Webinars

Upcoming Live Webinars

PLA is pleased to offer these upcoming webinars:

Creating Accessible Presentations for PLA 2018 and BeyondCreating Accessible Presentations for PLA 2018 and Beyond
A free PLA webinar
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Instructor: Carli Spina


As part of PLA’s commitment to working toward making its educational events accessible to all, this webinar will offer practical recommendations for creating accessible presentations for the PLA 2018 Conference and beyond. Learn how to design presentation materials that are accessible and to deliver educational content, including facilitating discussion, in a way that reaches all audience members. This webinar will include specific advice on slide structure, font choices, and file formats, and will provide examples of the accessibility features of popular presentation software options. More…


Project Outcome FREE logoWorking with Partners: How to Plan for Collaborative Outcome Measurement
A free PLA webinar
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Instructors: Emily Plagman, Sarah Hamfeldt & Marra Honeywell


Are you starting a partnership or have an existing partnership and want to measure the results of your combined efforts? A collaborative partnership is about having a common goal around better serving the ever-changing needs of your community and measuring outcomes can help you and your partner identify better ways to align your work to deliver more impactful community-based services. This webinar will focus on how to plan for collaborative outcome measurement with a partner, with a focus on partnerships between libraries and schools to stop the summer slide. More…


LTC: Introduction to Dialogue & Deliberation for Public Libraries Serving Small, Mid-sized and/or Rural CommunitiesLTC: Introduction to Dialogue & Deliberation for Public Libraries Serving Small, Mid-sized and/or Rural Communities
First in a free webinar series by ALA Public Programs Office in partnership with PLA
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Presenters: Sandy Heierbacher & Courtney Breese


In this free, 90-minute webinar, join the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) for an overview of the range of models in dialogue and deliberation available to public libraries serving small, mid-sized and/or rural communities. 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…


LTC: Future Search (Series for Public Libraries Serving Small, Mid-Sized and/or Rural Communities)LTC: Future Search (Series for Public Libraries Serving Small, Mid-Sized and/or Rural Communities)
Second in a free webinar series by ALA Public Programs Office in partnership with PLA
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Presenter: Sandra Janoff


Join us for a free, 90-minute webinar to learn how public libraries serving small, mid-sized and/or rural communities can lead dialogue using Future Search, a method for strategic planning that can help communities develop cooperative plans. 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…


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…


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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.