Online Learning


  • Live Webinars
    Upcoming live webinars offered by PLA.

  • On-Demand Webinars
    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.

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

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.

Want to be part of PLA's successful online continuing education program?

If you have an idea for a webinar you'd like PLA to present, we encourage you to submit a proposal. PLA opens a call for webinar proposals twice per year, with deadlines of May 31 and November 30 of each year. Please contact with any questions or concerns about the webinar proposal process.