Online Courses

PLA periodically offers multi-week online courses on topics important to public library staff.

Upcoming Online Courses

The Accidental Public Library Technology Trainer
Monday, September 8–Friday, October 3, 2014
Instructor: Stephanie Gerding

Accidental technology trainers find themselves unexpectedly responsible for technology training—in labs, classrooms, or one-on-one with users or staff. Every library is providing some kind of technology training these days. Even if you are just answering questions “on-the-fly,” an organized approach will result in better service and save time and money. In this four-week blended learning course, you'll learn great tools and techniques, solutions to the most common concerns of library technology trainers, and helpful, personalized advice from many years of coordinating and providing training for public libraries. More…

Want to Propose an Online Course?

If you have an idea for an online course you'd like PLA to present, then please contact Amy Sargent Lundy, Manager of Professional Development, at