Newsletter: Week of November 2

This Month

This week we recommend the on-demand CALL Academy sessions on Building Safety: Sacramento Public Library’s Response to COVID-19 and Web Accessibility for Libraries 1; you’ll find modules 2 and 3 online too. Learn how to set up your account.

New PCI webinars are available from People Connect Institute weekly, usually Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. On Nov. 4 it’s Grant Writing: What the Pros Know, Nov. 11 is Embracing Race in Children’s Programming, and Nov. 18 is Bully-Proof Your Library.

Thursday, Nov. 5, 11 a.m. 150 Million New Technology Oriented Jobs and the Skills Needed to Get Them, afree PLA webinar that identifies ten jobs positioned to grow in the future and resources for your patrons.

Tues., Nov. 10, 1 p.m. Zoom conversation on Creating and Exploring Safe Spaces for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Staff Members with discussion leaders from Denver Public Library (CO), Dayton Metro Library (OH), and Contra Costa County (CA), and learn about J.E.D.I. (Justice, Inclusion, Diversity and Inclusion). Please register in advance.

Thurs., Nov. 12, 2020, 11:30 a.mVirtual Services on a Short Timeline with a Small Budget (90 minute workshop)Apply for a no-cost CALL seat in this American Library Association workshop.

Applications open now (due November 16): Developing Leaders in California LibrariesApply now for a space in the 2021 six-session Leadership Cohort or New Leaders Cohort.

Starting November 17: Providing Trauma-Informed Services in Small and Rural LibrariesInfopeople 4-week online course, November 17-December 14, 2020Apply now for a seat.

Wednesday, November 18, 12 noonADA Compliance Wins for Digital Library SpacesInfopeople one-hour webinar. Tie digital accessibility and ADA compliance in with other principles of design (UDL) to create the best and most seamless online programming experience possible. Making your documents, presentations, and PDFs accessible is easier than you think.

Wednesday, November 18, all dayLibrary Journal Design Institute 2020. Looking to revamp your space in the pandemic, or planning for future building/design projects? This event will provide spotlight design trends, case studies, and questions from the field.

Starting November 24 is a four-week course on Preparing and Implementing EDI Training in Your Library. CALL is offering 20 no-cost seats (limited to one per jurisdiction) in this Infopeople course where you’ll practice skills to plan and facilitate an EDI-focused training for your staff. With the support of the instructors, you’ll develop a blueprint for a staff training opportunity that can be implemented upon completing the course. You should be available for live sessions on Tues., Dec 1 and 8, times to be announced.

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Visit CALL’s websitecalendar of upcoming trainings and CALL Academy, self-guided learning available 24/7, all FREE and brought to you by the California State Library and the California Library Association. Programs are open to all current California public library staff members (including public law libraries), as well as those public library staff members who have been furloughed or laid off since March 2020 for pandemic-related reasons.

CALL is a collaborative program of the California Library Association and the California State Library, and is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

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