This year WebJunction hosted two dozen new webinars, published more than 125 articles, and offered many courses and resources—all free and all library relevant.
We looked back to understand what resonated with library staff, and the list is representative of the wide variety of services libraries provide their patrons.
We share here the ten most-read WebJunction articles of 2016—and stay tuned for the next issue of Crossroads where we’ll feature the most-watched webinars of the year!
1. Library Heroes Make Health Happen
WebJunction and ZeroDivide debut a poster infographic for free download to help you start conversations about supporting community health.
2. Growing Library Garden Programs
An amazing compilation of library garden programs around the U.S.
3. Racial Equity in the Library, Part One: Where to Start?
The first in a two-part series focused on the complex and broad issue of racial equity in the library.
4. Reading Conversations: RA for All Library Staff
Feature of Whatcom County Library System’s (WA) fun readers’ advisory initiative to boost staff knowledge of books and authors.
5. Library Kitchens and Cooking Programs
An extensive collection of library kitchen, cooking and culinary literacy programs and ideas.
6. Program Idea: Golden Girls Trivia
Judith R. Wright of Homewood Public Library (AL) shares step-by-step instructions for this fun trivia program.
7. 15 Libraries Chosen for Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces Project
Announcement of the 15 libraries selected to participate in WebJunction’s latest grant-funded project.
8. Updated Course: Dealing with Angry Patrons
News that WebJunction refreshed the LibraryU course, Dealing with Angry Patrons; a perennial favorite course now in an updated format.
9. Library Spotlight: Senior Programs at Westerville Public Library
A look at the great work being done for older adults at Westerville Public Library in Ohio.
10. How to Create a Robust STEM Library Program
Write-up of a popular WebJunction webinar on building a robust STEM focus at your library.
Thank you for a wonderful year and for all the work you do in your libraries and communities!
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Other Free Learning
We're almost through December, so stay tuned for January's list of free webinars on library-relevant topics, which are compiled and shared by the Wyoming State Library.