Come play in our Podcast Playground where we’ll listen, explore, and play with the evolving world of kids podcasting. In Part 2, we’ll play with how podcasts can connect with library collections, as well as share ideas for incorporating kids podcasts into programming to inspire curiosity and learning.
Are you interested in expanding your services to older adults, but don’t know where to start? Join representatives from three public libraries that received an AARP Foundation Integrated Services for Older Adults (ISOA) grant as they share successful strategies, advice and resources.
It’s never too early to start planning for next year’s summer learning programs! Measuring the outcomes of programs and services helps libraries with decision making, program improvements, advocacy, and funding requests. PLA staff gathered stories from libraries participating in Project Outcome to create implementation tips and best practices to help libraries feel confident implementing Summer Reading surveys next year. Learn how libraries have used the standardized Summer Reading surveys to measure the success of their summer learning programs and demonstrate their impact in the community.
This on-demand webinar is designed to teach participants how to use their Project Outcome results to influence library programming as it relates to short- and long-term decision-making. Learn how to closely analyze their results, specifically the open-ended feedback collected from patrons, to make programmatic changes and hear from two public libraries that have already implemented the Project Outcome surveys and made changes based on their results.
PLA is committed to providing information on the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19 to PLA members and others working in public libraries. This series of free webinars, originally presented March 26–April 23, 2020, featured updates on the current status of the pandemic, examples of how libraries are dealing with closures and serving their communities virtually, and opportunities to share and learn from each other.
Join Monroe County (Ind.) Public Library to learn about Read, Discuss, Meet, and Act: The Power of Words, a community-wide reading and discussion program series featuring the graphic novel "March." The program was the winner of the 2017 ALA Excellence in Library Programming Award.
The Smithers Public Library’s Truth & Reconciliation in Our Community event brought together community members to speak their truths around the historical and current treatment of Canada’s Indigenous Peoples — specifically the Nation on whose territory the town of Smithers stands — with a view of moving forward together as a community. Join us for a free webinar to learn how the library sought to strengthen the community’s social fabric through education about the local Indigenous Peoples’ experience, in the past and present.
Engaging library patrons on science topics can be challenging. But not for the Oklahoma State University Library (OSU), which last year hosted a popular series of Science Cafés on the divisive topic of hydraulic fracturing.
This course is not currently being offered as part of this year’s course schedule; however, for groups who have 20 or more individuals interested in taking the course, we can offer it exclusively to your organization! In this course, participants will gain an understanding of common behaviors seen with Autism and related sensory processing disorders; discover customer service tips and techniques that they can employ on the job; develop programming ideas and conducting outreach; and explore the role of technology in supporting teens with ASD (autism spectrum disorders).
If you’ve ever heard about a fantastic library idea from a super-big library and thought, “There’s no way I can make that idea work in my understaffed, underfunded small library,” think again! This presentation celebrates all things small and shares big ideas that work in small libraries.