WebJunction News Archives

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    Extending the Reach of Public Libraries

    This compilation includes examples of ways that patrons can engage with public library materials, resources and community spaces at Wikipedia editing events.

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    Librarians Who Wikipedia: Mary Phillips, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

    Meet Mary Phillips, a reference librarian at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Phillips edits Wikipedia when she sees a missing reference. She also collaborates with nearby museums and universities to co-organize Art + Feminism editing events, a global...

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    Get Your Library Ready for the Celestial Event of the Century!

    Ancient cultures were surprised by and terrified of solar eclipses. Today, thanks to centuries of scientific observations, we know when and where the solar eclipse will be visible – we can plan ahead and turn this celestial event into a community cel...

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    Social Library, Volume 82

    In this edition of our Social Library series, we're highlighting a library collecting the recordings of community stories, another providing new passport services, athletes at an annual storytime, a hidden pig, and a state-wide snapshot day. Each edi...

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    Mean Tweets: Librarian Edition

    The team at the Invercargill City Libraries and Archives in New Zealand decided to create a little humor of their own in the spirit of late-night show host Jimmy Kimmel’s Mean Tweets series, where celebrities read some unpleasant tweets about them, p...

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    Programming Idea: Community + Quilt = CommuniQuilt

    What happens when you combine community and quilting? You get a CommuniQuilt! Jazmin Idakaar, Programs & Community Outreach Librarian with the Boston Public Library shares an inspiring and creative programming idea for creating a community quilt....

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    Virtual Road Trip: Small Libraries Engaging with their Communities

    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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    Social Library, Volume 81

    We continue our Social Library series, featuring posts from libraries we follow on Facebook, representing the many ways in which libraries are connecting with their communities. This week's edition includes law enforcement representatives participati...

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    Free April Webinars for Library Staff

    We hear from library staff that the hardest part of professional development is finding the time to learn. When we share this list of webinars each month, we know that it might be overwhelming, even daunting, to see all the opportunities. We recommen...

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    Learn With the Best, Learn From the Best

    Drexel University is home to one of the nation's longest running Library & Information Science programs. Renowned for its commitment to innovation and quality, Drexel University’s program has been consistently ranked among the top 10 programs in ...