WebJunction News Archives

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    Social Library, Volume 165

    With this fresh edition of the Social Library series, we're highlighting more libraries for their innovative approaches to engaging with their communities, whether it be for entertainment, learning, fundraising, advocacy, or to spread gratitude. If y...

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    Digital Stewardship Training Courses for Tribal Archives, Libraries, Museums, and Small Public Libraries

    OCLC's WebJunction, in partnership with Washington State University's Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation, is creating a series of 10 free online courses for staff at tribal archives, libraries, museums (TALMs), and small public libraries on ...

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    Civil Legal Assistance in Natural Disasters: A Role for the Library

    In the aftermath of a natural disaster, civil legal issues abound. In these stressful situations, when many people have lost so much, they are also faced with untangling legal questions that can be confusing and ever-changing. If property is damaged,...

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    Free November Webinars for Library Staff

    Before you start to wrap up the year, and with ever-changing scenarios in libraries, there's no better time to take inventory of learning gaps or opportunities, and to get a head start on your new year's resolutions. And if your plate's too full righ...

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    Social Library, Volume 164

    We're sharing more innovative programming ideas in this latest Social Library edition, from the robust offerings in a virtual Fandom Fest, to a fun Bingo card celebrating Family History Month, and from yoga in the grass, to community conversations in...

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    Transforming School Library Practice in Small Schools

    OCLC's mentorship of the Transforming School Library Practice program began in fall of 2019 with the first cohort of ten libraries. A second round began in September of 2020, working with five additional grantees. Each grantee has defined a transform...

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    Transforming School Library Practice in Small Schools

    The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is supporting OCLC’s WebJunction as Mentor Organization for a second cohort of small, rural U.S. school libraries that are participating in their Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries...

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    Creating Pathways to Civil Legal Justice, a New Self-paced Course Series

    WebJunction's new series of free, self-paced courses, Creating Pathways to Civil Legal Justice, will augment your ability and confidence to meet civil legal justice information needs in your community. Created in partnership with Legal Services Corpo...

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    Book and Library-related Podcasts

    Screen fatigue – the exhaustion felt from so much time spent in front of computers and mobile devices – has many people turning to podcasts, allowing them to take a break from screen and to listen instead. In a post to the Library Think Tank group on...

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    Legal Language Matters: Protecting Patrons from Notario Fraud

    The Improving Access to Civil Legal Justice through Public Libraries initiative continues to learn about ways to support patrons' civil legal information needs. One learning is the importance of understanding how the meaning of words can change with ...