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Welcome to WebJunction Washington!
The Washington State Library has partnered with WebJunction to provide access to workshops, courses and conferences focusing on professional development. Through staff development and heightened awareness of current and evolving practices, Washington libraries will enrich their customers' library experience.
To view the course catalog select Go to Courses and login to the new learning management system.
Washington State Library is helping WebJunction celebrate 10 years! WSL is honored to be a charter partner state. Please join us in congratulating WebJunction on their 10th Anniversary.
Check out this blog article by Adrienne Doman Calkins, WSL Training Intern.
Washington library staff appreciate WebJunction and here’s our celebration video in honor of their 10 year anniversary.
FIRST TUESDAY CURRENT TOPIC
The Edge Initiative for Public Libraries, presented by Samantha Becker, iSchool, University of Washington
January 7, 2014, 9:00 AM PACIFIC TIME
Edge is a new management and leadership tool that is helping libraries and local governments work together to achieve community goals. With this professional tool, libraries can be better positioned to address community issues – like creating a stronger economy, ensuring workforce development and leading lifelong learning. Through an easy to use suite of tools, Edge supports libraries in making strategic decisions and identifying areas for improvement. The Edge Toolkit gives libraries a look into their local data, from operations to partnerships and programming, to assess how their community is using the technology and how best practices can be put into place to align future growth and services with community priorities. It also provides useful resources to package and showcase the data to other community leaders.
ABOUT FIRST TUESDAYS
Designed as a continuing-education opportunity for staff of libraries in Washington State, this free webinar from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., allows attendees to share their skills and successes and learn about new topics. The special-subject presentations, lasting about 60 minutes, are recorded so that others may listen at their own convenience.
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.