WebJunction News Archives

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    Social Library, Summer Reading Edition

    Posts to library pages on Facebook are signaling the arrival of summer reading! In this special Summer Reading Edition of our Social Library series, we're excited to share five special awards to recognize the outstanding skills displayed in creating ...

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    Free Activity Calendars Put Programming at Your Fingertips

    Library users young and old benefit from the fun, exciting, and educational programming you offer in your schools and libraries. But little do they know how much hard work and planning goes into putting those activities together! Check out these free...

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    Reflecting on the Power of Communities at Citizen University National Conference

    Several WebJunction staff members and public library colleagues attended the Citizen University National Conference held in Seattle March 24-25. The event brought together over 500 change-makers, activists, and catalysts to engage with the conference...

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    Public Libraries and Civic Engagement: Identifying Challenges and Opportunities

    The annual Citizen University Conference is held just down the road from WebJunction's Seattle office. In its 12th year, the conference recently gathered together more than 500 change-makers, catalysts and activists for presentations, panels and disc...

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    Librarians Who Wikipedia: Tiffany Bailey, Dallas Public Library

    In December 2016, three novice Wikipedia editors partnered to organize an Art+Feminism event at the Dallas Public Library. They taught themselves to edit Wikipedia and hosted an all-day event in March 2017, which included editing works...

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    Librarians Who Wikipedia: János McGhie, Saint Paul Public Library

    Meet János McGhie, a reference librarian at Saint Paul Public Library. An editor of Wikipedia since 2006, McGhie—who goes by the username McGhiever—has made almost 22,000 edits and uploaded 1,300 photos to the Wikipedia Commons. If you’ve read about ...

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    Virtual Road Trip: Libraries Flexing their Space

    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 r...

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    Expanding Opportunities for Incarcerated Parents and Their Families at the Free Library of Philadelphia

    The Free Library of Philadelphia has spent several years working on building a relationship and programs with the Philadelphia Department of Prisons on a program to connect incarcerated individuals to books and to their families. The library recently...

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    Social Library, Volume 83

    We've recently been exploring the growing set of Trends over at ALA's Center for the Future of Libraries and so, in this edition of our Social Library series, we're highlighting some innovative library programs that touch on a few of those trends, in...

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    Free May Webinars for Library Staff

    Before the rush of summer arrives, take advantage of the learning opportunities made available through these webinars. Whether you're a library director or a circulation assistant, there's something here for everyone. Invite a colleague to join you i...