For immediate release | February 28, 2012

Attend PLA's upcoming webinar and bring civility back into your community

CHICAGO – At 1 p.m. CDT on Mar. 28, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host a live, hour-long webinar, “Implementing ‘Choose Civility,’ a Community-Wide Campaign” as part of PLA’s “Public Libraries at Work” monthly webinar series.

Join presenter Valerie Gross, CEO of the Howard County Library System (HCLS) in Maryland to hear how the library system has been at the center of a community campaign to enhance respect, empathy, consideration and tolerance. Attend the webinar to learn about the growing movement, the benefits to your library and community and how to form a Choose Civility Chapter in your area. Gross will be joined by Christie P. Lassen, HCLS’ director of Public Relations, and Ellen Flynn Giles, a member of the Howard County Board of Education and Friends of Howard County Library Board of Directors.

The cost to attend “Implementing ‘Choose Civility,’ a Community-Wide Campaign” is $28 (PLA Members), $31.50 (ALA Members) and $35 (Nonmembers). Groups of any size can register for $129. The deadline to register is 4:30 p.m. CDT on Mar. 26.

For more information about PLA, contact the PLA office at (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA, or visit PLA’s website at PLA is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.


Amy Sargent

Manager, Marketing

Public Library Association (PLA)

1-800-545-2433 ext.5024