2018 Symposium Call for Presenters NOW OPEN!

The Call for Presenters for the 2018 Adult Services Symposium is NOW OPEN! We encourage librarians and partners from across California to submit presentation ideas on the 2018 Symposium theme: the Power of Partnerships. What is the Adult Services Symposium? The Adult Services Symposium is a chance for librarians and library staff who serve adults…

Save the Date: Adult Services Symposium 2018

Save the date for the 2018 Adult Services Symposium in Downtown Sacramento. We will be opening the call for presenters in December and posting more info as details develop at http://calbook.org/resources/2018-symposium/. For now, pencil this in as part of your 2018 plans.  We are very excited to explore the Power of Partnerships. The 2018 Adult Services…

TEDTalk Discussions at the Library

Michael Whitley of Alhambra Library shared his ideas for TEDTalk Discussion at the Library. He included an excellent handout that runs through everything you need to know about hosting TED discussions at your library! View the slides and handout on the CCFB Learning Commons.

Saturday Night Live: Improv at the Library

Saturday Night Live: Improv at your Library was one of our most active and entertaining programs at the May Adult Services Symposium. Melissa Maglio, Librarian formerly of Los Gatos and currently of San Jose Public Library, and Syeda Huq, community improv volunteer, created dynamic slides packed with ideas, now available on our Learning Commons. Thank you…

Wilderness Hiking: Think Globally, Hike Locally

Jody Thomas of Santa Barbara Public Library will inspire you to get outside with her Wilderness Hiking: Think Globally, Hike Locally program. Just in time for summer, she wowed those of us at the Adult Services Symposium with this innovative and successful adult programming opportunity, partnership ideas, and her beautiful slides with tons of potential topics.…

Spanish Language Computer Classes for Senior Citizens

Librarian Yago Cura, of LAPL’s Vernon Branch gave us some great tips and resources for creating successful, audience-driven computer classes at your library. Spanish Computer Classes for Senior Citizens: Enticing Spanish-Dominant Senior Citizens to Greater Proficiency on “La Compu” slides can be found in our Learning Commons. Thank you, Yago!