STAR Library Network Opportunities

Keliann LaConte, STAR Net
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Published: 20 November 2017
STAR Library Network Opportunities

Looking to bring STEM programming and activities to your library? Opportunities are available through the STAR Library Network which include a new exhibit on exoplanets that is funded by NASA's Universe of Learning program. There is also an upcoming webinar to look at how to incorporate STEM programming in 2018. And, STAR Net is seeking input from library staff through a survey on the creation of a STEM Readiness Tool for public libraries. Learn more about these programs and opportunities. 

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Public Libraries Occupy a Hallowed Space in the Community and in Public Consciousness

Drexel University Online
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Published: 15 November 2017
Public Libraries Occupy a Hallowed Space in the Community and in Public Consciousness

"I think public libraries are the quintessential 'safe space,' and that’s something that I don't think can be replicated by any other civic institution," said Alex Poole, PhD, an assistant professor in Drexel University's Department of Information Science. "They're a fundamental cornerstone of a democratic republic. If you look back on the history of libraries, books and information were rather jealously guarded for many years...I think most people tend to forget how important that was to allow your average citizen access to all of this information."

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Got Patrons with Health Questions? Check Out These Training Opportunities

Public Library Association
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Published: 10 November 2017
Got Patrons with Health Questions? Check Out These Training Opportunities

Americans are bombarded with information related to their health, but the messages they receive may not be understandable, reliable, or even credible. Faced with confusing medical terminology, conflicting reports, and a constantly changing healthcare system, people are looking to their local public libraries for guidance. Are you prepared to help them?

The Public Library Association (PLA) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) will host programs at two upcoming library conferences as part of Promoting Healthy Communities, a new nationwide initiative intended to increase public library workers’ knowledge and skills related to consumer health services.

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Social Library, Volume 95

Jennifer Peterson
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Published: 09 November 2017
Social Library, Volume 95

In this edition of our Social Library series we're highlighting a pumpkin decorating contest (no carving allowed!), a library ambassador's take on the new Austin Public Library, a makeup workshop, a 150 celebration, and a microcollege in the Brooklyn Public Library. The scope and range of library innovation never runs out! If you'd like to see your library featured in a Social Library edition, please let us know via social@webjunction.org or find us on Facebook.

Knox County Public Library in Tennessee caught our eye with their Plotting Pumpkins contest. This annual effort invites patrons to create a book-inspired pumpkin... Read more

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WebJunction Launches Supercharged Storytimes for All

WebJunction
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Published: 06 November 2017
WebJunction Launches Supercharged Storytimes for All

WebJunction is expanding its popular storytimes training and making it widely available in several ways, including an updated free, online self-paced course. This new program is called Supercharged Storytimes for All and is made possible with the financial support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and OCLC. The expanded materials will cover foundational early literacy concepts and ensure that Supercharged Storytimes for All aligns well with other library training that educates parents and caregivers about their role in supporting early literacy.

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