On-Demand Webinars

On-demand webinars are archived recordings of previous PLA webinars available 24/7 for viewing at your convenience.

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Project Outcome logo FREEProject Outcome: Learning Good Data Visualization
FREE on-demand webinar
Presenters: Amanda Johnson & Emily Plagman

Public libraries need more data and evidence to demonstrate their value to their communities, but collecting the data is only half the battle. How do you communicate it? How do you use it to make strategic decisions? Data visualization can help libraries better understand their data and feel confident communicating their impact back to their communities. In this on-demand webinar, attendees learn best practices for how and when to use data visualization, helpful tools for creating visualizations, and how to apply these tips using Project Outcome. More…

DigitalLead: Hotspot Lending at Your LibraryDigitalLead: Hotspot Lending at Your Library
FREE on-demand webinar
Presenters: Liz Rapp, Suzanne Wulf & Leighann Wood

Offering a hotspot lending program at your library offers endless opportunities for your patrons, especially those that lack broadband connectivity at home. This free on-demand webinar offers public library staff tools and resources for how and why to start a hotspot lending program. Participants will hear from two public library staff members who will share insights about their libraries’ processes, policies, challenges, and more. More…

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Cultural Intelligence: A PLA Webinar SeriesCultural Intelligence: A PLA Webinar Series
A two-part series
Presenter: Marla Ehlers

You've heard of IQ and EQ, but what about CQ? Cultural Intelligence (CQ) refers to our ability to function effectively across national, ethnic, and even organizational cultural boundaries. Part 1, "Building CQ: Fostering Our Cultural Intelligence," defines CQ and explains the four skills which form the cultural intelligence framework: Knowledge, Motivation, Interpretation, and Behavior. Part 2, "Applying CQ: Shaping Culturally Intelligent Libraries," explores how CQ can shape library policies, services, and programs in ways which help staff and users bridge the culture gaps and cross the cultural boundaries of our ever-changing communities. Each on-demand webinar in this two-part series is available separately, or purchase access to the series at a discount. More…


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On-demand webinars are priced separately for individual and group access. Individual rate is for personal viewing only. Group rate is for single library access, including all its branches/outlets, if an on-demand webinar will be viewed by multiple people—viewing on an individual basis and/or in groups. Please contact plawebinars@ala.org for special pricing if you wish to share access to an on-demand webinar across multiple libraries in a consortium.

You'll have access to the webinar recording for one year from date of purchase.

Any on-demand webinar labeled "FREE" can be viewed immediately at no cost by an individual or group.

On-demand webinars are intended for the sole use of the purchaser, whether an individual or group. Redistribution or rebroadcast to another individual or group other than the purchaser is prohibited. Thank you for your cooperation.


PLA does not award credit hours, or CEUs, for its on-demand webinars and cannot verify participation.

Retired Recordings

The archived recordings of some webinars no longer available on-demand may be found in the online ALA Institutional Repository at https://alair.ala.org/handle/11213/375.


If you have questions or problems accessing a recording, send a message to plawebinars@ala.org, or call 800-545-2433 ext. 5PLA. If you have a physical or communication need that may affect your use of an on-demand webinar, please contact us prior to purchasing. Without prior notification of need, we cannot attempt to provide appropriate accommodations.