WebJunction News Archives

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    Bike the Branches at Brooklyn Public Library

    On May 20, Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) hosted the fifth annual Bike the Branches event, a day-long bike ride through BPL's 60-branch system, including a race for both amateurs and professionals, self-guided tours for the more leisurely bikers, and ...

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    Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together—FAQs

    Frequently asked questions related to the Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together online training program.

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    Librarians Who Wikipedia: Allison Frick, Glenside Free Library

    Allison Frick, Youth Services Librarian at Glenside Free Library, a branch of the Cheltenham Township Library System (Glenside, PA), recently began to use Wikipedia as a tool to teach information literacy skills at her library. She finds that engagin...

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    Social Library, Volume 87

    We continue our Social Library series with a fresh set of inspiration from libraries and their community partners. From Milwaukee to Western Australia and from sketchbooks to naturalization ceremonies, these libraries are growing readers and engaging...

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    Wikipedia and Public Libraries: OCLC Research Update at ALA 2017

    A video presentation of Wikipedia and Public Libraries project by Sharon Streams and Monika Sengul-Jones at the OCLC Research Update in Chicago, at ALA Annual Chicago, on June 26, 2017.

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    'Virtual Story Time' Offers a New Way to Experience Books

    Story time is a popular tradition at public libraries throughout the country, but story time events at the Tennessee State Library and Archives have a special twist: instead of performing with groups of eager children crowded at her feet, the li...

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    Webinar Will Preview Free Training Program and Explore Benefits of Working with Wikipedia

    Registration is open for a July 19 webinar, "Wikipedia for Libraries: Preview the Possibilities, Discover the Opportunities," that will preview WebJunction’s fall 2017 training program and describe how public library staff ca...

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    Free July Webinars for Library Staff

    As the summer shifts into high gear, make some time to learn something new, or brush up on an area of interest. Find a learning buddy or two to view a webinar with you, and enhance your learning with a local discussion. This list of 57 webinars, cove...

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    Social Library, Volume 86

    In this, the 86th edition of our Social Library series, we bring you five brand-new-to-us programming and promotion ideas. We know not all ideas we share from libraries on Facebook are original, but most are unique! Our highlights feature a murderous...

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    Play is Learning: The Renovation of a Children's Room

    The Kirkwood Public Library (MO) recently embarked on a renovation of their Children's room. Through generous private donations and the library staff's planning efforts, a well-thought out and designed space was created for the community. The idea th...