WebJunction News Archives

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    Host a New Virtual Misinformation Escape Room at Your Library

    Is your public library looking for a fun way to teach community members about spotting misinformation in social media? Do you know people in your community who like to solve puzzles, play live-action adventure games, or who are craving some structure...

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    Library Partnership Saves Family From Eviction, Secures Over $7K in Unpaid Unemployment Benefits

    Facing eviction, temporarily out of work, and with no stable income, Theresa Morgan was at her wit’s end, desperate to keep a roof over the heads of her four children, until she learned she could find help in a seemingly unlikely place – the Library....

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    Taking Care of Self, Staff, and Community

    Self-care has long been recommended and recognized as important. It's easy to find articles about the value of self-care: eat healthy, get plenty of sleep, exercise regularly. It can get exhausting just reading about all the things we should be doing...

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    Libraries as Legal Aid Connectors in Eviction Crisis

    As part of the Improving Access to Civil Legal Justice initiative, OCLC’s WebJunction will deliver resources that focus on strengthening library staff’s ability to respond to eviction questions with confidence and close the justice gap in their commu...

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    Free October Webinars for Library Staff

    October is a great time to revisit your learning goals for the year. Before the end-of-year and holiday rush, set aside some time to gather new knowledge, skills, or confidence, for the important work you do in meeting your community's ever-changing ...

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    Skills for Community-Centered Libraries Curriculum Available

    Like many libraries across the nation, the Free Library of Philadelphia is undergoing a paradigm shift. Increasingly, our focus is not only on extensive collections but on how we are engaging with our communities. To address this shift, the Free Libr...

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    Working with Historical Collections during Contemporary Crisis

    As archivist for the Indiana Historical Society, Maire Gurevitz’s role is twofold: unraveling the stories hidden in new and existing collections and helping researchers investigate their own mysteries. COVID-19 presented a new challenge, but one that...

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    Mobile Library Law Center Launches

    As the Lawyer in the Library program continued its expansion throughout Maryland, it received a big boost in August 2021 when Baltimore County Public Library debuted its Mobile Library Law Center. "We are proud to be the first library system in ...

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    What We Learned from You: Satisfaction Survey Results

    This summer, we asked WebJunction learners to complete a satisfaction survey to help us better understand how WebJunction is meeting your needs, what you need going forward, and where we could improve.

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    WebJunction to Lead and Support New IMLS Grants

    OCLC's WebJunction program is pleased to announce their role in five new IMLS grant projects. In addition to leading one of the new grants, we will serve as advisory, dissemination, or design partners on three additional IMLS National Leadership Gran...