WebJunction News Archives

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    Strategic Partnership to Improve Access to Civil Legal Justice through Public Libraries

    In consultation with Legal Services Corporation (LSC), WebJunction is developing a new course for US public library staff who work in reference, adult services, or outreach positions on how to improve community members' access to civil legal informat...

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    Web Archiving for Public Libraries: Self-Paced Course

    The fact that the news, events, celebrations and even disasters that take place in our local communities are by now almost solely documented online is itself no longer new information. For many years the decline of print news has paralleled the incre...

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    Social Library, Shark Week Edition

    Libraries know how to get in on the fun of #SharkWeek! With lots of exciting tie-ins to movies and TV, we had a great time finding these examples for this edition of the Social Library. These nine libraries used Facebook to highlight their collection...

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    Free August Webinars for Library Staff

    August can be a time of transition for library staff, as summer programs wind down and a new school year begins. Teams may be looking to reset their goals, objectives or tactics, and learning about new approaches can be a great way to infuse innovati...

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    Project READY: New Online Racial Equity Curriculum Fills Gap for Library Staff

    Creating inclusive and equitable school and public library programs for Black youth, Indigenous youth, and Youth of Color (BIYOC) requires knowledge about topics such as race and racism, implicit bias and microaggressions, cultural competence and cul...

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    Denver Public Library: Opioid Response Profile

    Denver Public Library's Community Resource Program (CRP) is the foundation for the library's response to the opioid crisis. The program launched in 2015 as a solution to staff interest in better serving individuals experiencing homelessness, and expa...

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    Social Library, Sizzling Summer Edition

    In this special edition of the Social Library series, we're highlighting libraries who are using Facebook to remind the community that libraries can be a great place to cool down in the heat. Libraries can serve as formal or informal Cooling Centers,...

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    Prioritizing Accessibility and Disability Inclusion at Your Library

    Putting a focus on accessibility helps create a library that can be enjoyed by more people and can connect more people to the information and resources they need. Opportunities to make libraries more accessible can include decisions about your collec...

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    FAQs—Wikipedia + Libraries: Health and Medical Information

    Frequently asked questions related to the course on Wikipedia + Libraries: Health and Medical Information, to be offered in October, 2019, by WebJunction, in collaboration with the National Network of Librarians of Medicine.

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    Wikipedia + Libraries: Health and Medical Information

    WebJunction and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine will present a free, online course for public library staff about health and medical information on Wikipedia.

    When public library staff assist patrons seeking information ...