Monday, June 14, 2021 
All CALL offerings are free to public library staff! Visit the CALL calendar to see the complete list of free educational opportunities available to you. If you have questions or comments, feel free to email us at We're here to help.
Featured Learning 

Reinventing Libraries for a Post COVID World
Thursday, June 17 | 12:00 p.m. | Three hour mini-confrence
Don't miss this free mini-conference from Library 2.0 dedicated to exploring library service in a post-COVID world! The conference features a one-hour opening panel, followed by a choice of 30-minute presentations, and ending with a 30-minute keynote. Featured speakers include: conference organizer and award-winning librarian, author, teacher, and technologist Ellyssa Kroski; Chris Jacobs, proponent of games and gamification as critical academic and interpersonal tools, and teen technology coordinator; Podcaster Junior Tidal, a multimedia and web services librarian and faculty member with expertise in usability, mobile web development, and privacy; Tanner Adams, an adult programming librarian working with ESL, citizenship, and gaming; and storytime expert and children’s librarian Loraine Walker.

Career Services Programs for Community Minded Libraries

Tuesday, July 20 | Four week online course
COVID-19 laid bare many economic fault lines. Foremost amongst them was the need for more support for the unemployed and underemployed. Libraries across North America have heard the call for career services and workforce development action, but where do we start? Libraries are uniquely positioned to collaborate with traditional community resources for more impactful and scalable opportunities. This course offers a practical approach that will lead to actionable steps and better outcomes for libraries’ workforce development efforts.

Reimagining School Readiness Workshop

Wednesday, July 21 | 10:00 a.m. | Four hour workshop
The Reimagining School Readiness Toolkit is a suite of research-backed resources created for library staff to help families prepare children ages 0 to 8 for success in school and in life. Through an online, interactive session with hands-on activities, this training will introduce library staff to the research, practical implications, and resources offered in the toolkit, which is available in its entirety for free online. This workshop will be of interest to all library staff who work with children ages 0-8 and their families/caregivers.

Dare to Lead: Introduction

Tuesday, July 27 | 12:00 p.m. | One hour webinar
Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program. Participants learn the skills and tools necessary to become more daring leaders in their work and lives. Katie Fredricksen, a certified facilitator trained by Brené Brown, will give an overview of Dare to Lead, including the most significant finding from Brené’s recent research - that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable. 

Interested in taking a deeper dive into this work? Apply to participate in an immersive, virtual experience featuring the Dare to Lead practice, to take place over five sessions from August 6 to September 17, 2021. Stay tuned for details!  
In the latest CALL Blog Bev Schwartzberg, Library Programs Consultant for the California State Library, looks ahead to professional development opportunities coming later this summer.
This Week

Creating an Anti-Racist Organization
Monday, June 14 | 3:30 p.m. | One hour webinar

Community Homelessness: What Can Libraries Do?
Wednesday, June 16 | 11:00 a.m. | One hour webinar

References for the Reference Staff
Wednesday, June 16 | 11:00 a.m. | One hour webinar

Passive-Aggressive Behavior: Sources and Solutions for Library Workspaces
Thursday, June 17 | 11:00 a.m. | One hour webinar

Reinventing Libraries for a Post COVID World
Thursday, June 17 | 12:00 p.m. | Three hour mini-conference

CALL is now accepting applciations for funding to attend the 2021 Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) Conference in Reno Nevada. This year's theme is, "The Biggest Little Library Conference," reflecting the fact that though your library may be small, your community is mighty. The committee is currently in the process of selecting keynotes, building a schedule, and incorporating feedback from previous conferences to make 2021 ARSL's best conference yet. 

All participants supported by CALL will be required to share information they’ve learned and complete a follow-up survey to help us evaluate the value of the conference. Public library employees from small and/or rural libraries may apply for a scholarship no later than August 25, 2020. Former rural-/small-library employees who were furloughed or laid off because of the pandemic are also welcome to apply.
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Take advantage of an exclusive series from MAVA (Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration) focused on creating inclusive volunteer programs. This content will only be available in CALL Academy for 90 days after the original delivery date. 
Programs are open to all current California public library staff members, including those furloughed or laid off since March 2020 for pandemic-related reasons.
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