PLA to offer new webinars on #eBooksForAll campaign, trauma-informed approach to library service

For Immediate Release
Mon, 12/02/2019


Laurence Deutsch

Manager, Communications

Public Library Association (PLA)

CHICAGO – Today, the Public Library Association (PLA) announced two additional webinars to take place in December.

The first, #eBooksForAll Campaign Update, will be held Tuesday, Dec. 17, from 1–2 p.m. Central Time. Presented by PLA and the American Library Association (ALA) Public Policy & Advocacy Office, this webinar is intended to provide the latest information on the #eBooksForAll campaign against Macmillan Publishers' harmful new library eBook lending model. A panel of experts will provide an update on ALA's advocacy and data-gathering efforts. They will also discuss specific actions library supporters can take to advance this important cause. This webinar is free, but registration is required and space is limited. Learn more and register for this webinar.

The second, Applying Trauma-Informed Concepts to Reduce Harm, will be held Wednesday, Dec. 18, from 1–2 p.m. Central Time. This webinar—the third in a series presented by PLA's Social Worker Task Force—will explore how a trauma-informed service philosophy can reduce the potential for harm toward library staff and patrons. Panelists will address specific scenarios and help participants begin to use trauma-informed concepts to address concerns before they and after they arise. The cost is $43 for PLA personal members, $59 for nonmembers, and $129 for groups.* Learn more and register for this webinar.

Registration will close at 4:30 p.m. Central Time the day before each webinar.

*A group is defined as two or more people gathered at a single access point to participate in the live webinar broadcast.

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About PLA
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