Upcoming Live Webinars

PLA is pleased to offer these upcoming webinars:

Informing Parents and Families About Recommended COVID-19 Vaccines for ChildrenInforming Parents and Families About Recommended COVID-19 Vaccines for Children
A free PLA webinar, sponsored by the ALA Public Policy & Advocacy Office
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Panelists: Melanie Huggins, Dr. Dipesh Navsaria & Erin Hemlin

The American Library Association is partnering with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) “We Can Do This” campaign to share trusted information about COVID-19 vaccines with parents and families with children. The partnership focuses on information for parents and guardians of children younger than 12 years old. Currently, vaccination rates for ages 5–11 are significantly lower than older age groups. The “We Can Do This” campaign provides a range of expert-verified outreach tools and sharable resources that libraries can use to inform their communities, including resources about COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5 and older. This webinar, sponsored by the ALA Public Policy & Advocacy Office, will highlight ways that libraries can inform parents and families using the expert-verified outreach resources from HHS’ “We Can Do This” campaign. More…

State-Wide Collaborative Virtual Programming with Illinois Libraries PresentsState-Wide Collaborative Virtual Programming with Illinois Libraries Presents
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Panelists: Kate Hall, Shalyn Rodriquez & Alexandra Skinner

The pandemic changed the way we approach both virtual programs and collaboration. Illinois Libraries Presents is a collaboration across public libraries in Illinois to provide high quality virtual programming to adult patrons state-wide. Creating an equitable model that works for small town rural libraries to large suburban libraries, Illinois Libraries Presents is made up of over 100 libraries across the state of Illinois. Learn about the project from inception, to interest survey collection, committee formation, intergovernmental agreements, contracts with presenters, execution—and all the things we've learned along the way! More…


PLA live webinars will be CART captioned. If you have a physical or communication need that may affect your participation in a webinar, please contact us at plawebinars@ala.org or 800-545-2433 ext. 5PLA (5752) at least two weeks prior to the webinar. Without prior notification of need, we may not be able to provide appropriate accommodations for the live event.

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 plawebinars@ala.org with any questions or concerns about the webinar proposal process.