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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
December 3, 2013, 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.
10 December 2013
This webinar will explore ways to identify, mold and communicate transformational stories that can help your community understand the value of the library.
12 December 2013
In this webinar, learn how to commit to library customer service that will create an experience beyond all patron expectations.
15 January 2014
A webinar focused on library space planning and on how changing patron needs are leading to changed library spaces.
04 February 2014
In this webinar, learn the fundamentals of creating, disseminating and analyzing a library survey in order to better understand the needs of your community, and to build awareness of the services your library provides.