WebJunction News Archives

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    5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Civil Legal Issues of Natural Disasters

    Civil legal issues can be confusing to all of us, and the emergent nature of a natural disaster means things are happening quickly, and people are in crisis. This article seeks to point out a few of the important details that might get lost in the ch...

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    Social Library, Volume 170

    We’re continuing the Social Library series in 2023 to showcase the creative ways libraries are reaching out to their communities through social media channels. This edition highlights a handful of unique ideas for programming and engagement, as well ...

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    Learning Groups for Navigating Civil Legal Issues of Natural Disasters Courses

    The three-course series Navigating Civil Legal Issues of Natural Disasters is well-suited to be the core learning content for a group learning experience with peers. Since civil law is complex and local, these courses are particularly appropriate for...

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    2023 National Day of Racial Healing

    The National Day of Racial Healing (NDORH) is an opportunity for people, organizations, and communities to call for racial healing, bring people together in their shared humanity, and take action together to create a more just and equitable world.

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    WebJunction Wrap-Up: 2022 Highlights and Top Picks

    As another year draws to a close, we’re reflecting on our projects and accomplishments, as well as some of the courses and other resources that have been popular among the WebJunction community of learners. In this article you’ll find highlights of n...

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    How to Host a Human Library

    Drag Queen. Refugee. Bipolar. Retired military. These are examples of titles on a very different type of bookshelf at a Human Library event. The Human Library nonprofit created this global learning experience in 2000 to facilitate dialogue between co...

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    Build New Community Connections with Partnership Marketing

    Most high-level library marketing goals aim to expand services into new communities and increase engagement with current users. But traditional library marketing is often geared toward reaching people who already know and love the library. Partnershi...

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    Expanding Collections with a Library of Things

    The Library of Things model has grown in popularity and expanded on the types of items that libraries keep in their collections and check out to the community. We were pleased to host the webinar, Library of Things: The What, Why, and How of Lending ...

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    Resources for Social Work and Library Collaboration

    Library staff are known for their resourcefulness and commitment to adapting to help community members in need. But as the scope of library services has expanded to address complex social needs that aren’t being met elsewhere, it can feel overwhelmin...

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    Civil Legal Issues of Natural Disasters Persist, but Change over Time

    What do document replacement, contractor scams, and lease terminations have in common? They are all examples of civil legal issues that can stem from a natural disaster, and questions about these could show up at your library’s reference desk. Patron...