PLA Online Learning
Live webinars, including "Public Libraries at Work" webinars, offered by PLA.
Archived recordings of previous PLA webinars available 24/7 for viewing at your convenience. Available topics include administration/leadership, adult services, advocacy/marketing, collection development/readers' advisory, customer service/staff development, literacy, technology, and youth services.
Blended learning online courses offered by PLA.
Public Library Service Response Workbooks are self-directed online workbooks with tools to assess your current services in a specific area or topic and to identify what would be required to expand those services.
PLA Facebook Forums
Free, one-hour events for Facebook users to discuss a specific topic with a guest “expert” and other users.
PLA 2014 Virtual Conference
PLA offered a great way to participate in and enjoy the PLA Conference, even if you couldn’t be there in person. The PLA 2014 Virtual Conference consisted of live programming on March 13–14, including five hour-long programs each day, plus author interviews, poster sessions, and opportunities for networking. All Virtual Conference registrants have access to archived Virtual Conference programming for one year after the event.
Turning the Page
Public libraries now have two options for building advocacy skills and confidence through Turning the Page! Turning the Page Online is available for libraries interested in asynchronous learning; and a fully customizable advocacy training curriculum is now available through Turning the Page: Building Libraries, Strengthening Communities. Both versions are free and presented by the Public Library Association (PLA) with generous support from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.