WebJunction News Archives

  • OCLC-ALA-2019

    WebJunction at ALA Annual in Washington, DC

    Planning your ALA Annual schedule? WebJunction staff will be there and would love to connect! In addition to conference presentations and poster sessions, you can find them at the OCLC booth (#1647) for Hot Topics, 15-minute presentations where you c...

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    Summer Reading Champion Videos

    STAR Library Network (STAR Net), in partnership with the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), are working together to share science and technology related activities and resources to libraries across the nation as part of CSLP's 2019 summer l...

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    Social Library, Law Edition

    With seven examples of libraries providing their communities with access to legal information and services, we've made this the 'Law Edition' in our Social Library series. Libraries are collaborating with partners for programs, workshops, clinics, an...

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    Free June Webinars for Library Staff

    Summer has arrived, and while we know your library is likely buzzing with summer learning activities, we hope you'll make some time to squeeze in some learning of your own. With 76 free webinars (and one online conference!) on 22 topics, this list pr...

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    Customer Service in Libraries: Meeting Evolving Needs

    Customer service is one of the most consistently popular topics on WebJunction. From attendees at live webinars to users of the content in our Course Catalog, it is clear that customer service is on the minds of library staff. The interest extends be...

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    Planning a Library Con or Pop Culture Festival

    Librarian Recommended blogger, Elia Juarez, shares her experience and expertise on planning and hosting a LibraryCon.

    We hosted our library's sixth LibraryCon on May 4 (with over 650 attendees!), and each year, we've learned somethi...

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    Social Library, Volume 133

    This fresh edition of our Social Library series includes a variety of ways libraries are using Facebook to connect with their communities. From a nature table to mom speed dating, and from summer reading to a railroad anniversary, these examples are ...

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    Community Engagement: Redefining the Library as Town Square

    Libraries are evolving, leaning outside of our walls, connecting with our communities in new and powerful ways. Defining our "why" requires understanding how to shift our focus from books to people. Our purpose is to support people and thei...

  • SS4A

    Supercharged Storytimes Project Concludes, Learning Continues

    Over the past four and a half years, WebJunction's Supercharged Storytimes for All project has reached more than 4,300 library staff, instilling the skills and confidence to be intentional in incorporating strategies into storytime to make a positive...

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    Social Library, Health & Wellness Edition

    Providing a community with access to health and wellness information and programming is an critical role served by many public libraries. In this edition of the Social Library, all of the highlighted events relate to this important need. And yes, we ...