Session 3: A Deeper Dive 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"
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"
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"
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)"
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"
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"
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"
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"
Applications for this course will be available at a later date. Please do not register through Library Juice Academy. While the information and activities in this training can be used to offer separate STEAM programs, the approach in this course is that these concepts are on-going in all we do, including our storytimes. By becomingContinue reading "Exploring STEAM Concepts through Storytimes"
Apply to attend. For the month of March, you can join fellow librarians for 30-days of live experiences and peer-reviewed content to read, watch, and explore at your own pace. Hosted by The Library Collective, registration for this event is first come, first serve, but please use this form to apply. Your registration will include...Continue reading "The Connection: A Library Collective Conference"
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"
Apply for a seat in this course. How do we know what our library users are thinking? Listen to their stories! The purpose of interviewing is to discover the in-depth experiences and perceptions of others—just what we need to know about our ever-changing clients. This course provides participants with the basics in good interviewing techniquesContinue reading "Getting to Know Your Users Through Interviews and Focus Groups"