Continuing Education

The KPLA education committee is dedicated to strengthening public libraries by providing learning opportunities across the commonwealth.


Upcoming Regional Workshops:


Library Advocacy with Jay McChord

Warren County: August 30th at 1:00 pm

Marshall County: August 31st at 10:00 am

Madison County: September 6th at 1:00 pm

Johnson County: September 7th at 10:00 am


NEW! The KPLA Education Committee now has a YouTube channel (@KentuckyPublicLibraryAssoc) with recorded training sessions.   


The Continuing Education and Advocacy committees are proud to offer Kentucky public libraries access to advocacy consultant Jay McChord throughout 2023. If your library needs advice on how to deal with a policy/policymaker issue, please contact Shannon Sandefur ( or Jean Ruark (

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