In-Person and Blended Learning

PLA Leadership Academy
March 25–29, 2019
Chicago, IL

PLA is dedicated to building and supporting leadership for public libraries that is reflective of the needs of each community and the profession. The PLA Leadership Academy empowers public library professionals to become innovative and successful leaders of change, shifting their libraries from an internal approach—focused on organizational operations—to an external approach—focused on community needs. The next PLA Leadership Academy will be held March 25–29, 2019 in Chicago, IL. Interested participants must apply by October 22, 2018.

PLA Dynamic Planning Institute
PLA’s Dynamic Planning Institute delivers best practices in strategic planning for libraries with a unique focus on simple, low-cost planning. Participants will learn how to create a dynamic strategic plan, in a timely manner, which will serve as a living document and create actionable pathways for decision making, community involvement, and funding priorities.

More In-Person and Blended Learning Opportunities

Turning the Page
Build advocacy skills and confidence through Turning the Page! A fully customizable advocacy training curriculum is now available through Turning the Page: Building Libraries, Strengthening Communities.