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Remote Reboot: Tools for Librarians Supporting Remote or Hybrid Learning

Apply for a seat in this Library Journal course. Education took a direct hit at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, but schools and students adapted quickly. Now remote and hybrid learning are poised to shape the future of education, and the institutions who do it well will come out ahead. In this new courseContinue reading "Remote Reboot: Tools for Librarians Supporting Remote or Hybrid Learning"

Preparing for the Next Wave of Pandemic – Fatigued Customers

Register now for this timely webinar! New research suggests that pandemic fatigue - the mental exhaustion caused by being in a state of heightened awareness and alertness due to COVID-19 coupled with uncertainty about how the pandemic will continue to develop - is real, and it is already causing an increase in difficult customer behaviorsContinue reading "Preparing for the Next Wave of Pandemic – Fatigued Customers"

Best of Children’s Books 2020 (2 hour special)

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. 2020 was an exciting year in Children’s publishing! It has also presented a number of challenges for libraries: shifting publication dates, impacted budgets, and shut downs that have impacting duties, hours andContinue reading "Best of Children’s Books 2020 (2 hour special)"

Training Staff to Serve Patrons Experiencing Homelessness in the Suburbs

Libraries in suburban communities are seeing a rise in homelessness, and many staff are unprepared to handle the needs of this population. We look at situations that have occurred at Mid-Continent (Missouri) Public Library and steps that we took to train staff in ways to serve the needs of this demographic, from locating social servicesContinue reading "Training Staff to Serve Patrons Experiencing Homelessness in the Suburbs"

Equity in Action: Fostering an Antiracist Library Culture

Apply for a seat in this 3-session (Feb 23, March 2 and 9) Library Journal course. Library staff at all levels within their organizations have the power—and the responsibility—to help cultivate an antiracist culture, from evaluating spaces, programs, services, and collections to examining policies and practices to reflecting on one’s own implicit biases. Creating anContinue reading "Equity in Action: Fostering an Antiracist Library Culture"

Difficult Conversations Online: Teaching civilly in uncivil environments

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. Conspiracy theories, misinformation, cyberbullying, arguments and much more happen online every second of the day. Librarians frequently interact with their patrons in this fraught environment. How can we teach civil discourse with soContinue reading "Difficult Conversations Online: Teaching civilly in uncivil environments"

Video Production and Editing: An Introduction for Public Library Programming Staff

Session 2 :: Public libraries, and more specifically public programming librarians, have unique needs when it comes to video creation and editing. From live-streaming library programming, to pre-recording demonstration videos and creating fun promotional material, video creation and editing opens up a whole new world of service and outreach for public librarians. There are lotsContinue reading "Video Production and Editing: An Introduction for Public Library Programming Staff"

Emotional Intelligence for Librarians

Apply now for a seat in this course. In this Library Juice Academy course you will discuss emotional intelligence (EI) - the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships effectively within your library. Theories about developing emotionally intelligent staff through training, mentoring, and succession planning are discussedContinue reading "Emotional Intelligence for Librarians"