PLA Online Learning

Want to be part of PLA's successful online continuing education program?

If you have an idea for a webinar you'd like PLA to present, then please submit a proposal! Webinar proposals are reviewed on an ongoing basis, with responses sent within 6–8 weeks of submission.


Live Webinars
Next live webinars are January 4 & 12
Live webinars offered by PLA, including a special free webinar exclusively for PLA members in December!

On-Demand Webinars
Archived recordings of previous PLA webinars available 24/7 for viewing at your convenience. Available topics include administration/leadership, adult services, advocacy/marketing, assessment/evaluation, buildings/facilities, collection development/readers' advisory, customer service/staff development, literacy, technology, and youth services.

Online Courses
Blended learning online courses offered by PLA.

Online Workbooks
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 2016 Virtual Conference
PLA offered a great way to participate in and enjoy the PLA 2016 Conference, even if you couldn’t be there in person. The PLA 2016 Virtual Conference consisted of live programming on April 7–8, including five hour-long programs each day, plus author interviews and opportunities for networking. All Virtual Conference registrants have access to archived Virtual Conference programming for one year after the event.