Upcoming Live Webinars

PLA is pleased to offer these upcoming webinars:

Improving the Quality of Youth ProgramsImproving the Quality of Youth Programs
A free PLA webinar
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Presenters: Mary Wagoner, Stephanie Love & Rebecca Denham

Improve the quality of out-of-school time or after-school programs at the point of service—the place where the youth and staff come together. Through a series of trainings and assessment tools from the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, Houston (TX) Public Library made changes to create engaging programs where youth want to be instead of have to be. Houston Public Library will address how the library's first-year participation in the Youth Program Quality Intervention Program has shown distinct improvements in the program using assessments. The Weikart Center will provide an overview of the quality practices measured by the Youth PQA and how the assessment supports making meaningful program changes through participation in a continuous quality improvement process known as the Youth Program Quality Intervention (YPQI). More…

Improving the Quality of Youth ProgramsLibraries Connecting You to Coverage: Health Literacy
A free PLA webinar
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Presenters: Diane Webb, Liz Rapp & Brett Lear

As part of its ongoing work to support the public library’s role in creating healthy communities, PLA is taking steps to increase consumer education around health insurance and information. How can your library help? This free webinar will help public library staff better understand the importance of health literacy, how to promote accurate health information and resources, and how to develop community partnerships to broaden the scope of a healthy community. PLA's health insurance education initiative, Libraries Connecting You to Coverage, is part of a national partnership made possible by funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Community Catalyst. More…