Opioid Crisis: Libraries, Resources, Context and Data

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Published: 17 August 2017
Opioid Crisis: Libraries, Resources, Context and Data

Over two million people in the U.S. are estimated to be dependent on prescription opioids or heroin. This national epidemic is affecting communities of all sizes and the public libraries that serve them. We've begun to collect links to news, resources, data and other materials related to libraries and the opioid crisis. And WebJunction, in collaboration with PLA, is hosting Opioid Crisis Town Hall: Library Needs and Responses, on Tuesday, September 12. Please join us for this this important discussion.


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Social Library, Volume 89

Jennifer Peterson
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Published: 15 August 2017
Social Library, Volume 89

This summer continues, with a wealth of events, programs, and partnerships surfacing on library social media pages. In this edition of our Social Library series we're featuring libraries on beaches and in national parks, as well as a library truly at the Hub of it's community. And we're excited to share posts about new library funding and a small but mighty donation from a 3rd grader! Thank you to all these libraries for their great work, and to the communities who support them. If you'd like to see your library featured in a Social Library edition, please let us know... Read more

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Seven Answers to Seven Weeding Questions

Holly Hibner and Mary Kelly
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Published: 04 August 2017
Seven Answers to Seven Weeding Questions

Deciding how to weed your library's collection can be daunting. Decisions about criteria and policies are important to address to provide guidance to weeders. Holly Hibner, Adult Services Coordinator, and Mary Kelly, Adult Services Librarian from the Plymouth (MI) District Library answer seven weeding questions that can help you approach your weeding project.

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Social Media and Libraries Survey

Published: 03 August 2017
Social Media and Libraries Survey

WebJunction and TechSoup for Libraries are collaborating on a series of free webinars focused on the topic of Libraries and Social Media. We’d like to understand more how your library uses social media and your learning needs on this topic as we plan these fall 2017 sessions. Registration will open soon, and we will share information from the survey in the webinars and in a final report. Thank you for taking the time to share your input!

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Free August Webinars for Library Staff

Jennifer Peterson
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Published: 31 July 2017
Free August Webinars for Library Staff

Making time for learning, and finding the right fit for your learning needs can be tough, considering all the opportunities. For the month of August, try taking a look at your calendar to find a day or two with a few open hours to set aside, and then browse the opportunities on the list below for those days. You're sure to find a session or two that align with some of your current workplace challenges or opportunities. This list of over 70 webinars, covering 20 topic areas, was collected by the Wyoming State Library. It's updated monthly on the Free... Read more

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12 September 2017

Opioid Crisis Town Hall: Library Needs and Responses

WebJunction and PLA invites libraries and their community partners to join this virtual town hall discussion about current library needs and possible responses to the nation's opioid crisis.

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