Librarians Who Wikipedia: Allison Frick, Glenside Free Library

Monika Sengul-Jones, OCLC Wikipedian-in-Residence
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Published: 13 July 2017
Librarians Who Wikipedia: Allison Frick, Glenside Free Library

Allison Frick, Youth Services Librarian at Glenside Free Library, a branch of the Cheltenham Township Library System (Glenside, PA), recently began to use Wikipedia as a tool to teach information literacy skills at her library. She finds that engaging with Wikipedia can help computer users of all levels critically evaluate and improve their online experiences. 

Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together is an OCLC project that is building bridges between public libraries and Wikipedia; featuring an online training program for US public library staff hosted by WebJunction in the fall of 2017. Librarians Who Wikipedia is a series of interviews with library staff... Read more

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Social Library, Volume 87

Jennifer Peterson
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Published: 11 July 2017
Social Library, Volume 87

We continue our Social Library series with a fresh set of inspiration from libraries and their community partners. From Milwaukee to Western Australia and from sketchbooks to naturalization ceremonies, these libraries are growing readers and engaging with citizens in the best of ways. Thank you to all these libraries for your great work, and 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.

We love to see other community members or officials posting to social media about what's happening at the library. Milwaukee's Mayor... Read more

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'Virtual Story Time' Offers a New Way to Experience Books

Tennessee State Library and Archives
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Published: 05 July 2017
'Virtual Story Time' Offers a New Way to Experience Books


Story time is a popular tradition at public libraries throughout the country, but story time events at the Tennessee State Library and Archives have a special twist: instead of performing with groups of eager children crowded at her feet, the librarian administering the program is reading books aloud in mostly empty rooms.The audience – children with vision impairments or other disabilities that make reading standard print books difficult – listen to the stories each month via telephone conference call. 

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Webinar Will Preview Training Program and Explore Benefits of Working with Wikipedia

WebJunction
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Published: 30 June 2017
Webinar Will Preview Training Program and Explore Benefits of Working with Wikipedia

Registration is open for a July 19 webinar, "Wikipedia for Libraries: Preview the Possibilities, Discover the Opportunities," that will preview WebJunction’s fall 2017 training program and describe how public library staff can use Wikipedia to connect more people to their library collections and creatively involve community members.

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Free July Webinars for Library Staff

Jennifer Peterson
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Published: 29 June 2017
Free July Webinars for Library Staff

As the summer shifts into high gear, make some time to learn something new, or brush up on an area of interest. Find a learning buddy or two to view a webinar with you, and enhance your learning with a local discussion. This list of 57 webinars, covering 20 topic areas, was collected by the Wyoming State Library. It's updated monthly on the Free Training page, where you can also view the offerings by topic.

For additional training, check out the WebJunction Catalog, free and open to library staff and volunteers everywhere.

Read on for 57 free webinars... Read more

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