Tell a Compelling Story About the Value of Your Library

November 4, 2020 @ 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

We are sorry to say, all slots have been filled at this time. If you are interested in being put on a wait list or if you have any other questions, please contact Christine Bolivar at cbolivar@blackgold.net. Full description of this program.

Newsletter: Week of November 2

This Month

This week we recommend the on-demand CALL Academy sessions on Building Safety: Sacramento Public Library’s Response to COVID-19 and Web Accessibility for Libraries 1; you’ll find modules 2 and 3 online too. Learn how to set up your account.

New PCI webinars are available from People Connect Institute weekly, usually Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. On Nov. 4 it’s Grant Writing: What the Pros Know, Nov. 11 is Embracing Race in Children’s Programming, and Nov. 18 is Bully-Proof Your Library.

Thursday, Nov. 5, 11 a.m. 150 Million New Technology Oriented Jobs and the Skills Needed to Get Them, afree PLA webinar that identifies ten jobs positioned to grow in the future and resources for your patrons.

Tues., Nov. 10, 1 p.m. Zoom conversation on Creating and Exploring Safe Spaces for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Staff Members with discussion leaders from Denver Public Library (CO), Dayton Metro Library (OH), and Contra Costa County (CA), and learn about J.E.D.I. (Justice, Inclusion, Diversity and Inclusion). Please register in advance.

Thurs., Nov. 12, 2020, 11:30 a.mVirtual Services on a Short Timeline with a Small Budget (90 minute workshop)Apply for a no-cost CALL seat in this American Library Association workshop.

Applications open now (due November 16): Developing Leaders in California LibrariesApply now for a space in the 2021 six-session Leadership Cohort or New Leaders Cohort.

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

Wednesday, November 18, 12 noonADA Compliance Wins for Digital Library SpacesInfopeople one-hour webinar. Tie digital accessibility and ADA compliance in with other principles of design (UDL) to create the best and most seamless online programming experience possible. Making your documents, presentations, and PDFs accessible is easier than you think.

Wednesday, November 18, all dayLibrary Journal Design Institute 2020. Looking to revamp your space in the pandemic, or planning for future building/design projects? This event will provide spotlight design trends, case studies, and questions from the field.

Starting November 24 is a four-week course on Preparing and Implementing EDI Training in Your Library. 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. With the support of the instructors, 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, times to be announced.

Comments from the Field

Tell us what you’d like to see from CALL!

“CALL is totally amazing!  I shared again with my staff yesterday and told them some of the offerings, which are right what we need.”

“Links, links, links!!  Appreciate this great collection of resources that have been vetted by library staff and this presenter.”

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), as well as those public library staff members who have been furloughed or laid off since March 2020 for pandemic-related reasons.

CALL is a collaborative program of the California Library Association and the California State Library, and is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

Ongoing :: Virtual Programming: Working with Presenters and Performers

November 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

The Virtual Programming: Working with Presenters and Performers module is only available to California Library staff via CALL Academy.

Virtual programming resources (webinars and newsletters) have been shared by PLA, Webjunction, ALA and many interest groups throughout the country.  Staff in libraries of all types, geographic locations, and sizes are learning the facts about this public health crisis, informing the public, and adapting services and programming to meet changing community needs. 

If your library is ready to branch out from staff created programming to working with outside presenters information about virtual programming policy, tips on booking performers, understanding virtual platforms, and working with performers are included in this tutorial. 

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

Newsletter: Week of October 29

Tuesday, October 27, 1 p.m.: Introducing the California Grants Portal, with Shivani Bose-Varela. Understand how your patrons and your library can benefit from knowing more about grants.ca.gov, where you can find state grant and loan opportunities. Pre-registration required for this free event produced just for you!

PCI Webinars: a new webinar is available from People Connect Institute almost every week, usually Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. This week it’s Little Hands Signing in Storytimes, next week is Grant Writing: What the Pros Know, and the week after is Embracing Race in Children’s Programming. Can’t make it on Wednesdays? All webinars are archived (within about a week of the original session) and available round the clock on CALL Academy. For tips on searching, read more!

Thursday, October 29, 10 a.m. REALM Resources for Libraries Operating during COVID-19, a CALL webinar with Sharon Streams of the Reopening Archives, Libraries and Museums project, presented by Infopeople. Register for this free event directly through Infopeople.

Grab a seat now before they’re all gone! Thursday, November 12, 2020, 11:30 a.mVirtual Services on a Short Timeline with a Small Budget (90 minute workshop). California public library staff members can apply for a no-cost CALL seat in this American Library Association workshop at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VirtualSvcs. Jason Griffey and David Lee King will help you figure out what your library needs to get staff and patrons up to speed on virtual services. If you are applying through CALL, please do not register with ALA; fill out the CALL application only.

Starting November 17: Providing Trauma-Informed Services in Small and Rural LibrariesInfopeople 4-week online course, November 17-December 14, 2020Apply now for a seat. Please note that many larger library jurisdictions in California include small and rural libraries within their borders, so if you serve a small or rural community, we encourage you to apply. Learn to apply a trauma-informed approach to one-to-one interactions and incorporate knowledge of trauma into library services, policies, and practices; identify potential community partners; and discover relevant resources in small and rural communities.

Our calendar is updated several times a week, so bookmark the site and keep checking for information! If you missed last week’s newsletter, find it here.

Comments from the Field

I loved the diversity of the Association of Rural and Small Libraries conference sessions. I felt like I was connecting and talking with friends who shared like experiences about library work.

I’m so pleased with the workshops you’ve been offering!  It’s just been great!

[This was] my first time attending the ARSL conference. It has served as an eye-opener for me. I used to think that we are a really small and limited library system; however, I was surprised that there are even other libraries smaller and have less funding and resources than us. It has been very inspiring seeing/hearing from them. The best part are the lessons and learnings you take home with you. I also loved how each participant shares their experiences and gives suggestions on the chat box. I learned not only from the panelists, but also from other library staff/participants as well.

Tell us what you think, and what you’d like to see from CALL!

Free and Upcoming on CALL!

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), as well as those public library staff members who have been furloughed or laid off since March 2020 for pandemic-related reasons.

CALL is a collaborative program of the California Library Association and the California State Library, and is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.