PLA Online Learning

Live Webinars
Next webinar is August 27, 2014
Live webinars, including "Public Libraries at Work" webinars, offered by PLA.

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, collection development/readers' advisory, customer service/staff development, literacy, technology, and youth services.

Online Courses
Next four-week course begins September 8, 2014
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 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 Online
Turning the Page is a free library advocacy training developed and presented by the Public Library Association (PLA) with generous support from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In this self-paced, unfacilitated online course, library staff and supporters will go through a series of web based trainings to learn how to create and tell their library's story, deliver effective presentations, develop a compelling case for support, and build and sustain partnerships along the way.

2013 PLA Virtual Spring Symposium On-Demand
Originally presented March 20, 2013, sessions from the 2013 PLA Virtual Spring Symposium are now available on-demand for individuals and groups. The 2011 Virtual Spring Symposium was presented on March 30, 2011.