Newsletter: Week of January 11

Wed., Jan. 13, 11:00 a.m. Building Virtual Team Cohesion: Tips for ManagersLearn how to reposition team management through empathy, connection, and staff engagement by participating in this free webinar from ALA’s new CORE division.

NEW! Thurs., Jan. 14, 12:00 p.m. Putting the Me in Mental HealthJoin Nora Franco, Consumer Health Librarian from the Network of the National Library of Medicine Pacific Southwest Region to hear about resources such as MedlinePlus and other organizations. Discover strategies to use along your mental health journey and ensure you are your own priority.

NEW! Fri., Jan. 15, 10:00 a.m. Memory Lab Model: On-Site/Curbside/Mobile. This webinar is hosted by California Revealed, and is open to anyone who is interested in starting a Memory Lab, as well as anyone who is running a Memory Lab and would like to connect with others in the Network.  The Memory Lab is a space for free do-it-yourself digitization of photos, documents, audiovisual recordings, and other formats.

NEW! Starting Tues.,Feb. 2, Cultural Humility in Public Libraries: Colleagues and CustomersAre you curious about the term cultural humility? At its root, cultural humility requires one to acknowledge inequality and take action. This 2-week online course will introduce cultural humility as a concept for professional practice.

NEW! Starting Tues., Feb. 9, Support Young People’s Social Emotional Learning by Building Your Own Emotional Intelligence. Utilizing the framework from the Center for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), this 4-week course will teach you to assess your own social emotional competencies, promote promising practices to support these critical competencies within your youth programs, and explore lifelong benefits for personal and professional well-being and success.

Seats are still available in these 4-week Library Juice Academy courses that start February 1, 2021. Register Soon – Space is Limited!

Supercharging Your Storytimes. 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 peer sharing.

Library Resources and Services for Patrons on the Autism Spectrum. This course will provide librarians with a better understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder, effective means of communicating individuals with ASD, strategies for designing inviting and accessible library environments and programming, and suggestions for building relationships with community partners to better serve the needs of patrons with ASD.

Library Outreach and Marketing to Latinx and Spanish-Speaking FamiliesBuilding Relationships, Building Bridges is designed to help libraries begin or improve targeted outreach to Latino and Spanish-speaking communities. Updated to reflect today’s realities, this workshop uses current research and front-line voices to develop best practices for respectful and responsive outreach with particular emphasis on serving first-generation, primarily Spanish-speaking, Latinx immigrants and their families.

Of Interest

Ongoing.The Efficient Library. In this self-paced module, you will learn about simple changes that librarians and administrators can make to save time and improve service in any type of library (academic, school, special) so they can continue to provide outstanding service by responding quickly to the changing needs of stakeholders. (NOTE: You will need your free account to login to CALL Academy for this content)

Ongoing. Zoom me up Scottie! In the wake of the pandemic many have risen to the task of providing best practices and ideas for how to be a better “zoomer” (is there such a word?). Read this CALL blog post for some that you can quickly take advantage of.

Virtual Service Delivery Webinar SeriesJoin Brazelton Touchpoints Center for a series of free webinars and an online learning community. You’ll have a chance to explore the challenges and opportunities posed by early childhood virtual service delivery and share strategies providers have found for building and sustaining strong relationships with families virtually. Webinars are scheduled at 11:00 am on Wednesdays in January, February, and March.

Newsletter: Week of January 11