Connecting is at the heart of what libraries do, so it's no coincidence that connecting is also at the heart of WebJunction. We believe that learning happens best when we can engage not just with the subject but with each other as well.
We've seen this in so many of the programs and projects that we've either featured or led ourselves. For example the MS Buddy Project created by library staff in Utah (and featured in a WebJunction webinar next week) connects people with multiple sclerosis to accurate information and to each other through mobile technology.
The excellent health fair run by Buffalo & Erie County Public Library in New York, learning circles at Chicago Public Library branches, gardening programs around the country, finding your library's role in racial equity efforts, and WebJunction's Supercharged Storytimes program are all examples of how connections make a community and our work so much more powerful.
We look forward to featuring more examples of the impact of connecting in the months and years to come.
And, speaking of connecting, if you are attending the ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition, make sure to look WebJunction up to connect in person!