Featured

On-Demand Webinars Now Available

Young adult works at a laptop

California Libraries Learn is pleased to partner with LibraryWorks to offer this carefully curated list of on-demand webinars. These professional development opportunities, by some of the best trainers in the industry, cover such topics as management and leadership, marketing, communication skills, media literacy, and much more.

Select up to two on-demand webinars that are of interest and apply for a seat. More details at the links below. Access instructions will be emailed within three business days.

Webinar TitleOriginal DatePresenter
Angry Patrons: Defusing, De-escalating, and Improving Outcomes6/24/20Andrew Sanderbeck 
Brand Touchpoints: All the Stuff & All the Staff5/28/20Kathy Dempsey
Bully-Proofing Your Library5/21/20Pat Wagner 
Course Correction: How to Guide Library Employees Back on Track 3/11/21Pat Wagner 
Emotional Intelligence for Library Leaders2/13/20Jason Martin
Enhancing the Digital Experience for Library Patrons with Disabilities5/7/20Kara Zirkle
Financial Oversight Guidelines for Non-Financial Library Managers and Leaders10/8/20Pat Wagner 
Fostering A Culture of Creativity in Libraries2/25/21Megan Lotts
Going to Vision: How to Develop a Meaningful and Effective Vision for Your Library10/1/20Jamie LaRue 
Going Viral: How To Use Misinformation To Teach News Literacy3/19/20Peter Adams
Harassment Prevention: Responding to Sexual, Racial, and Bullying Incidents Involving Staff or Patrons5/29/19Steve Albrecht
How to Create Your Dream Team: A Holistic Look at Library Personnel Management 3/5/20Jamie LaRue 
How to Keep Library Projects on Track: Project Management for Everyone1/9/20Pat Wagner 
How to Write Effective Survey Questions to Get Useful Data4/29/21Kathy Dempsey
Leading from the Middle: Managing Up and Down Simultaneously4/1/21Carrie Rogers-Whitehead
Making Each Other Look Good: the Library Board and the Library Director 2/11/21Jamie LaRue 
Promoting Your Collections: Messaging, Merchandising and More10/15/20Kathy Dempsey
The Quiet Approach for Serving Library Patrons2/20/20Andrew Sanderbeck 
Reverse Strategic Planning: Evaluating A Team’s Workplace Productivity4/8/21Pat Wagner 
Safe and Secure Libraries: Helping Staff Deal with Challenging Patrons1/17/19Steve Albrecht
Sensory Storytime10/3/19Jill Burket Ragase
Strategies for a Successful Directorship1/23/20Jamie LaRue 
Successfully Dealing with Toxic Behaviors in your Library4/30/20Andrew Sanderbeck 
Weeding Your Collection: What Can Go Wrong?6/11/20Pat Wagner 

About: LibraryWorks‘ mission is to help you to make informed decisions about library technology, automation and software, collection development and management, facilities and furnishings, staffing, purchasing, and other areas that drive effective strategic planning and day-to-day operations.

REFORMA Conference

November 5, 2021 @ 8:00 am November 7, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Apply for a seat in this four-day virtual conference – Registration info coming soon!@

The REFORMA National Conference is the premier training and networking event for anyone interested in library services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking. RNCVII will celebrate REFORMA’s 50th Anniversary and will offer an extraordinary lineup of programs, authors, and vendors under the theme Somos el cambio • We Are the Future.

Continue reading “REFORMA Conference”

2021 Association for Rural and Small Libraries Conference

October 20, 2021 October 23, 2021

Apply for a seat at this three-day conference.

Save the date! The 2021 Association for Rural and Small Libraries Conference will be held at the Nugget Hotel in Reno/Sparks, Nevada, from October 20-23. We hope to see you for the full in-person experience, though we will also have select virtual offerings for those who can’t make the trip this time.

Continue reading “2021 Association for Rural and Small Libraries Conference”

Dare to Lead: Immersive Workshop 4

September 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm 5:00 pm

More information about this immersive cohort application process coming soon!

The most significant finding from Brené Brown’s recent research is that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable. During Dare to Lead sessions, participants engage in learning, reflection, conversation and practice of these skills in order to better support the cultivation of their own brave leadership and courageous culture. The common experience builds trust, strengthens relationships & connections as well as a provides a shared language, understanding and support for the integration of the courage-building skills.

Continue reading “Dare to Lead: Immersive Workshop 4”

Dare to Lead: Immersive Workshop 3

September 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm 5:00 pm

More information about this immersive cohort application process coming soon!

The most significant finding from Brené Brown’s recent research is that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable. During Dare to Lead sessions, participants engage in learning, reflection, conversation and practice of these skills in order to better support the cultivation of their own brave leadership and courageous culture. The common experience builds trust, strengthens relationships & connections as well as a provides a shared language, understanding and support for the integration of the courage-building skills.

As a result of engaging in this work, participants will be equipped with the skills and tools necessary to become daring leaders; leaders who lean into vulnerability, take smart risks, use their values to guide their behaviors and purposefully build trust in their relationships – creating a culture where brave conversations are the norm and armor is not needed or rewarded.

CALL EXCLUSIVE (for California public libraries only)

Dare to Lead: Immersive Workshop 2

August 27, 2021 @ 12:00 pm 5:00 pm

More information about this immersive cohort application process coming soon!

The most significant finding from Brené Brown’s recent research is that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable. During Dare to Lead sessions, participants engage in learning, reflection, conversation and practice of these skills in order to better support the cultivation of their own brave leadership and courageous culture. The common experience builds trust, strengthens relationships & connections as well as a provides a shared language, understanding and support for the integration of the courage-building skills.

Continue reading “Dare to Lead: Immersive Workshop 2”

Dare to Lead: Immersive Workshop 1

August 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm 5:00 pm

More information about this immersive cohort application process coming soon!

The most significant finding from Brené Brown’s recent research is that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable. During Dare to Lead sessions, participants engage in learning, reflection, conversation and practice of these skills in order to better support the cultivation of their own brave leadership and courageous culture. The common experience builds trust, strengthens relationships & connections as well as a provides a shared language, understanding and support for the integration of the courage-building skills.

Continue reading “Dare to Lead: Immersive Workshop 1”

Video Creation and Editing: An Introduction for Public Library Programming Staff

August 10, 2021 All day

Learn more and apply for a seat in this three-week course.

Public libraries, and more specifically public programming librarians, have unique needs when it comes to video creation and editing. From live-streaming library programming, to pre-recording demonstration videos and creating fun promotional material, video creation and editing opens up a whole new world of service and outreach for public librarians.

Continue reading “Video Creation and Editing: An Introduction for Public Library Programming Staff”

Dare to Lead: Kickoff

August 6, 2021 @ 12:00 pm 1:30 pm

More information about this immersive cohort application process coming soon!

The most significant finding from Brené Brown’s recent research is that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable. During Dare to Lead sessions, participants engage in learning, reflection, conversation and practice of these skills in order to better support the cultivation of their own brave leadership and courageous culture. The common experience builds trust, strengthens relationships & connections as well as a provides a shared language, understanding and support for the integration of the courage-building skills.

Continue reading “Dare to Lead: Kickoff”