Free March Webinars for Library Staff

Jennifer Peterson
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Published: 01 March 2017
Free March Webinars for Library Staff

With the arrival of spring, and a new month of learning opportunities, it's time to prioritize from this list of March free training. With 66 webinars covering 20 topic areas, you're sure to find something that aligns with your individual or organizational goals, or perhaps something to inspire and invigorate your outlook at work. 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.

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

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Virtual Road Trip Part Two: Small Libraries Ready to Create Smart Spaces

Erin M. Schadt
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Published: 28 February 2017
Virtual Road Trip Part Two: Small Libraries Ready to Create Smart Spaces

Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces is a new project from WebJunction just getting underway. More than 100 libraries applied, and 15 small and rural libraries were chosen to participate in this project, which will support them as they reimagine and reconfigure their libraries into smart spaces. The cohort of 15 libraries will start the training process this month, and while they are focused on learning, let's learn more about them! Join us on this four-part virtual road trip around the US to meet the 15 libraries and their communities—second stop, South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota!

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Board Games in Libraries: Rapid Review Roundup

John Pappas
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Published: 23 February 2017
Board Games in Libraries: Rapid Review Roundup

Welcome to Rapid Review Roundup! In each Roundup I will pull five games of a similar theme, mechanism, or age demographic and provide a brief overview of each. I'll discuss how they play and what I think of them. In this edition, let’s examine some children’s games. Each selection has short rules and plays fast. They lean more towards games children play with adults rather than games children play independently. However, they will be engaging, fun, and rewarding for everyone involved. Each selection will increase in difficulty and depth of play starting with the shortest and easiest games and working... Read more

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Social Library, Donation Drive Edition

Jennifer Peterson
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Published: 21 February 2017
Social Library, Donation Drive Edition

In this special edition of the Social Library series, we're highlighting five examples of libraries hosting drives to collect donations for community members in need. From socks to prom dresses, and toys to toiletries, these libraries are creating partnerships with organizations so that patrons can contribute towards growing stronger communities. Thank you to all these libraries for their great work, and if you'd like to see your library featured in future Social Library editions, please let us know via social@webjunction.org or find us on Facebook.

Free Library of Philadelphia is participating in the Warm the Sole sock drive. Socks... Read more

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Program Idea: Homeschool Libratory

Dawn Jardine, Library Director, Red Hook Public Library, NY
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Published: 16 February 2017
Program Idea: Homeschool Libratory

A program for homeschooling families is something your library can do that is of great value to the community. It costs little. And it drives a lot of traffic and circulation. But best of all, we really look forward to this happy group of young patrons filling the children's room with enthusiasm and chatter each week. We enjoy watching them grow and develop over years.

Red Hook Public Library is chartered for a village of 1,961 people; however we have about 4,500 cardholders and serve several surrounding communities. We have had a homeschoolers' program for about six years now and... Read more

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