Bilingual Storytime at Your Biblioteca

May 3 All day

Applications for this course will be available at a later date. Please do not register through Library Juice Academy.

This 4-week, online course teaches participants how to present bilingual storytimes (English/Spanish) for various ages, regardless of their own language skills. Video demonstrations, articles, online resources and course discussions direct students as they learn how to successfully deliver the various elements of bilingual storytimes, either on their own or with a bilingual community partner. Participants will discover new books,

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May 3, 2021
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Developmentally Appropriate and Diverse Books for Storytime

April 5 All day

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There’s more to choosing books for storytime than just knowing the collection. It’s also important to understand how to choose books that foster school readiness and literacy skills, as well as books that cultivate an understanding of diverse cultures and traditions. In this class, you will get hands-on practice connecting current and classic children’s books to the developmental ages and stages of infants, toddlers, two-year-olds, and preschoolers.

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April 5, 2021
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Exploring STEAM Concepts through Storytimes

March 1 All day

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While the information and activities in this training can be used to offer separate STEAM programs, the approach in this course is that these concepts are on-going in all we do, including our storytimes. By becoming aware of these connections using books and other activities, we also help storytime participants, children and adults, understand and build on these concepts throughout the day.

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March 1, 2021
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Difficult Conversations Online: Teaching civilly in uncivil environments

February 24 @ 9:30 am 10:30 am

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.

Conspiracy theories, misinformation, cyberbullying, arguments and much more happen online every second of the day. Librarians frequently interact with their patrons in this fraught environment. How can we teach civil discourse with so much incivility?Continue reading “Difficult Conversations Online: Teaching civilly in uncivil environments”

Best of Children’s Books 2020 (2 hour special)

February 17 @ 9:30 am 11:30 am

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.

2020 was an exciting year in Children’s publishing! It has also presented a number of challenges for libraries: shifting publication dates, impacted budgets, and shut downs that have impacting duties, hours and staffing. Continue reading “Best of Children’s Books 2020 (2 hour special)”

Big Programs, Little Budget: Forging Community Partnerships in a Small Town

February 10 @ 9:30 am 10:30 am

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.

Drawing on her experience as director of the Meservey Public Library, Chelsea Price will share ideas for hosting “big” programs on a small budget and discuss how partnerships can be an invaluable resource for programming.Continue reading “Big Programs, Little Budget: Forging Community Partnerships in a Small Town”

Supercharging Your Storytimes

February 1 All day

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Using your knowledge of early literacy skills and practices, based on Every Child Ready to Read®, supercharge your storytimes through interactivity with children and their parents/caregivers, intentionality, being more purposeful in connecting storytime books and experiences to support early literacy behaviors, and assessment through self-reflection and peer sharing. Hands-on practice on developing and delivering early literacy tips to adults in storytimes. Through self-assessment and an increased awareness, you will have the opportunity to energize your storytimes while becoming an advocate for early literacy in your library and the community.

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February 1, 2021
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Library Resources and Services for Patrons on the Autism Spectrum

February 1 All day

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This course will provide librarians with a better understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder, effective means of communicating individuals with ASD, strategies for designing inviting and accessible library environments and programming, and suggestions for building relationships with community partners to better serve the needs of patrons with ASD.

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February 1, 2021
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Allyship, Anti-Oppression Practices, and Building Inclusive Libraries

February 1 All day

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This Allyship course will educate you on how to support members of marginalized groups with everyday actions in a range of scenarios and offer guidance on working to dismantle systemic oppression.

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February 1, 2021
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