Social Library, Volume 100

Jennifer Peterson
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Published: 23 January 2018
Social Library, Volume 100

We began our Social Library series nearly three years ago, and we're pleased to be publishing our 100th edition today! We've featured 424 different libraries, representing over 60 states and countries. We have collected each of the editions into a spreadsheet highlighting 112 different themes to describe the libraries' posts on Facebook, so if you're looking for inspiration, you can browse and sort the list in a number of different ways. Has your library been featured in the Social Library series? We look forward to continuing to highlight the innovative ways libraries are using Facebook to engage their communities. If... Read more

Posted In: Social Library

Social Media Policy Examples

WebJunction
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Published: 17 January 2018
Social Media Policy Examples

In fall 2017, WebJunction cohosted a series of webinars with TechSoup on social media in libraries. In conjunction with the series, library staff were asked in a survey, if social media policies were in place in their libraries. The most common response to the question was "No," but some libraries have social media guidelines for staff, a small percentage have guidelines for patrons, and around 1/6 of the respondents have guidelines for both staff and patrons.

The following policies were shared by survey respondents and can be used to guide policy development in other libraries. When you have a... Read more

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

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

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