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  • Free April Webinars for Library Staff

    We hear from library staff that the hardest part of professional development is finding the time to learn. When we share this list of webinars each month, we know that it might be overwhelming, even daunting, to see all the opportunities. We recommen...

  • 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...

  • Reading Conversations: RA for All Library Staff

    With a new strategic goal to focus on increasing patron access to and engagement with books and reading, the Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) in Northwestern Washington embarked on an ambitious effort to get all of their staff ready and eager to ...

  • 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...

  • Closing the Knowledge Gap: March Poll Results

    Last month we asked about those job responsibilities that maybe weren't covered in your training to become library staff. Answers varied, but the most common area you identified was finances—whether that's how to create a budget, bookkeeping, or vend...

  • Self-Directed Achievement on a Small Scale

    When I first watched Jami Carter's webinar on Self-Directed Achievement (SDA), I was inspired, really inspired, and became an avowed evangelist for the SDA concept. Apparently, I was not the only one. Joan Blalock, branch manager of the Cowpens Libra...