2013 PLA Virtual Spring Symposium On-Demand

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Originally presented March 20, 2013, the PLA Virtual Spring Symposium was a full day of rich education with:

  • Eight education programs,
  • Lunchtime updates highlighting digital learning, the Edge Initiative, and e-book communications, and
  • A closing session with keynote speaker Garry Golden, Futurist.

Sessions from the 2013 PLA Virtual Spring Symposium are now available on-demand for individuals and groups.

Click a session title for details:


Administration/Leadership Track:

Care & Feeding of the REAL Boss: Working Effectively with City and County Officials

Youth Services Track:

Hands On! Innovative YA Programming

Administration/Leadership Track:

A Novel Approach to Giving Bad News (not available on-demand)

Youth Services Track:

Practical Readers’ Advisory for Children and Teens

Lunchtime Learnings (not available on-demand)

  • DigitalLearn.org
  • Edge Public Access Technology Benchmarks
  • E-Book Communications Template Kit from the ALA Digital Content & Libraries Working Group

Marketing/Customer Service Track:

Marketing Trends and Innovations for Libraries

Technology Track:

Building & Running the Digital Branch

Marketing/Customer Service Track:

Customer Service Challenges: When Tensions Run High

Technology Track:

Developing Web Content Strategy for Libraries

Closing Session: Designing a 21st Century Roadmap for the Future of Public Libraries

How does it work?

These on-demand sessions are specially priced at $19 each (less 10% discount for ALA/PLA members) for individuals and $79 each (less 10% discount for ALA/PLA members) for groups. If access to an on-demand session 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 session recording for one year from date of purchase. "FREE" indicates an on-demand session that can be viewed immediately at no cost by an individual or group.

On-demand sessions 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.

Can I get credit hours or a certificate for an on-demand session?

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

Have questions or need assistance?

If you have questions or problems accessing a recording, send a message to plawebinars@ala.org, or call 800-545-2433 ext. 5PLA.

PLA thanks Virtual Spring Symposium sponsors:

PLA Virtual Spring Symposium sponsor A. Rifkin Co.PLA Virtual Spring Symposium sponsor Counting Opinions