PLA to offer free library leadership webinar on June 8

For Immediate Release
Tue, 05/24/2011


Amy Sargent

CHICAGO - At 1 p.m. CDT, June 8, the Public Library Association (PLA) will present “New Lessons in Library Leadership,” a free one-hour webinar.

Moderated by Luis Herrera, San Francisco city librarian, the webinar will feature a panel of PLA Leadership Fellow Scholarship winners who attended executive leadership training programs such as “Senior Executives in State and Local Government” at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and “Positive Leadership: Building Extraordinary Personal Leadership Capabilities” at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.

These university programs typically draw participants from various disciplines in government, non-profit organizations and the private sector, allowing PLA Fellows to learn leadership and change management concepts among professionals with different perspectives and experiences.

Fellows will share highlights from their programs and illustrate how executive leadership lessons make a difference in their work and libraries. Webinar participants will receive educational resources from the programs and learn how they can bring outside leadership ideas into their libraries.

Registration for “New Lessons in Library Leadership“ webinar is free and open to both members and nonmembers alike.

For more information about PLA, contact the PLA office at (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA, or visit PLA’s website at

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.