Reflections on Opioid Crisis Town Hall

WebJunction
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Published: 11 January 2018
Reflections on Opioid Crisis Town Hall

In collaboration with the Public Library Association, WebJunction hosted the Opioid Crisis Town Hall: Library Needs and Responses, on September 12, 2017 (see Town Hall Summary). Three months following the event, we surveyed participants, asking them to reflect on how the session has impacted their work and how their libraries are responding to this issue. The 97 survey responses are summarized here to provide additional insight into library needs and responses to the opioid crisis.

The summary shows the range of what libraries are thinking and doing, from contending with fear/aversion to doing deeply embedded work in their community.... Read more

Social Library, Volume 99

Jennifer Peterson
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Published: 09 January 2018
Social Library, Volume 99

In this, the first 2018 edition of our Social Library series, we're highlighting a fresh set of stellar examples of libraries leveraging Facebook in innovative ways. From a fun movie tie-in contest to a reading challenge, and from staff favorites to over-flowing book drops, these social libraries are sure to inspire you in your work! We're extra excited to feature Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach and thank them for reaching out to us with their staff recommendation series. If you'd like to see your library featured in a Social Library edition, please let us know via social@webjunction.org or... Read more

Posted In: Social Library

2017 Library Marketing and Communications Conference Recap

Linn Haugestad Edvardsen
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Published: 04 January 2018
2017 Library Marketing and Communications Conference Recap

OCLC's Linn Haugestad Edvardsen shares a recap of the third annual Library Marketing and Communications Conference hosted in Dallas this past November. This conference is designed for library employees of any level who are involved in marketing, communication, public relations, social media, and outreach in academic, public, and special libraries. The conference explored issues important to this library work, and included time for attendees to network and to discuss mutual challenges.

Posted In: Marketing

New Webinars and Courses Added to the WebJunction Catalog

WebJunction
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Published: 02 January 2018
New Webinars and Courses Added to the WebJunction Catalog

The WebJunction Course Catalog provides free access to library-focused self-paced courses and webinar recordings. Through the generous support of OCLC and many state library agencies across the United States, WebJunction continues to provide timely and relevant learning content for you to access anytime, from anywhere.

In 2017, we added a lot of new and updated content to the catalog. You'll find fresh learning on topics including advocacy, organizational management, outreach and programming. You'll now find over 300 webinar recordings and courses produced by WebJunction or by one of our content collaborators including TechSoup, Infopeople, ALCTS and the Nebraska Library... Read more

Free January Webinars for Library Staff

Wyoming State Library
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Published: 28 December 2017
Free January Webinars for Library Staff

The season of goal-setting is upon us, and what better time to explore new learning opportunities to meet some of your library's goals for the year. Whether looking to develop your own workplace skills or to expand your team's skillset, webinars can be a great way to explore fresh approaches, hear from other practitioners, and discuss action steps to take as an organization or community. This list of 56 webinars covering 19 topic areas, was collected by the Wyoming State Library. It's updated monthly on the Free Training page, where you can also view the offerings by topic.

For... Read more

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