How to Make Space for Active Learning in Your Library

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Published: 22 June 2018
How to Make Space for Active Learning in Your Library

Are you ready to imagine the possibilities that can come with an active learning space in your library? WebJunction has you covered! We're nearing the end of our IMLS grant-funded project, Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces, and we’re excited to share the transformative outcomes of the fifteen small and rural libraries who participated, and to announce the new free, online course available to anyone interested in creating smart library spaces.

Smart library spaces are designed to meet the needs and desires of diverse communities. Smart spaces are where discovery and community intersect, fostering social connection among people of all... Read more

Librarians Who Wikipedia: Anne Lefkofsky

Monika Sengul-Jones, OCLC Wikipedian-in-Residence
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Published: 21 June 2018
Librarians Who Wikipedia: Anne Lefkofsky

With nearly three decades of experience in librarianship, Anne Lefkofsky joined the OCLC Wikipedia + Libraries course in 2017 to expand her professional toolkit by learning with other librarians about Wikipedia. Intrigued by the opportunities that Wikipedia offers libraries to better serve patrons, she has now created a training, “Wikipedia Truth or Dare,” that she is delivering to staff regionally. With a focus on information literacy, the training guides colleagues on how and why to extend librarianship with Wikipedia.

2018 WebJunction Satisfaction Survey

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Published: 20 June 2018
2018 WebJunction Satisfaction Survey

WebJunction would like to collect your input in our 2018 Satisfaction Survey. The goal of this survey is to make sure that WebJunction continues to be the best resource it can be to support all kinds of library learning. Please take a few minutes to share your opinions on the value of WebJunction and areas for improvement. This survey has been designed with your busy schedules in mind; the more feedback we receive, the better we can prioritize services and resources to meet the needs of libraries now and moving into the future.

Please provide your feedback in the... Read more

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Bridging the Digital Divide by Building Digital Literacy Skills

Kendra Morgan
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Published: 15 June 2018
Bridging the Digital Divide by Building Digital Literacy Skills

Developing digital literacy skills for both patrons and staff has been part of the services of the Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library (OH) for some time. When Collections & Virtual Services Manager, Melanie Wilson, was invited to participate in a program to expand her own digital literacy skills and training toolbox, she welcomed the opportunity. Now the staff at the library and their patrons are both benefitting from involvement in the program.

The training program that Wilson participates in is from Mozilla, the not-for-profit creators of the Firefox web browser.

WebJunction at ALA Annual in New Orleans

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Published: 07 June 2018
WebJunction at ALA Annual in New Orleans

Planning your ALA Annual conference schedule? WebJunction staff will be at the OCLC booth and public sessions to share what has been happening with our projects, including Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together, and Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces. There is also a range of OCLC events in New Orleans where you can learn more about OCLC initiatives and to connect with fellow members.

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