WebJunction News Archives

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    Libraries at the Disaster Preparedness Table

    Libraries have an important role to play in disaster response planning, and their contributions are welcomed at community disaster preparedness exercises. Building on its Creating Pathways to Civil Legal Justice foundational course series, WebJunctio...

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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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    New Orleans Information Literacy Collective and 2022 Forum

    Last year, the New Orleans Information Literacy Collective (nolaILC) celebrated the tenth anniversary of its annual Information Literacy Forum. We are back with our 2022 Forum from August 1-4 featuring two keynote speakers and six sessions. The Infor...

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    Resources for Advancing IDEAs (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility): A New Blog Series

    A new blog series shares resources and learning opportunities for library staff Advancing IDEAs (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility). Twice monthly, series editor Jay Weitz compiles a collection of information, stories, and tools on time...

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    WebJunction Collaborator Wins Public Access to Government Information Award

    WebJunction is thrilled to share the news that Deborah Hamilton, strategic services librarian at Pikes Peak Library District in Colorado Springs, Colorado is this year’s winner of the American Association of Law Libraries Public Access to Government ...

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    Redefining Public Libraries in a Post-Pandemic World: Key Resources from Urban Libraries Council

    While public libraries and their communities across North America continue to grapple with the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the collective strength of libraries continues to endure and grow. Public libraries have proven during these ch...

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    How to Run an Expungement Clinic at Your Library

    Staff at the Worcester County Library (MD) were offering workforce development services for their community when they learned how many patrons encounter roadblocks due to their previous criminal history. Staff also knew that expungement–the process b...

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    Mental Health and Suicide Prevention for Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families

    WebJunction is collaborating with the Veterans Health Administration and Legal Services Corporation to promote free and reliable services, information, and resources on suicide prevention.

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    Legal Expungement Assistance by State

    This list of Legal Services by state is a starting point for partnering with a legal service that offers pro bono expungement work, or can refer patrons to someone who does, and is willing to meet virtually.

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    The Euphorigen Investigation: Backgrounder

    Are there patrons at your library who seem to be influenced by misinformation? Have you tried to provide them with trustworthy information, or offered tips on how to better search? Have you provided digital or media literacy programs that teach criti...