50 Free June Webinars for Library Staff

Jennifer Peterson
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Published: 28 May 2015
50 Free June Webinars for Library Staff

This fresh list of 50 free webinars makes it a bit easier to swallow the fact that we're already heading into the summer months. Hopefully you can set aside some time to join a live or archived webinar, and to put that learning into practice towards the great work you're doing at your library. 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... Read more

Connecting Libraries to Employment with Workforce Literacy

Jenny Powell
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Published: 27 May 2015
Connecting Libraries to Employment with Workforce Literacy

Public libraries are often the go-to resource for job seekers whether they are using the internet for online searches, updating or crafting a new résumé, or laying groundwork to acquire new skills. To assist libraries in compiling resources and supporting job hunters, Jason Broughton, Outreach Coordinator, South Carolina State Library, joined us May 6 for an enlightening webinar and shared how the Work SC website has been instrumental in supporting libraries, government agencies and citizens.

[CC image courtesy of South Carolina State Library on Flickr https://flic.kr/p/9gK5Rh]

Jason provided an in-depth review of the site which attracts potential employment applicants throughout... Read more

Posted In: Workforce Services

The Social Library, Volume 14

Jennifer Peterson
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Published: 26 May 2015
The Social Library, Volume 14

Volume 14 of our Social Library series doesn't feature any of the many libraries who are doing a fantastic job of promoting their summer reading programs, but we found some other interesting programming to complement your springtime activities. We were particularly drawn to those that connect with adult patrons, as we get ready for this week's #WJwebinar, Beyond Book Groups: Fun Library Programs for Adult Readers. Until then, here are a few examples of the fantastic things happening at libraries we follow on Facebook.

[CC image courtesy of the Mosman Library on Flickr - Trivia Night 2013]

The Burlington County... Read more

Gamer's Advisory 101: Breaking the Monopoly

John Pappas
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Published: 21 May 2015
Gamer's Advisory 101: Breaking the Monopoly

The hobby board game market is booming. Everywhere news media outlets pronounce that board games are "making a comeback" or are "going through a golden age" or experiencing a "renaissance" or are "in full swing." NPR even flipped the whole thing and did a piece on board games that stink (and, of course, not a single one of these are in print).

In the "Board in the Library" series, John provided an introduction into modern board games, produced a survey of popular mechanisms and themes, discussed starting gaming groups, and made some recommendations for good gateway games.

In this series,... Read more

Now AvailABLE: ABLE Courses in the WebJunction Catalog

Kathleen Gesinger
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Published: 18 May 2015
Now AvailABLE: ABLE Courses in the WebJunction Catalog

Some people mention them simply as ABLE. Others know them by their full collection title: Alternative Basic Library Education (ABLE) Program. "The Alternative Basic Library Education (ABLE) Program is an amazing collection of library-specific self-paced courses." Those familiar with these courses know the amazing job the staff of the Idaho Commission for Libraries has done developing this content for newer members of the library community. And now, WebJunction is excited to include each course in this program in our free course catalog!

Developed by staff of the Idaho Commission for Libraries, the collection of 13 online, self-paced courses, offers... Read more

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