On-Demand Webinars

Adult Services

These on-demand webinars are listed from most recent to oldest. See PLA On-Demand Webinars for general information about our on-demand webinars and a list of available topics.


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Whether you are exploring options at your current library or envisioning a new workplace, an Individual Development Plan (IDP) can be a helpful tool to identify, organize, and communicate your career goals. This on-demand webinar provides tips and guidelines about the purpose of an IDP and how to put it into action. Explore the components of an IDP, learn about free and low-cost learning resources that can support your professional development, and gain tools for communicating your development plan with your supervisor. — PREVIEW AVAILABLE
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This on-demand webinar is designed to teach participants how to administer Project Outcome surveys to measure outcomes for their library’s summer reading program. By successfully administering surveys, libraries will be able to use the results to showcase program successes and influence future summer reading programs.
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This on-demand webinar is designed to teach participants how to use their Project Outcome results to influence library programming as it relates to short- and long-term decision-making. Learn how to closely analyze their results, specifically the open-ended feedback collected from patrons, to make programmatic changes and hear from two public libraries that have already implemented the Project Outcome surveys and made changes based on their results.
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PLA partnered with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office to present this webinar designed to teach participants the value of measuring outcomes within library programs. This introductory webinar provides an overview of outcome measurement and the Project Outcome tools, and is specifically aimed toward programming librarians interested in getting started using outcome measurement.
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This two-part webinar series offers concrete, actionable practices for women seeking to transition to the next level of leadership while maximizing their contribution to their organization. Is also suitable for men who manage women and seek to develop their talents to the full. Part I focuses on helping women to tap their power by representing their vision and using it to foster connections. Part II focuses on helping women to be more intentional about their development and to ground their leadership presence in the capacity to be fully present. — PREVIEW AVAILABLE
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With the holidays approaching the “Best of the Year” lists come fast and furious. “Best" lists are both one of the greatest things about our job and one of the most frustrating; however, in this webinar, Becky Spratford, Reader’s Advisory expert, helps you to turn all of the frustration into a success story—one that will make you and your library look like reading superheroes.
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The third in a series of three webinars designed to help you turn your Project Outcome results into action. This on-demand webinar is designed to teach participants how to effectively include Project Outcome in the library planning process as it relates to strategic goals, decision making, and program evaluation.
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Public libraries can and do use the podcast platform as an efficient and easy method to share news and information, promote programs and services, and distribute other important content to their patrons. This on-demand webinar provides the details that will help you produce, record, and deliver your own podcasts. It covers developing the podcast, picking topics, selecting the right equipment and other tools, recording and editing the program, and delivering finished podcasts to your patrons. — PREVIEW AVAILABLE
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So, your library has discovered bed bugs in your facility or collections. Or maybe your library is lucky and hasn't yet had a bed bug introduction, but you’d like to be prepared if and when that introduction happens, so you’re not trying to have months' worth of policy discussions in a few hours or days. This on-demand webinar will provide everything you need to know, from identifying bed bugs, to ways they are introduced into the library, to treatment and mitigation options that will help you protect your library's facilities and collections on a daily basis. — PREVIEW AVAILABLE
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This on-demand webinar focuses on how public librarians and libraries can learn from and use the Aspen Institute’s report, “Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries.” The report distills the thinking and discussion of a select 35-member working group of leaders from the library field, executives from businesses, officials from various levels of government, community development visionaries and education experts. Originally presented as part of the 2015 PLA Leadership Academy.