CALL Newsletter, Week of March 8

New Offerings!

Mondays, March 23, 30 & April 6, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Public Programming in the Pandemic, a Library Journal course. Practically every public library has had to master digital storytime in a hurry. But there’s much more that socially distanced programming can do to fight isolation, connect communities, support harried parents, and help patrons with their fundamental information needs—whether they are looking for a new job, seeking reliable health information to make the best decisions, or need a pandemic project like learning a craft or a new language.

Tues.-Thurs., April 6-8. 2021 Brazelton Virtual National Forum, “Working Together Towards Racial Equity for Children, Families, and Communities.” We are offering a limited number of no-cost seats for California library staff to attend this forum which will explore the effects of racism and trauma on children, families, and communities, and how together we can advance racial equity and justice. The deadline for application is Monday, March 15, 2021.

Thurs.-Fri, April 8-9, 8-11 a.m. Youth Mental Health First AidCALL has partnered with the California Department of Education to offer a certificate in Youth Mental Health First Aid. YMHFA teaches participants to identify, understand, and respond to youth, ages 6-18, who may be experiencing emotional distress, mental illness or a substance use issue. This 2-day training gives adults the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support and help connect them with appropriate and timely care. Deadline for application is Thursday, April 1, 2021. Please note the technology requirements for participants.

Coming Up (60 minutes unless otherwise noted)

Tues., March 9, 10-11:30 a.m. Mental Health Supports for Disaster Preparedness and RecoveryJoin libraries from across the state hosted by NorthNet Library System’s Preparing to Respond and Recover Together LSTA project.

Wed., March 10, 11 a.m. Leading During a Crisis Part 1: What is Crisis Communication and Crisis Leadership? Brought to you from CALL training partner People Connect Institute (PCI) as part of a series on leadership in crisis. Can’t make the live delivery? Check CALL Academy a week after delivery for the recording.

Wed., March 10, 12 noon. Evaluation: The Key to Maximizing the Success of Library ProgramsPresenters will share best practices and examples from the Embedding Evaluation in Libraries, a national, IMLS-funded project.

Tues., March 23, 9 a.m. What’s Essential When Serving Youth and Families in Crisis Times?

Tues., March 30, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The Vital Intersection of Trust and Racial Equity.

 Learn with Us

Volunteer Engagement StrategiesLearn about two important volunteer engagement strategies in the spotlight during COVID from volunteer coordinator expert and guest blogger Carla Lehn.  

Featured in CALL Academy – Self-Paced Learning Available 24/7

Most Viewed Recently! On the Go with Senior ServicesLearn how to address the needs of the older adult population and how to create programs for them. Gain insight into who the older adult population is and recent research on how the brain ages, and how educational and creative programs can improve their quality of life. Sample programs are shared to inspire.

Shared Vision Resources for Mobile Libraries projects and Early Learning and Out of School Time services. You can now take advantage of all the Shared Vision related webinars delivered between January and March of 2020 with this self-paced CALL Academy module. Topics include children’s social-emotional learning, planning for a bookmobile, creating a logic model, community hubs and wraparound services.

Mental Health InitiativeConveniently listen to any or all of the webinars delivered in support of this important initiative.