WebJunction News Archives

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    5 Ways to Make WebJunction Part of Your Day

    At WebJunction, our tagline is "The learning place for libraries." To help you explore all the learning that we have to offer, we've put together a quick list of five things you can do to get started. With so many self-paced options, you ca...

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    Social Library, Volume 126

    Up next in our Social Library series, we're shining a spotlight on five libraries who are using Facebook in innovative and engaging ways, to tell their library and community stories. This edition includes not-so-quiet library learning, Janis Joplin, ...

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    Free February Webinars for Library Staff

    It's hard to believe January has come to an end, but we're moving on to a new month, and a fresh chance to bring some learning to your library work. This month, with 86 webinars and two all-day online conferences, covering 19 topic areas, you're sure...

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    Gates Public Library Community Panel Prompts Grassroots Opioid Overdose Programming

    Anna Souannavong, Assistant Director of the Gates Public Library in Rochester, New York, perceived a need for discussion and education in her local community on opioid addiction and the widespread crisis happening across the region and throughou...

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    Return to the Real: The Library as Social Connector

    Slides and related resources for a session presented at the 2019 ALA Midwinter conference in Seattle, by Betha Gutsche and Jennifer Peterson.

    Studies show an increase in loneliness and depression because of too much time spent online. Communit...

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    WebJunction at ALA Midwinter in Seattle

    Update: Recordings and resources from sessions are now available!

    Planning your ALA Midwinter schedule? WebJunction staff will be there! Come join us at the OCLC booth for Power Hour sessions where we'll be sharing what we've been working on a...

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    Social Library, Volume 125

    Welcome to a new edition of our Social Library series, where we highlight innovative ways libraries are using Facebook to connect with communities. This eclectic batch of examples include a service puppy, a mock Caldecott contest, a year-long partner...

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    Free Resources from the STAR Library Network (STAR Net)

    Explore new ways to bring science, technology, and fun into your programs and services with the STAR Library Network (STAR Net). Help us build on the successes (and challenges) of the 2017 solar eclipse by joining this vibrant – FREE! – network for l...

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    Blount County Library Offers Life Skills Training to Participants in Recovery Court

    Much like many local public libraries across the United States, Blount County Public Library in Tennessee, sees the impact the current opioid epidemic and drug addiction is having on its community. Working to combat this is an inventive collaboration...

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    New Course: Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces

    Are you ready to imagine the possibilities that can come with an active learning space in your library? WebJunction has you covered! Our IMLS grant-funded project, Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces, and we're excited to announce the new free, onlin...