Monday, April 26, 2021 
From accessibility to ingenuity, this week CALL highlights resources to help you make the most of your library's physical spaces.

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Featured Learning!

Smart Spaces are Community Places
Tuesday, April 27 | 12:00 p.m. | One hour webinar
Ready to rethink how you use your library's space? Learn design thinking principles to help identify space and programming needs for active learning. WebJunction’s Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces project presents free resources and tools—built from the project’s four years of real-life successes—now available for libraries of all sizes to transform their spaces.

On the Same Page: Family Resource Centers Co-Located in Libraries
Wednesday, April 28 | 11:30 a.m. | 90 minute webinar
Looking to host a Family Resource Center in your library? This webinar highlights several Family Resource Centers located in public libraries across the country. Presenters will explain how these partnerships were initiated, share how they've developed, and provide recommendations for developing similar partnerships.

Library Service to Patrons with Disabilities
Online Training Module available 24/7 through CALL Academy
Are you interested in making your library more accessible for people with disabilities? As part of an IMLS grant, Infopeople, the Califa training arm, collaborated with Syracuse University and Project ENABLE to develop this unique course using a series of challenge and solution videos. 

Verbal Intervention Training
Thursday, June 3 or Thursday, July 15 | 9:00 a.m. | Five hour course
Verbal Intervention (VI) trains staff to respond to crisis situations with a focus on de-escalation techniques and safe, non-restrictive interventions.  A few seats remain for the June 3 session, and more are available for July 15. CALL is accepting applications from library jurisdictions, rather than individuals. Each jurisdiction may apply for one to six seats, and we’ll allocate according to demand.

ALA Annual Conference 2021

Want to attend the American Library Association's virtual Annual Conference, June 23-29, 2021? CALL has a limited number of seats available for qualified applicants. Recipients must attend at least two full days, or four half days and report back on what they learned. Apply to attend ALA Annual 2021.

CALL for Focus Groups!

Would you like to help chart the course of continuing education for California libraries? If so, we invite you to participate in a fun hour of discussion guided by needs assessment experts Stephanie Gerding and Brenda Hough. We're looking for Library Directors (April 28th, 2 pm) and Youth and Adult Programming staff (April 30, 10 am). RSVP to to receive login instructions. 
Spotlight On Inclusion

Crafting Inclusive Volunteer Recruitment Messages

Thursday, May 6 | 10:00 a.m. | 90 minute workshop
Language matters! Are the words you are using in your volunteer recruitment messages excluding identities and experiences? Join Wendy Roberts of the Minnesota Association of Volunteer Administration to learn how to make your volunteer recruitment message more inclusive to communities of color. You will have an opportunity to see inclusive recruitment message examples, discuss inclusive language and workshop your recruitment message with other volunteer engagement leaders. 

NOTE: Participants are encouraged to bring their volunteer recruitment messages to share and edit in small groups during this 90-minute Zoom workshop. 
Library Juice Academy Courses

California public library staff may take one Library Juice Academy course at no cost each fiscal year. May’s offerings start next week, so sign up soon.

Bilingual Storytime at Your Biblioteca
Monday, May 3 - May 30 | Four week course

Foundations of Early Literacy
Monday, May 3 - May 30 | Four week course

Introduction to Accessibility and Universal Design in Libraries
Monday, May 3 - May 30 | Four week course

Leadership Essentials
Monday, May 3 - May 30 | Four week course

Readers Advisory 102
Monday, May 3 - May 30 | Four week course
This Week

Collecting & Preserving After Tragedy
Tuesday, April 27 | 11:00 am | 1 hour 

Intro to Community Archiving Workshop
Wednesday, April 28 | 11:00 a.m. | 1 hour

Pages Against Prejudice
Wednesday, April 28 | 11:00 a.m. | 1 hour

Listening to Transgender Children
Wednesday, April 28 | 12:00 p.m. | 1 hour

How to Strategically Assess Your Volunteer Strategy
Wednesday, April 28 | 12:00 p.m. | 1 hour

Job Interview Skills: Workshop for Staff and Patrons
Wednesday, April 28 | 2:00 p.m. | 1 hour

U.S. Census Bureau’s 2021 Data Summit for Librarians
Monday, May 3 | 11:00 a.m. | 90 minutes
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Designing Interactive Library Spaces on Limited Budgets 
The success of libraries in the future will be measured by their ability to engage their communities in new and exciting ways. One way to accomplish this is by bringing technology, people and spaces together so patrons can become creators and innovators. Learn how in this self-paced course from the CALL Academy. 
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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