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  1. Weed 'Em and Weep: Hoarding Is Not Collection Development

    Reap the benefits of a well-weeded collection! This session will discuss weeding techniques, collection management policies, and how to motivate reluctant weeders—all with sense of humor and encouragement from the pair behind the blog “Awful Library Books ...

    SHOFMANN - 07/31/2014 - 11:23 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  2. Violence Prevention in the Public Library On-Demand Webinar

    As free, public institutions, libraries welcome all. This founding principle is a wonderful quality; however it can also leave staff vulnerable to encountering difficult and sometimes dangerous individuals. This on-demand webinar discusses violence risk f ...

    SHOFMANN - 06/12/2014 - 11:28 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  3. On Life Support, But Not Dead Yet! On-Demand Webinar

    Revitalizing Reference for the 21st Century You’ve heard it—reference transactions are down. Expensive resources aren’t used. Librarians feel their skills are underutilized. What can we do? Don’t give up! Innovative libraries are finding ways to revitaliz ...

    SHOFMANN - 08/18/2014 - 12:15 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  4. The Elusive Library Non-User On-Demand Webinar

    How Can Libraries Find Out What Non-Users Want? People who visit the library infrequently—or those who don’t visit at all—present a special challenge to public library staff.  It’s hard to identify why they don’t use the library, because they typically ig ...

    SHOFMANN - 08/18/2014 - 12:08 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  5. Alternative Reads On-Demand Webinar

    Discovering and Sharing Great Indie Fiction Books with Your Patrons Join us for a trip off the beaten path. This engaging, on-demand webinar features the latest books from small and independent presses, hybrid-publishers, and self-published works. The pro ...

    SHOFMANN - 08/18/2014 - 12:11 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  6. PLA 2016 Conference Local Arrangements Subcommittee

    Roster Melissa Faubel Johnson (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2016)- mfaubel@ala.org Work Phone: 312-280-5022 Fax: (312) 280-5029 American Library Association Public Library Association 50 E Huron St Chicago, IL 60611-2788 Julianna Kloeppel (Sta ...

    SHOFMANN - 07/03/2014 - 12:11 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  7. Creating Engaged and Motivated Staff On-Demand Webinar

    From Expectations to Excellence Create a foundation of excellence by investing in your most valuable resource, library staff. When staff are well-trained and competent, they are motivated, engaged, and empowered to provide better services and improve thei ...

    SHOFMANN - 01/10/2014 - 11:15 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  8. PLA 2016 Conference Program Subcommittee

    Charge To work with the national conference committee and PLA staff to develop the programming for the national conference; to identify and develop program topics for the conference and pre- and post-conferences; to stimulate program development and imple ...

    SHOFMANN - 07/31/2014 - 12:01 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  9. PLA 2016 Conference Committee

    Charge To work with PLA staff to plan and conduct a national conference; to advise on general planning for the conference; to make policy recommendations to the PLA board regarding the conference; to assist in identifying potential major speakers for all ...

    SHOFMANN - 07/03/2014 - 11:56 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  10. Annual Conference Program Subcommittee (2015)

    Charge To work with PLA staff to develop PLA programming for the ALA Annual Conference; to identify and develop program topics; to stimulate program development and implementation among members and membership units; to review and approve individual progra ...

    SHOFMANN - 07/03/2014 - 12:00 - Public Library Association (PLA)

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