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8 Strategies for Creating a More Inclusive Volunteer Program

Register for this event. Many organizations struggle to engage volunteers who reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of the communities they serve. In response to this issue, the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA) recently embarked on a research study which resulted in a set of eight strategies for creating a more inclusive volunteer programContinue reading "8 Strategies for Creating a More Inclusive Volunteer Program"

Reading and Dyslexia in a Digital World: The Perspective of a Reading Warrior

Register for this one-hour webinar. Note: Registration for the live presentation is now full. Register to access the recording. This webinar will address how the human brain has evolved over time to make sense of words on a page, weaving a tapestry of research from neuroscience, linguistics, and cognitive psychology. Dr. Maryanne Wolf will delveContinue reading "Reading and Dyslexia in a Digital World: The Perspective of a Reading Warrior"

Data that Counts: An Introduction to Census Data for Public Libraries

Register for this event. Libraries were central to helping people be counted in the 2020 Census. Now, learn how to make the data count for your library and community! This free webinar from PLA will introduce you to the important role that public libraries can play in assisting individuals, groups, and organizations with finding, accessing,Continue reading "Data that Counts: An Introduction to Census Data for Public Libraries"

Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library

Read more and register for this one-hour webinar. This webinar will increase participants' skills for providing mental health information for care providers and the public. Presented by Emily Hamstra, Outreach Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region.  If you're unable to attend the live webinar, the recording will be postedContinue reading "Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library"

Libraries and Community Engagement: A Listening Session

Register for this one-hour webinar. Are you thinking about community engagement strategies or strategic planning? The California State Library want to know about your aspirations and needs, what has worked for you, and what has stymied your work. Please join us to share your comments, ideas, experiences, and questions. All levels of staff are welcome,Continue reading "Libraries and Community Engagement: A Listening Session"

Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic: An NNLM Virtual Symposium

Register for this event. The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the disparities of underserved, minority and underrepresented communities. This includes ensuring equal understanding of accurate health information, education in hard hit communities and valuing inclusion in clinical research to overcome COVID-19. The NNLM Virtual Symposium is an opportunity to address misinformation and mistrust, raise awareness about theContinue reading "Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic: An NNLM Virtual Symposium"

Youth Mental Health First Aid: Day One

Register for this 2-day training.  CALL has partnered with the California Department of Education to offer a certificate in Youth Mental Health First Aid. YMHFA teaches participants to identify, understand, and respond to youth, ages 6-18, who may experiencing emotional distress, mental illness or a substance use issue. This training gives adults the skills theyContinue reading "Youth Mental Health First Aid: Day One"

Engaging Pro Bono and Skills-Based Volunteers

Register for this one-hour webinar. If you're thinking about adding skilled volunteers to your program, or if you've just started, this seminar can help you make the experience successful for both the volunteer and the organization.  Navigating the introduction of the idea into your organization, developing the art of delegating work to volunteers, and settingContinue reading "Engaging Pro Bono and Skills-Based Volunteers"

Youth Mental Health First Aid: Day Two

Register for this 2-day training.  CALL has partnered with the California Department of Education to offer a certificate in Youth Mental Health First Aid. YMHFA teaches participants to identify, understand, and respond to youth, ages 6-18, who may experiencing emotional distress, mental illness or a substance use issue. This training gives adults the skills theyContinue reading "Youth Mental Health First Aid: Day Two"