WebJunction news archives

  • Woman holding a book called “Proud in Her Hijab”

    Partner with indie authors to share diverse stories

    Despite efforts to increase representation in publishing, the industry remains predominantly white. Authors of color often face a range of challenges, including difficulty finding literary agents, limited access to publishing opportunities, and insuf...

  • I partner with my public library logo with two hands and the subtitle, ‘an award celebrating community collaborators’

    I Partner with my Public Library Award

    Do you work at a public library? Has a community partner made a difference by collaborating with you?

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    Free June webinars for library staff

    With so many options for online learning, it's great to be able to see all these webinars collected in one place. This list, provided by the Maine State Library, comes out every month and is regularly updated on the

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    WebJunction resource roundup

    WebJunction is committed to supporting library staff by offering practical learning, chances to connect with other library professionals, and resources to help inform the work you’re doing. We occasionally take a look back at some of our newer and po...

  • Young smiling girl standing in front of a bike logo on a bike path

    Libraries get moving!

    May is National Bike Month, and libraries across the country are helping their community members hop onto two wheels to celebrate. Cycling programs are just one of many ways that libraries are helping community members stay active. As local hubs, lib...

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    Social Library: Eclipse edition

    For this edition of the Social Library, we’re taking a look back at how libraries across North America helped their communities celebrate the recent solar eclipse. We know that you probably worked tirelessly to answer questions, pass out eclipse glas...

  • Group of people standing in a garden, in front of an arched sign that reads ‘Community’

    Growing library garden programs

    Library gardens offer a great way for community members to come together to learn, grow, and contribute towards a healthy, balanced environment. And creating a vibrant community green space or gardening program doesn’t have to be complicated. Across ...

  • Two women standing in front of a stage, one of them holding an award

    Singing the unsung heroes who make libraries successful

    Community partnerships play an important role in creating successful libraries, and Berks County Public Library is no exception. Each year, the library honors individuals and groups in the community who demonstrate outstanding leadership, innovation,...

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    Helping libraries to be autism-ready

    Imagine a child standing in front of a brightly lit room at their local public library. Lively music is playing, and bubbles are bouncing all around. Children and adults fill the room, talking loudly and playing with toys. Off in the distance is a co...

  • a group of smiling people working together at a table

    Co-creating library services through human-centered design

    Much of the work of co-creation happens before you start to plan a concrete service or program. It’s worth spending the time up front to establish authentic, asset-based relationships and craft a scope that aligns with both community aspirations and ...