WebJunction News Archives

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    Partners Selected to Support Supercharged Storytimes Train the Trainer Program

    WebJunction is pleased to announce its new training partners for Supercharged Storytimes for All. The Alaska State Library, the Utah State Library, the New Jersey State Library, and the Tennessee State Library and Archives join the New York State Lib...

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    Social Library, Volume 106

    A bookmark contest, one library's adventures with a MOOC, an outdoor bike repair station, digitized yearbooks and scholarships from library Friends are all highlighted in this edition of our Social Library series.These libraries are using Facebook to...

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    Healthy Libraries and Healthy Communities

    Libraries have long supported patrons who want to improve their health by providing access to books on health-related topics, online medical databases such as PubMed, and even cookbooks that support healthy eating. Those core services continue today,...

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    Social Library, Volume 105

    The Social Library highlights innovative ways libraries are using Facebook to connect with communities. This week, libraries shared news about programs including an "Ide...

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    Free April Webinars for Library Staff

    April brings a multitude of webinar opportunities to address library staff learning needs, for libraries of all types. Set aside time to learn from colleagues in the field, and others in the non-profit sector, and equip yourself and your team to stre...

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    Susan Barnum Named Library Journal Mover & Shaker for Librarianship on Wikipedia

    Susan Barnum, a public services librarian at El Paso Public Library, has been selected as a 2018 Mover and Shaker by Library Journal for her advocacy work in Wikipedia. This recognition - given to changemakers in the library field - highligh...

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    New National Study Reveals Voter Perceptions of Libraries

    The Public Library Association, a division of the American Library Association, and the ALA Office for Library Advocacy, in partnership with OCLC, today released the report, From Awareness to Funding: Voter Perceptions and Support of Public Libraries...

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    Social Library, Volume 104

    The latest edition of our Social Library highlights innovative ways libraries are using Facebook to connect with communities. One library is circulating fishing poles and another created a video to show that yes, people still use libraries. One libra...

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    Librarians Who Wikipedia: Karen Kast, Eagle Mountain City Public Library

    When Karen Kast, from a small, rural library in Utah, took the Wikipedia + Libraries training program, she quickly connected the dots between Wikipedia and librarianship. Three months later, transformations for Kast and her library are underway. Kast...

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    Immigrant Asset Mapping at Halifax Public Libraries

    Immigrants are such a hot-button issue these days that TechSoup for Libraries decided to search for a library that does excellent work to serve these specialized patrons. The U.S. immigrant population is roughly one in six people. Canada is having an...