Newsletter: Week of November 30

NEW! For after-school programmers: if you’re tired of sitting alone at your computer, consider joining over 500 out-of-school time educators nationwide who have taken part in an ACRES (After-School Coaching for Reflective Educators) cohort to hone STEM facilitation skills. Read more here.

Wed., Dec. 2, 9:30 a.m.Learning to Share Your Sandbox: Developing Effective Partnership Agreements. Free live webinar, also available for later viewing on CALL Academy.

Wed. Dec. 2, 11 a.m. Libraries Supporting Online Learning: New Strategies and Best Practices in Response to COVID-19. Free live webinar, also available for later viewing on CALL Academy.

Beginning Dec. 7Bilingual Storytime at Your BibliotecaSign up by Dec. 3. Four-week, online Library Juice Academy course helps you present bilingual storytimes (English/Spanish) for various ages, regardless of your own language skills, and demonstrates books, rhymes, songs, plans and resources.

Tues., Dec. 8, 11 a.m. Brainfuse’s JobNow & VetNow: Online Career & Veteran Support Services for Your Patrons during the COVID-19 Crisis, a WebJunction one-hour webinar. Look in next week’s newsletter and the CALL calendar for more Brainfuse support coming December 15!

NEW! Tues., Dec. 8, 11 a.m. Smart Scheduling and Planning in Youth Services, Part 2: Staff & Program Scheduling. Free webinar from Association for Library Services to Children helps youth services departments create effective staff scheduling and make sure staff are valued by reflecting on and incorporating their feedback in scheduling. For novices to veterans; you’re welcome to share your experience!

Wed., Dec. 9, 9:30 a.m. Reader’s Advisory in a Post-COVID World. Free live webinar, also available for later viewing on CALL Academy.

NEW! Wed., Dec. 9, 11 a.m. The Efficient Library: Simple Changes That Help Librarians Save Time and Improve Service, in Both Extraordinary and Ordinary Times. Free live webinar, also available for later viewing on CALL Academy.

Wed., Dec. 9, 2 p.m. Virtual Programming, Outreach, and Marketing Ideas Exchange. California Center for the Book/Book to Action webinar, also archived for later viewing.

Thurs., Dec. 10, 9-10:30 a.m. Digital Navigator webinar. This California State Library webinar helps public libraries address the digital divide by assisting patrons in finding and signing up for low-cost internet offers. Share best practices on connecting your community. Register here.

Thurs., Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Rural Libraries Summit: Accelerating 3rd-Grade Reading Outcomes in Rural Places.  Celebrate the impact libraries have on the aspirations and reading outcomes of young people (especially in rural communities) and explore how libraries can increase impact by leveraging community support and resources. Learn about the new Rural Library Fellowship, which will support 22 Fellows in initiatives to increase third-grade reading in their communities.

NEW! Fri., Dec. 11, 10 a.m. Memory Lab Models: Onsite, Curbside, Mobile. In partnership with the Memory Lab Network, California Revealed’s monthly webinars provide libraries with practical knowledge in digitization, and help them plan their own digitization program. This webinar, the first in a series of nine, is open to anyone interested in starting a Memory Lab, as well as anyone running a Memory Lab who would like to connect with others in the Network. Also available for later viewing on CALL Academy.

Tues., Dec. 15, 10:30 a.m. Tech Time with Purpose. Join the Early Learning with Families project to learn about current research about digital technologies and young children, and receive guidance and support to help navigate this challenging landscape with your patrons.

Wed., Jan. 6 and 13, 2021, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. American Library Association two-session workshop, Graphic Design Skills for All Library Employees. A limited number of no-cost seats are available. You’ll have an assignment and access to the instructor between the two sessions. Visit ALA’s site for more course information, but apply for a CALL scholarship with this form.

NEW! Tues., Jan. 19-Feb. 1Designing Effective Online Learning Experiences for Young Children. An Infopeople 2-week online course; use the CALL registration link to sign up for one of 35 no-cost seats for California public libraries. Instructor Geri Smith helps you develop online learning for elementary-school aged children. Create a plan to implement these services for K-6 patrons, and investigate online learning tools to create or transform programs. There is one interactive online session, Thurs., Jan. 21 at 3 p.m., which will also be recorded.

Mon., Jan. 25, Feb. 1 and 8, 11:30 a.m. -1 p.mLibrary Directors Crash CourseSign up now for a no-cost CALL seat in this three-part training designed for new directors and those who aspire to be directors.

NEW! Feb. 2-March 1. Creating Virtual Programs for Adults. REPEAT offering of this sold-out Infopeople four-week course. The two live interactive sessions will be Tues., Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. and Tues., Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. Please use the CALL-only link to register for one of 35 no-cost seats for California public libraries only!

Consider signing up for one of many four-week Library Juice Academy courses for the New Year. Find the complete list and links to CALL registration under “Plan for the Future” here.

Looking to get more out of a CALL experience? Our Learner Guide form provides a way to do just that, from reflecting about what you already knew and what insight you’ve gained to making a plan to share that knowledge, which is part of the CALL mission. Find it at (click the purple box)!

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