• Seguimos Creando Enlaces Conference: Long-lasting Connections

    Seguimos Creando Enlaces Conference: Long-lasting Connections

    The 11th Annual  Seguimos Creando Enlaces (We Continue Creating Connections) conference was back in person with 167 attendees at the San Diego Central Library on Friday, May 12th, 2023. Creando, for short, is a free, binational conference, sponsored by CALL, that fosters community connections and cultural diversity in public, academic, and special libraries, bringing together libraries from both […]

  • 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 the state gear up for Building Forward infrastructure projects and grant proposals, it’s a good time to learn more about understanding and managing library spaces. California Libraries Learn (CALL) invites you to join us for […]

  • 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 activity to better learn our personal thinking styles. Also, it was nice to meet other library staff from libraries across SoCal. -Participant quote In April, CALL responded to requests for more professional development opportunities in […]

  • 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 own co-workers, is important for ensuring more empathetic patron interactions and a positive workplace. That’s why we’re committed to providing training that will help you address patron needs and staff challenges through a trauma-informed lens. This month CALL […]

  • 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! What would you like to see in the next year from CALL? Do you have topics or areas of interest that you would like to share? What format is your favorite? How can CALL better […]

  • 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 in every nation is producing or sustaining either racial inequity or equity between racial groups.” As a profession, we must ask ourselves how our libraries are or should be producing or sustaining racial equity. This […]