WebJunction News Archives

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    STEM Learning Opportunities Available Through the STAR Library Network

    Looking to bring STEM programming and activities to your library? Opportunities are available through the STAR Library Network which include a new exhibit on exoplanets that is funded by NASA's Universe of Learning program. There is also an upcoming ...

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    Public Libraries Occupy a Hallowed Space in the Community and in Public Consciousness

    "I think public libraries are the quintessential 'safe space,' and that’s something that I don't think can be replicated by any other civic institution," said Alex Poole, PhD, an assistant professor in Drexel University's Department of Info...

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    Got patrons with health questions? PLA/NNLM sessions at upcoming conferences may help you provide answers.

    Americans are bombarded with information related to their health, but the messages they receive may not be understandable, reliable, or even credible. Faced with confusing medical terminology, conflicting reports, and a constantly changing healthcare...

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    Social Library, Volume 95

    In this edition of our Social Library series we're highlighting a pumpkin decorating contest (no carving allowed!), a library ambassador's take on the new Austin Public Library, a makeup workshop, a 150 celebration, and a microcollege in the Brooklyn...

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    WebJunction Launches Supercharged Storytimes for All

    WebJunction is expanding its popular storytimes training and making it widely available in several ways, including an updated free, online self-paced course. This new program is called Supercharged Storytimes for All and is made possible with the fin...

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    Free November Webinars for Library Staff

    We know that learning is constant, and that we, like our patrons, are lifelong learners. Whether you're looking to learn how to manage your collections, or how to communicate with your community partners, or you're interested in finding new resources...

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    Social Library, Volume 94

    Up next in our Social Library series we're highlighting a few of the libraries we're new to follow on Facebook. They're sharing innovative programming, including a movie at LEGO Club and tapping into the escape room craze. They're highlighting a disp...

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    Lawyers in Libraries: Meeting Local Needs at the Jacksonville Public Library

    The Jacksonville Public Library in northeast Florida consists of 21 locations and a library staff ready and willing to connect their community to the resources they need – including support with civil legal issues. In 2014, Lisa Buggs, Coordinator of...

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    Columbus Metropolitan Responds to Hunger: Summer Meals and More

    As a library looks ahead to its busiest programming schedule of the year, why would it consider becoming a summer meal site? At Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML), staff realized kids were hungry from the time they arrived at 9am until they left at ...

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    Social Library, Volume 93

    This week's edition of our Social Library series represents a sampling of some of the exceptionally innovative programs, events, and news from the libraries we follow on Facebook. Whether picking up on the latest craze, or reaching unlikely patrons w...