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Tuesday, March 9, 2021 
Hi <<First Name>>, welcome to this edition of CALL Letters. You'll find that March is chock-full of events for everyone. Of course, you can always find the latest information by visiting our website as well. Looking for something specific? Feel free to reach out to our team anytime, we are here to help. 
California Exclusive Programming
Plan for Spring Conferences
Courses this Month
Just-in-Time Webinars and Workshops

Just-in-Time webinars and workshops are thoughtfully planned out to fit a chunk of information into a short period of time, usually right around one hour.
Strategic Planning Made Easy 
Monday, March 8 | 1:00 p.m.
(Part 1 of 2)

Mental Health Supports for Disaster Preparedness and Recovery
Tuesday, March 9  |  10:00 a.m.   

Exploring the Pandemic’s Impact on Families’ Well-Being
Wednesday, March 10  | 11:00 a.m. 

Leading During a Crisis: What is Crisis Communication and Crisis Leadership?
Wednesday, March 10  | 11:00 a.m. 
Strategic Planning Made Easy 
Monday, March 15
  |  1:00 p.m.
(Part 2 of 2)

Embracing Risk-Friendly Learning
Tuesday, March 16  |  1:00 p.m. 
Introducing Appreciative Inquiry into Your Library: A Positive Approach to Change
Wednesday, March 24  |  10:00 a.m. 

Find details about these and others this month at
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California Exclusive Programming

Throughout the month of March, CALL invites you to join five webinars that are exclusive to attendees in the state of California. These webinars range from interacting with our patrons to programming for the future. For more details on all webinars, follow this link. Individual details are available below.

■ Preparing for the Next Wave of Pandemic-Fatigued Customers
■ Strategic Planning Made Easy
■ Embracing Risk-Friendly Learning
■ Introducing Appreciative Inquiry into Your Library: A Positive Approach to Change
■ Using OBS Studio to Create Live and Recorded Youth Programs
It’s time for a Library Renaissance!
We are excited to present the California Library Association’s first all-virtual annual conference with the theme: Renaissance: The Library Renewal, happening on May 11-14, 2021!
Plan Your Conferences for the Spring!

CALL is able to offer several opportunities for no-cost conference participation this spring. Here are just a few of the upcoming conferences. Find details about these and others at

The Connection. Learn. Create. Collaborate
March - All Month  |  This "anticonference" from the Library Collective bills itself as "convention-shattering" professional development that's useful and fun. Weekly sessions. Access 24/7.

Second Annual Southeast Collaborative Conference
March 16-18  |  Learn from colleagues nationwide on topics from play-based pre-K learning, dyslexia-friendly libraries, and more. Register for individual sessions.
BLOSSOM: Building Life-long Opportunities for Strength, Self-Care, Outlook, Morale, and Mindfulness
March 24-26  |  This free symposium from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine features talks and takeaways to promote health and wellness among library employees.
Seguimos Creando Enlaces
March 25-26  |  The tenth annual, California-generated, bilingual, bicultural, binational library conference.
California Library Association (CLA) Annual Conference
May 11-14  |  The conference offers no-cost registration for three categories this year. For more details and to apply for these seats, visit
Courses This Month
Using OBS Studio to Create Live and Recorded Youth Programs
March 23  |  CALL-Exclusive Offering  |  You’ll learn to create interactive, engaging, and professional-looking live streams using the free, open-source platform OBS Studio. Learn to share screens, add lyrics to storytimes, have multiple people on screen, and master high-involvement virtual programming!
Facilitator Training for Civil Legal Justice Through Public Libraries
March 8-26  |  Get trained in how to lead peer learning groups through the Improving Access to Civil Legal Justice curriculum.
Exploring STEAM Concepts in Storytimes
March - All Month  |  Saroj Ghoting, a Library Juice Academy course early literacy expert, shows how to incorporate STEAM ideas in everything we do, not just targeted programs.
Emotional Intelligence for Librarians
March - All Month  |  Library Juice Academy course with Debra Lucas helps you learn about our capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships within your library.
Getting to Know Your Users Through Interviews and Focus Groups
March - All Month  |  How do we know what library users think? Listen to their stories! Jennifer Sweeney guides this Library Juice Academy course about effective techniques and strategies for learning about your patrons and services.
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