Welcome to WebJunction Montana!
Montana State Librarian, Jennie Stapp, Welcomes You
The rapid pace of information and technology advancement impacts libraries and the patrons we serve every day. To be a top-notch librarian, you have to do much more than provide the latest best seller; librarians are now called upon to...Read More
Montana Library Human Impact Videos
Montana public libraries offer access to digital literacy training and technology, with helpful assistance from librarians. Montanans across the state are improving their lives, achieving their life-long learning goals, convening for community projects, and reconnecting with friends through public libraries.
The Montana State Library (MSL), with funding through the Broadband Technologies Opportunities Program (BTOP), has launched a series of videos to tell these local stories of how public libraries impact people’s lives and their communities. These videos feature stories from patrons and community members, ranging from getting assistance with social media to promote a new business - to helping parents compliment homeschooling curricula with technology workshops, learning games, and books.
Supporting our Communities Through Change and Challenge
Watch our other videos by clicking the titles below.
Fear Not the New Gadget
You have just gotten comfortable with the current models of e-readers and tablets that your patrons got for Christmas last year and have brought to the library in hopes of learning how to use them, only to realize that you will be faced with a whole new set of problems and questions this year because every company is offering a newer, prettier, faster device for the Christmas buying season. Fear not! The basics you struggled to learn last year still hold true. Knowing some basics will help you navigate each device, no matter the maker. Read full Article.
Upcoming WebJunction Webinars
20 March 2014
A webinar in collaboration with ARSL exploring ways to develop community connections, especially with local businesses, for libraries to extend their reach and to help build stronger communities.
27 March 2014
A webinar with WebJunction and ZeroDivide exploring inventive patron and partner engagement approaches which have been implemented by libraries in conjunction with the initial open enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act.
03 April 2014
A webinar in collaboration with ALA's Learning Round Table focused on putting the "learner at the center" of continuing education and training.
23 April 2014
In this webinar, learn about curricula, resources, and tools to support your library's efforts in helping people attain new digital literacy skills.
08 May 2014
This webinar will explore both traditional and emerging approaches to library reference, addressing changing patron needs and with varied information resources and formats.
22 May 2014
A webinar rethinking how library spaces can be configured to enhance and expand community engagement in the digital age.
28 May 2014
In this Health Happens in Libraries webinar, learn how public libraries can leverage their technology infrastructure to better serve the health information needs of patrons.