The Social Library, Volume 28

Jennifer Peterson
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Published: 01 September 2015
The Social Library, Volume 28

Volume 28 of our Social Library series showcases five libraries and library staff who are innovatively and inclusively reaching out to their communities. From city-wide programming in Denver, to Food for Fines week in Missouri, these libraries are finding ways to connect with the needs and interests of people both inside and outside the library, and to inspire community members of all abilities to explore new adventures in learning.

The Denver Public Library in Colorado is starting their month-long ‪BrewHa!Ha! celebration. They're "taking a deep look at Denver's obsession with all things brewed, including coffee, craft beer, tea and... Read more

63 Free September Webinars for Library Staff

Jennifer Peterson
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Published: 27 August 2015
63 Free September Webinars for Library Staff

It must be back-to-school time, because this month's list of free webinars is robust and relevant! Join the spirit of learning at your library and make some time for staff development. This list, provided by Jamie Markus at 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, now free and open to library staff and volunteers everywhere.

Read on for 63 great free webinars being offered for library staff and non-profits in the... Read more

The Small Community Advantage in Library Fundraising

Kathleen Gesinger
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Published: 19 August 2015
The Small Community Advantage in Library Fundraising

Through the WebJunction webinar, Beyond Book Sales: Practical Ideas for Raising Funds for Your Library, Sue Hall, Director of Library Strategies, reminds us that small libraries can benefit from the "small community advantage" where personal relationships make a big difference with patrons and prospective donors.

As cornerstones in small or rural communities, libraries are already steeped in elements of successful fundraising: strong connections with individuals (local merchants or patrons), strong relationships within the community, and a strong volunteer base. People are often more willing to give their time and stay more dedicated in small communities.

New Course: Serving Library Users on the Autism Spectrum

Kathleen Gesinger
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Published: 18 August 2015
New Course: Serving Library Users on the Autism Spectrum

Whether you knew it at the time or not, you have likely interacted with or assisted a library user with autism, as it is the fastest growing disability according to Autism Speaks, a national autism advocacy organization. A new online course, designed by experts in both the library and autism fields, is a series of four independent, self-paced instructional modules that are intended for librarians and library staff to learn how to better serve their users with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Funded by the IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program and led by faculty at two schools within... Read more

Libraries Continue Job Seeker Support

Steph Harmon
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Published: 14 August 2015
 Libraries Continue Job Seeker Support

As libraries continue to support economic success in their communities, WebJunction remains committed to bringing you programming which showcases libraries who continue to innovate in their Workforce Services. This recent WebJunction webinar zooms in on a number of practical ways to provide career development services to job seekers. In No Job Seeker Left Behind: Library Services to Meet Their Need, we learn from two certified ALA Career Development Facilitators about strategies and easy-to-use tools that can be used to help members of your community prepare for and find employment.

In the first half of the webinar, Aileen Luppert from Spokane... Read more

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