WebJunction News Archives

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    Library Offers Training to Enhance Job-Readiness in the Community

    In 2016, Berkeley County in South Carolina was seeing an increase in businesses opening or moving to the area, bringing new job opportunities for community members. The Berkeley County Library System, along with their partners with the local school d...

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    Social Media and Libraries Survey Summary

    WebJunction and TechSoup for Libraries collaborated on a series of free webinars focused on Libraries and Social Media. In conjunction with the 2017 series, we invited participation in a survey to learn more about how libraries use social media. The ...

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    Librarians Who Wikipedia: Jean King, West Hempstead Public Library

    When Jean King, an adult reference librarian at West Hempstead Public Library, registered for the Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together online training course, she'd never edited Wikipedia before. "It's a popular reference that frequently comes...

  • NNLM Training Opportunity for Public Library Staff

    NNLM Training Opportunity for Public Library Staff

    The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is recruiting public library staff to participate in the free online training, " Stand Up for Health:...

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    Social Library, Black History Month Edition

    We continue the Social Library series with this special Black History Month edition, highlighting examples of ways your library can use social media to connect your community to books, programs, videos, oral histories and other resources during the m...

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    Take a Walk, Read a Book, Have an Adventure

    The East Bonner County Library District wanted to combine outdoor fun and reading to serve their community in a unique way. They found an opportunity to deliver a family-friendly programming activity when Kaniksu Land Trust approached them with the i...

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    Free February Webinars for Library Staff

    This month's list of free webinars proves that a short month brings no shortage of webinar opportunities! With some fresh additions in webinar providers, the options provided below are sure to cover topics of need and interest for your February learn...

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    Social Library, Volume 100

    We began our Social Library series nearly three years ago, and we're pleased to be publishing our 100th edition today! We've featured 424 different libraries, representing over 60 states and countries. We have collected each of the editions into a sp...

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    Social Media Policy Examples

    In fall 2017, WebJunction cohosted a series of webinars with TechSoup on social media in libraries. In conjunction with the series, library staff were asked in a survey, if social media policies were in place in their libraries. The most common respo...

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    Reflections on Opioid Crisis Town Hall

    In collaboration with the Public Library Association, WebJunction hosted the Opioid Crisis Town Hall: Library Needs and Responses, on September 12, 2017 (see Town Hall Summary). Three months following the event, we surveyed participants, asking them ...