WebJunction News Archives

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    10 Year Challenge Book Display

    When we saw Kelsea Rowan post photos of her 10 Year Challenge book display to Library Think Tank - #ALATT, we had to reach out to learn more! She graciously agreed to share more about her fantastic display, including the display templates that she cr...

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    Social Library, Volume 146

    Momentum continues for our Social Library series, with this edition highlighting fresh and innovative programming and promotion ideas from libraries we follow on Facebook. From ugly sweaters to Black Friday specials, and from a trivia night fundraise...

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    Multicultural Picture Books: A Deeper Look at Your Collection

    Do you feel it is important to have a diverse children’s collection, but don’t always know where to start? The Diverse BookFinder Collection Analysis Tool (CAT), funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is specifically des...

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    Free December Webinars for Library Staff

    The holiday season is the perfect time to give yourself the gift of learning. Take the time to reflect on the year and explore areas in your work for improvement or innovation. There are numerous facets to explore within this month's list of free web...

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    It's a Wrap! Wikipedia + Libraries: Health and Medical Information Course

    When Finger Lakes Library System librarian, Jenny Shonk, recently faced a personal health issue, she found herself turning to the convenience of Wikipedia for research. Shonk, who is the continuing education and outreach public librarian in Ithaca, N...

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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're revisi...

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    Report on Public Libraries: A Community's Connection for Career Services

    Local public libraries serve an important role in the national workforce development system. This role has increased since the Great Recession and became formalized through changes in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. Public libra...

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    Social Library, Volume 145

    This edition of the Social Library proves that libraries are keeping pace with current events, subculture trends and community interests. We’re highlighting five libraries we follow on Facebook who are covering everything from elections to impeachmen...

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    Ten NCompass Live Webinars Added to the WebJunction Catalog

    We'd like to thank the Nebraska Library Commission for again collaborating with WebJunction to bring you even more webinar recordings to access via the WebJunction Course Catalog. The Nebraska Library Commission hosts the weekly series, NCompass Live...

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    WebJunction to Mentor 10 School Libraries for New IMLS Initiative

    The Institute of Museum and Library Services has announced OCLC's WebJunction as Mentor Organization for a cohort of 10 small, rural U.S. school libraries that are participating in their Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries initiative...