OCLC Wins Knight News Challenge Award to Promote Collaboration between Public Libraries and Wikipedia

WebJunction
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Published: 23 June 2016
OCLC Wins Knight News Challenge Award to Promote Collaboration between Public Libraries and Wikipedia

OCLC has been named a winner of the Knight News Challenge, an initiative of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, for a project that will promote collaboration between public libraries and Wikipedia and bring together authoritative library resources and contributors to one of the most popular information resources on the web.

The project was selected as a winner from more than 600 applications and 47 semifinalists. Launched in September 2015, the Knight News Challenge on Libraries is funding breakthrough ideas that help libraries serve 21st century information needs.

WebJunction, a program of OCLC Research, will work with a... Read more

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Ready, Set, Learn! Supercharged Storytimes Orientation Archive Now Available

Liz Morris
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Published: 22 June 2016
Ready, Set, Learn! Supercharged Storytimes Orientation Archive Now Available

Once upon a time, there was an amazing group of over 500 public library staff who participated in the Supercharged Storytimes online orientation pilot. As a result of their dedication, enthusiasm, and expertise, the Supercharged Storytimes project team compiled engaging resources to support public libraries as they provide early literacy leadership in their communities.

Social Library, Teen Edition

Jennifer Peterson
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Published: 21 June 2016
Social Library, Teen Edition

In this edition of the Social Library, we wanted to highlight those libraries offering exceptional teen programming for their communities. With summer reading in full swing, libraries are busy promoting events relevant to all ages, but we've found a selection more specifically focused at teens or tweens. From gaming to skating, and ghost-hunting to crafts, these programs attract some of the library's most loyal patrons. If you'd like to see your library featured in the Social Library series, please let us know via social@webjunction.org or find us on Facebook.

Gilmer County Library in Georgia hosted their Teen Table Top... Read more

Posted In: Social Library

Bringing Libraries, Literacy to Refugee Children in Turkey

Claire Meier, One Refugee Child
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Published: 20 June 2016
Bringing Libraries, Literacy to Refugee Children in Turkey

Carrying with them more trauma than possessions, over 4.8 million people have fled war-scarred Syria since 2011. One Refugee Child is one of the many organizations attempting to meet the copious needs of these refugees. Here Claire Meier, Director Projects, Turkey, shares One Refugee Child’s story and its latest endeavor Project Bright Future: Libraries. Visit the website to find out more about the project and how you can support it.

Growing up, if I got into trouble, I didn't get grounded; I had to shelve books at the library where my mother worked. I'm sure there are some people who... Read more

Posted In: Access & Equity

Social Justice and Libraries: Conversations and Changes

Allison Reibel
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Published: 16 June 2016
Social Justice and Libraries: Conversations and Changes

The Social Justice and Libraries Open Conference was held May 14, 2016, at the Northwest School in Seattle, WA and was a free unconference-style event for library workers and students focused on dismantling structural oppression. In my first post, I discussed how this event came about. Now that the event is complete, it is time for reflection.

Building an event from the ground up—especially an event without any funding—requires creativity, flexibility and a level of precision teamwork usually reserved for the limbs of one body performing an extended drum solo. We were extremely fortunate to have our space, our web... Read more

Posted In: Access & Equity

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