PLA Online Learning
Next webinar: Tuesday, June 18, 2013
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.
Next courses begin Monday, September 9, and Monday, October 28, 2013
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 2012 Virtual Conference
PLA offered a great way to participate in and enjoy the PLA Conference, even if you can't be there in person. The PLA 2012 Virtual Conference consisted of live programming on Thursday, March 15 and Friday, March 16, including five hour-long programs each day, plus author interviews, poster sessions, and opportunities for networking.
The PLA 2010 Virtual Conference archives are still available to PLA 2010 Virtual Conference registrants and PLA 2010 National Conference registrants.
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
The 2013 Virtual Spring Symposium was presented on on March 20, 2013. Held biennially, the PLA Virtual Spring Symposium offers public library professionals an affordable and convenient way to take advantage of premier education. The 2011 Virtual Spring Symposium was presented on March 30, 2011.