Monday, April 12, 2021 
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This Week
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Featured Learning!

Planning for Equity-Based Library Summer Services and Decision Making
Thursday, April 15 | 10:00 a.m. | Zoom Meeting
In this session, LaKesha Kimbrough will facilitate conversations on how to build equity into the decisions your library makes about summer services. You’ll also learn how libraries from across the state are working with the California State Library and California Library Association to determine what mindsets, skills, and resources are required to provide equity-based summer services. Register for Equity-Based Library Summer Services.

Introduction to Asset-Based Community Development
Tuesday, April 13 - Monday, May 10 | Online Course
Interested in a new way to approach community engagement? Join this four week course to learn how Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) can help you rediscover and maximize the energy, creativity, capacities and caring that exist in every neighborhood and city. Register for Intro to Asset-Based Community Development.

Cultivating Civility, Resilience and Reflection in the Library Workplace
Tuesday, April 27 - Monday, May 31 | Online 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. 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. This is a CALL exclusive course. Register for Cultivating Civility.

Last CALL!

Register for these courses by Wednesday, April 14

Equity In Action: Building Diverse Collections
Tuesday, April 27 | 11:00 a.m. | Online Workshop

Bilingual Storytime at Your Biblioteca
Tuesday, May 3 - Sunday, May 30 | Online Course

Designing For a Flexible Future
Wednesdays, May 5-19 | 11:00 a.m. | Online Workshop

Reopening Your Library? We Want to Help!

It’s finally here. Whether you have been dreading it, are excited, or a mixture of both, many libraries will now open their doors to customers who are ready to come back, and of course staff who will be there to meet their needs. But there are still so many questions right? We hope we can help you with some ideas from CALL, and the REALM (REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums) project. Read more about REALM here.
This Week

Mental Health First Aid and Trauma-Informed Approaches for Libraries
Tuesday, April 13 | 12:00 p.m. | Webinar

Together Learning More! Interactive Family Learning In California's Libraries
Tuesday, April 13 | 1:00 p.m. | Webinar
Next Chapter: Partnering With Local Jails to Decrease Recidivism
Wednesday, April 14 | 11:00 a.m. | Webinar

The Virtual Reference Interview
Wednesday, April 14 | 11:00 a.m. | Webinar

Understanding COVID-19 Vaccines
Thursday, April 15 | 12:00 p.m. | Webinar

CALL for Help!

To chart the future of CALL we want to develop a plan that best meets the needs of  California's public libraries and we need your help! Everyone who works in a California public library is invited to complete our needs assessment survey. Your responses will help us identify priority training topics, preferred formats, and best practices around professional learning. 

The survey should take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Deadline for submission is April 23, 2021. Everyone who completes the survey can enter a drawing for a $100 AMEX gift card! The winner will be announced on April 28, 2021.

Survey Link: 

Thank you again for sharing your time and input! 
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Thank you to the Los Angeles Public Library for promoting these CALL Academy modules on your Staff Training Academy: LAPL has great taste! These are three of the most popular CALL Academy modules. Check them out! 
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