Current Professional Development Opportunities
Free People Connect Institute webinars, usually Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 11: Embracing Race in Children’s Programming. Nov. 18: Bully-Proof Your Library; recordings are available in CALL Academy a week later.
Due by Nov. 16: Developing Leaders in California Libraries. Apply now for a space in the 2021 six-session Leadership Cohort or New Leaders Cohort.
Tues., Nov. 17, 10 a.m. NEW! Crash Course: Engaging Youth Online, from Development Without Limits, 90 minutes. Learn three strategies for working with young people online. Click here to go to the course registration page (actually, right click to copy the link, then paste into the Chrome browser), then complete the sign up form for LEARN Without Limits. You’ll be directed to the page about your course. Click the button “Sign up,” and you’ll be directed to a payment page where a coupon code has already been applied. Click Buy (for $0); CALL has already paid for the registration (only for California public library staff). You will be able to access the first section of the course, community discussion and resources and then will be alerted the day before the live session.
Starting Nov. 17: Providing Trauma-Informed Services in Small and Rural Libraries, Infopeople 4-week online course, November 17-December 14, 2020. Apply right now for a seat.
Wed., Nov. 18, 11 a.m. Fostering Engagement and Building Literacy Competencies for Students and Patrons of Various Cultures. Free live webinar, also available for later viewing on CALL Academy.
Wed., Nov. 18, 12 noon. ADA Compliance Wins for Digital Library Spaces. Free one-hour webinar. Connect digital accessibility and ADA compliance with other principles of design (UDL) to create the best online programming experience possible.
Wed., Nov. 18, all day. Library Journal Design Institute 2020. If you want to revamp your space in the pandemic, or plan for future building/design projects, this event will provide spotlight design trends, case studies, and questions from the field.
Starting Nov. 24: Preparing and Implementing EDI Training in Your Library, four-week course. (The CALL scholarship link is now active!) CALL is offering 20 no-cost seats (limited to one per jurisdiction) in this Infopeople course where you’ll practice skills to plan and facilitate an EDI-focused training for your staff. You’ll develop a blueprint for a staff training opportunity that can be implemented upon completing the course. You should be available for live sessions on Tues., Dec 1 and 8, 10 a.m.
Wed. Dec. 2, 11 a.m. Libraries Supporting Online Learning: New Strategies and Best Practices in Response to COVID-19. Free live webinar, also available for later viewing on CALL Academy.
Plan for the Future
Interested in upcoming four-week, intensive Library Juice Academy courses? Please note that you may attend only one Library Juice Academy course through California Library Learns (CALL) in the 2020-21 fiscal year. If there’s a link below, you can register for an upcoming Library Juice Academy course now. We encourage you to look at Library Juice Academy’s catalog to let us know if there are other courses of interest.
Bilingual Storytime at Your Biblioteca
Foundations of Early Literacy
Stories, Songs and Stretches
Programming for Children with Special Needs
Allyship, Anti-Oppression Practices, and Building Inclusive Libraries
Library Outreach and Marketing to Latinx and Spanish-Speaking Families
Supercharging Your Storytimes
Library Resources and Services for Patrons on the Autism Spectrum
Visit CALL’s website, calendar of upcoming trainings and CALL Academy, self-guided learning available 24/7, all FREE and brought to you by the California State Library and the California Library Association. Programs are open to all current California public library staff members (including public law libraries), including staff members furloughed or laid off since March 2020 for pandemic-related reasons. Tell us what you’d like to see from CALL!