Newsletter: Week of February 16

CALLing Public Library Staff in California Interested in Live Virtual Programming for Youth!

New! Tues., March 23 (3-week course). Using OBS Studio to Create Live and Recorded Youth Programs.If you have you ever wanted to create professional looking live streams that are interactive and engaging, then OBS Studio (free and open-source software) might be the right tool for you. It allows you to have better control over what your audience sees and hears during your live programs, like being able to add lyrics to your storytimes, have multiple people on screen, share your desktop and make it easier to interact with your audience.

This Week

Wed., Feb. 17, 11 a.m. (2 hour special). Best of Children’s Books 2020In this fun, interactive, and inherently socially distanced webinar, Jill Burket Ragase and Amy Schardein will present their must have/favorite board book, picture book, and nonfiction titles published in 2020.

Thurs., Feb. 18, 12 p.m(60-minute webinar). Training Staff to Serve Patrons Experiencing Homelessness in the Suburbs.Libraries in suburban communities are seeing a rise in homelessness, and many staff are unprepared to handle the needs of this population. In this PLA hosted webinar, Mid-Continent (Missouri) Public Library looks at situations that have occurred in their community and steps that they took to train staff in ways to serve the needs of this demographic, from locating social services resources to de-escalation techniques.

Coming Soon

Tues., Feb. 23, 10 a.m. (90-minute webinar). Nothing for Us, Without Us: Getting Started with Culturally Responsive EvaluationPart of the RIPL Data Bootcamp series.

Wed., Feb. 24, 1 p.m. (60-minute webinar). Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New WayOne of the free volunteer engagement webinars customized for libraries provided by Get Involved and VolunteerMatch.

Fri., Feb. 26, 6:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Online Conference). Big Talk from Small LibrariesThis free one-day online conference is aimed at librarians from small libraries. A great opportunity to learn about the innovative things your colleagues are doing in their small libraries.

Mon., March 1 – 31. (A totally different experience). The ConnectionWould you like to be part of the League of Awesome Librarians? Then the Library Collective wants you! The Connection is billed as new + vibrant online community + line-up of events throughout March 2021 designed to offer useful, fun, and affordable virtual professional development to library workers! CALL has reserved a number of registrations for California participants. Don’t miss this unique opportunity, apply now.

New! Tues., March 9, 10 a.m., (90-minute panel discussion). Mental Health Supports for Disaster Preparedness and RecoveryJoin libraries across the state for this event hosted by NorthNet Library System’s Preparing to Respond and Recover Together LSTA project. Following recent wildfires and during the ongoing response to COVID-19, libraries have played a crucial role in community mental health, serving as a source of refuge, providing vital human connection, and linking patrons with essential resources.

Now Available 24/7 in CALL Academy

Transitioning Your Adult Programs to a Virtual Environment. If you missed this PLA webinar you can now view the recording on loan for the next year.

Evaluating Virtual Programs and Events. How does program success in a virtual world differ from in person programs and events? What data should we collect? How do we get feedback? The recording of this Infopeople hosted webinar is now available, including an introduction from Meg DePriest, California State Library, who shares about the Public Library Survey and data elements for Virtual Programming.

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Newsletter: Week of February 16