Learn how to manage and engage public library volunteers in upcoming PLA webinar

For Immediate Release
Mon, 06/08/2015


Kara O'Keefe

Manager, Membership Marketing



CHICAGO — Join the Public Library Association (PLA) to learn about skilled volunteerism and how it can help to build capacity in your library. “From Management to Engagement: Skilled Volunteers in Public Libraries” will take place at 1 p.m. Central on July 22. During this webinar, participants will hear from libraries who have been participating in the "Get Involved: Powered by Your Library" volunteerism initiative.

Presenters include Carla Lehn, library programs consultant for the California State Library; Joan Young, analyst of volunteer services at the San Jose (California) Public Library; and Amy Campbell, reference librarian at the Marshall Public Library in Pocatello, Idaho.

The cost to attend “From Management to Engagement: Skilled Volunteers in Public Libraries" is $28 (PLA Members), $31.50 (ALA Members) and $35 (Nonmembers). Groups of any size can register for $129. The registration deadline is 11:59 p.m. Central on Monday, July 20.

The Public Library Association (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.

For more information about PLA, contact the PLA office at 1 (800) 545-2433, ext.5PLA, or pla@ala.org.