A Publication of the Public Library Association Public Libraries Online

Posts Tagged ‘professional associations’

question marks

To Join, Or Not To Join

As someone who is, relatively speaking, a newcomer to working in a library, I have vacillated about whether or not I would like to join a proper library association. There are many things to consider.

PLA News

PLA Accepting Applications for 2015 PLA Leadership Academy

The Public Library Association (PLA) is now accepting applications for the PLA Leadership Academy: Navigating Change · Building Community, March 23-27, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. This special event will offer intensive, empowering leadership education for public librarians who want to increase their capacity to lead not only within the library, but also in the community. Developed […]

cut out figures illustrating teamwork

An Investment In Libraries and In Yourself

Professional development is an essential piece for molding yourself into a better library employee. Membership in these national organizations means you receive American Libraries and Public Libraries, which are full of great articles on different aspects of the library world. You get emails of the weekly AL Direct with more great information on current library events and opportunities. News of webinars providing prospects of continuing education come to you, and you can attend them for a discount.