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
04 June 2013
A webinar on technology training for communities. Learn how OASIS Connections classes are helping communities build skills and confidence using computers, the Internet and today's technology.
12 June 2013
This webinar will showcase how small and rural libraries can provide effective training to patrons even with limited staff, resources, or space.
09 July 2013
Libraries, Children and Families: new research and policy recommendations on role of libraries in early reading
A webinar discussing recent Pew research and an IMLS policy report focused on the role and impact of libraries on the lives of early reading development.
17 July 2013
This webinar will cover how to create, administer, moderate, and leverage your library’s online presence using popular social media tools.