WebJunction News Archives

  • fredericton-skateboards

    Social Library, Volume 169

    Social media continues to play a crucial role for libraries as a way to both inform and engage with the community. This edition of the Social Library highlights a library loaning skateboards, Pride Month celebrations, staff anniversaries and two libr...

  • Access-Civil-Legal-Justice-Icon-RGB

    Learning Groups for Creating Pathways for Civil Legal Justice Courses

    In March 2021, WebJunction will host a free, three-week learning group facilitator training program. In this online course, participants will receive training on how to guide peer learning groups through the Creating Pathways to Civil Legal Justice (...

  • pottsboro-library-telehealth-sign

    Community of Practice for Telehealth at the Library

    Even before the pandemic, Pottsboro Library in Texas had begun to focus more on health, through their community garden, and programming like cooking classes for families on a SNAP budget. But when director Dianne Connery witnessed the added challenge...

  • webinar-2

    Free June Webinars for Library Staff

    If you're like most learners this time of year, you may be looking forward to a summer break from studies. But based on this month's list of over 85 free events, covering 23 different topic areas, it looks like library staff and volunteers can still ...

  • AMNH-whale

    Libraries and Museums as Vaccination Sites

    Libraries and museums are innovative community centers, and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, they have been essential to the community and national response. In addition to continuing to provide for their communities with curbside services and virtu...

  • AALL-article-title-page

    Bridging the Gap Between Public Libraries & Law Libraries to Improve Access to Justice

    The struggles low-income people face in accessing justice are well documented. These struggles have inspired advocates to search for innovative ways to effect meaningful change. One of the more exciting developments in recent years is the focus on th...

  • peoples-university-bugs

    Social Library, the Great Outdoors Edition

    Though some libraries have begun to welcome communities back to their indoor spaces, many libraries are continuing to explore opportunities for patrons to enjoy library services and programming in the great outdoors. Libraries highlighted are offerin...

  • People carrying light bulb icons

    Learning Group Facilitation Guide

    Learning groups can enrich a self-paced course experience, creating opportunities for idea sharing, community building, and accountability as participants progress through course material together. This learning group facilitation guide provides a fr...

  • conscious-child-logo-cc

    Conscious Child Family Book Discussion Kits on Racial Equity, Identity, and Justice

    We learned about these fantastic book discussion kits in recent Ohio Library Council News and reached out to Caitlin Campbell, Children's Librarian, at the Oxford Lane Library in Ohio, to learn more about the project and the resources included in...

  • flp-webinar-series

    Skills for Community-Centered Libraries: A Webinar Series with the Free Library of Philadelphia

    Like many libraries across the nation, the Free Library of Philadelphia is undergoing a paradigm shift. Their extensive collections offer boundless discoveries, but increasingly their focus is not only on what is housed within their walls and on thei...