Personal Growth & Development

  • Free December Webinars for Library Staff

    As another year comes to a close, it's a great time to reflect on the past year and on all you've learned and accomplished. Take a moment to consider the gaps in your knowledge and use this month as a time to learn new skills to apply to your importa...

  • 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...

  • 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, ...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...