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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"

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"

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)"

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"

Grant Writing 101 – Lessons Learned from a First Time Grant Recipient

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. Do you need grant funding but aren’t sure how to start? Have you received a grant and are thinking what now? Do you find all the reports and budgets confusing? This webinar isContinue reading "Grant Writing 101 – Lessons Learned from a First Time Grant Recipient"

Leading During a Crisis Part 1: What is Crisis Communication and Crisis Leadership?

This webinar is only available to California Library Staff. Register to attend live, or visit the CALL Academy a week after delivery for a recording. Communication is of the utmost importance during times of crisis. How do we effectively communicate? What information needs to be shared? How and who shares this information? This presentation provides the necessary foundationalContinue reading "Leading During a Crisis Part 1: What is Crisis Communication and Crisis Leadership?"

Leadership in Libraries: Observations from the Director’s Seat

This webinar is only available to California Library Staff. Register to attend live, or visit the CALL Academy a week after delivery for a recording. Between a pandemic, political partisanship, and fast changing technology, public libraries are experiencing a dramatic series of changes and challenges. To survive in these unusual times exceptional leadership is required from our LibraryContinue reading "Leadership in Libraries: Observations from the Director’s Seat"

Creating a Culture of Caring: Practical Approaches to Support Young Adult Wellbeing and Mental Health

This webinar is only available to California Library Staff. Register to attend live, or visit the CALL Academy a week after delivery for a recording. Student mental health is a growing concern among high schools, colleges and universities, particularly in light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Students across the country are seeking connection and help from a varietyContinue reading "Creating a Culture of Caring: Practical Approaches to Support Young Adult Wellbeing and Mental Health"

Leading During a Crisis: How to Develop a Crisis Strategy

This webinar is only available to California Library Staff. Register to attend live, or visit the CALL Academy a week after delivery for a recording. Knowing how to communicate is the first step toward addressing a crisis situation. Developing a plan is the next step. How does one plan for a pandemic? (I don’t remember the pandemic chapterContinue reading "Leading During a Crisis: How to Develop a Crisis Strategy"

Secrets to Climbing the Management Ladder

This webinar is only available to California Library Staff. Register to attend live, or visit the CALL Academy a week after delivery for a recording. Learn the secrets to climbing the management ladder in this interactive session. Brainstorm with other ambitious leaders to create your own personal career plan. Leverage the experience of our facilitator who was aContinue reading "Secrets to Climbing the Management Ladder"

The Virtual Reference Interview

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. In the online world, how do you deliver service excellence? In this interactive webinar, we will explore tips and techniques to engage users, provide a positive experience, and help users to the best ofContinue reading "The Virtual Reference Interview"