We know that as the role of public libraries keeps expanding, staff must constantly adapt and absorb new responsibilities. How will they keep up? At PLA, we help keep public library professionals a step ahead through in-person and online continuing education opportunities. Our conference doesn’t just convene public library people, it welcomes them into meaningful partnership. And our continuing education opportunities don’t just improve public library services, they build public library leaders.

Conferences and Preconferences

Preconferences, educational programs, and special events at ALA Annual Conference and ALA Midwinter Meeting, as well as our biennial PLA Conference. Learn more about PLA conferences and preconferences.

In-Person and Blended Learning

PLA's Dynamic Planning Institute and the PLA Leadership Academy. Learn more about PLA in-person and blended learning opportunities

Online Learning

Learn online with PLA's live webinars, on-demand webinars, Public Library Service Response Workbooks, and PLA Facebook Forums. Learn more about PLA online learning opportunities.