The Best of PLA: Public Library Association Conference 2024 Highlights

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Get highlights and takeaways from the Public Library Association conference, without leaving your library!

If you weren’t able to attend the PLA conference last month (or even if you attended virtually), our team of presenters will share their “best of” sessions and favorite experiences in this fast-paced and informative webinar.

Here are some of the sessions they can discuss:


  • Take Your Child to the Library
  • Storytimes as Social Spaces
  • Growing Readers Together


  • Programming for Adults with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
  • Providing Social Service Support through Partnerships
  • Indigenizing the Library


  • Choose Your Own Adventure: Intellectual Freedom
  • How to Weather the Turbulence of a Video Auditor
  • Transforming Community: A Rural Library’s Story


  • Teen Artist in Residence program
  • Restorative Practices for Teens
  • Programs for People Living with Dementia


  • Data Analysis for Equity and Opportunity


  • Hot Ones: Burning Issues in Library Operations
  • How to Host a True-Crime Podcast
  • The Next Big Thing: Emerging Crises and How to Prepare


  • Sarah Davis, Fond du Lac Public Library 
  • Richie Zaborowske, Neenah Public Library
  • Melissa Kazmer, Neenah Public Library
  • Susie Menk, Ripon Public Library
  • Eliana Luke, Westfield Public Library
  • Clairellyn Sommersmith, Winnefox Library System

This webinar will be recorded, captioned, and archived on the NEWI website. It supplies 1.5 Category B continuing education contact hours for library directors needing certification.

There is no fee to attend, thanks to sponsorship by NEWI: Manitowoc-Calumet Library System, Nicolet Federated Library System, Outagamie Waupaca Library System, and Winnefox Library System.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
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