Tech Time with Purpose

December 15, 2020 @ 10:30 am 12:00 pm

During this free 90-minute webinar, library staff will learn about current research on the use of digital technologies with young children and receive guidance and support to help navigate this challenging technological landscape with young patrons. Register for this Early Learning with Families Webinar.Continue reading “Tech Time with Purpose”

Ongoing :: Don’t Sweat the Flops: Using Mindful Play to Redefine Stress

December 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

The Don’t Sweat the Flops: Using Mindful Play to Redefine Stress module (60 mins) is only available to California Library staff via CALL Academy.

What’s your reaction when life throws you a curve ball? How well do you adapt when things don’t go as planned? This energizing and interactive virtual session redefines the experience of “failure” and provides strategies for encouraging a mindful approach to work and life. Practice looking at things from this fresh perspective and learn to bring it into your organization by embracing the flop – a flop ball that is. A simple, yet challenging skill toy has players use the back of their hands to throw and catch – a slight change that requires a shift in mindset and the player to pay attention in a new way.Continue reading “Ongoing :: Don’t Sweat the Flops: Using Mindful Play to Redefine Stress”

Ongoing :: 10 Strategies for Community Organizing in Libraries

December 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

The 10 Strategies for Community Organizing in Libraries module (45 mins) is only available to California Library staff via CALL Academy.

The 10 short lessons in this tutorial build on each other to communicate a set of key strategic concepts. You will see a set of Activities (marked with a beaker icon ) mixed in with the lessons. These Activities will help you apply the concepts and begin to take strategic action for organizing your community around your library.Continue reading “Ongoing :: 10 Strategies for Community Organizing in Libraries”

Book to Action Webinar #3: Virtual Programming, Marketing and Outreach Ideas Exchange

December 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm 3:00 pm

Register for this Book to Action webinar that invites library staff to engage with community partners and create a series of events for adults and intergenerational groups. Book to Action 2021 will provide staff development opportunities, programming support, and an opportunity for statewide public programming to occur between March 2021 – July 2021.

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The Efficient Library

December 9, 2020 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm

Libraries are constantly being called to respond to change. Whether the change needs to be in the type of service that builds a vibrant community, the technologies that are required to deliver information, or response to health and safety concerns, librarians must adapt quickly to continue to provide the kind of service that the community depends upon. Registration and additional descriptionContinue reading “The Efficient Library”

Smart Planning and Scheduling in Youth Services

December 8, 2020 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm

Scheduling staff can be challenging. Add in programming, and that can be a recipe for stress. Learn to juggle staffing, programming, and community engagements successfully while keeping your personal schedule in balance. This webinar is a free offering from ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children).

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