On-Demand Webinars

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On-demand webinars are archived recordings of previous PLA webinars available 24/7 for viewing at your convenience.

What's New!

Project Outcome logoThe Value of Outcome Measurement for Library Programs: An Overview of Project Outcome — FREE
Instructor: Emily Plagman

A free on-demand webinar exclusively for PLA members!

Variety of books imageAttack of the “Best” Lists: Becky’s Practical Recap of 2015’s Best Reads
Presenter: Becky Spratford

To show our appreciation, we’re offering this complimentary webinar exclusively to PLA personal members. This time of year is exciting with the holidays approaching and “Best of the Year” lists coming fast and furious. “Best" lists are both one of the greatest things about our job and one of the most frustrating; however, in this on-demand webinar, Becky Spratford, Readers’ Advisory expert, helps you to turn all of the frustration into a success story—one that will make you and your library look like reading superheroes.


Available topics include Administration/Leadership, Adult Services, Advocacy/Marketing, Collection Development/Readers' Advisory, Customer Service/Staff Development, Literacy, Technology, and Youth Services.


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You can preview some of our on-demand webinars before you purchase! Just look for a "PREVIEW" label above. Previews are limited to a brief portion of the beginning of the recording. If an on-demand webinar you're interested in doesn't have a preview, then e-mail us at plawebinars@ala.org and we'll try to provide one.


Most on-demand webinars are approximately one hour in length, and are priced at $28 each (less 10% discount for ALA/PLA members) for individuals and $119 each (less 10% discount for ALA/PLA members) for groups, unless otherwise stated. If access to an on-demand webinar will be shared with multiple people—viewing either on an individual basis or gathered together in a single location—then the group rate applies. You'll have access to the webinar recording for one year from date of purchase.

Any on-demand webinar labeled "FREE" can be viewed immediately at no cost by an individual or group.

On-demand webinars are intended for the sole use of the purchaser, whether an individual or group. Redistribution or rebroadcast to another individual or group other than the purchaser is prohibited. Thank you for your cooperation.


PLA does not award credit hours, or CEUs, for its on-demand webinars and cannot verify participation.


If you have questions or problems accessing a recording, send a message to plawebinars@ala.org, or call 800-545-2433 ext. 5PLA. If you have a physical or communication need that may affect your use of an on-demand webinar, please contact us prior to purchasing. Without prior notification of need, we cannot attempt to provide appropriate accommodations.