Leadership Development and Advocacy

Leadership Development
PLA doesn’t just improve public library services—we build public library leaders. We empower public library professionals with the skills necessary to be innovative and successful leaders of change. PLA offers leadership programming—including the PLA Leadership Academy—centered around the PLA Leadership Model, originally developed by Dr. Adam Goodman, director, Center for Leadership, Northwestern University and the 2009 PLA Leadership Task Force.

Advocacy, the process of acting on behalf of the public library to increase public funds and ensure that it has the resources need to be up to date, is critical to the success of libraries. Through tools, training, and education, PLA is committed to providing you with information and resources to help you become an even better advocate for your library.