IMLS Survey Report: Public Libraries in FY2012

Jennifer Peterson
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Published: 27 January 2015
IMLS Survey Report: Public Libraries in FY2012

This week, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) released the report for the Public Libraries in the United States Survey: Fiscal Year 2012, an analysis of the most comprehensive annual data collection of U.S. public library statistics. An impressive 97% percent of public libraries in the 50 states and the District of Columbia contribute data for the survey, which is now in its 26th year. Policymakers and practitioners use the report findings to make informed decisions about library support and management.

The Public Libraries in the United States Survey examines when, where, and how library services are changing... Read more

TechSoup Webinar Archives Added to Catalog

Jennifer Peterson
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Published: 23 January 2015
TechSoup Webinar Archives Added to Catalog

Last year, WebJunction launched our new learning catalog, learn.webjunction.org, providing free access to library-focused self-paced courses and webinar archives. Through the generous support of OCLC, the Gates Foundation, and many state library agencies across the U.S., WebJunction will continue to provide timely and relevant learning content for you to access anytime, from anywhere.

Certificates of completion are made available to all learners, after completing any course or webinar enrolled in from the catalog. We continue to add resources, but the catalog currently houses 25 self-paced courses and 99 webinar archives produced by WebJunction or by one of our content collaborators... Read more

Resilient Library, Resilient You

Betha Gutsche
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Published: 19 January 2015
Resilient Library, Resilient You

Libraries and change are two words welded together in this century. News stories abound about libraries making major shifts in direction to retain vitality in an age of rapidly emerging technologies and evolving community needs.

Resilience is the ability to adjust readily to change. A resilient library is the sum of its resilient staff. Adapting to change and building resilience in yourself and in your library is a process.

Characteristics of resilience include anticipation of what might lie ahead, ability to assess a situation and determine the best approach for maintaining balance, flexibility in navigating the unexpected, and readiness... Read more

New Year's Resolutions - Put a Goal on It!

Kendra Morgan
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Published: 07 January 2015
New Year's Resolutions - Put a Goal on It!

We are all familiar with the tradition of establishing resolutions for the New Year. Maybe not so many brownies and a little more walking? Or maybe spending more time with friends and family? Whatever the resolution, there is often a powerful sense of possibility as a new year begins – and we want you to channel that into a resolution for professional development! A great place to start is to review our webinar, "Put a Goal on It: WebJunction and Self-Directed Learning."

Hosted and presented by WebJunction's own Jennifer Peterson, Kathleen Gesinger, and Ahniwa Ferrari, this webinar focused on... Read more

Building Rural Prosperity with the Rural Information Center

Anna Shelton
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Published: 29 December 2014
Building Rural Prosperity with the Rural Information Center

Perhaps especially in rural communities, libraries provide key points of connection with the broader world, serving as windows on faraway places, other cultures, and diverse perspectives. But libraries can also help deepen our ties to the places we live, discover new things about our own backyard, and build connections in our own communities. For people living and working in rural areas, the Rural Information Center (RIC) offers one way to connect with world-class expertise on issues and opportunities specific to rural life.

RIC is a service of the National Agricultural Library, and was established in 1987 in response to the... Read more

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