Personal Growth & Development

  • Public Libraries Occupy a Hallowed Space in the Community and in Public Consciousness

    "I think public libraries are the quintessential 'safe space,' and that’s something that I don't think can be replicated by any other civic institution," said Alex Poole, PhD, an assistant professor in Drexel University's Department of Info...

  • Got patrons with health questions? PLA/NNLM sessions at upcoming conferences may help you provide answers.

    Americans are bombarded with information related to their health, but the messages they receive may not be understandable, reliable, or even credible. Faced with confusing medical terminology, conflicting reports, and a constantly changing healthcare...

  • Free November Webinars for Library Staff

    We know that learning is constant, and that we, like our patrons, are lifelong learners. Whether you're looking to learn how to manage your collections, or how to communicate with your community partners, or you're interested in finding new resources...

  • Free October Webinars for Library Staff

    With October's arrival, the usual acceleration of time sets in. Before you and your team get too caught up in end-of-year and holiday rush, set aside some time for online learning! There's no time like the present, and you'll be looking at goals for ...

  • Design for Learning - All Seven Modules Now Available!

    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, ...

  • Free September Webinars for Library Staff

    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...

  • Free August Webinars for Library Staff

    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...

  • Learn With the Best, Learn From the Best

    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 ...

  • 3 Ways Libraries Can Channel Understanding in Confusing Times

    As individuals and communities react to conflict in the world, we're reminded of the ways in which libraries often serve as a sanctuary for those looking for physical or emotional safety. But unfortunately, even the committed and welcoming staff who ...

  • 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," "high-quality," and "convenient" to describe their online learning pr...