For immediate release | July 31, 2013

PLA’s 2013 Virtual Spring Symposium sessions are now available on-demand

CHICAGO – On March 20, the Public Library Association (PLA) offered a full-day Virtual Spring Symposium with educational programs across four subject tracks and a thought-provoking keynote with futurist Garry Golden. A selection of these programs is now available for on-demand purchase. Unless otherwise noted, the cost of each session is $19 (less 10-percent discount for ALA/PLA members) for individual registration and $79 (less 10-percent discount for ALA/PLA members) for group registration.

The professional programs are each one-hour in length and include:

Administration/Leadership Track: “Care and Feeding of the REAL Boss: Working Effectively with City and County Officials

Youth Services Track: “Hands On! Innovative YA Programming” and “Practical Readers’ Advisory for Children and Teens

Marketing/Customer Service Track: “Marketing Trends and Innovations for Libraries” and “Customer Service Challenges: When Tensions Run High

Technology Track: “Building & Running the Digital Branch” and “Developing Web Content Strategy for Libraries

Closing Keynote: Designing a 21st Century Roadmap for the Future of Public Libraries

For questions or problems accessing a recording, send a message to, or call (800) 545-2433 ext. 5PLA.

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

Marketing and Communications Manager

Public Library Association