WebJunction News

You'll find here stories that we have posted that have news and information specifically about WebJunction.

  • Book Review: Once Upon a Cuento, Bilingual Storytimes in English and Spanish

    When I was asked to review Once Upon a Cuento, Bilingual Storytimes in English and Spanish by Jamie Campbell Naidoo and Katie Scherrer, I have to confess that I was skeptical. The idea of reading and reviewing another book with samples of bilingual o...

  • Rural Libraries Services for Older Adults: Summary of Findings

    Each day roughly 10,000 Americans turn 65. How are rural libraries serving these older adults? To find out, I conducted a survey of rural libraries throughout 45 states and two Canadian provinces to see how rural libraries are serving the 65+ demogra...

  • 72 Free September Webinars for Library Staff

    This month's list of free webinar learning confirms that everyone is in back-to-school mode! It's time to reflect on your community needs, your team needs, your own learning needs, and review the list for some focus areas. Remember that most of these...

  • Social Library, Volume 66

    Libraries highlighted in this edition of the Social Library provide examples of innovative ways to grow patron loyalty, host fundraising events or to join community recycling efforts. We've also featured a book club alternative and a wonderful projec...

  • IFLA 2016: Reaching for the Possible

    It was halfway through my second day at the 2016 IFLA Conference that I realized how many times I had heard the word "possible." Presenters on a variety of topics evoked what is possible in their visions and examples of library futures, and...

  • Austin Public Library, Dozens of Partners Work toward Digital Empowerment

    Austin Public Library has long been a leader in providing public access to information through its 23 locations. But a recent partnership opportunity called DECA is magnifying efforts across the community to ensure that every Austin resident has the ...

  • 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...

  • Library Access for All Students: Stories from Five ConnectED Libraries

    In April 2015, President Barack Obama announced the ConnectED Library Challenge, an effort to "put a library card in the hand of every student," and in January 2016 the White House hosted a convening of representatives from about 50 of the ...

  • Social Library, Volume 65

    In this latest edition of the Social Library we've highlighted a handful of libraries who are creating a stage for karaoke crooners, two libraries who are supporting Harry Potter fandom, one who is connecting locals to historic bars and breweries, an...

  • 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 ...