People of Color in Information Science Summit

July 23, 2021 @ 9:00 am 3:00 pm

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The People of Color in Library & Information Science (POCinLIS) Summit will take place on Friday, July 23rd, 2021 virtually via Zoom from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm PST. The mission of POCinLIS Summit is to create a productive and brave space for people of color, especially women and marginalized identities, working in the information sector. Information workers will have the opportunity to explore their work in LIS as POC and their intersecting identities as POC+ and information workers.Continue reading “People of Color in Information Science Summit”

Designing for a Flexible Future

May 5, 2021 @ 11:00 am 1:00 pm

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A new library design workshop and guest speaker program presented by Library Journal and School Library Journal. This online course will explore how to design library space for flexibility, including coworking space, meeting space, and outdoor space, and reimagining the library as a community meeting place in the post-Covid era. Continue reading “Designing for a Flexible Future”

Pages Against Predjudice

April 28, 2021 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm

This webinar is open to California Library Staff only. Register to attend live, or visit the CALL Academy one week after delivery for a recording.

Racism is still an issue in our country; and, COVID-19 related discrimination reconfirms that any race can be the target. Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author of Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, has created an anti-racist reading list for adults. However, a similar list does not seem to be readily available for young people. Building this type of list, and enhancing our collections, could help our young people to learn and think about prejudice. But, should we stop at racism?Continue reading “Pages Against Predjudice”

Equity in Action: Building Diverse Collections

April 27, 2021 @ 11:00 am 1:00 pm

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In this course, you’ll learn from an outstanding group of experts as they explore key concepts essential to cultivating and promoting inclusive and equitable collections. You’ll conduct a diversity audit of your collections, and learn how to include diverse books, wider perspectives, #ownvoices, and how to be both more responsive to the community you serve and more reflective of the diversity of our world. Continue reading “Equity in Action: Building Diverse Collections”

How to Be Proactive During a Crisis

April 21, 2021 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm

This webinar is open to California Library Staff only. Register to attend live, or visit the CALL Academy one week after delivery for a recording.

Building upon knowledge of crisis communication, effective leadership, and different crisis planning strategies, this presentation explores how to use this knowledge in a proactive manner.

Participants will learn how to identify opportunities, navigate challenges, and build community partnerships during the COVID-19 pandemic.Continue reading “How to Be Proactive During a Crisis”