Monday, June 7, 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 

Essential Grant Skills
Wednesday, July 21 + Thursday, July 22 | Online workshop
In this fast-paced, two-day training from The Grantsmanship Center you’ll learn how to create the core parts of a grant proposal. Guided by an expert trainer, enjoy lively presentations with discussion and interactive exercises. Connect with colleagues as you master the ins and outs of grant proposal development. Leave the training enthused, full of new information, with an outline of a grant proposal for your own library or project, and new skills to help your community.
Thanks to funding from the CALL grant, participants will receive this training and textbook, Grantsmanship: Program Planning & Proposal Writing, at no cost. The standard fee for this training & textbook is $540.

Grant Management Essentials
Wednesday, August 18 + Thursday, August 19 | Online workshop
Winning a grant is only the first step. In this two-day grant management workshop you’ll get the skills and know-how to keep your project on track, comply with grant regulations, and protect your organization from the administrative and legal chaos that results from poor grants management. 

Self-Paced Courses from Development Without Limits
Now - Tuesday, August 31 | Self-paced, online courses
CALL is excited to offer access to three self-paced courses, geared to staff who are working with youth, from Development Without Limits: Behavior in Community, Plan and Facilitate Playful Learning, and Working with Young People Through Challenging Times. Choose any of these courses, or, if you have the capacity to take several classes this summer, go big and get a bundle including all three.

Cultural Competency Training
CALL Academy Interactive Learning Module 
As part of the IMLS grant Cross Cultural Communicators in Libraries, a number of bilingual California library staff participated in a pilot program aimed at increasing cultural and linguistic competence and effectiveness in communication among English/Spanish speaking bilingual individuals working in public libraries. Take advantage of this training at your convenience with this interactive learning module on CALL Academy.
Upcoming Webinars

Pressed for time? These webinars deliver lots of learning in just 60 minutes.

Community Homelessness: What Can Libraries Do?

Wednesday, June 16 | 11:00 a.m. | Niche Academy

Stop Hiring Bad Bosses: How to Strengthen Your Management Recruitment Strategies
Wednesday, June 23 | 11:00 a.m. | Niche Academy

Libraries for All: Serving People with Disabilities at Your Library
Wednesday, July 21 | 11:00 a.m. | PCI

Sort It Out! Using In-House Classification Systems for Comics and Graphic Novels

Wednesday, July 28 | 11:00 a.m. | PCI

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

Library Ethics: Earning Trust and Respect During Difficult Times
Tuesday, June 22 | 11:00 a.m. | One hour webinar

Creating Anti-Racist Storytimes: Activism, Belonging, and Change Workshop
Thurdsay, July 1 | 11:30 a.m. | 90 minute workshop
This Week

Designing Libraries to Meet Evolving Community Needs
Tuesday, June 8 | 11:00 a.m. | One hour webinar

We Survived: Boosting Staff and Community Morale and Wellness During Crisis

Wednesday, June 9 | 11:00 a.m. | One hour webinar

Ten Tips for Managing Conflict
Wednesday, June 9 | 11:00 a.m. | One hour webinar

Food Access and Seed Libraries in Rural Public Libraries
Wednesday, June 9 | 12:00 p.m. | One hour webinar
Learn 24/7 With CALL Academy

Thanks to your feedback CALL Academy now features an estimated learning time on the cover of each course. CALL Academy is at work to improve your online learning experience!
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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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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