Leadership & Management

On-DemandWebinarFree!
To get you prepared for financial literacy programs and events at your library, PLA partners with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA) for this special webinar presentation.
LiveWebinar

Live Webinar: Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm Central Time.
Offered by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, ALA's newest division starting September 1, 2020
Focus: This webinar explores the role of library manager as coach to motivate, empower, and engage staff for the future. It delves into what coaching is, what it is not, and how it differs from managing and mentoring. Participants will learn about the benefits of coaching and how to recognize coaching opportunities.

LiveWebinar
The changing landscape of scholarly communication and digital information services has dramatically changed the scope of library technical services—but have our libraries changed our expectations of technical services librarians? Rogers will explore her library's experiences, and the experiences of other library directors searching for the "modern" technical services librarian, and consider how libraries have and have not responded to shifts in the changing landscape—and what we can do now to begin futureproofing ourselves.
LiveeForumFree!
The COVID-19 virus is having a significant impact on library technical services units and departments. Come and discuss with your colleagues your ideas and plans for working, managing, and collaborating during this time.
On-DemandWebinar
You’ve heard it—reference transactions are down. Expensive resources aren’t used. Librarians feel their skills are underutilized. What can we do? Don’t give up! Innovative libraries are finding ways to revitalize their reference departments by shifting attitudes, changing their collection philosophies and service models, and pioneering new services. Learn proven methods for reinvigorating reference service and find out what you can do to make reference one of the centerpieces of your library again.
Self-PacedeCourseAttendance Cert.
Whether you are new to an administrative position or you aspire to obtain one, this course will prepare you for the wide ranging privileges and responsibilities of top level leadership. How you lead people is key to your success. With structure supporting you and the goal of a successful team guiding you, you can master Organization and Personnel Administration. This course will help you do just that.
Self-PacedeCourseAttendance Cert.
Whether you are new to an administrative position or you aspire to obtain one, this course will prepare you for the wide ranging privileges and responsibilities of top level leadership. How you lead people is key to your success. With structure supporting you and the goal of a successful team guiding you, you can master Organization and Personnel Administration. This course will help you do just that.
On-DemandWebinarFree!
PLA's field-driven initiative, Project Outcome, is a FREE online toolkit offering an innovative and easy-to-use platform for public libraries to measure the impact of their programs and services. For the first time, public libraries have access to an aggregated set of outcome measurement data and analysis tools they can use to affect change within their communities and beyond. This on-demand webinar provides an overview of the toolkit and examples of how libraries have been able to benefit from using Project Outcome.
LiveeForumFree!
Over the course of two days, participants will use this e-mail-based forum to discuss some of the ways they and/or their library are planning for gathering outcome-based qualitative and quantitative data, how they are executing their plans, how the data is analyzed, and how their findings are communicated with internal and external stakeholders.
LiveeForumFree!
Over the course of two days, participants will use this e-mail-based forum to discuss some of the ways they and/or their library are planning for gathering outcome-based qualitative and quantitative data, how they are executing their plans, how the data is analyzed, and how their findings are communicated with internal and external stakeholders.