We are continually amazed by the important work being done in libraries. Not only are you serving your patrons and changing your communities, but you are also sharing how you do your work with your fellow library staff around the world. THANK YOU!
Curious what your colleagues are up to? One story you'll want to check out is from Oakland Public Library, where Children's Librarian Miriam Medow organized a panel discussion on how to talk with kids about race and racism. Medow wrote about the experience for WebJunction and the entire panel is available to listen to online.
Twice a month, Social Library showcases interesting outreach and marketing ideas being shared on social media. The most recent edition highlights several libraries that connect to teen interests, have a sense of humor in programming, feature local celebrities and more.
A can't-miss article coming soon will highlight incredible partnerships between public and school libraries across the United States.
Another way to learn from your colleagues is through our free webinars. Next week, on August 11, Jennifer Pearson, Director, Marshall County Memorial Library (TN) shares Ten Practical Tips for the New Rural Library Director. We're very excited to have Jami Carter, the creator of the Self-Directed Achievement Model, lead the August 24 webinar Build Your Learning Culture: The Whole Organization Approach.
On the horizon is Teen Programming: A Mover & Shaker's Recipe for Impact and Success with Ontario City (CA) Library's Courtney Saldana on September 20.
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