Webinars

Upcoming Live Webinars

PLA is pleased to offer these upcoming webinars:

2020 Census: Last Chance for a Complete Count2020 Census: Last Chance for a Complete Count
A free PLA webinar
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Instructors: Gavin Baker, Slone T. Williams, Lizette Escobedo & Burton Reist

A complete count in the 2020 Census is essential to make sure that libraries and their communities don’t miss out on billions of dollars in needed funding, as well as political representation. However, nearly 40% of households have not responded yet, and the count is even lower among populations that have been undercounted historically. Participants in this webinar will learn how the Census Bureau, libraries, and community partners have adapted their operations and outreach in response to COVID-19, and how libraries can support a complete count before the Census ends in October. Co-sponsored by the ALA Public Policy and Advocacy Office and the Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services. More…


Transition Planned In-Person Adult Programs to a Virtual EnvironmentTransition Planned In-Person Adult Programs to a Virtual Environment
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Instructors: Rachel Hadidi, Kristin Linscott & Bryce Francis

Start virtual programming for adults using Zoom! Learn about training staff to present virtually, integrating community partners into your virtual schedule, and other strategies to transition programs from in-house to online. In this webinar, community outreach specialists will cover best practices for programs, setting up accounts for maximum security and effectiveness (no Zoom-bombing!), program selection, and shifting staff to a virtual environment. More…


Want to be part of PLA's successful online continuing education program?

If you have an idea for a webinar you'd like PLA to present, we encourage you to submit a proposal. PLA opens a call for webinar proposals twice per year, with deadlines of November 30 and May 31 of each year. Please contact plawebinars@ala.org with any questions or concerns about the webinar proposal process.