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I Didn’t Know I Was a Veteran

All public libraries in California now have access to VetNow, a product of the Brainfuse suite of products purchased for two years.  You have probably already served many veterans, who did not self-identify as a veteran, but now with the robust VetNow tool, it is vital for librarians to understand the veteran community, and the resourcesContinue reading "I Didn’t Know I Was a Veteran"

Inclusion and Belonging: More Than Words

Session 1: Building the Foundation Is your library committed to creating more equitable and inclusive systems for your patrons, staff and community? Would you like to learn and build from a successful library racial equity learning initiative? Multnomah County Library (OR) has created a toolkit towards racial equity. The toolkit contains workbooks designed to supportContinue reading "Inclusion and Belonging: More Than Words"

Library Resources and Services for Patrons on the Autism Spectrum

California public library staff are invited to apply for one of a limited number of seats in the upcoming Library Juice Academy course on "Library Resources and Services for Patrons on the Autism Spectrum" with Dawn Behrend. This four-week course runs February 1-February 28, 2021. Additional course description and Instructor information In order to gain theContinue reading "Library Resources and Services for Patrons on the Autism Spectrum"

Supercharging Your Storytimes

California public library staff are invited to apply for one of a limited number of seats in the upcoming Library Juice Academy course on "Supercharging Your Storytimes" with Saroj Ghoting. This four-week course runs February 1-February 28, 2021. Additional course description and Instructor information In order to gain the most impact from learning events sponsored byContinue reading "Supercharging Your Storytimes"

Library Outreach and Marketing to Latinx and Spanish-Speaking Families

California public library staff are invited to apply for one of a limited number of seats in the upcoming Library Juice Academy course on "Library Outreach and Marketing to Latinx and Spanish-Speaking Families" with Katie Scherrer. This four-week course runs February 1-February 28, 2021. Additional course description and Instructor Information In order to gain theContinue reading "Library Outreach and Marketing to Latinx and Spanish-Speaking Families"

Allyship, Anti-Oppression Practices, and Building Inclusive Libraries

California public library staff are invited to apply for one of a limited number of seats in the upcoming Library Juice Academy course on "Allyship, Anti-Oppression Practices, and Building Inclusive Libraries" with CJ Ivory. This four-week course runs February 1-February 28, 2021. Additional course description and Instructor information In order to gain the most impactContinue reading "Allyship, Anti-Oppression Practices, and Building Inclusive Libraries"

Cultural Humility in Public Libraries: Colleagues and Customers

Additional information and registration. Are you curious about the term cultural humility? At its root, cultural humility requires one to acknowledge inequality and take action. This online course will introduce cultural humility as a concept for professional practice and will focus on your role as colleague and as a professional and link the concepts ofContinue reading "Cultural Humility in Public Libraries: Colleagues and Customers"

Strategic Planning Tips and Tools to Help Your Library Move Forward

This webinar is open to California Library Staff only. Register to attend live, or visit the CALL Academy one week after delivery for a recording. Should you think about strategic planning in the middle of a crisis? What does a strategic planning process look like in turbulent times? While looking ahead three or more years may be outContinue reading "Strategic Planning Tips and Tools to Help Your Library Move Forward"

Supporting Young People’s Social Emotional Learning by Building Your Own Emotional Intelligence

Additional information and registration Research from various fields demonstrates resounding evidence that Social Emotional Learning (SEL) can have positive short-term and long-term impacts on various aspects of young people’s lives. From improved academic performance and behavior to better lifetime outcomes, SEL can be a critical factor in supporting children and youth. Utilizing the framework fromContinue reading "Supporting Young People’s Social Emotional Learning by Building Your Own Emotional Intelligence"

Big Programs, Little Budget: Forging Community Partnerships in a Small Town

This webinar is open to California Library Staff only. Register to attend live, or visit the CALL Academy one week after delivery for a recording. Drawing on her experience as director of the Meservey Public Library, Chelsea Price will share ideas for hosting “big” programs on a small budget and discuss how partnerships can be an invaluable resourceContinue reading "Big Programs, Little Budget: Forging Community Partnerships in a Small Town"