CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) will host the 2013 Virtual Spring Symposium from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Central time on March 20. Moderated by Stephanie Gerding, librarian, author and trainer, this full day of public library education will offer a total of eight education programs across four subject tracks; Administration/Leadership and Youth Services tracks will run simultaneously in the morning, while Marketing/Customer Service and Technology tracks will run in the afternoon.
CHICAGO – Following review of more than 160 applications, members of the Public Library Association (PLA) Leadership Development Committee and PLA President Eva Poole chose 24 exceptional PLA Leadership Fellows to attend the upcoming PLA Leadership Academy: Navigating Change · Building Community, March 4-8, 2013, in Chicago. Congratulations to:
CHICAGO – At the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, the Public Library Association (PLA) will be hosting several meeting and updates valuable for public library professionals. Some of the highlights include:
CHICAGO — With tighter budgets, smaller staffs and ever-changing technology, working in a public library is not for the faint hearted, so it’s important to keep both heart and mind healthy. Make a commitment this January, when you join PLA and instructor Pat Wagner, partner and trainer, Pattern Research Inc., Denver, Colo., at 1 p.m. CST, Jan. 23, for a live, one-hour webinar, “The Thinking Person’s Guide to Stress Management.”
CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) has released the free archive recording of the 90-minute webinar, “E-Book Action: Inform and Inspire Your Community.” This informative webinar offers inspiring case studies and practical tips to reach out to community members to not only explain why libraries have limited e-book collections but also enlist their help in improving e-book access. The webinar consists of three presentations that highlight distinct initiatives:
CHICAGO — The American Library Association’s Office for Research and Statistics is now accepting applications for the Loleta D. Fyan Grant. Loleta D. Fyan, ALA president 1951-1952, believed that every individual, regardless of residence, is equally entitled to high quality library service and that librarians must be adept in using the political process to acquire this "right of citizenship."
The grant, up to $5,000, is to be used for the development and improvement of public libraries and the services they provide. The project(s) criteria:
CHICAGO — In a changing landscape, libraries and library communities are rethinking the way they advocate for funding and services. “Innovative Advocacy in Action: An Advocacy Institute Discussion” at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting, will showcase some of these new efforts from around the country.
CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) is pleased to announce the complete makeover of Public Libraries Online (PLOnline) at www.publiclibrariesonline.org, the online companion to the PLA printed journal Public Libraries.