Newsletter: Week of October 29

Tuesday, October 27, 1 p.m.: Introducing the California Grants Portal, with Shivani Bose-Varela. Understand how your patrons and your library can benefit from knowing more about, where you can find state grant and loan opportunities. Pre-registration required for this free event produced just for you!

PCI Webinars: a new webinar is available from People Connect Institute almost every week, usually Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. This week it’s Little Hands Signing in Storytimes, next week is Grant Writing: What the Pros Know, and the week after is Embracing Race in Children’s Programming. Can’t make it on Wednesdays? All webinars are archived (within about a week of the original session) and available round the clock on CALL Academy. For tips on searching, read more!

Thursday, October 29, 10 a.m. REALM Resources for Libraries Operating during COVID-19, a CALL webinar with Sharon Streams of the Reopening Archives, Libraries and Museums project, presented by Infopeople. Register for this free event directly through Infopeople.

Grab a seat now before they’re all gone! Thursday, November 12, 2020, 11:30 a.mVirtual Services on a Short Timeline with a Small Budget (90 minute workshop). California public library staff members can apply for a no-cost CALL seat in this American Library Association workshop at Jason Griffey and David Lee King will help you figure out what your library needs to get staff and patrons up to speed on virtual services. If you are applying through CALL, please do not register with ALA; fill out the CALL application only.

Starting November 17: Providing Trauma-Informed Services in Small and Rural LibrariesInfopeople 4-week online course, November 17-December 14, 2020Apply now for a seat. Please note that many larger library jurisdictions in California include small and rural libraries within their borders, so if you serve a small or rural community, we encourage you to apply. Learn to apply a trauma-informed approach to one-to-one interactions and incorporate knowledge of trauma into library services, policies, and practices; identify potential community partners; and discover relevant resources in small and rural communities.

Our calendar is updated several times a week, so bookmark the site and keep checking for information! If you missed last week’s newsletter, find it here.

Comments from the Field

I loved the diversity of the Association of Rural and Small Libraries conference sessions. I felt like I was connecting and talking with friends who shared like experiences about library work.

I’m so pleased with the workshops you’ve been offering!  It’s just been great!

[This was] my first time attending the ARSL conference. It has served as an eye-opener for me. I used to think that we are a really small and limited library system; however, I was surprised that there are even other libraries smaller and have less funding and resources than us. It has been very inspiring seeing/hearing from them. The best part are the lessons and learnings you take home with you. I also loved how each participant shares their experiences and gives suggestions on the chat box. I learned not only from the panelists, but also from other library staff/participants as well.

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Visit CALL’s websitecalendar 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), as well as those public library staff members who have been furloughed or laid off since March 2020 for pandemic-related reasons.

CALL is a collaborative program of the California Library Association and the California State Library, and is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

Newsletter: Week of October 29