Register for this one-hour webinar. Program coordinators, department heads, and other supervisors are the leadership of public libraries on the front lines, but they don't always have a seat at the table when administrators talk about change within the library. Attendees of this panel discussion will hear from public librarians representing libraries of varying sizes,Continue reading "Affecting Change in a Middle Management Role"
Register for this 90-minute webinar. Are you concerned that your library's website isn't meeting accessibility standards? If not, you should be--lawsuits concerning website accessibility failures are increasing, and libraries do not have immunity. In this 90-minute webinar presented by Laura Solomon, you'll gain an understanding of which guidelines are used to measure website accessibility inContinue reading "Introduction to Web Accessibility: A Project Enable Webinar Hosted by Infopeople"
Due to COVID-19, many libraries shut their physical doors and worked in a virtual environment for weeks if not months. During this time, librarians had to quickly adjust their workplans, communication, and ways of interacting with the public. There was not a great deal of time to consider best practices for virtual libraries, or toContinue reading "Keeping the Best of the Virtual Experience"
Behavior in Community: Self-Paced Course
Apply for a seat in this self-paced course. Belonging & Behavior: When you establish a positive culture in your program, young people's behaviors will be positive, too. In this course, you will learn how to cultivate youth's sense of belonging through culturally responsive practices. Attending to restorative practices, you'll keep your program culture focused on improvingContinue reading "Behavior in Community: Self-Paced Course"
Plan & Facilitate Playful Learning: Self-Paced Course
Apply for a seat in this self-paced course. Learning as Fun: One enormous loss during the pandemic was the opportunity for kids to be curious and learn through play. In this course, you will learn why play is the primary task for childhood and *how* to keep play at the center of your youth programming. FacilitationContinue reading "Plan & Facilitate Playful Learning: Self-Paced Course"
Working with Young People Through Challenging Times
Apply for a seat in this self-paced course. Build the foundation for a positive summer learning experience for the young people in your program. Recognize the trauma we've all been through, the impact of that trauma on young people, and how it will likely show up in your program. Prepare yourself to create a traumaContinue reading "Working with Young People Through Challenging Times"
Apply to participate. You will indicate your training date preference in the application. Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) is one of the nation’s pre-eminent conflict de-escalation trainers. A number of California libraries have trained with CPI and have given it highly favorable ratings: “staff got the tools they needed to face any situation came out ofContinue reading "Verbal Intervention: Crisis Prevention Institute"
Register for this one-hour webinar. The history of public libraries is deeply rooted in white supremacy, and white cultural norms still dominate management practices in public libraries today. In order to create more inclusive workplace cultures in public libraries, new norms must be established by creating decision-making processes and modes of communication that honor theContinue reading "Re-Weaving the Culture through Inclusive Norms in the Public Library"
Register for this event. One characteristic of white supremacy culture is the idea that there is “one right way” to do things. There are many ways in which volunteer engagement systems reflect this characteristic; for example, the formal processes for onboarding volunteers, the requirement of an ongoing commitment for certain roles, and the limited voiceContinue reading "No “One Right Way”: Creating New Systems for Volunteer Engagement."
Register now for this one-hour webinar. This webinar is intended to give an overview of the The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program. This will include who is eligible, and what documentation applicants need to sign up for the program. Additionally, the presenters will provide resources for libraries to provide to patrons who might need assistanceContinue reading "Emergency Broadband Benefit Program"
Supercharging Your Storytime
Apply for a seat in this four-week course. Using your knowledge of early literacy skills and practices, based on Every Child Ready to Read®, supercharge your storytimes through interactivity with children and their parents/caregivers, intentionality, being more purposeful in connecting storytime books and experiences to support early literacy behaviors, and assessment through self-reflection and peerContinue reading "Supercharging Your Storytime"
Do-It-Yourself Usability Testing
Apply for a seat in this four-week course. This four-week course will take a deep dive into practical DIY usability testing and empower you to collect valuable user feedback, even if you have zero budget for usability testing. In this course, you will learn how to use free tools to conduct a range of usabilityContinue reading "Do-It-Yourself Usability Testing"
Copyright and Open Licensing Issues
Apply for a seat in this four-week course. The question of copyright comes up frequently in librarianship, and issues surrounding copyright limitations pervade all aspects of library work including publishing, acquisitions, electronic resources management, metadata, resource sharing, and patron interactions. In this course, you will learn the foundations of copyright law, the types of resourcesContinue reading "Copyright and Open Licensing Issues"
Apply for a seat in this four-week course. Leadership communication is a difficult and complex art form to master. This course will give you the tools you need in order to successfully navigate communication at all different levels from interpersonal to groups, as well as help frame difficult conversations. In addition, you will explore howContinue reading "Leadership Communication"
LSSC Elective Competencies: Supervision and Management
Apply for a seat in this six-week course. A six week online course on supervision and management, designed to meet the elective requirement of the Library Support Staff Certification. This course covers introductory information on policies and procedures, the hiring cycle, professional development, performance expectations, discipline, leadership, strategic planning, budgets, fundraising, partnerships, marketing and outreach.Continue reading "LSSC Elective Competencies: Supervision and Management"
Redefining Wellness for Librarians of Color
Apply for a seat in this four-week course. Through the use of literature review, wellness check prompts, and community practice the participants in this course will analyze, reflect, and critically examine wellness in libraries and their own overall experiences. Presented by :: Amanda M. Leftwich Course Dates: June 7 - July 4, 2021 CALL SPONSORED:Continue reading "Redefining Wellness for Librarians of Color"
Online Privacy & Security: Best Practices for You and Your Library Users
Learn more and register for this four-week course. Would you like to find out more about data privacy and become a better data privacy advocate for your library patrons? In this online course you will learn how to use several technologies in order to protect your data from being exposed. By the end of thisContinue reading "Online Privacy & Security: Best Practices for You and Your Library Users"
Register for this one-hour webinar. Even before COVID, libraries sought to better serve their patrons through design considerations and improvements. And now, with spaces opening up and a new normal in front of us, each community faces its own set of evolving needs and challenges. Join this webcast to learn from leading library architects asContinue reading "Designing Libraries to Meet Evolving Community Needs"
Apply for a seat in this three-day virtual conference. Registration closes May 27, 2021. The past year has brought many challenges for volunteer engagement leaders that we may be eager to put in the past. It's time to work together to imagine the future of volunteer engagement: Out with the old, in with the BOLD. Let'sContinue reading "MAVA’s 2021 Virtual Volunteer Engagement Leadership Conference: In with the BOLD"
This webinar is only available to California Library staff. Register to attend live or visit the CALL Academy one week after delivery for a recording. Whether it’s a natural disaster or a pandemic, your library’s decisions and actions during a crisis matter. They will not only have a profound impact on your employees’ morale, butContinue reading "We Survived: Boosting Staff and Community Morale and Wellness During Crisis"
Register for this one-hour webinar. As libraries begin to open their doors and people begin to re-engage in the community, the transition to normalcy may take time. The lack of socialization caused by the pandemic may impact the ability of community members to engage in the public space skillfully. Library staff may be faced withContinue reading "Ten Tips for Managing Conflict"
Register for this one-hour webinar. “History has shown us that courage can be contagious, and hope can take on a life of its own.” —Michelle Obama. Leaders today understand that making progress with diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and accessibility is a journey of cultural change that they must undertake. What are you doing to propelContinue reading "Creating an Anti-Racist Organization with Joanne Kinya Baker"
We will discuss some of the best online reference resources for the novice and the expert public library reference worker. Learn tips and tricks to being a reference wizard and know when to use one resource over another. At the end of this webinar participants will: Create a list of online reference resources suitable forContinue reading "References for the Reference Staff"
Register for this one-hour webinar. Community homelessness exists across the United States, in rural, suburban and urban areas. In this webinar, Julie Ann Winkelstein will give a brief overview of who is unhoused, the numerous ways community members experience homelessness, some basic statistics and facts about US homelessness, and insights into its impact on people’sContinue reading "Community Homelessness: What Can Libraries Do?"
Apply for a seat in this one-hour webinar. Passive-aggressive behavior can be maddening. It catches us off guard, causes confusion, resentment, and low morale. What causes it and how can you help prevent it? This webinar will bring together research from multiple fields on how to handle passive-aggressive behavior, with particular tips for librarians. ItContinue reading "Passive-Aggressive Behavior: Sources and Solutions for Library Workspaces"
Register for this three-hour mini-conference. This Library 2.021 mini-conference: "Reinventing Libraries for a Post-COVID World," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, June 17th, 2021. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, librarians have been faced with all manner of challenges as they have worked to bring their service, resources, and events intoContinue reading "Reinventing Libraries for a Post COVID World"
Apply for a seat in this one-hour webinar. One common definition of ethics is the study of good vs. evil or right and wrong. In practical terms, a code of ethics establishes guidelines and processes for making decisions and taking action. Four principles that support ethical behavior in libraries are transparency, privacy, access to information,Continue reading "Library Ethics: Earning Trust and Respect during Difficult Times"
2021 ALA Annual Conference – CALL Seats
Apply for a CALL seat at ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition: June 23 - 29, 2021. Join the library community online this summer at the 2021 Annual Conference & Exhibition. You’ll find education, authors, exhibitors, best practice information, networking, and more. Learn more about the 2021 ALA Annual Conference. CALL has a limited number of seats availableContinue reading "2021 ALA Annual Conference – CALL Seats"
Register for this one-hour webinar. Gallup 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 the organization. Libraries that recruit better bossesContinue reading "Stop Hiring Bad Bosses: How to Strengthen Your Management Recruitment Strategies"
Are you looking for new picture books to share in your classroom, curriculum, or collection? Join Katie for a presentation featuring the “best of the best new picture books” from the 2021 and late 2020 publishing crop. A variety of books will be featured, including great read aloud books, distinguished illustrations, and picture books aboutContinue reading "Best New Picture Books for Ages 1-6"
2021 ALA Annual Conference – CALL Seats
Engaging Your Community Online
Learn more and register for this four-week course. Due to COVID-19, many libraries shut their physical doors and worked in a virtual environment for weeks if not months. During this time, librarians had to quickly adjust their ways of interacting with the public. There was not a great deal of time to consider best practicesContinue reading "Engaging Your Community Online"
Basic Cataloging and Classification
Learn more and register for this four-week course. This four-week online course will provide an overview of library cataloging and classification and prepare you to do copy cataloging. Through reading materials, online forums, and individual exercises, you will gain knowledge of basic cataloging rules and tools, commonly used controlled vocabularies, the Dewey Decimal Classification system,Continue reading "Basic Cataloging and Classification"
Register for this four-hour workshop. Do you wonder what research really says about how to support school readiness? How can you help families prepare young children for starting school? The Reimagining School Readiness Toolkit is a suite of research-backed resources created for library staff to help families prepare children ages 0 to 8 for success in schoolContinue reading "Reimagining School Readiness Workshop"
With school closures, remote learning, and working from home, COVID has changed day-to-day reality for many families. While school-age children are becoming overwhelmed with work and screens, parents are often at a loss to find creative ways to engage younger children who are temporarily unable to attend daycare or preschool. Libraries have stepped in toContinue reading "Programming at Home: Parents and Caregivers"
Apply for a seat in this 90-minute workshop. In this workshop, librarian and literacy activism expert Janet Damon shows you how you can use storytime programs to help facilitate an anti-racist environment in your community. You will learn how to share and discuss stories that help parents and children talk about race, identity, and belongingContinue reading "Creating Anti-Racist Storytimes: Activism, Belonging, and Change Workshop"