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Advancing Family Engagement in Libraries: A PLA Professional Development Series

Apply for a seat in this six-month professional development series. Based on the Public Library Association’s Family Engagement framework, this professional development series will enable public library professionals to expand and refine their current family engagement programming and strategies and plan for new programs and services. Each cohort of this series will consist of eight […]

Children’s Services Fundamentals (LSSC Approved)

Register for this four-week, online course. September 14 - October 11, 2021. Does your work in the library include service to children and their families? Do you want to do a better job in providing homework assistance, readers’ advisory, tours of your library, or family programs? Expert children’s librarian and author Penny Peck will help […]

Making in Libraries: Starting, Managing, and Promoting Maker Services

Register for this two-day training. Tuesday, 9/14/2021 - Wednesday, 9/15/2021 The rapid growth of library makerspace services present both challenges and opportunities for all libraries and their users. There are many considerations for libraries as they plan and manage maker services, from how to get started, to managing and growing existing services, to developing maker […]

Differentiation 101: Leading Yourself out of Workplace Anxiety

Apply for a seat in this 90-minute workshop. This year we learned that the opposite of depression is purpose. In this short workshop, attendees are reminded of their unique and specialized purpose. It is a reminder of what they are responsible for, and what they are not responsible for. This simple exercise brings clarity to […]

Coursera, Learning Express, and LinkedIn Learning: Information Session for Public Libraries

Register for this 75-minute webinar. California’s public libraries now have the opportunity to add up to six new learning platforms for their patrons. Making these online tools (Coursera, GetSetUp, Learning Express, LinkedIn Learning, Northstar, and Skillshare) available to Californians will speed recovery from the pandemic by offering quick help to community members who are unemployed […]

How to Hire Better Bosses! How to Strengthen Your Management Recruitment Strategies

Apply for a seat in this one-hour webinar. A Gallup poll finds that organizations fail to choose the right candidate for leadership positions over 82% of the time. In terms of employee morale, exit interviews and workplace culture surveys show that toxic bosses are the number one reason employees leave or disengage from their organizations.  […]

Autism in Libraries

Register for this one-hour webinar. In recent years, autism has been more broadly defined than it previously had been, and we now understand autism to be an issue of overstimulated nerves -- a problem which may be moderate or extreme and which is associated with ADHD, OCD, and other nerve-and-brain differences – which means the […]

Soft Skills: The Tools Every Librarian Should Have

Register for this one-hour webinar. Being a successful librarian means more than knowing how to catalog, read a MARC record, or find resources for a student writing a paper. It means having soft skills that fill in gaps when theory and technical knowledge don’t answer patron questions or tell you how to be a team […]

Little Hands Signing: Group Coaching Session

Apply for a seat in this 75-minute workshop. Here’s your chance to get live feedback on your storytime activities using American Sign Language! In this interactive small-group session, each participant will demonstrate a story, song, rhyme or other activity they plan to use with signs in storytime, and storyteller and nationally certified ASL interpreter Kathy […]

GetSetUp, Northstar, and Skillshare: Information Session for Public Libraries

Register for this 75-minute webinar. California’s public libraries now have the opportunity to add up to six new learning platforms for their patrons. Making these online tools (Coursera, GetSetUp, Learning Express, LinkedIn Learning, Northstar, and Skillshare) available to Californians will speed recovery from the pandemic by offering quick help to community members who are unemployed […]

Hands Up! Live ASL Practice for Library Staff (Beginner)

Apply for a seat in this six-week online course. Learn how to improve your service to deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons in this interactive series. We'll cover basic information about American Sign Language and Deaf Culture, as well as specific vocabulary for the library setting. Each session will build on those before it to reinforce your […]

Dare to Lead: Immersive Workshop 4

Apply to participate in this immersive, virtual series that takes place over five sessions from August 6 to September 17, 2021. Additional Description. CALL EXCLUSIVE (for California public libraries only)

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