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The Public Library Association’s online learning opportunities are designed to help users learn more efficiently at their own speed, where, and when they choose. The topics are based on the management concepts delineated in PLA’s bestselling Results publications, and will help library managers and staff manage more effectively.
- PLA’s online learning opportunities are
- Short: most can be completed in 30-60 minutes
- Available on demand
- Reasonably priced:
PLA Members, $39 each; any 3 classes for $99*
ALA Members, $59; 3 for $149*
Nonmembers, $79; 3 for $199*
In addition, the one time fee includes unlimited access to the course materials, wikis, and forums!
*The three-class offer is for the same person registering for three different classes, or 3 different people from the same library registering for the same course or 3 different courses at the same time.
Online Courses (delivered through Moodle)
Public Library Service Responses
The updated Public Library Service Responses, compiled through a collaborative process of live meetings and online input, include eighteen areas of service. The Service Responses are intended to help library planners see the many possibilities that exist for matching their services to the unique needs of their communities.
Each service response is highlighted in a Community of Practice (CoP) designed for people who share an interest in providing library services supported by one of the service responses. These are not traditional online courses and there are no assignments and no grades. Instead you will find forums, a wiki, and other tools that you can choose to use or not, depending on the conditions in your library and your purpose in participating in each CoP.
There are no right or wrong ways to use these resources and tools. Your library is unique, your experiences are unique, and the way you use these resources and tools will be unique. Click on the title for a brief description of the service. Register Now!
Be an Informed Citizen
Build Successful Enterprises
Connect to the Online World
Create Young Readers
Discover Your Roots
Get Facts Fast
Know Your Community
Learn to Read and Write
Make Career Choices
Make Informed Decisions
Succeed in School
Understand How to Find, Evaluate, and Use Information
Visit a Comfortable Place
Welcome to the United States
If your library is developing a new strategic plan and using the Results planning process, these templates were designed with you in mind. The Power Tools are interactive electronic decision-making templates that help you to understand your choices at each step of the planning process, give you the information you need to select the most effective choices for your library, and provide you with a way to record and print those choices. Click here for a detailed description of the seven Power Tools.
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All the PLA online offerings are hosted on Moodle. After you register you will receive via e-mail instructions for how to access the course. Once you have logged into the Moodle site, you will have access to all the Workforms from the Results free!
If you have questions or problems with this site, with registration or login, send a message to
, or call 800/545-5PLA.
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