Webinars

Upcoming Live Webinars

PLA is pleased to offer these upcoming webinars:

Conflict as Opportunity: Library Restorative Practices for Youth - a free PLA 2018 post-conference webinarConflict as Opportunity: Library Restorative Practices for Youth
A free PLA 2018 post-conference webinar
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Instructors: Em Lane, Amy Rusk, Mary Sanchez & Kelly Wilson


Pima County Public Library has radically shifted its approach toward interacting with youth in violation of the library’s Customer Code of Conduct. Using restorative justice practices, PCPL created a justice board with community partners to facilitate more mindful approaches to incidents involving youth, focusing on creating opportunities for growth and engagement rather than barriers to library access. This webinar explores the praxis behind this organizational culture shift including the successes and challenges faced by staff. More…


LTC: Conversation Café (Series for Public Libraries Serving Small, Mid-Sized and/or Rural Communities)LTC: Conversation Café (Series for Public Libraries Serving Small, Mid-Sized and/or Rural Communities)
Last in a free webinar series by ALA Public Programs Office in partnership with PLA
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Presenter: Susan Partnow


Join us for a free, 90-minute webinar to learn how public libraries serving small, mid-sized and/or rural communities can lead dialogue with Conversation Café, a simple, open-source method for small group dialogues on a variety of topics. Offered as part of Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC): Models for Change, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) and National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) that seeks to strengthen libraries' roles as core community leaders and agents of change. LTC: Models for Change is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). More…


Your Neighbor is a Writer: Curating a Local E-book Collection - a free PLA 2018 post-conference webinarYour Neighbor is a Writer: Curating a Local E-book Collection
A free PLA 2018 post-conference webinar
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Instructor: Kady Ferris


Since 2015, Multnomah County Library has been providing a way for patrons to contribute to its e-book collection, bringing authors visibility while offering compelling local content to its patrons. The Library Writers Project engages with the writing community while promoting library staff as curators of books worth your time. We’ll walk through the project inception and execution, and discuss the place of self-published works in collection development and the role of librarians as tastemakers. More…


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If you have an idea for a webinar you'd like PLA to present, please submit a proposal! Webinar proposals are reviewed on an ongoing basis, with responses sent within 6–8 weeks of submission.