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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What Makes a Successful PLA Conference Proposal?What Makes a Successful PLA Conference Proposal?
FREE on-demand webinar
Panelists: Sonia Alcantara-Antoine, Nathan Flinchum & Juliane Morian

The PLA Conference is the premier event for public libraries, drawing thousands of librarians, library support staff, trustees, friends, and library vendors from across the country and around the world for a multi-day event offering over 100 top-quality education programs. Hear from successful past PLA Conference presenters and from PLA member volunteers who review proposals about how to make your ideas stand out from the crowd. This on-demand webinar covers the PLA 2020 proposal process (deadlines, requirements, and selection criteria) and examples of successful past proposals, along with specific recommendations for how to take your idea and develop it into a truly outstanding proposal. More…


“Just One Thing”: Training Staff for Community Engagement“Just One Thing”: Training Staff for Community Engagement
FREE on-demand webinar
Panelists: Rachel Hadidi & Rachel Yzaguirre

Enhance the customer experience by increasing staff engagement! Learn how the Plano Public Library created a cohesive customer service experience by training staff to share “just one thing” about the library. Staff became more comfortable with patron interactions and engaged with more people during outreach. This concept became a cornerstone to the Outreach & Engagement team’s training and communications. With this concept in place, specific staff were identified for different types of outreach events to address the needs of different communities in their city. The presenters share information about lessons learned, implementation strategies, internal marketing tips and tricks, and expanding programming outside of library walls. More…


Project Outcome logo FREEStarting Small with Project Outcome
FREE on-demand webinar
Panelists: Amilcar Perez & Emily Plagman

Libraries may feel too overwhelmed with limited staff and resources to take on something new like measuring outcomes, which is why starting small and scaling up is the best method for success. Starting small helps libraries increase their staff’s comfort with and expertise in outcomes measurement; capitalize on trial-and-error learnings; and build a structure for peer support of data collection and use. Hear from a veteran Project Outcome user on their experience starting small by evaluating the library’s Small Business series and scaling up to library-wide programming. More…


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Previews

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Cost

Most on-demand webinars are approximately one hour in length, and are priced at $28 each (less 10% discount for ALA/PLA members) for individuals and $119 each (less 10% discount for ALA/PLA members) for groups, unless otherwise stated. If access to an on-demand webinar will be shared with multiple people—viewing either on an individual basis or gathered together in a single location—then the group rate applies. 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.

Credits

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.

Contact

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.