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  • Librarians from Mongolia Visit OCLC Seattle

    Ninety minutes is all it takes to cross oceans, continents, and cultures to find library synergy. That was the experience when staff from the OCLC Seattle office had the chance to sit down and talk about libraries with two Mongolian librarians from t...

  • 41 Free August Webinars for Library Staff

    It can be a challenge to remain up to date in our ever-changing, always-demanding library positions. It's a good thing, then, that library staff tend to be lifelong learners, and just as good that there are more free training opportunities available ...

  • Team-Building with the Amazing Library Race

    Librarians and library staff at the Starke County Public Library System (IN) recently participated in a race inside the library. Five teams led by assigned captains performed specific tasks within a limited time and had a lot of fun in the process. S...

  • Activate the Online Learner: Taking Charge of Individual Learning

    The learner at the center has become a core strategy in education and training. Strategies like flipped classrooms, MOOCs, or peer collaborations are all part of a trend toward very personalized learning—me-learning. These trends increasingly emphasi...

  • Learning with Webinars: Library Staff in Poland go Full Steam Ahead

    Hundreds of library staff in Poland are benefiting from the recent launch of a webinar series in that country about public libraries, advocacy, and communication. The successful series was designed to provide practical information to librarians and o...

  • Community Engagement and Staff Development at All Levels

    Mary Stein, assistant director of East Baton Rouge Parish Library (EBRPL), discussed her successful Geek the Library campaign during a recent Geek the Library Question & Answer webinar. "It's such a powerful campaign, to have laid it all out...

  • A Happy Hour for Library Staff Learning

    In February 2013, WebJunction hosted a webinar, Self-Directed Achievement: if you give library staff an hour, with Jami Carter and her team from the Tooele City Library in Utah. We have heard from a number of libraries that they have begun to use the...

  • Badging the Library: Part 2

    In our first post on badging the library, we talked about what badges were and why libraries might consider implementing badges. There are a lot of good uses for badges in the library world, and hopefully you saw some that fit in with your work. In t...

  • Planning for Impact

    The simple truth is this: no matter what we do, our work in libraries makes an impact on our communities. As a community institution, whatever we do—for better or worse—changes the landscape of our communities. With that in mind, we can decide to go ...

  • Badging the Library: Part 1

    This is the first post in a series talking about badges and what they mean for libraries. In this post, we'll focus on what badges are and why they might be important to libraries.

    What is a badge?

    Much like a scout badge, the badge...