Tuesday, June 1, 2021 
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Featured Learning 

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Overview
Friday, June 4 | 11:00 a.m. | One hour webinar
The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program provides a discount of up to $50 per month for broadband services for eligible consumers and a one-time device discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider. This webinar is intended to give an overview of the program, who is eligible, and what documentation applicants need to sign up for the program.  

Food Access and Seed Libraries in Rural Public Libraries
Wednesday, June 9 | 12:00 p.m. | One hour webinar
Are you looking for ideas to grow a seed library and improve access to food for your community? Presenters from small and rural locations in South Carolina will share their experiences with seed libraries and community refrigerators, and highlight the value of partnerships.

Curious About Supervision – Part One: Introduction
Tuesday, July 6 | 12:00 p.m. | One hour webinar
Part one of this two-part series will cover the challenges, rewards, and quirks of being a boss. Topics will include: how relationships with co-workers can change, the need for project management and interpersonal skills, difficult conversations, course correction, and what your resume should tell your current and future employers about your readiness to be a supervisor.

Curious About Supervision – Part Two: The Resume
Tuesday, July 20 | 12:00 p.m. | One hour webinar
Part two of this two-part series will cover everything you need to know about creating a successful resume. We will focus on how your cover letter, resume, and application should reflect successful experience with managing your workplace relationships, including managing conflicts, projects, deadlines, budgets, and maintaining agreed-upon quality. We will look at why it is a mistake to focus only on your professional and technical skills, such as reference, cataloging, IT, YA and children’s services, etc.

The New Social Media World & Library Marketing Online
Wednesday, July 14 | 9:00 a.m. | One hour webinar
COVID has changed how libraries interact with patrons. Due to closures and social distancing restrictions, most programing, events, and even library access moved online. This presentation will discuss reaching multiple audiences via social media; maintaining connection with those audiences; maintaining contact with traditional library audiences during closures and reduced services; and how to sustain asynchronous and synchronous programming after COVID. 

Together, Learning More
CALL Academy Interactive Learning Module 
Together, Learning More, a California Early Learning with Families (ELF) special report by Dr. Elizabeth Rood is now available through CALL Academy as an interactive learning module. The new format allows you to digest this important content in brief segments coupled with interactive reinforcement. You will also find value added content if you choose to dig deeper. 

In our latest post on the CALL Blog, CALL Project Coordinator Jeff Kaplan shares Three Tips for Being an Authentic Ally During LGBTQIA+ Pride Month.


Registration for Library Juice Academy's June courses closes Thursday, June 3.

Copyright and Open Licensing Issues
Monday, June 7 | Four week online course

Do-It-Yourself Usability Testing
Monday, June 7 | Four week online course

Leadership Communication
Monday, June 7 | Four week online course

LSSC Elective Competencies: Supervision and Management
Monday, June 7 | Six week online course

Redefining Wellness for Librarians of Color
Monday, June 7 | Four week online course

Supercharging Your Storytime
Monday, June 7 | Four week online course
This Week

Keeping the Best of the Virtual Experience
Wednesday, June 2 | 11:00 a.m. | One hour webinar

No “One Right Way”: Creating New Systems for Volunteer Engagement
Thursday, June 3 | 10:00 a.m. | One hour webinar
Re-Weaving the Culture through Inclusive Norms in the Public Library
Thursday, June 3 | 10:00 a.m. | One hour webinar

Building Connections with Community Assets
Thursday, June 3 | 12:00 p.m. | One hour webinar

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Overview
Friday, June 4 | 11:00 a.m. | One hour webinar
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