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”

Seminar Four: Crisis Prevention Institute

July 15, 2021 @ 9:00 am 2:00 pm

Apply to participate. You will indicate your training date preference in the application.

Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) is one of the nation’s pre-eminent conflict de-escalation trainers. A number of California libraries have trained with CPI and have given it highly favorable ratings: “staff got the tools they needed to face any situation [and] came out of the training revitalized,” says one director. Verbal Intervention (VI) trains staff to respond to crisis situations with a focus on de-escalation techniques and safe, non-restrictive interventions.

There is limited seating for each training (30 seats for each date). We’ll accept applications from library jurisdictions, rather than from individuals. Each jurisdiction may apply for one to six seats, and we’ll allocate according to demand (you may receive fewer seats than you request). Jurisdictions with more than 10 branches may submit more than one application.

Training Dates:

Friday, March 12
Friday, April 23
Thursday, June 3
Thursday, July 15

No “One Right Way”: Creating New Systems for Volunteer Engagement.

June 3, 2021 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am

Register for this event.

One characteristic of white supremacy culture is the idea that there is “one right way” to do things. There are many ways in which volunteer engagement systems reflect this characteristic; for example, the formal processes for onboarding volunteers, the requirement of an ongoing commitment for certain roles, and the limited voice volunteers may have in how services are delivered. Continue reading “No “One Right Way”: Creating New Systems for Volunteer Engagement.”

Seminar Three: Crisis Prevention Institute

June 3, 2021 @ 9:00 am 2:00 pm

Apply to participate. You will indicate your training date preference in the application.

Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) is one of the nation’s pre-eminent conflict de-escalation trainers. A number of California libraries have trained with CPI and have given it highly favorable ratings: “staff got the tools they needed to face any situation [and] came out of the training revitalized,” says one director. Verbal Intervention (VI) trains staff to respond to crisis situations with a focus on de-escalation techniques and safe, non-restrictive interventions.

There is limited seating for each training (30 seats for each date). We’ll accept applications from library jurisdictions, rather than from individuals. Each jurisdiction may apply for one to six seats, and we’ll allocate according to demand (you may receive fewer seats than you request). Jurisdictions with more than 10 branches may submit more than one application.

Training Dates:

Friday, March 12
Friday, April 23
Thursday, June 3
Thursday, July 15

Research Institute for Public Libraries – California Virtual Event

May 25, 2021 May 26, 2021

Registration available starting March 22. Events take place 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 pm each day. 

Are you trying to determine whether your programs and services are effective? Do you want to learn practical methods for gathering, analyzing, and using data for planning, management, and communicating impact? The Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL) is an immersive, bootcamp-style event for public library staff to learn about a variety of data topics including outcome-based evaluation, community assessment, data visualization, culturally responsive evaluation, developing a culture of evaluation, using data for strategic planning, and more. Continue reading “Research Institute for Public Libraries – California Virtual Event”

My Leadership Journey: John F. Szabo

May 21, 2021 @ 4:00 pm 5:00 pm

Register for this one-hour webinar.

This event is part of the Developing Leaders in California Libraries grant.

This My Leadership Journey webinar will feature John F. Szabo. Szabo is the City Librarian of the Los Angeles Public Library, which serves over four million people—the largest population of any public library in the United States. He oversees the Central Library and 72 branches. In 2015, the Library received the nation’s highest honor for library service, the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, for its success in meeting the needs of Angelenos and providing a level of social, educational and cultural services unmatched by any other public institution in the city.

Capturing Outcomes of Virtual and In-person Library Programs & Services

Virtual Event

May 18, 2021 All day

Register for this four-week course.

Library programs and services are ever evolving, whether that be in format (in-person and virtual, synchronous and asynchronous), audience, topic, or goals.

As we tailor our library programs and services to meet community needs, how can you effectively communicate the value of those programs and services to stakeholders, both in the library and in the community? How can you assess your programs and services beyond the outputs of measuring attendance, transactions, and participation? What strategies can you use to determine whether and how you’re meeting your goals–including as you continue to make changes to service design in response to pandemic safety precautions?

Continue reading “Capturing Outcomes of Virtual and In-person Library Programs & Services”