On-Demand Webinars Now Available

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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 

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REFORMA Conference

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

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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.

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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.

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Evaluating, Auditing and Diversifying Your Collections

October 19, 2021 All day

Apply for a seat in this three-week workshop series.

For libraries to effectively meet their mission of serving the educational, informational, and entertainment needs of their communities, their collections must be diverse and inclusive, offering windows into and mirrors of the vast array of perspectives and stories that make up our world.

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Resilient Together: Building School and Public Library Partnerships 2021

October 13, 2021 All day

Apply for a seat in this three-week workshop series.

In this course, we will explore the many benefits of the school and public alliance to drive equitable access to information, improve community outcomes, and achieve learning goals, with an emphasis on digital partnerships and how library collaborations have evolved in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You’ll learn from the experts how to find partnerships, develop a plan of action, and enact your plan over three weeks through live keynote sessions, an interactive online classroom environment, and live Office Hours with an expert in the field.

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