55 Free October Webinars for Library Staff

Jennifer Peterson
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Published: 29 September 2016
55 Free October Webinars for Library Staff

October's list of free webinars includes important learning to help equip libraries to better serve their communities. Build skills to enhance services and programs for all ages and increase your confidence in growing your library's infrastructure, funding and community relationships. Remember that most of these offerings are recorded, so know you can revisit when you have the time. This list, provided by the Wyoming State Library, comes out every month and is regularly updated on the Free Training page, where you can also view the offerings by topic. This month's list covers 55 webinars and two virtual conferences in 19... Read more

Social Library, Voters' Edition

Jennifer Peterson
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Published: 27 September 2016
Social Library, Voters' Edition

Today is National Voter Registration Day and so we thought it only appropriate to feature in this edition of the Social Library, some of the ways in which libraries are raising awareness for voters in their communities. From voting workshops to mock elections, or from early voting to registration drives, libraries are emphasizing the importance of, and ensuring the access to, our right to vote. If you'd like to see your library featured in the Social Library series, please let us know via social@webjunction.org or find us on Facebook.

Cordova District Library in Illinois is hosting an Early Voting... Read more

Posted In: Social Library

Four Ways to Reach Entrepreneurs in Your Community

Erin M. Schadt
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Published: 19 September 2016
Four Ways to Reach Entrepreneurs in Your Community

If you are looking for an impressive number of resources, templates and ideas on how to reach and serve entrepreneurs at your library, then look no further than the webinar Support Small Business Development at Your Library.

Laura Metzler, Small Business Information Librarian, Cecil County Public Library (CCPL) in Maryland, oriented her advice around four ways you can reach entrepreneurs in your community. No matter the size of your library or your community, Metzler showed concrete ideas big and small that you can initiate.

At CCPL, Metzler's part-time position is dedicated to reference and outreach to businesses and entrepreneurs. "The... Read more

The Library Diversity Committee: Supporting Diversity and Inclusivity in the Academic Community

Raymond Pun, First Year Student Success Librarian, California State University, Fresno
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Published: 15 September 2016
The Library Diversity Committee: Supporting Diversity and Inclusivity in the Academic Community

Today, universities and colleges across the United States are having open and sometimes intense conversations about the matters of diversity, multiculturalism and inclusivity in their campuses. These conversations are often a great start for students, faculty, administration and the community to learn and engage with each other through respectful dialogue and understanding.

Some university libraries are taking steps further by creating a diversity space, showcasing exhibits and partnering with other academic and student centered departments to promote diversity and inclusivity. How can libraries support these important conversations and discussions on campus? In one example, Fresno State's Library Diversity Committee has... Read more

Know Thy Community: Tips for Rural Library Directors

Erin M. Schadt
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Published: 09 September 2016
Know Thy Community: Tips for Rural Library Directors

If the recent webinar Beyond the Job Description: Ten Practical Tips for the Rural Library Director could be summed up in one sentence, it might just be: "Make sure you know your community and that your community knows you."

Jennifer Pearson, Director, Marshall County Memorial Library (TN) and Association for Rural & Small Libraries board member, hit on this point consistently through all ten of those practical tips, and as she shared her own experience as director of a library in a community that she's not from. "The first two questions people asked me: where do you go to church?... Read more

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