WebJunction News Archives

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    Social Library, Volume 125

    Welcome to a new edition of our Social Library series, where we highlight innovative ways libraries are using Facebook to connect with communities. This eclectic batch of examples include a service puppy, a mock Caldecott contest, a year-long partner...

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    Blount County Library Offers Life Skills Training to Participants in Recovery Court

    Much like many local public libraries across the United States, Blount County Public Library in Tennessee, sees the impact the current opioid epidemic and drug addiction is having on its community. Working to combat this is an inventive collaboration...

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    New Course: Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces

    Are you ready to imagine the possibilities that can come with an active learning space in your library? WebJunction has you covered! Our IMLS grant-funded project, Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces, and we're excited to announce the new free, onlin...

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    Free Resources from the STAR Library Network (STAR Net)

    Explore new ways to bring science, technology, and fun into your programs and services with the STAR Library Network (STAR Net). Help us build on the successes (and challenges) of the 2017 solar eclipse by joining this vibrant – FREE! – network for l...

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    Seniors and Financial Scams: When Traditional Workshops Aren't Working

    Consumers lost a total of $905 million to fraud in 2017, according to the Federal Trade Commission's 2017 Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book. The FTC fielded 1.1 million fraud reports last year, with fraudulent debt collection, identify theft, and i...

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    Social Library, Volume 124

    In this latest Social Library edition, we're highlighting five more innovative programs from libraries we follow on Facebook. From a Noon Year celebration to a blood pressure monitoring station, and from a bar book club to a women veteran's tea, thes...

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    WebJunction at ALA Midwinter in Seattle

    Planning your ALA Midwinter schedule? WebJunction staff will be there! Come join us at the OCLC booth for Power Hour sessions where we'll be sharing what we've been working on at WebJunction, and we look forward to hearing what's happening in your li...

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    Transform Your Library with WebJunction

    "The transformation is unbelievable. The whole library used to be dark and not fun."

    This is what one patron said about the space transformation at the Glenns Ferry Public Library, in Glenns Ferry, Idaho, that was fueled by a grant t...

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    Free January Webinars for Library Staff

    There's no time like the new year for learning! Whether or not you've got a list of resolutions, you're sure to benefit by attending some of the webinars on this month's list. Or perhaps there are topics you'd like your trustees or volunteers to expl...

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    Learning Together the Supercharged Way

    Learning in a group can provide that motivation to stick with a course through to completion. It can be incredibly satisfying and enriching to work through course material with a group of co-learners, acquiring a common language about a subject, disc...