Upcoming live webinars offered by PLA.
Archived recordings of previous PLA webinars available 24/7 for viewing at your convenience.
PLA Virtual Conference On-Demand Sessions:
These on-demand sessions are archived recordings of programs presented live during the PLA Virtual Conference, chosen from among the highest rated in PLA’s session preference survey, and are available for on-demand access in the ALA eLearning catalog.
PLA 2022 Virtual Conference On-Demand Sessions
The PLA 2022 Virtual Conference schedule was expanded to offer live programming across all three days of the in-person conference, including these twenty-one 60-minute programs. In addition, recordings of five PLA 2022 Virtual Conference author events are freely available for on-demand viewing.
PLA 2020 Virtual Conference On-Demand Sessions
The PLA 2020 Virtual Conference consisted of live programming across two days of the in-person conference, including five 60-minute programs each day. In addition, recordings of two PLA 2020 Virtual Conference author events are freely available for on-demand viewing.
Justice at Work in Public Libraries: Understanding Power, Oppression, Resistance and Solidarity
Freedom Lifted has launched a new virtual training, Justice at Work in Public Libraries, led by nationally-recognized trainer, facilitator, and leadership coach Mia Henry. With this training, your library team can: take the course on your own schedule, at your own pace; learn frameworks that get to the heart of social justice; adopt a shared language you can use to talk openly and honestly with one another; and create plans of action to shift culture and develop practices that advance justice in your library. Individual and group registrations are available. Learn more at https://learninglab.freedomlifted.com/courses/justice-at-work-public-libraries.
This training was developed in partnership with the Public Library Association (PLA) Committee on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice (EDISJ). A portion of the proceeds from this course will go toward enhancing PLA's EDISJ work.
Advancing Family Engagement in Libraries: A PLA Professional Development Series
Based on the Public Library Association’s Family Engagement framework, this professional development series will enable public library professionals to expand and refine their current family engagement programming and strategies and plan for new programs and services. Each cohort of this series will consist of eight virtual classroom sessions, each led by experienced facilitators from the PLA Family Engagement Task Force. Participants will also engage in small-group work and facilitated discussions with their peers.
PLA's call for webinar proposals is now open!
If you have an idea for a webinar you'd like to present for PLA, we encourage you to submit a proposal. The deadline for submissions is May 31. Responses will be sent within 4–6 weeks. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns about the webinar proposal process.