Mental Health Self-Care (PLP)

November 18 @ 9:30 am 12:00 pm

Living in “unprecedented times” is incredibly challenging. The amount of change and loss around us is overwhelming, and we need fresh tools for working well under the strain. These highly interactive 2 1/2 hour zoom workshops are designed to facilitate conversation, connection, and equip teams for working well together, remotely. This workshop is presented by Karin Peabody of Dynamic Teaming. Participants will receive a link to the session via email. This workshop is only for PLP member public library staffers, and registration information is available via library directors.

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Bully-Proof Your Library

November 18 @ 9:30 am 10:30 am

Whether you call it bullying, harassing, intimidating, stalking, threatening, tormenting, browbeating, needling, or pushing people around, commonsense calls it bad behavior. What steps need to be taken during your library’s employment cycle and regarding the culture of your library to prevent bullying behavior? This webinar is available only to California Library staff. Register here to attend live, or visit the CALL Academy a week after delivery for a recording.

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Providing Trauma-Informed Services in Small and Rural Libraries

November 17 All day

In addition to the scheduled sessions, the instructor will resources, examples, and useful tips and techniques that can be applied as you work to adopt a trauma-informed approach to meeting the needs of your small or rural community. During the course, you will participate in discussion forums, with an opportunity to share your experiences and questions, alongside others who are working in small and rural libraries. Through assignments, you will apply the concepts to your own library and community. Application to register.

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Newsletter: Week of November 16

Looking Forward

CALL’s Nov.-Dec. free course on Video Creation and Editing: An Introduction for Public Library Programming Staff filled immediately and has a waiting list. Stay tuned: we’re working on providing a second offering plus other related workshops.

What’s on the horizon for December and January? If you’re ready for an in-depth experience, sign up for a Library Juice Academy course through CALL. More information can be found in last week’s newsletter.

NEW! Wed., Jan. 6 and 13, 2021, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. American Library Association two-session workshop, Graphic Design Skills for All Library Employees. A limited number of no-cost seats are available (limit one per jurisdiction, although large jurisdictions may apply for more than one). You’ll have an assignment and access to the instructor between the two sessions. Visit ALA’s site for more course information, but apply for a CALL scholarship with this form, please.

NEW! Mon., Jan. 25, Feb. 1 and 8, 11:30 a.m. -1 p.mLibrary Directors Crash CourseSign up now for a no-cost CALL seat in this three-part training designed for new directors and those who aspire to be directors. California Libraries Learn (CALL) will offer free supplemental workshops to cover materials about California governance structures and HR issues that might not be covered in the ALA course.

Just in Time Resources

Thinking about applying for an LSTA grant or other funding? Mark your calendar for Wed., Dec. 3, 9:30 a.m.Learning to Share Your Sandbox: Developing Effective Partnership Agreements. Here are some on-demand CALL Academy webinars from PCI that you might find handy. (Note that you will need to log in to the PCI Webinars Academy using the same login you created for the CALL Academy.) Grant Writing Made Easy and Grant Writing: What the Pros Know might inspire you with upcoming applications. Another PCI webinar is also timely. De-Escalating Difficult COVID-19 Customer Behaviors may support your staff in planning for opening.  If you experience any difficulty logging in to the PCI Webinars Academy please contact CALL’s Project Manager, Lisa Barnhart, at lbarnhart@cla-net.org

NEW! We’re now offering statewide access to the Urban Library Council’s archived webinar on Justice-Driven Approaches to Supporting At-Risk Families, which took place Nov. 10, 2020 (no log-in needed!). It features an in-depth discussion on how communities can better leverage libraries as essential partners for supporting at-risk, marginalized and diverse families with the highest need, while also strengthening social justice outcomes for the community at large.

Current Opportunities

NEW! Tues., Nov. 17, 10 a.m. Crash Course: Engaging Youth Online, from Development Without Limits, 90 minutes. Learn three strategies for working with young people online. Click here to go to the course registration page (actually, right click to copy the link, then paste into the Chrome browser), then complete the sign up form for LEARN Without Limits. You’ll be directed to the page about your course. Click the button “Sign up,” and you’ll be directed to a payment page where a coupon code has already been applied. Click Buy (for $0); CALL has already paid for the registration (only for California public library staff). You will be able to access the first section of the course, community discussion and resources and then will be alerted the day before the live session.

Wed., Nov. 18, 11 a.m. Fostering Engagement and Building Literacy Competencies for Students and Patrons of Various CulturesFree live webinar, also available for later viewing on CALL Academy.

Wed., Nov. 18, 12 noonADA Compliance Wins for Digital Library SpacesFree one-hour webinar. Connect digital accessibility and ADA compliance with other principles of design (UDL) to create the best online programming experience possible.

NEW! Thurs., Nov. 19, 11 a.m. Older Adults and Scams. Free one-hour webinar presented by the Federal Trade Commission. Email Ari Lazarus, the presenter, to register.

Starting Nov. 24:  Preparing and Implementing EDI Training in Your Library, four-week course. (The CALL scholarship link is now active!) CALL is offering 20 no-cost seats (limited to one per jurisdiction). Practice skills to plan and facilitate an EDI-focused training for your staff. You’ll develop a blueprint for a staff training opportunity that can be implemented upon completing the course. You should be available for live sessions on Tues., Dec 1 and 8, 10 a.m.

Wed. Dec. 2, 11 a.m. Libraries Supporting Online Learning: New Strategies and Best Practices in Response to COVID-19. Free live webinar, also available for later viewing on CALL Academy.

Tues., Dec. 8, 11 a.m. Brainfuse’s JobNow & VetNow: Online Career & Veteran Support Services for Your Patrons during the COVID-19 Crisis, a WebJunction one-hour webinar.

NEW! Thurs., Dec. 10, 9-10:30 a.m. Digital Navigator webinar. Executive Order N-73-20 directs the State Library, in partnership with local libraries, to promote low cost internet subscription plans. How can you help residents steer through the maze of rules? This webinar helps public libraries learn how to address the digital divide and help patrons find available offers, sign up, and use existing pathways on the road to internet connectivity. You can share your own best practices on supporting your community with internet service, adoption and availability, too. Register here:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cmRzetuQQ_CA0YJpJwoYJg.

Ongoing :: Staying Relevant in the Library Profession

November 16 @ 12:00 pm

The Staying Relevant in the Library Profession module is only available to California Library staff via CALL Academy.

Do you struggle to keep abreast of changes in your job, emerging technologies, or the library and information profession as a whole? Are you looking for opportunities to make yourself stand out as an employee or library professional? This webinar, led by Landing a Library Job author Deloris Jackson Foxworth, will uncover different ways you can stay relevant and gain leverage in the ever-changing library and information profession. While some of these suggestions may have costs associated with them, Deloris will include some creative approaches to professional development that can minimize or, in some cases, avoid costs all together. 

CALL Academy Modules are available 24/7 for your learning convenience

Ongoing :: Supporting Children and Adolescents During COVID-19

November 13 @ 12:00 pm

The Supporting Children and Adolescents during COVID-19 module is only available to California Library staff via CALL Academy.

Children and adolescents may worry about themselves, their families, and their friends getting ill with COVID-19. Parents, family members, school staff, and other trusted adults can play an important role in helping children and adolescents make sense of what they hear in a way that is honest, accurate, and minimizes anxiety or fear. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) joined the CDC EPIC Team on Wednesday, July 22. Dr. Melissa Brymer, Director of the Terrorism and Disaster Program UCLA/Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress discussed possible ways to support young people during COVID-19. She also described NCTSN’s available resources and outline how to have conversations with children and adolescents about what is happening.

CALL Academy Modules are available 24/7 for your learning convenience

Newsletter: Week of November 9

Current Professional Development Opportunities

Free People Connect Institute webinars, usually Wednesdays at 9:30 a.mNov. 11Embracing Race in Children’s Programming. Nov. 18Bully-Proof Your Library; recordings are available in CALL Academy a week later.

Due by Nov. 16: Developing Leaders in California LibrariesApply now for a space in the 2021 six-session Leadership Cohort or New Leaders Cohort.

Tues., Nov. 17, 10 a.m. NEW! Crash Course: Engaging Youth Online, from Development Without Limits, 90 minutes. Learn three strategies for working with young people online. Click here to go to the course registration page (actually, right click to copy the link, then paste into the Chrome browser), then complete the sign up form for LEARN Without Limits. You’ll be directed to the page about your course. Click the button “Sign up,” and you’ll be directed to a payment page where a coupon code has already been applied. Click Buy (for $0); CALL has already paid for the registration (only for California public library staff). You will be able to access the first section of the course, community discussion and resources and then will be alerted the day before the live session.

Starting Nov. 17: Providing Trauma-Informed Services in Small and Rural LibrariesInfopeople 4-week online course, November 17-December 14, 2020Apply right now for a seat.

Wed., Nov. 18, 11 a.m. Fostering Engagement and Building Literacy Competencies for Students and Patrons of Various CulturesFree live webinar, also available for later viewing on CALL Academy.

Wed., Nov. 18, 12 noonADA Compliance Wins for Digital Library SpacesFree one-hour webinar. Connect digital accessibility and ADA compliance with other principles of design (UDL) to create the best online programming experience possible.

Wed., Nov. 18, all dayLibrary Journal Design Institute 2020. If you want to revamp your space in the pandemic, or plan for future building/design projects, this event will provide spotlight design trends, case studies, and questions from the field.

Starting Nov. 24:  Preparing and Implementing EDI Training in Your Library, four-week course. (The CALL scholarship link is now active!) CALL is offering 20 no-cost seats (limited to one per jurisdiction) in this Infopeople course where you’ll practice skills to plan and facilitate an EDI-focused training for your staff. You’ll develop a blueprint for a staff training opportunity that can be implemented upon completing the course. You should be available for live sessions on Tues., Dec 1 and 8, 10 a.m.

Wed. Dec. 2, 11 a.m. Libraries Supporting Online Learning: New Strategies and Best Practices in Response to COVID-19. Free live webinar, also available for later viewing on CALL Academy.

Plan for the Future

Interested in upcoming four-week, intensive Library Juice Academy courses? Please note that you may attend only one Library Juice Academy course through California Library Learns (CALL) in the 2020-21 fiscal year. If there’s a link below, you can register for an upcoming Library Juice Academy course now. We encourage you to look at Library Juice Academy’s catalog to let us know if there are other courses of interest.

December 2020

Bilingual Storytime at Your Biblioteca

January 2021

Foundations of Early Literacy
Stories, Songs and Stretches
Programming for Children with Special Needs

February 2021

Allyship, Anti-Oppression Practices, and Building Inclusive Libraries
Library Outreach and Marketing to Latinx and Spanish-Speaking Families
Supercharging Your Storytimes
Library Resources and Services for Patrons on the Autism Spectrum

Visit CALL’s websitecalendar of upcoming trainings and CALL Academy, self-guided learning available 24/7, all FREE and brought to you by the California State Library and the California Library Association. Programs are open to all current California public library staff members (including public law libraries), including staff members furloughed or laid off since March 2020 for pandemic-related reasons. Tell us what you’d like to see from CALL!

Book to Action Webinar #2: Designing a Community Engagement Series

November 12 @ 2:00 pm 3:00 pm

Book to Action logoThe Book to Action initiative invites library staff to engage with community partners and create a series of events for adults and intergenerational groups. Join us for an informal webinar on designing a Book to Action community engagement series. Whether you’re focusing on Equity, Sustainability or Health, you’ll benefit from exploring ways to put together an impactful and engaging series of programs for adults and intergenerational groups in your community. We cannot know exactly what the potential programing period (March 2021 – July 2021) will bring, so bring an open mind and flexible mindset to this training.

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November 12, 2020
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