PLA Webinar

Transition Planned In-Person Adult Programs to a Virtual Environment

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 | 1-2 p.m. Central

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Start virtual programming for adults using Zoom! Learn about training staff to present virtually, integrating community partners into your virtual schedule, and other strategies to transition programs from in-house to online. In this webinar, community outreach specialists will cover best practices for programs, setting up accounts for maximum security and effectiveness (no Zoom-bombing!), program selection, and shifting staff to a virtual environment. REGISTER NOW!

Learning Outcomes


At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify in-person adult programs that can easily transition to a virtual environment;
  • Integrate community partners into programs effectively; and
  • Learn staff training tips and tricks to transition to a virtual environment.


Rachel Hadidi

Rachel Hadidi, PhD, is the community outreach librarian for Plano (TX) Public Library. She earned her doctorate degree in 2018 and studies information sharing behaviors in informal environments. She coordinates community outreach requests, provides staff training, and coordinates conference presentation submissions. She was part of the 2018–2020 ABOS Marketing Committee.

Kristin Linscott

Kristin Linscott develops community and corporate partnerships for Plano (TX) Public Library as part of the outreach and engagement team. She applies her experience in nonprofit management and community outreach to building connections that benefit both the library and the community. Kristin is a graduate of Leadership Plano and currently serves as secretary of the Collin County Social Services Association.

Bryce Francis

Bryce Francis is a librarian supervisor at Plano (TX) Public Library. He holds a BA in Romance Languages and Literature from New York University and an MLS from the University of North Texas. His previous roles in libraries include coordinator of adult learning, and outreach and programming librarian. His professional passions are facilitating community-driven library services, encouraging engagement, and positioning the public library as a hub for local art, music, and culture.

Registration Cost

Individual – PLA Personal Member: $43.00

Individual – ALA Personal Member/Nonmember: $59.00

Group: $129.00


The deadline to register is 4:30 p.m. Central on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.