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Building Better

Building Better

Is your library in the midst of a building project? Are building codes a foreign language to you? As libraries around...
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On-ground Workshops

On-ground Workshops

The supported research was well presented. Great, confident presenter who has worked a variety of fields... I enjoyed the group...
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Trauma-Informed Practice In-Person Sessions

Trauma-Informed Practice In-Person Sessions

Trauma-informed practices are vital in today's libraries. Understanding what trauma is and how it affects individuals and communities, including your very...
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Join a Focus Group

Join a Focus Group

It’s that time of year again. We are starting our annual Needs Assessment and we want to hear from you!...
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Actively Anti-Racist Services to Readers

Actively Anti-Racist Services to Readers

Ibram X Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist, writes that “Every policy in every institution in every community...
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Reflections on Leadership from a DLCL Coach

Reflections on Leadership from a DLCL Coach

A guest post by Fin Minjee Lee I've been reflecting a lot about the types of leaders I have encountered...
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CAreer Pathways: Resources for Climate, Agriculture, and Infrastructure Jobs

CAreer Pathways: Resources for Climate, Agriculture, and Infrastructure Jobs

This series of CAreer Pathways webinars looks at the CA Dept of Labor's 5 focus areas: Healthcare, Care Economy, Climate,...
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New CALL Calendar

New CALL Calendar

https://vimeo.com/787041187 The New CALL Calendar is launching January 16, 2023. Similar in look and feel to the old calendar, but...
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DLCL Meets In-Person

DLCL Meets In-Person

A guest post by Danis Kreimeier Developing Leaders in California Libraries (DLCL) met in-person Wednesday, November 30 and Thursday, December...
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Homelessness, Libraries, and Human Rights

Homelessness, Libraries, and Human Rights

Are you concerned about homelessness, housing, food insecurity, and other challenges facing your community and library? Join the ALA Social...
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Building Maintenance, Building Projects, and Building Forward

Building Maintenance, Building Projects, and Building Forward

California’s public library buildings need help. Thanks to the California legislature (and Senator Toni G. Atkins, a champion for libraries),...
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Tutoring for ALL

Tutoring for ALL

A guest post by Chris Durr, Library Programs Consultant, California State Library Tutors can be expensive, and families are often...
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Leadership Development with California Library Staff

Leadership Development with California Library Staff

As of Aug 2022, the Developing Leaders in California Libraries was merged into the California Libraries Learn (CALL) project. Leadership...
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Dyslexia Awareness

Dyslexia Awareness

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month…but libraries should be aware of dyslexia and neurodiversity throughout the year. Over 40 million Americans...
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All Aboard for Onboarding

All Aboard for Onboarding

Has your library been experiencing high employee turnover or are you experiencing an influx of new hires? Are you interested...
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Free eResources for Your Library

Free eResources for Your Library

Learn to do more with less , really! State and federal funds support online tools for California public libraries, including...
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Developing Leaders in California Libraries 2022-2023

Developing Leaders in California Libraries 2022-2023

Applications are now open for the California Library Association 2022-2023 Developing Leaders in California Libraries initiative. In 2022-2023 the program...
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Serving Decarcerated Populations

Serving Decarcerated Populations

A guest post by Beverly Schwartzberg, Library Programs Consultant, California State Library One of our most popular continuing education offerings...
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Sustainable California Libraries

Sustainable California Libraries

A guest post by Julianna Robbins, Library Programs Consultant, California State Library According to a June 2022 poll from NextGen...
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Let’s Go Outside

Let’s Go Outside

CALL is happy to share professional development and programming opportunities related to the new Parks Pass program through the California...
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