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    Sow Connection with Seed Libraries

    Seed libraries offer a great way for new and experienced gardeners alike to expand their access to a wider variety of seeds, and traditional libraries are getting in on this growing trend. Seed libraries are community-based collections of seeds that ...

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    How to Get Your Collection from Awful to Awesome

    Reap the benefits of a well-weeded collection! Mary Kelly and Holly Hibner, co-authors of the popular blog Awful Library Books shared their holistic approach to collection management in the WebJunction web...

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    Libraries Get Reel

    The Milwaukee Public Library has been making headlines for their creative TikTok posts that have reached millions of people. After opening their account in summer 2022, it didn’t take long for their posts to start going viral. And everyone gets in on...

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    Transforming School Library Practice

    Looking for multimedia resources and tools to spark new ideas and transform your school library? Interested in learning from your peers how to effectively and powerfully communicate the vital work you do to prepare your students for educational and e...

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    Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries: Transforming School Library Practice

    OCLC served as a mentor organization for two cohorts of small, rural U.S. school libraries participating in the Institute of Museum and Library Service's (IMLS) Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries (APP) initiative. OCLC valued this o...

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    Free March Webinars for Library Staff

    What's at the top of your learning list? We encourage you to focus an hour or two during the month of March on your learning needs. Tackling those skills or knowledge gaps with one of these free webinars is a great way to make learning a priority. Ex...

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    Promote Community Health with the Relationship-Driven Library

    Let’s Move in Libraries is an international initiative to get people of all ages and abilities on the path to health. During the month of April, Let’s Move in Libraries will host a series of online conversations on community collaboration and communi...

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    Golden Hour with the Library

    Forsyth County Public Library is taking programming on the road to meet some of their senior community members where they live. Golden Hour with the Library offers interactive activities based around a theme, such as travel, holiday traditions, or cr...

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    Join Us at ConnectedLibFEST 2023

    Have you heard about connected learning, but wondered what it is and how it relates to libraries? Have you thought about how you might bring connected learning to small and rural libraries or your local community?

  • Global Council Area of Focus 2023: Redefining the Library Experience

    Meeting Global Challenges with Collaborative Leadership

    Each year, the Global Council has selected an area of focus to help concentrate efforts around a challenge facing libraries around the world. This important work spans not only geographic regions, but all types of libraries, and provides opportunitie...