Monday, June 21, 2021 
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Featured Learning 

Curious About Supervision – Part One: Introduction
Tuesday, July 6 | 12:00 p.m. | One-hour webinar | CALL Exclusive
Are you considering a move into a supervisory position and wondering if it’s the right career path? Are you curious about specific skills needed to be an effective supervisor? Part one of this two-part series will cover the challenges, rewards, and quirks of being a boss. Topics will include: how relationships with co-workers can change, the need for both project management and interpersonal skills, keeping people on track, difficult conversations, course correction, and what your resume should tell your current and future employers about your readiness to be a supervisor. Participants will be invited to submit a resume anonymously, which will be used to create the second webinar in this series.

Curious About Supervision – Part Two: The Resume
Tuesday, July 20 | 12:00 p.m. | One-hour webinar | CALL Exclusive
Part two of this two-part series will cover everything you need to know about creating a successful resume. We will focus on how your cover letter, resume, and application should reflect successful experience with managing your workplace relationships, including managing conflicts, projects, deadlines, budgets, and maintaining agreed-upon quality. We will look at why it is a mistake to focus only on your professional and technical skills, such as reference, cataloging, IT, YA and children’s services, etc.

Although we can’t provide individual feedback, you can submit your cover letter and resume to Pat Wagner ( by July 15. She will review your documents and include her impressions and real examples, anonymously of course, in the content of this webinar.

Exploring the SOAR (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, Results) Model
Thursday, August 5 | 12:00 p.m. | One-hour webinar
In this webinar, participants will be introduced to the SOAR (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, Results) Model and learn how to use it as a facilitation tool for conducting meetings with their library communities. The role of digital programming as a SOAR response to the challenges of COVID-19 will be explored, with presenters and participants alike sharing their successes and challenges.

This webinar is part 3 of a series on community-centered libraries made possible in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Part 2, On Implicit Bias and Communication is coming up on July 8. 
Want to learn how to create effective and sustainable community partnerships? The Partnership Project is here to help! Find out how in the latest CALL Blog.
CALL is partnering with LibraryWorks to offer free access to a carefully curated list of on-demand webinars. These professional development opportunities, by some of the best trainers in the industry, cover topics ranging from management and leadership, to marketing, communication skills, media literacy, and much more.
Development Without Limits Self-Paced Courses

CALL is excited to offer free access to three self-paced courses, geared to library staff who work with youth and their families, from Development Without Limits: Behavior in Community, Plan and Facilitate Playful Learning, and Working with Young People Through Challenging Times.  
This Week

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

Best New Picture Books for Ages 1-6
Wednesday, June 23 | 11:00 a.m. | One-hour webinar

Stop Hiring Bad Bosses: How to Strengthen Your Management Recruitment Strategies
Wednesday, June 23 | 11:00 a.m. | One-hour webinar

2021 ALA Annual Conference
Wednesday, June 23 - Tuesday, June 29
CALL is now accepting applications 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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