Oct. 19-20, 2010
 
Marketing
Instructor:
Wayne Piper
Sponsoring Partner: Georgia Public Library Service
Location:
Decatur, Ga.
Date: Oct. 28-29, 2010
 
Each two-day workshop is sponsored by PLA in conjunction with a regional partner. Registration rates are $250 for PLA members and regional partners, $300 for ALA members and $400 for non-members. For the full course descriptions, instructor biographies and registration information, visit http://pla.org/ala/mgrps/divs/pla/plaevents/cplacourses/index.cfm.
 
PLA is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.