WebJunction News Archives

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    Resources on Book Challenges and Intellectual Freedom

    Across the United States, there are increased reports of book challenges from community members, which have led to very public and heated discussions. As public library leaders and staff consider how to prepare for similar local challenges, being pro...

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    Closing Equity Gaps with Community Partnerships: Key Resources from WebJunction

    At the Public Library Association’s 2022 conference, Dr. Audrey Barbakoff gave a talk on "Digital equity through community partnerships," in which she discussed how community partnerships can be building blocks for sustainable digital inclu...

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    New Justice Gap Study Confirms Problem Persists

    The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) released a far-reaching new report on the crisis in civil legal aid, The Justice Gap: The Unmet Civil Legal Needs of Low-income Americans, in April 2022.

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    WebJunction Launches First Courses in Series on Digital Collections Stewardship

    OCLC's WebJunction, in partnership with Washington State University’s Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation, has launched the first two in a series of free online courses developed for staff at small public libraries and tribal archives, librar...

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    Free May Webinars for Library Staff

    With so many options for online learning, it's great to be able to see all these webinars and online conferences collected in one place. This list, provided by the Wyoming State Library, comes out every month and is regularly updated on the Free Trai...

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    WebJunction at PLA 2022 in Portland

    The Public Library Association (PLA) hosted its 2022 Conference in Portland, Oregon, March 23-25, and we were excited that members of the WebJunction team and community were able to attend!

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    Interesting Patron Questions

    The reference desk of a library is truly one of the most interesting of places. Through an initial poll in 2015, we asked WebJunction members to share the most interesting patron questions they had received, and the response was amazing. We recently ...

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    Listen. Partner. Follow Through: Community Engagement Principles

    The best part of my job at OCLC is getting to hear about the impactful programs and activities that libraries create to solve community problems and help transform lives. I recently got the chance to talk to Nancy Pacheco and Elizabeth Gray from the ...

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    Host Your Own Cardboard Carnival

    It started as part of a Saturday program with underrepresented students in STEM, paired with mentors from Northwestern University to work on monthly engineering design projects. After several years of one-off projects that were, frankly, a bit stale,...

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    Join our WebJunction Team: Learning Community Manager

    We're excited to open the search for our next team member at WebJunction! We are seeking candidates for our full-time Learning Community Manager position, ideally based in Seattle, WA, or possibly Dublin, OH.

    This position is responsib...