Community Relations

  • Social Library, Volume 66

    Libraries highlighted in this edition of the Social Library provide examples of innovative ways to grow patron loyalty, host fundraising events or to join community recycling efforts. We've also featured a book club alternative and a wonderful projec...

  • IFLA 2016: Reaching for the Possible

    It was halfway through my second day at the 2016 IFLA Conference that I realized how many times I had heard the word "possible." Presenters on a variety of topics evoked what is possible in their visions and examples of library futures, and...

  • Austin Public Library, Dozens of Partners Work toward Digital Empowerment

    Austin Public Library has long been a leader in providing public access to information through its 23 locations. But a recent partnership opportunity called DECA is magnifying efforts across the community to ensure that every Austin resident has the ...

  • WebJunction Experience: Blended Learning Strengthens Library Practice

    How would you complete this sentence? "I like my online learning to be ____." WebJunction users consistently use adjectives like "relevant," "hiqh-quality," and "convenient" to describe their online learning pr...

  • Library Access for All Students: Stories from Five ConnectED Libraries

    In April 2015, President Barack Obama announced the ConnectED Library Challenge, an effort to "put a library card in the hand of every student," and in January 2016 the White House hosted a convening of representatives from about 50 of the ...

  • Social Library, Volume 65

    In this latest edition of the Social Library we've highlighted a handful of libraries who are creating a stage for karaoke crooners, two libraries who are supporting Harry Potter fandom, one who is connecting locals to historic bars and breweries, an...

  • WebJunction Experience: Self-paced Courses

    As much as libraries are about information, they are just as much about people. Interacting with lots and lots of people. Is it any surprise that the two most-viewed self-paced courses in the WebJunction Course Catalog are Dealing with Angry Patrons ...

  • Register Your Library with STAR_Net for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

    Are you ready for the celestial event of the century? In just over a year from now, on August 21, 2017, the shadow of the moon will sweep across the United States from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean in a spectacle that hasn't occurred in dec...

  • WebJunction Experience: Webinars

    If you are new to or unfamiliar with WebJunction webinars, you may not know that we began regularly hosting webinars ten years ago. Why webinars? Library staff frequently cited that critical barriers to pursuing learning were lack of time or funds to...

  • Learning Together: Penfield Public Library Team and WebJunction Webinars

    In the years we've been hosting webinars, we've seen a wonderful evolution toward library teams sharing in what they're learning, especially when they are able to gather to view and discuss the webinar together. Some teams like to view the recording ...