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Reader’s Advisory in a Post-Covid World

2020 may not have gone the way anyone planned, but the one thing that this year has definitely taught us is that no matter how much libraries had tried to promote themselves as “more than books,” when things were turned upside down, in our world and with our service models, patrons still looked to us, first and foremost, to help them identify a good read.

Compassion Fatigue During a Crisis

Compassion fatigue is a type of emotional labor that can cause library professionals to burn out and become overwhelmed by stress. Especially during a crisis, library professionals must be aware of compassion fatigue, take steps to acknowledge it in themselves and others, and develop strategies to cope with it.

English for Non-Native Professionals

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. English for Non-native Writers helps business professionals with a sound approach to writing effective business documents in Standard English. This webinar lays a foundation to help non-native speakers of any language to strengthenContinue reading "English for Non-Native Professionals"

What to Expect When You’re Constructing

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.Consultant and former Director of the Union County Library System, Rieta Drinkwine, will provide an overview of the construction process from a public library perspective, including how to get started, community needs assessments, projectContinue reading "What to Expect When You’re Constructing"

Toolkit for Public Libraries Working with Patrons Experiencing Homelessness

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. This program provides approaches to preventing conflict and creating empathy-driven solutions to patrons experiencing homelessness. Does your library serve community members that do not have a home? This program with give participants approachesContinue reading "Toolkit for Public Libraries Working with Patrons Experiencing Homelessness"

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"