WebJunction News Archives

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    Social Library, Art and Archives Edition

    With the Institute of Museum and Library Services announcement of the 2017 National Medal Finalists, we were inspired to highlight in this special edition of our Social Library series, posts from libraries we follow on Facebook that also represent mu...

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    A Children's Garden at Avon Lake Public Library

    The Avon Lake Public Library (OH) created a children's garden. They provided the opportunity for young patrons to learn about farming, farm animals, and raising food, as well as the experience of digging in the dirt and planting, harvesting and eatin...

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    Seeds of Change: A Seed Library for All Ages

    The ancient Chinese proverb says "Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime." My library, the Middle Tyger Library, a branch of the Spartanburg County (SC) Public Libraries, borrowed...

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    Monika Sengul-Jones joins OCLC as Wikipedian-in-Residence

    Sengul-Jones will work with WebJunction to design and deliver an online training program that will introduce US public librarians to the innerworkings of Wikipedia this fall. The training will enable librarians to edit Wikipedia, guide patrons in its...

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    Social Library, Volume 79

    As we continue our Social Library series, featuring posts from libraries we follow on Facebook, we're excited to share the great work of these five libraries. From civic conversations to composting, and from a writing contest to library advocates, th...

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    Innovation in Libraries Micro-grants from the Awesome Foundation

    The Awesome Foundation is an ever-growing worldwide community devoted to "forwarding the interest of awesome in the universe." Created in 2009, the Foundation distributes $1,000 grants, no strings attached, to projects and their creators.

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    Free March Webinars for Library Staff

    With the arrival of spring, and a new month of learning opportunities, it's time to prioritize from this list of March free training. With 66 webinars covering 20 topic areas, you're sure to find something that aligns with your individual or organiza...

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    Virtual Road Trip Part Two: Small Libraries Ready to Create Smart Spaces

    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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    Board Games: Rapid Review Roundup

    Welcome to Rapid Review Roundup! In each Roundup I will pull five games of a similar theme, mechanism, or age demographic and provide a brief overview of each. I'll discuss how they play and what I think of them. In this edition, let’s examine some c...

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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 ...