Personal Growth & Development

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WebJunction is committed to the idea of lifelong learning and that it takes many forms. This could be learning that we do to gain work-related knowledge, to develop communication skills, or even improve our personal health and wellness. Explore this topic area to find resources and information to help you cultivate a positive approach to situations in and out of the workplace.

Self-paced courses and webinar recordings on this topic are freely available in the WebJunction Course Catalog.

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Free September Webinars for Library Staff

 News / Last Modified: 19 September 2017

In true back-to-school fashion, September brings a wealth of learning opportunities for library staff, trustees and friends. From fundraising to partnerships, and from teamwork to teens, this list is sure to bring you new insights and inspiration. Th...

Design for Learning: All Seven Modules Now Available

 News / Last Modified: 19 September 2017

Online learning opens up a world of opportunity for learners, and having engaging courses and prepared trainers are essential to a successful experience. Designing and facilitating online learning are skills that require solid teaching fundamentals, ...

Learn With the Best, Learn From the Best

 News / Last Modified: 18 September 2017

Drexel University is home to one of the nation's longest running Library & Information Science programs. Renowned for its commitment to innovation and quality, Drexel University’s program has been consistently ranked among the top 10 programs in ...

Staying Afloat in a Sea of Change

 Webinar / Last Modified: 08 September 2017

A webinar exploring change, our response to change, and ways to get beyond just surviving change, to learn to embrace and thrive in new environments.

Free August Webinars for Library Staff

 News / Last Modified: 03 September 2017

Making time for learning, and finding the right fit for your learning needs can be tough, considering all the opportunities. For the month of August, try taking a look at your calendar to find a day or two with a few open hours to set aside, and then...

Best Practices - Web Conferencing Participants

 Document / Last Modified: 01 September 2017

This collection of best practices for web conferencing participants was originally published in 2010 by Cindi Hickey and was updated in May 2017 by WebJunction staff.

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

 News / Last Modified: 01 September 2017

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-di...

WebJunction Experience: Self-paced Courses

 News / Last Modified: 12 June 2017

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 ...