2020 Adult Services Symposium

4TH ANNUAL ADULT SERVICES SYMPOSIUM  | Theme: GATHER
Inspirational Book: The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters by Priya Parker

The Adult Services Symposium, originally scheduled for March 26, 2020 has been impacted by COVID-19, like all of our lives. We are trying to bring you a relevant, modified and simplified version of the Symposium online, which takes into account our current realities and work situations.

Our Purpose remains the same – The Symposium webinars are designed to share how libraries are successfully bringing adults and intergenerational groups in their communities together to read, learn, discuss, and connect.

Who Should Attend – The Symposium webinars are intended for those currently employed in California libraries or their partner organizations.

Cost – This grant-funded training is FREE to attend. The Adult Services Symposium webinars are part of California Library Association’s Spring Fling programming.

How to Register – You must register individually for each webinar session you would like to attend. See dates, times, details, and registration links below.

Preparing to Attend a Zoom Webinar – Panelists and moderators will be interacting on video and audio. Participants will be able to interact on chat. Please register for each webinar separately.  Read more about Joining and Participating in a Webinar, including downloading and testing Zoom ahead of time on your PC, Mac, or smartphone. Webinars will be recorded and shared within 24 hours after each event.

View the Adult Services Symposium Playlist on YouTube

 

After attending a webinar (or viewing an archived webinar) please complete the SURVEY at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AdultServicesSymposium2020Survey

Symposium Webinars

THE ART OF GATHERING IN THE TIME OF COVID-19
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM via Zoom Webinar

Join us for a book discussion of the theme title chosen for the 4th Annual Adult Services Symposium. Panelists will discuss The Art of Gathering: How We Meet & Why it Matters by Priya Parker. We’ll talk about lessons learned and creative ways to apply gathering practices to our current situation. The session will be recorded for those who cannot attend live.

Panelists:
Jody Thomas, Senior Librarian for Adult & Public Services, Santa Barbara Public Library
Dolly Knight, Regional Librarian, Ventura County Library
Erwin Magbanua, Principal Librarian, Chula Vista Public Library

Moderator:
Julianna Robbins, Program Manager, California Center for the Book / California Library Association

Register in Advance (required) for the Art of Gathering in the Time of COVID-19 webinar at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xIx3qs3qTYuT110u9EwXew. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar.

Recordings of this Webinar are available below. NOTE: video / audio issues clear up around minutes 10-15 and stay solid through the end of the recording.

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PODCASTS & POETRY IN THE TIME OF COVID-19 (Previously Panel 1)
THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM via Zoom Webinar

This webinar will begin with a welcome from Sally Thomas, California Center for the Book Advisory Council member and Book to Action creator. Christopher Platt will then share his thoughts on Reading Conspicuously for Adults: Podcast Adventures. Christopher will be followed by James Tyner sharing his thoughts on Using Poetry & Writing to Bring People Together: Stories from Fresno’s First Poet Laureate. Attendees will be able to participate via chat. The session will be recorded for those who cannot attend live.

Moderator:
Sally Thomas, Supervising Librarian, Hayward Public Library
“How to Be Together Apart in the Time of Coronavirus” by Priya Parker, New York Times

Panelists:
Christopher Platt, County Library Director, Mono County Library System
Oxygen Starved Podcast

James Tyner, Adult Programming Librarian, Fresno County Public Library
The Ghetto Exorcist (Winner of the 2008 Coal Hill Review Chapbook Prize) by James Tyner
“The Shipfitter’s Wife” by Dorianne Laux (poem used as example in webinar)

Register in Advance (required) for the Podcasts & Poetry in the Time of COVID-19 webinar at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Q1gbpqdmT8eNKKDxrAxXBA. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar.

Recordings of this Webinar are available below.

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MENTAL HEALTH IN THE TIME OF COVID-19 (Previously Panel 4)
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM  via Zoom Webinar

This webinar will begin with a welcome from Todd Deck, California Center for the Book Advisory Council member and 2019 CLA Member of the Year. Susan Martinez will present Heart of Oakland: Library as Social Services Partner. Susan will be followed by Deborah Niblick with Conversations about Mental Health: Helping the Monterey Park Community Heal and Recover from COVID-19.  Todd, Susan, and Deborah represent three of the 20 library jurisdictions currently participating in the Mental Health Initiative.  All are invited to attend.  Attendees will be able to participate via chat. The session will be recorded for those who cannot attend live.

Moderator:
Todd Deck, County Librarian, Tehama County Library

Panelists:
Susan Martinez, Senior Librarian, Oakland Public Library – Susan’s Slides (PDF)
Deborah Niblick, Senior Librarian, Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library – Deb’s book – Serving Teens with Mental Illness in the Library by Deborah K. Takahashi. More about ABCD: Asset Based Community Development Nurture Development, Asset-Based Community Development Institute DePaul University, and Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) in the Library InfoPeople webinar.

Mental Health Initiative Booklist: https://calbook.org/mhi-2020-booklist/

Register in Advance (required) for the Mental Health in the Time of Covid-19 webinar at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qJBjPnyXQrKIpzITQ271Ug. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar.

Recordings of this Webinar are available below.

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BOOK CLUBS & BOOK DISCUSSIONS IN THE TIME OF COVID-19
THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM via Zoom Webinar

Are you wondering if, and how, you should try initiating a new book discussion or modifying an ongoing book club in the time of Covid-19? Hear from five panelists, using various tools and platforms (from low tech to high tech), to plan and convene book clubs and book discussions in their communities. Current Book to Action initiative participants will be able to hear from a few fellow participants. The focus for this webinar will be on book clubs and book discussion groups for adults and intergenerational groups. Attendees will be able to participate via chat. The session will be recorded for those who cannot attend live.

Moderator:  Morgan Pershing, Sonoma County Library

Panelists:

  • Alison de Geus, Palo Alto Public Library
  • Elaine Tai, Burlingame Public Library
  • Emily Aaronson, Los Angeles Public Library
  • Laura Ishizaka, Palos Verdes Library District
  • Stefanie Ulate, Monrovia Public Library

Register in Advance (required) for the Book Clubs & Book Discussion in the Time of Covid-19 webinar at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_w9ggIzNbRJCof6gcVzkKOQ. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar.

Recordings of this Webinar are available below.

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More Information

Watch this page and our social media for additional information and updates.  Instagram & Facebook: @CaliforniaCenterfortheBook

Zoom Best Practices Google Doc (Julianna’s two cents)

Questions? Please email jrobbins@calbook.org

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