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May 9, 2005

Save the date for a special workshop in October!

An exciting workshop is planned for the Fall. Infopeople has prepared a program with CPLA to help update trustees and on the latest in technology and the implications of the new technology for planning and policy.

Title: Technology Update for Trustees

Location: Santa Clara City Library

When: Saturday, October 29, 2005
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Panelists: Karen Saunders of Santa Clara City
Gail McPartland and Carol Frost of PLS
Sarah Houghton of Marin.

Moderator: Lori Ayre, Infopeople/Galecia Group

March 20, 2005

Show your support for libraries by attending the CLA/CSLA/CPLA* Annual Legislative Day at the Sacramento Convention on Wednesday, April 20, 2005. The cost is $25. The event begins at 8 a.m. Please go to cla-net.org, click on events and then click on Legislative Day for a way to either register online or print out a copy of the registration form to complete and mail or fax back.

Why: To show your support for libraries of all kinds, to remind legislators that libraries are important to everyone and to promote priority legislative action.

You can make a difference simply by being a body in a legislator's office. Be reassured you do not have to do any talking. If an opportunity comes up, share why you love your library or some positive experience you have had in a library.

The 2005 Legislative Day position papers will be at cla-net.org soon. When you check in, you will be given a packet of information including a one-page CPLA sheet showing the priority issues. Also, you will receive a briefing at the beginning of the day as well as a packet of legislative information. One of the documents you will receive is CPLA's one-page position statement. You will also be briefed by the CLA and CSLA lobbyists.

Talk to your library director (or email CPLA) about appointments made that day for you to see your local legislators.

Remember, 80 percent of life is showing up!

* California Library Association; California School Library Association, California Association of Library Trustees and Commissioners

January 20, 2005

Register now for our exciting Spring 2005 Workshops!
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
March 5, 2005 - Dublin Public Library
March 19, 2005 - City of Commerce Rosewood Community Center

"Come Blow Your Horn, Library Success Stories" is our theme. Come prepared to share your success stories. Susan Hildreth, State Librarian, will be the keynote speaker for both workshops. Spotlight speakers will highlight successes under three topics: Collaborations and Partnerships, Connections, and Cash/Fundraising.

July 11, 2004

Annual Conference
California Library Association
November 12-15, 2004
San Jose

Special Events for You:
Saturday, November 13, 2004:
Session: Libraries Building Communities (presented by Bill Fulton)

Sunday, November 14, 2004:
CPLA Awards Luncheon
Session: The Entrepreneurial Library

Monday, November 15, 2004:
State of the State (presented by Mike Dillon and his daughter Christina, CLA Lobbyist)

March 13, 2004

2004 Annual Workshops in Library Leadership
Carpe Diem! - Seize the Day!
Visibility, Advocacy and 21st-century Library Service - Save the Date!

CPLA's Annual Workshops in Library Leadership:
North: San Jose March 13, 2004
South: Fullerton March 27, 2004
New times: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

October 5, 2003

The 2003 Conference Program has been mailed to CLA members. A preview of the program, online registration, and more information is available at the CLA website for both members and nonmembers. While the entire Conference is well worth attending, CPLA's events are all happening on the Sunday of the Conference (November 16, 2003). Please go back to the home page for the exciting specifics!

Jan 30, 2003

Library Legislative Day 2003
On-line registration and a text only version of the meeting information for the 2003 Library Legislative Day will be available shortly at http://www.cla-net.org/html/leg.html

Jan 30, 2003

2003 Workshops - The California Association of Library Trustees and Commis presents for its Spring 2003 Workshops:
Feb 8, 2003 Oakland, CA
Mar 8, 2003 Glendora, CA

Learn how we can work together on such projects as bond measures, programs and fund raising.

Sept 17, 2002

The 2002 Conference Program has been mailed to CLA members. If you would like to see a preview of the program, or if you can't wait to register, or if you are not a member of CLA, you can go to the CLA website, www.cla-net.org and find the program on-line. (Click on the link on the home page.)

If you register on-line, you will receive immediate confirmation of your registration, and you will be eligible for next year's drawing for a free conference registration for the 2003 conference in Ontario!

CPLA's Board meeting, Awards Luncheon and our program with the Legislative Committee are all happening on the Sunday of the Conference (November 17, 2002).

May 1, 2002

Board Effectiveness Training - Take It, Teach It!
CLA Legislative Day in Sacramento - Attend Legislative Day informed on the issues.

February 15, 2002

CPLA Spring Workshops
"The Trustee and Commissioner as Library Advocates, Building Necessary Partnerships"

Northern California
Redwood City Public Library
March 16, 2002

Southern California
Cerritos Public Library - Grand Opening held on March 16 to rave reviews! April 13, 2002

October 1, 2001

Due to the continued success of CPLA's Board Effectiveness Training, we are once again looking for 6 to 8 trustees/commissioners who have had experience training adults. We invite you to apply to become a candidate trainer. One of the joys of learning is to share it! Become trained to give this special training (using a curriculum) to help library boards and commissions become more effective. Please contact Karen Dyer at karen_dyer@CPLA.org who can answer any questions you may have and then send you an application. We look forward to hearing from you. Also, if your library board/commission has not yet receivedthis free 3-hour course in board/commission effectiveness, please contact karen_dyer@CPLA.org to schedule a training at your library geared toward your trustees and commissioners.

September 29, 2001

CPLA offers special workshops September 22 at the san francisco public library and september 29 at the cerritos city council chambers - "Technology Survival Skills For Library Trustees And Commissioners"

CPLA is pleased to announce this exciting new workshop opportunity for library trustees and commissioners as well as for those responsible for or interested in future planning for libraries. "Technology Survival Skills for Library Trustees and Commissioners" is especially designed to meet your needs.

The half-day workshop will cover major technology issues with a non-technical, policy level perspective. It will include trends to watch (what's hot and what's not), how technology will affect traditional library services and also how it will affect library buildings. The role of trustees and how trustees can stay informed about new technology will also be covered.

The instructor is Joan Frye Williams, a well-known consultant specializing in information technology planning, management and marketing.

The audience members in the South will have a special treat -- a VIP tour of the new Cerritos Millennium Library, which will not yet be open to the public but will be substantially finished.

September 22:
San Francisco Public Library, 9 a.m. to noon
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco CA 94102

September 29:
City of Cerritos Council Chambers, 9 a.m. to noon.
18125 Bloomfield Ave
Cerritos, CA 90725

Cost of each workshop is $10 for CPLA members and $13 for nonmembers. The workshops may be used as an opportunity to join or renew membership in CPLA for $15 (individual) and $13 for each member of a board where five or more members join CPLA. If joining or renewing membership in CPLA, please pay the $10 cost for CPLA members.

Please send your name, address, telephone, e-mail information, together with your check made payable to "CPLA" to:

If registering for the San Francisco Workshop:
Mark Weinberger
49 Creston Ave.
Daly City, CA 94015

If registering for the Cerritos Workshop:
Virginia Warren
97 Aspen Way
Rolling Hill Estates, CA 90274

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION:
San Francisco Workshop: September 4, 2001
Cerritos Workshop: September 11, 2001.

These workshops are supported by the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. The workshops are developed and presented by the InfoPeople Project.

July 15, 2001

CPLA offers special workshops: september 22 at the san francisco public library and september 29 at the cerritos city council chambers - "Technology Survival Skills For Library Trustees And Commissioners"

CPLA is pleased to announce this exciting new workshop opportunity for library trustees and commissioners as well as for those responsible for or interested in future planning for libraries. "Technology Survival Skills for Library Trustees and Commissioners" is especially designed to meet your needs.

January 10, 2001

Workshops 2001 - California Libraries: Honoring Our Past And Building Our Future
Calendar the appropriate date.
February 24, 2001 - San Mateo County Library, San Carlos Branch
March 10, 2001 - Palos Verdes Public Library
Both workshops begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.

January 10, 2001

Board Effectiveness Training Continues
Many library boards and commissions have already been scheduled for the first quarter of 2001. Is your board on that list? We encourage you to submit your request to take advantage of this board training.

Contact:
Karen Dyer, CPLA Chair
Board Development Committee
925.743.1200
karen_dyer@CPLA.org

December 1, 2000

Board Effectiveness Training Continues
Many library boards and commissions have already been scheduled for the year 2001. Is your board on that list? We encourage you to submit your request to take advantage of this board training.

September 25, 2000

Board Effectiveness Training Needs More Trainers
The CPLA Board Effectiveness Training is in such demand that more trainers are necessary. WE ARE LOOKING FOR ABOUT A DOZEN SPECIAL TRUSTEES/COMMISSIONERS to be trained on October 28 and October 29, 2000, at the Comfort Inn near the Oakland Airport, Oakland, California. If you would like to contribute to the education of library boards/commissions, and have been a trustee/commisioner for about 3 years or more, can train adults, and can give this training to two or three libraries in one year, please contact Karen Dyer for an application. Reasonable expenses incurred by anyone coming to receive the training or by any trainer who gives a library board presentation will be reimbursed. For the good of the program, economy, and just plain good sense, we are looking for a balance of North and South trustees. Please consider this opportunity.

August, 2000

Free Board Effectiveness Training: UPDATE
Over 30 library boards are scheduled to take this training and more requests are coming in daily. Requests are now being taken for the the year 2001. Feedback from boards already trained is very positive. We encourage you to submit your request to take advantage of this board training program.

May 1, 2000

Free Board Effectiveness Training
CPLA will send an experienced, trained trustee to your library board or commission upon request for a free three-hour board effectiveness training. For further information, e-mail: Karen Dyer, CPLA Board Development Project Committee karen_dyer@CPLA.org