You Served, You Earned: Helping Veterans Learn About and Use the Benefits They Earned

April 28, 2021 @ 12:00 pm 2:00 pm

Register for this two-hour webinar.

This workshop is an opportunity to learn about resources for Veterans and where to find them for Veterans in California. This training will be valuable to all public facing staff in California public libraries. Experts from the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) will teach you the most commonly asked questions by Veterans and their family members and where to find the answers!

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Pages Against Predjudice

April 28, 2021 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm

Racism is still an issue in our country; and, COVID-19 related discrimination reconfirms that any race can be the target. Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author of Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, has created an anti-racist reading list for adults. However, a similar list does not seem to be readily available for young people. Building this type of list, and enhancing our collections, could help our young people to learn and think about prejudice. But, should we stop at racism?Continue reading “Pages Against Predjudice”

Equity in Action: Building Diverse Collections

April 27, 2021 @ 11:00 am 1:00 pm

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In this course, you’ll learn from an outstanding group of experts as they explore key concepts essential to cultivating and promoting inclusive and equitable collections. You’ll conduct a diversity audit of your collections, and learn how to include diverse books, wider perspectives, #ownvoices, and how to be both more responsive to the community you serve and more reflective of the diversity of our world. Continue reading “Equity in Action: Building Diverse Collections”

Cultivating Civility, Resilience and Reflection in the Library Workplace

April 27, 2021 All day

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Would you like to be part of the solution to creating a functional library work environment with workplace communications that are complete and clear? In this course you will learn how to effectively handle workplace conflict among library employees and work towards teams that are aligned and focused on purpose. Don’t miss your chance to benefit from the course instructors who co-authored The Dysfunctional Library: Challenges and Solutions to Workplace Relationships and Cultivating Civility: Practical Ways to Improve a Dysfunctional Library. This is a CALL exclusive course.Continue reading “Cultivating Civility, Resilience and Reflection in the Library Workplace”

My Leadership Journey: Tracie D. Hall

April 23, 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.

In February 2020, Hall was appointed the American Library Association’s 10th executive director in its 143-year history. In her new role, Hall oversees the oldest and largest library association in the world, made up of 57,000 members and more than 200 staffers. Hall is the first female African American executive director in ALA’s history.

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Seminar Two: Crisis Prevention Institute

April 23, 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

You Served, You Earned: Helping Veterans Learn About and Use the Benefits They Earned

April 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm 2:00 pm

Register for this two-hour webinar.

This workshop is an opportunity to learn about resources for Veterans and where to find them for Veterans in California. This training will be valuable to all public facing staff in California public libraries. Experts from the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) will teach you the most commonly asked questions by Veterans and their family members and where to find the answers!

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