Monday, March 15, 2021 
Hi <<First Name>>, welcome to this edition of CALL Letters. March is moving right along which means that spring is just around the corner. Find the latest information by visiting our website or feel free to reach out to our team anytime, we are here to help. 
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Featured Learning!

Intentional Inclusion: Disrupting Middle-Class Bias in Library Programming
Tuesday, March 30  |  12:00 p.m.  |  PLA/CALL Collaboration Webinar
What could be wrong with traditional middle-class principles such as hard work, achievement, self-sufficiency, and planning? The reality is that these dearly held values alienate many library customers and impede our ability to truly meet their needs. Pima County (Arizona) Public Library is successfully offering programs utilizing restorative practices for youth, community conversations for those experiencing homelessness, and expanded reference services for incarcerated individuals. Learn from their experiences around implementing radically inclusive programming. Register now.

NEW! Cultivating Civility, Resilience and Reflection in the Library Workplace
Tuesday, April 27  |  
CALL exclusive course
Would you like to be part of the solution to creating a functional library work environment with workplace communications that are complete and clear? In this course, you will learn how to effectively handle workplace conflict among library employees and work towards teams that are aligned and focused on purpose. Don't miss your chance to benefit from the course instructors who co-authored The Dysfunctional Library: Challenges and Solutions to Workplace Relationships and Cultivating Civility: Practical Ways to Improve a Dysfunctional Library.

NEW! Designing for a Flexible Future
Wednesdays: May 5, 12 and 19  |  Library Journal Workshop

Explore how to design library space for flexibility, including co-working space, meeting space, and outdoor space, and reimagining the library as a community meeting place in the post-Covid era. Apply for one of the CALL no-cost seats in this course. 

Upcoming Library Juice Academy Courses

NEW! Developmentally Appropriate and Diverse Books for Storytime
Monday, April 5

There’s more to choosing books for storytime than just knowing the collection. It’s also important to understand how to choose books that foster school readiness and literacy skills, as well as books that cultivate an understanding of diverse cultures and traditions. In this class, you will get hands-on practice connecting current and classic children’s books to the developmental ages and stages of infants, toddlers, two-year-olds, and preschoolers. Apply for a no-cost CALL seat.

NEW! Bilingual Storytimes at Your Biblioteca
Monday, May 3 

This course teaches how to present bilingual storytimes (English/Spanish) for various ages, regardless of their own language skills. Video demonstrations, articles, online resources, and course discussions direct students as they learn how to successfully deliver the various elements of bilingual storytimes, either on their own or with a bilingual community partner. Apply for a no-cost CALL seat. 

Workshops are four weeks unless noted.
This Week

Evaluation + Culture = Change
Tuesday, March 16  |  11:00 a.m. 
Part of the RIPL Data Bootcamp Series.

Embracing Risk-Friendly Learning
Tuesday, March 16  |  1:00 p.m. 

Brought to you by ELF (Early Learning for Families).
Leadership in Libraries: Observations from the Director's Seat
Wednesday, March 17  |  11:00 a.m. 
Attend this webinar from our PCI training partner or look for the recording in the CALL Academy

Disrupting Implicit Bias in Early Childhood Programs
Wednesday, March 17, 12:00 p.m.
It’s time for a Library Renaissance!
We are excited to present the California Library Association’s first all-virtual annual conference with the theme: Renaissance: The Library Renewal, happening on May 11-14, 2021!
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Finding Mental Health First Aid Training Online
Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-abuse issues. Now more than ever library staff are looking for the skills to work with those experiencing mental health challenges. To meet this demand, many organizations have increased the number of offerings for Mental Health First Aid certification. Find out how you can identify MHFA training online that is free and convenient for your schedule. 
New in CALL Academy - Self-Paced Learning Available 24/7

One of the highest priorities identified by California Library staff during the pandemic was the need for training in video creation and editing. CALL responded with two offerings of the practical workshop - Video Creation and Editing: An Introduction for Public Library Staff. If you didn't get a seat in one of these live offerings you can now access all of the content, including instructor Carly Lamphere's presentations, assignments, and supplementary materials in a self-paced format in CALL Academy. The curriculum organization of this content leads you through the topic from start to finish at your own pace and in your own timing. 
What Else is Out There?
Elements of Empowerment
March 23-24

In this conference, you will hear from experts on cyberbullying, LIS mental health, intellectual freedom, and being an active bystander/up-stander.

Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic: An NNLM Virtual Symposium
April 8-9

Programs are open to all current California public library staff members (including public law libraries), including staff members furloughed or laid off since March 2020 for pandemic-related reasons.
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CALL is a collaborative program of the California Library Association and the California State Library and is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.
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