64 Free May Webinars for Library Staff

Jennifer Peterson
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Published: 30 April 2015
64 Free May Webinars for Library Staff

It's mind-blowing to see the free learning opportunities available each month, and May is no exception. This list, provided by Jamie Markus at the Wyoming State Library, comes out every month and is regularly updated here 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 everywhere.

Read on for 64 great free webinars being offered for library staff and non-profits in the month of May.

May 1 | Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of Social Media, part 2: Marketing... Read more

The Happy Secret to Better Libraries

Kendra Morgan
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Published: 29 April 2015
The Happy Secret to Better Libraries

It feels safe to say that we can all benefit from a little more happiness in our lives, and to help those around us to do the same. In March, we were fortunate to have Sharon Morris from the Colorado State Library present the webinar, "The Pursuit of Happiness ... Through Libraries", a program she and her partner Peter Bromberg, designed as part of series of leadership institute workshops.

Sharon's webinar leads you through some of the research on happiness, and what happiness can mean to our brains and our lives. She also presents some tips and exercises that can... Read more

The Social Library, Volume 10

Jennifer Peterson
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Published: 28 April 2015
The Social Library, Volume 10

We're excited to be publishing Volume 10 of the Social Library, our weekly feature highlighting the great work of those libraries we follow on Facebook.

With definite signs of Spring and of Earth Day/Week, our Facebook feed lit up with colorful flowers, gardens, and healthy living.

The Buffalo Creek Memorial Library in Man, West Virginia (service population 700) hosted the 9th Annual Man on the Move Walk this past Saturday, and even though it rained, there were over 80 participants. Other activities included health checks and distribution of medication disposal kits. And it looks like they're hosting a... Read more

More of the Award-Winning Craig Public Library Story

Jennifer Peterson
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Published: 27 April 2015
More of the Award-Winning Craig Public Library Story

With last week's announcement of the recipients of the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, many of us at OCLC let out a whoop for Amy Marshall and her team at the Craig Public Library on Prince of Wales Island in southeast Alaska. We've been following the great work of this library for a number of years and wanted to make you're aware of some of the other awards and accolades they've received over the years, as well as some of the great leadership Amy brings to the broader library community.

First a bit about the community. The service... Read more

Let the Sparks Fly: 12 Ways to More Effective Marketing

Liz Morris
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Published: 22 April 2015
Let the Sparks Fly: 12 Ways to More Effective Marketing

Creativity is liberating. It is challenging. Creativity, as some maintain, is at the heart of philanthropy. It is also a key ingredient for conducting inspiring marketing of your library services – though not the only one.

In a recent WebJunction webinar, our dynamic guest presenter Jamie Matczak of the Nicolet Federated Library System in Wisconsin provided her insights on 12 Ways to More Effective Marketing. We've captured a condensed version of a few key tips below – and suggest you review the full archive to tap into the rest, along with the rich discussion and resource sharing that emerged from... Read more

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