January webinar offers introduction to civic technology

For Immediate Release
Fri, 12/27/2019


Laurence Deutsch

Manager, Communications

Public Library Association (PLA)


CHICAGO –The Public Library Association (PLA) is hosting a webinar in January which will provide a basic introduction to civic technology tools such as online maps, budgeting applications and open-data portals. PLA's webinar, Civic Technology 101 for Libraries, will take place Thursday, Jan. 16, from 1–2 p.m. Central Time. 

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Confidently describe the concept of civic technology and cite three examples;
  • Identify resources available for local civic technologists in their library, their city/county government, and their communities; and
  • Demonstrate their use of a federal/state (or regional/local if available) data portal to find data about their community.

The cost is $43 for PLA personal members, $59 for nonmembers, and $129 for groups.* Registration will close at 4:30 p.m. Central Time on Wednesday, Jan. 15.

Learn more and register for this webinar.

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About the Public Library Association
The Public Library Association (PLA) is the largest association dedicated to supporting the unique and evolving needs of public library professionals. Founded in 1944, PLA serves nearly 10,000 members in public libraries large and small in communities across the United States and Canada, with a growing presence around the world. PLA strives to help its members shape the essential institution of public libraries by serving as an indispensable ally for public library leaders. For more information about PLA, contact the PLA office at 1 (800) 545-2433, ext.5PLA, or pla@ala.org.