A hammock, an icy glass of lemonade, a good book…
Honestly, that’s not what June is feeling like in Library-land. It’s more like reopening, offering summer programming and meals, and training to provide new configurations of spaces and services.
When you have time to take a deep breath, CALL suggests these upcoming, in-depth professional development choices:
Summertime youth services training that focuses on social-emotional needs, from the experts at Development Without Limits:
- Try out one or more of these three self-paced courses: Working with Young People Through Challenging Times; Plan and Facilitate Playful Learning; and Behavior in Community, focused on building positive relationships and culture.
Training that will help you prepare for upcoming grant and funding opportunities, such as:
- Online two-day intensive courses in Essential Grant Skills and Grant Management Essentials from The Grantsmanship Center
- The Partnership Project, open to up to 25 two-to-six person teams from individual libraries. The project offers two trainings on how to develop and engage community partners, and includes a hands-on project where your team will return a month+ later to share and learn from the group’s progress.
Support for those interested in developing careers and leadership:
- Dare to Lead training, with a one-hour webinar open to everyone on July 27 and an opportunity to apply for intensive training in August and September
- Curious About Supervision: an webinar with popular trainer Pat Wagner helps you assess whether you’re interested in moving up to a supervisory role, followed by a chance to submit your resume anonymously and receive tips and feedback in the second webinar, which will draw from resumes submitted by the group
- The annual Association for Small and Rural Libraries (ARSL) conference, taking place in Reno/Sparks, NV, in September.
Space in these programs may be limited. Application and registration materials for Dare to Lead and The Partnership Project cohorts coming soon!