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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.
FIRST TUESDAY CURRENT TOPIC
Getting the Most Out of Online Genealogy Sources, presented by Kim Smeenk of the Washington State Library, June 4, 2013, 9:00 AM
Genealogy continues to be a hot topic in libraries. And as more and more materials become available online, including digitized images of primary sources, the amount of information can be overwhelming, even for the most dedicated family historian. Join Kim Smeenk, of the Washington State Library, as she conducts a tour of web sites that will help you guide your patrons to valuable sources for family history such as vital records and historic newspapers. Kim will also share some tips that will help your patrons get the most out of searching two of the top genealogy web sites, Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
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.
22 May 2013
A webinar with the creators of the Broadband Adoption Toolkit discussing how to implement strategies for building digitally inclusive communities.
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.