WebJunction News Archives

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    Social Library, Volume 160

    Up next in our Social Library series, we're featuring inspiration from libraries that are using social media to promote, educate and entertain. From Curbside Larry to a murder mystery, and from STEAM for kids to Trivia Tuesday, we're thrilled to be s...

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    REALM Project: Happening Now

    OCLC, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Battelle are conducting research on how long the COVID-19 virus survives on materials that are prevalent in libraries, archives, and museums. The project will draw upon the research to produce a...

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    Free August Webinars for Library Staff

    It can be a challenge to remain up to date in our ever-changing, always-demanding library positions. It's a good thing, then, that library staff tend to be lifelong learners, and just as good that there are more free training opportunities available ...

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    Reflections and Resources: Advancing Racial Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Symposium

    The Denver Public Library has prioritized research and learning related to racial equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI), and recently hosted the Advancing Racial Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Symposium. This was a dynamic and engaging 3-day o...

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    Online Training Prepares Library Staff to Address the Civil Legal Justice Gap

    The WebJunction team of OCLC’s Research and Membership Division recently completed a very successful five-week, online, instructor-led course for public library staff to strengthen their patrons’ access to civil legal justice. The course Creating...

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    REALM Project Test 2 Results Available

    As part of the REALM Project’s Phase 1 research, Battelle has conducted a natural attenuation study to provide information on how long some commonly handled materials would need to be quarantined prior to being returned to public...

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    Social Library, Volume 159

    We continue our Social Library series, featuring the innovative ways libraries are adapting programming to virtual formats to engage with their communities through art, language practice, and pets, and highlighting the ways libraries invite creative ...

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    Social Library, Antiracism Edition

    In this edition of our Social Library series, we’re highlighting ways libraries are demonstrating their commitment to antiracism, providing resources and programming for patrons of all ages. In addition to the examples below, be sure to explore the c...

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    Public Libraries Preparing to Reopen: Examples from the Field

    The REALM project’s primary aim is to create and distribute science-based, authoritative information to inform decisions designed to reduce risk of transmission of COVID-19 to staff and visitors who are engaging in the delivery or use of&nb...

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    Performance Management for Supervisors

    The main purpose of performance management is to guide, support, and develop each employee, providing a consistent and comprehensive experience for their staff. It is an ongoing, collaborative process between supervisor and employee that aims to esta...