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"
Apply for a seat in this course. Please do not register through Library Juice Academy. This course runs April 5 - May 2, 2021. There’s more to choosing books for storytime than just knowing the collection. It’s also important to understand how to choose books that foster school readiness and literacy skills, as well asContinue reading "Developmentally Appropriate and Diverse Books for Storytime"
Apply to attend this event. Join a national audience with the Brazelton Touchpoints center for three days of knowledge sharing and learning as they explore the effects of racism and trauma on children, families, and communities, and how together we can advance racial equity and justice. This year’s Forum is virtual, and each day beginsContinue reading "2021 Brazelton Virtual National Forum"
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"
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"
Learn the secrets to climbing the management ladder in this interactive session. Brainstorm with other ambitious leaders to create your own personal career plan. Leverage the experience of our facilitator who was a Vice President at age 30 and avoid the “rookie mistakes” that can derail your goals. This webinar offers practical tips about everythingContinue reading "Secrets to Climbing the Management Ladder"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"