Resources for Learners

  • Free January Webinars for Library Staff

    There's no time like the new year for learning! Whether or not you've got a list of resolutions, you're sure to benefit by attending some of the webinars on this month's list. Or perhaps there are topics you'd like your trustees or volunteers to expl...

  • Free December Webinars for Library Staff

    The holiday season is the perfect time to give yourself the gift of learning. Take the time to reflect on the year and explore areas in your work for improvement or innovation. There are numerous facets to explore within this month's list of free web...

  • Free November Webinars for Library Staff

    With the change in seasons, and your patron learning habits settling in for the school year, there's no better time than now to set aside time for your own learning. November's list of free webinars includes learning in every area of library work, pr...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • WALT Learns Together: Overcoming the Paradox of Anytime + Anywhere = Never

    The Washington Library Trainers (WALT), an interest group of the Washington Library Association, is a group of staff training and development professionals working in Washington libraries. The group meets in person quarterly, with in-between meetings...

  • Anytime + Anywhere = Never: Motivating the Self-Directed Learner

    We all aspire to be lifelong learners, especially in service of our library patrons. And we have all hit the snag of "anytime + anywhere = never"―the reality that unlimited access, unbounded time and lack of external motivators in self-dire...

  • 33 New Webinars Added to the WebJunction Catalog

    The WebJunction Course Catalog provides free access to library-focused self-paced courses and webinar archives. Through the generous support of OCLC, the Gates Foundation and many state library agencies across the United States, WebJunction continues...