CCFB at CLA Conference 2018

We’ve added more details to our presentations coming up soon at CLA Conference 2018. If you’re interested in learning more about our Book to Action, Rural Libraries Tour, or Community Conversations with Veterans programs, we strongly encourage you to join us at the dates and times below. Did you enjoy the Top 5×5 Adult Reading Recommendation session in 2017? Librarians have taken the 5×5 model and run with it and we couldn’t be more pleased.  Be sure to check out the 5×5 presentations listed below. Conference is also a great time to get all of your CCFB programming questions answered and prepare to put your best application forward. Please email Julianna if you’d like to set up a time to chat in person and discuss any application or program questions. Applications will close after conference.


Using #BookToAction to Break Down Barriers – Stories from 4 Different Librarians/Staff Who Did It!
Date/Time: Saturday, November 10, 2018, 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
Room: Magnolia (Hyatt Regency Santa Clara)
Julianna Robbins – Program Manager, California Center for the Book
Melissa Eleftherion Carr – Branch Manager/Teen & Adult Services Librarian, Mendocino County Library
Susan Pina – Adult Literacy Services Manager, Orange County Public Libraries
Anthony Lin – Librarian, Irvine Valley College
Ruth Tolmachoff – Library Service Specialist, Tulare County Library

Explore how four different libraries came together with community partners to create a series of events that tackle big issues using the power of books and community engagement! Melissa Carr from Mendocino County will share how they used Citizen by Claudine Rankine to work toward dismantling everyday racism. Tony Lin from Irvine Valley College and Susan Pina from OCPL Heritage Park Library will share how they used Orange County: A Literary Field Guide to work across public/college boundaries to help the community explore and document their personal stories. Ruth Tolmachoff from Tulare County Library will share how they used All They Will Call You by Tim Hernandez and In the Country We Love by Diane Guerrero to explore immigration and citizenship. Learn what worked, what didn’t, and how #BookToAction program coordinators are leading from any level to create powerful programming and lasting community partnerships that reach adults and multigenerational groups. #BookToAction

Just for Ruraleers – Writing Workshops at Rural Libraries – A 5 minute How-To
Date/Time: Saturday, November 10, 2018, 1:05 PM – 1:10 PM
Room: 209/210 (Santa Clara Convention Center)
Julianna Robbins – Program Manager, California Center for the Book

Would you like the opportunity to host a renowned writer at your rural library? Would your patrons enjoy an experience that others have called “life-changing” or “inspirational” provided for free, in the local community? California Center for Book, in collaboration with Poets & Writers Inc, has experienced writers and workshop providers that can travel to even the most remote California location. If your community wants to explore memoir, poetry, language, or the general creative process, we can help you make that happen. You bring the community connections and the gusto. Learn how other ‘ruraleers’ have seized this opportunity for outreach, community building, and literature-based adult programming, then get ready to apply for the 2019 Rural Libraries Tour this fall. It’s easy. We’ll show you how and spark some ideas in 5 minutes. Join us! #RuralLibrariesTour

Top 5×5 
Date/Time: Saturday, November 10, 2018, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

  • Top 5×5: Graphic Novel Series Reads – Bill Kolb
  • Top 5×5: Books in Conversation with One Another – Genesis Hansen
  • Top 5X5: Gay Romance – Danielle Clayton
  • Top 5×5: Incredibly Good Books Written for Children That Adults Will Effing Love – Shawn Thrasher
  • Top 5×5: Manga Recommendations – Tanya Lindquist
  • Top 5×5: Love it or Hate It, But Read and Discuss It! – Sally Thomas
  • Top 5×5: Multigenerational Family Sagas Across the World – Megan Stroup Tristao

*Some 5×5 presentations sponsored by the CLA Collection Development Interest Group or the CLA Adult Services  Interest Group.


Sanctuary City Libraries: Opportunities & Challenges (Book-to-Action at Hayward Public Library)
Date/Time: Sunday, November 11, 2018, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Sally Thomas –  Supervising Librarian, Hayward Public Library

Approximately 100 counties and cities in California, and even the State, are now designated as sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants, to protect the rights and safety of all California residents. Join Hayward librarians, educators, and civic leaders to learn about the community-driven development of “The Hayward Commitment for an Inclusive, Equitable, and Compassionate Community” to address heightened concerns about human rights, and create an action plan that promotes shared community values and legal rights. Learn about Hayward Book-to-Action: Immigration, a partnership between the City of Hayward and California State University East Bay to invite students, faculty, and community members to read and discuss Diane Guerrero’s memoir In the Country We Love: My Family Divided, and participate in related civic engagement activities. Discuss opportunities and challenges that libraries encounter when promoting civil discourse and engagement with controversial issues like immigration.

Californians: Community Conversations with Veterans – Grow Professionally, Build Community, & Improve Services to Vets
Date/Time: Sunday, November 11, 2018, 1:30 PM – 1:35 PM
Room: 203/204 (Santa Clara Convention Center)
Julianna Robbins – Program Manager, California Center for the Book

California Center for the Book is partnering with the Veterans Connect @ the Library initiative to reach out to veterans, their families, and the greater California community. Californians: Community Conversations with Veterans offers library staff members the opportunity to grow your veteran-related book collection AND shape programming designed to engage your community in meaningful conversations with veterans. Our programs harness the power of you and your community partnerships to reach local veterans! Whether you already have a Veterans Resource Center at your library or are interested in learning more about working with, serving, and engaging veterans, this opportunity is for you. Learn how you can complete the short online application this fall and be part of a cohort of like-minded librarians who want to serve those who have served. A great opportunity for first-time adult programming applicants to grow professionally while building community and services to veterans. #CommunityConversationsWithVeterans