WebJunction News Archives

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    Transforming School Library Practice Grantees

    OCLC's mentorship of the Transforming School Library Practice program began in fall of 2019 with the first cohort of ten libraries. A second round began in September of 2020, working with five additional grantees. Each grantee has defined a transform...

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    Transforming School Library Practice in Small Schools

    The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is supporting OCLC’s WebJunction as Mentor Organization for a second cohort of small, rural U.S. school libraries that are participating in their Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries...

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    Creating Pathways to Civil Legal Justice, a New Self-paced Course Series

    WebJunction's new series of free, self-paced courses, Creating Pathways to Civil Legal Justice, will augment your ability and confidence to meet civil legal justice information needs in your community. Created in partnership with Legal Services Corpo...

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    Book and Library-related Podcasts

    Screen fatigue – the exhaustion felt from so much time spent in front of computers and mobile devices – has many people turning to podcasts, allowing them to take a break from screen and to listen instead. In a post to the Library Think Tank group on...

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    Legal Language Matters: Protecting Patrons from Notario Fraud

    The Improving Access to Civil Legal Justice through Public Libraries initiative continues to learn about ways to support patrons' civil legal information needs. One learning is the importance of understanding how the meaning of words can change with ...

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    Social Library, Volume 163

    Libraries continue to respond to the social distancing challenges created by COVID-19, and we're pleased to share these innovative approaches to programming and community engagement. From circulating pedal machines for exercise to virtual cooking com...

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    Understanding How COVID-19 Widens the Justice Gap

    The Improving Access to Civil Legal Justice through Public Libraries initiative has previously discussed the challenges facing those who fall into the justice gap—the divide between the need for civil legal aid and a person’s ability to access resour...

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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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    Social Library, Volume 162

    There's no shortage of creative ideas to inspire your social media efforts during COVID-19 in this edition of the Social Library. These libraries have found ways to provide ongoing services, to stay connected with their communities, and to encourage ...

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    REALM Project Test 4 Results Available

    As part of the REALM project’s research, Battelle has conducted four natural attenuation studies to provide information on how long the virus may survive on materials common to archives, libraries, and museums. The studies were c...