Newsletter: Week of January 19

Interested in offerings from ALA, PLA, Library Journal, RIPL, OCLC, and more? Read on!

Thurs., Jan 21, 12 noon. Transitioning Your Adult Programs to a Virtual EnvironmentREGISTER NOW for this special California-only webinar from the Public Library Association!Train staff to present virtually, integrate community partners into your virtual schedule, and embrace new strategies. The webinar will cover best practices for selecting and presenting programs, with a focus on security and effectiveness. NOTE: This is a one-hour webinar. If you are interested in a four-week course, please consider Creating Virtual Programs for Adults.

Our new connection with Library Journal helps us bring great new courses to you, including:

Starting Tues., Feb. 16, 8 a.m. (three weeks): Remote Reboot: Tools and Ideas for Librarians Supporting Remote or Hybrid Learning. Note that this course meets 8-10 a.m. PT on Feb. 16 and 23 and March 2. Two sessions each day cover topics including: How the Pandemic Has Sparked Revolutionary Ideas; Virtual Hands-On Learning: Bringing Virtual Makerspaces To Life; Creative Programming To Build Community (Even At a Distance); Securing the Future: Librarians are the Key to Saving the World! and more.

Look forward in coming newsletters (and the CALL calendar) for news of additional Library Journal courses, including Equity in Action: Fostering an Antiracist CulturePublic Programming in the PandemicDesigning for a Flexible Future; and a one-day summit on Building the Next Normal.

Interested in data and research?

The Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL) brings you a Data Boot Camp this spring, with live interactive (and archived) webinars that will help you get your library’s data in shape! The first workshop is Wed., Jan. 27, 10-11:30 a.m., Observations: Data Hiding in Plain Sight.

Other workshops include:

Wed., Feb. 2, 10-11:30, Can You Hear Me Now? Communicating Data to Stakeholders

February 23, 10-11:30, Nothing for Us, Without Us: Getting Started with Culturally Responsive Evaluation

March 2, 11-12:30, Meaningful Metrics for Your Organization

March 16, 11-12:30, Evaluation + Culture = Change

Also of interest

Wed., Jan. 27, 11 a.m. Library as Small Press: How to Publish Creative Books to Serve Your Patrons. Libraries of all sizes can capture vital local information, promote diverse writers, reach underserved populations, and illuminate special collections. In this webinar, you’ll learn the basic steps to publishing and promoting a print and digital book as well as ideas for related programming and community partnerships and tips for publishing on a budget. If you are unable to attend live, look for the recording of this webinar in CALL Academy at a later date.

Jan. 29, 12 p.m. REALM: Project Update and Community Reflections. The latest webinar from the REopening Libraries, Museums, and Webinars project, focusing on COVID-19 and library materials, features updates about project activities and research findings. Humboldt County library director Chris Cooper will be a featured speaker. Project team members will share the latest research, summarize what is known and unknown about the virus, and highlight free resources. Presenters will share response strategies implemented at their institution.

Register now at  

Last call

Library Juice Academy four-week courses starting in February. Remember, you may enroll in only one Library Juice Academy course per fiscal year.

Library Resources and Services for Patrons on the Autism Spectrum

Library Marketing and Outreach to Latinx and Spanish-Speaking Families

Wed., Jan. 20, 12:00 p.m. Winning Library Grants: Shortcuts and Strategies for Success.

Thur., Jan. 21, 12:00 p.m. Trauma Informed Approach in Public Libraries.

Use these links to view the recordings of the following Harvard Business Review webinars:

How a Crisis Can Help You Cultivate a Growth Mindset 

How to Be an Inclusive Leader 

Unleashing Greatness in Others 

Newsletter: Week of January 19