PLA Facebook Forums

PLA Facebook Forums offer opportunities for Facebook users to discuss a specific topic with a guest “expert” and other users. They are free, one-hour, interactive events hosted on the PLA Facebook page. Bring your questions and ideas! There is no need to register.

Previous Facebook Forums

Author Interview, Gillian Flynn
Guest: Gillian Flynn, author of psychological thrillers Sharp Objects, Dark Places, and Gone Girl

Circulating Nurses at the Library
Guests: Daniel Lopez, R.N., Pima County (Ariz.) Health Department; Amber Mathewson, library service manager, Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Pima County Public Library; Karyn Prechtel, deputy director of Public Services, Pima County Public Library

E-Books and E-Readers
Guest: Carson Block, library IT consultant

Every Child Ready to Read
Guest: Saroj Ghoting, early child literacy consultant

Have Kit, Will Implement—Every Child Ready to Read 2nd Edition
Guest: Saroj Ghoting, early literacy consultant

Help! I'm Not a Social Worker
Guest: Carolyn Davidson Brewer, executive director, North Texas Library Partners, Fort Worth, Tex.

Library Support Staff Certification
Guests: Ian Lashbrooke, LSSC Research Associate; Karen Strege, LSSC Co-Director

Makerspaces—The Fayetteville Free Library Fab Lab
Guest: Lauren Britton, Fayetteville (N.Y.) Free Library

Managing Disruptive Patrons
Guest: Stacy Shrank, Metropolitan Library System, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Patron E-Reader Instruction
Guest: Lynnette Hopwood, Fountaindale (Ill.) Public Library

Public Library Social Worker
Guests: Leah Esguerra, LMFT, Department of Public Health Psychiatric Social Worker, San Francisco Main Library; Karen Strauss, Chief, San Francisco Main Library

Readers’ Advisory
Guest: Nancy Pearl

Yoga Wisdom at Work
Guests: Maren Showkeir and Jamie Showkeir, authors of Yoga Wisdom at Work: Finding Sanity Off the Mat and On the Job

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