Community Relations

  • Embracing Principles of Connected Learning

    The power of teen leadership is at the center of a new report from The Institute of Museum and Library Services on Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums: Transformative Spaces for Teens. Teens empowered to participate, experiment, and colla...

  • A Slice of Maker Pie: Stories from Three Learner Labs

    Think about the last time you ordered pizza and the numerous considerations that influenced your decisions. You may have weighed surroundings including dine-in versus carry-out or perhaps delivery, contemplated crust style and toppings, and evaluated...

  • Analysis and Reflection

    It's important to us that the resources and learning tools we provide at WebJunction are useful to library staff practicing in the field. To that end we organize an annual Member Satisfaction Survey and ask you to give us your feedback. Your response...

  • Something for Everyone

    The siren song of the Internet is difficult to ignore. Whether you consider yourself an active netizen or a casual visitor to the World Wide Web, you've likely observed that the amount of rich, educational resources is equaled, if not surpassed, by t...

  • The Giving Garden: An OCLC Day of Caring

    Every fall, the OCLC Seattle regional office has the opportunity to participate in our local United Way’s Day of Caring, an annual volunteer day dedicated to supporting local nonprofit organizations and the communities they serve.

    As a global...

  • Geekhunt: Geek the Library in Austin, Texas

    So you're visiting Austin, Texas, sitting outside enjoying some local barbecue, and a bus passes by featuring three things: a stunning photo of Grammy nominated local band Grupo Fantasma, the Austin Public Library logo, and the message: "Nosenlo...

  • The App Days of Summer

    Developing a partnership, developing an app - San José Public Library acknowledges that being in Silicon Valley, they may have more technology opportunities than some. For instance, when the Silicon Valley Talent Partnership appeared, they were right...

  • Revisiting the Book Lady of New Orleans

    We all serve our communities by providing access to books and other resources in our libraries. Many of us struggle with tight budgets and talented but highly overworked staff. Some of us deal with similar situations under adverse circumstances, and,...

  • Outside the Lines: A Chat with Stacie Ledden and Amber DeBerry

    Have you felt the need to re-state the purpose and role of your library in the community? Have you wondered if patrons and community members can be re-introduced to the dynamic center of community your library has evolved into? That is exactly what O...

  • For Social Good: Libraries and the Sharing Economy

    Have you ever wondered what the sharing economy is, and how libraries fit in?  TechSoup's July webiner, "Kickstarter, Uber, Airbnb, Oh My! What the Sharing Economy Means for Social Good," offers a good explanation and includes specific...