WebJunction News Archives

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    Social Library, Volume 131

    We've been collecting examples to include in our Social Library series for over four years, and we're still finding fresh ideas and inspiring engagement from libraries we follow on Facebook. In this week's edition, we're highlighting a prom closet, a...

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    Resources to Encourage Reading with The Library 100 List

    Last month, OCLC published a great list based on our own original research: The Library 100—Top Novels of All Time. It's a list of the novels that more libraries have on their shelves than any others.

    The research was based on holdings infor...

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    Crowdsourcing Alternatives to "There Are No Stupid Questions"

    Libraries are a place for finding answers, but first come the questions. Whether working at the reference desk or teaching a class, you've likely had more than a handful of patrons approach you to say, "I have a stupid question." My respons...

  • dot-board

    New Tools for Getting Beyond the Survey to Discover Your Community Needs

    For the cohort of small/rural libraries that participated in WebJunction's Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces project in 2017-18, the most transformational aspect of the process was realizing new ways to meet and collaborate with their communities. ...

  • family-fitness-night

    Social Library, Volume 130

    This edition of our Social Library series features five examples of library events and engagement on Facebook, including family fitness, Transgender Day of Visibility, Girls of the Crescent, mobile office hours with a state senator, and a Tiebrary! I...

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    New York State Library Provides Opioid Overdose Guidance to All Libraries in the State

    In New York, state law was recently changed to allow public libraries to administer naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal drug. This prompted the New York State Library and several partnering organizations to collaborate in developing guidance, reso...

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    Free April Webinars for Library Staff

    There's no better time than Spring to do an inventory of your learning needs. And with a multitude of webinar options, you're sure to find something to fill any gaps you identify. This month's list includes 82 webinars, covering 22 topic areas, with ...

  • blessingbox2018web

    Blessing Box: Take What You Need, Leave What You Can

    This is the second article in a series published in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL), highlighting innovation shared on ARSL's amazing and active Listserv.

    ARSL member Jennifer Johnson-Spence, serves as...

  • smarter-than-librarian-floral-park

    Social Library, Volume 129

    This edition of the Social Library series represents the variety of ways libraries are engaging with patrons of all ages, from a literary scavenger hunt to DIY wearable steampunk art, and from a circulating blood pressure monitor to a seasonal job fa...

  • summer-of-space

    Launch into STAR Net's 'Summer of Space'

    Summer is fast approaching, and the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), the STAR Library Network's NASA@ My Library initiative, and NASA are working together to create a fun and engaging summer learning program for your library. From excitin...