Strategic Planning Made Easy: Part 2

March 15, 2021 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm

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If your library considers strategic planning to be about as much fun as a root canal and as useful as a bull in a china shop, then this workshop is for you! Whether you’re in a position to initiate, lead, or just contribute to your library’s next plan, you’ll be energized and eager to take part once you see how simple planning can be. And, not only easy, but critical as well to the future success of your teams, your organization, and your community! After the first session learners will leave with a list of critical “first steps” to consider. One week later, all participants will have the chance to meet for an interactive session to share ideas, feedback, and advice with one another under the guidance of Catherine Hakala-Ausperk

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Leading During a Crisis Part 1: What is Crisis Communication and Crisis Leadership?

March 10, 2021 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm

This webinar is only available to California Library Staff. Register to attend live, or visit the CALL Academy a week after delivery for a recording.

Communication is of the utmost importance during times of crisis. How do we effectively communicate? What information needs to be shared? How and who shares this information?

This presentation provides the necessary foundational understanding of crisis communication and how to navigate leadership responsibilities during these times.Continue reading “Leading During a Crisis Part 1: What is Crisis Communication and Crisis Leadership?”

Exploring the Pandemic’s Impact on Families’ Well-Being

March 10, 2021 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm

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On the one-year anniversary of the pandemic shutdown, we will reflect on the impact of the pandemic on families’ lives and well-being. In this webinar, we will explore how providers can identify family member behaviors that are expected responses to the pandemic, and when those behaviors may need more mental health support.Continue reading “Exploring the Pandemic’s Impact on Families’ Well-Being”

Strategic Planning Made Easy: Part 1

March 8, 2021 @ 1:00 pm 2:30 pm

Registration information to come

If your library considers strategic planning to be about as much fun as a root canal and as useful as a bull in a china shop, then this workshop is for you! Whether you’re in a position to initiate, lead, or just contribute to your library’s next plan, you’ll be energized and eager to take part once you see how simple planning can be. And, not only easy, but critical as well to the future success of your teams, your organization, and your community! After the first session learners will leave with a list of critical “first steps” to consider. One week later, all participants will have the chance to meet for an interactive session to share ideas, feedback, and advice with one another under the guidance of Catherine Hakala-Ausperk

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Facilitator Training: Civil Legal Justice Through Public Libraries

March 8, 2021 All day

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This Facilitator Training from WebJunction will prepare you to provide the structure and support that will enhance learning for group members as you lead your peer learning group through the CPCLJ (Creating Pathways to Civil Legal Justice) self-paced course series. The CPCLJ self-paced courses are free and available to any public library staff who wants to learn about the important role libraries play in access to civil legal justice and how to assist those seeking legal information.Continue reading “Facilitator Training: Civil Legal Justice Through Public Libraries”

Creating Outstanding Online Storytimes

March 3, 2021 @ 11:30 am 1:00 pm

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With many libraries currently closed to the public, library staff are turning to online storytimes as a way to provide quality programming for young patrons. Join veteran storyteller Kathy MacMillan to explore the fundamental differences between online and in-person storytimes and best practices to bring early literacy programming into an online environment.Continue reading “Creating Outstanding Online Storytimes”

Grant Writing 101 – Lessons Learned from a First Time Grant Recipient

March 3, 2021 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm

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.

Do you need grant funding but aren’t sure how to start? Have you received a grant and are thinking what now? Do you find all the reports and budgets confusing?

This webinar is designed to share best practices for writing grant proposals and how to utilize grant funding once your proposal has been accepted. It will cover topics including how to write a grant, figuring out grant budgeting issues, grant reporting and management, and common pitfalls of utilizing grant funding.

In this interactive and informative program, attendees will:

  • Be able to identify projects or programs with the potential for grant funding
  • Be able to articulate goals, objectives, and outcomes of grant project writing
  • Be able to produce and accurate budget and supporting budget narrative

Biography ~ June Power

June Power is the Director for Special Collections and Archives for The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, also having served 15 years as the head of the Access Services department. She is the managing department head and has also assisted with copyright management, reference, and genealogy. She has presented at NCLA, the ILLiad Conference, the Ares Virtual Conference, the Azaela Coast Library Association Conference, and the Access Services Conference.

She is on the editorial board for the Journal of Access Services and has published a series of articles in that journal as well as several book chapters.

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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training – Free

February 27, 2021 @ 6:00 am 10:30 am

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H.E.A.L (Health Education for Advanced Living) is providing MHFA training for free through an interactive virtual format that includes a 2 hour self-paced session followed by a virtual live 4 hour session and culminating in your MHFA certification.

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