Advocacy

  • Social Library, the Great Outdoors Edition

    Though some libraries have begun to welcome communities back to their indoor spaces, many libraries are continuing to explore opportunities for patrons to enjoy library services and programming in the great outdoors. Libraries highlighted are offerin...

  • Free May Webinars for Library Staff

    May has arrived, bringing with it a new month of free learning opportunities relevant to library staff. Take a look at this month's list of over 94 free events, covering 23 different topic areas, from advocacy to volunteers. Thank you to the Wyoming ...

  • Learning Group Facilitation Guide

    Courses that are designed to be self-paced often pose challenges for the learner, especially around feelings of isolation and lack of motivation. This guide provides a framework for organizing, structuring and leading a group of learners through self...

  • Conscious Child Family Book Discussion Kits on Racial Equity, Identity, and Justice

    We learned about these fantastic book discussion kits in recent Ohio Library Council News and reached out to Caitlin Campbell, Children's Librarian, at the Oxford Lane Library in Ohio, to learn more about the project and the resources included in...

  • Skills for Community-Centered Libraries: A Webinar Series with the Free Library of Philadelphia

    Like many libraries across the nation, the Free Library of Philadelphia is undergoing a paradigm shift. Their extensive collections offer boundless discoveries, but increasingly their focus is not only on what is housed within their walls and on thei...

  • Telling the Story of Food: Why Food Literacy Matters to Your Library

    Rebecca Antill was a presenter in the WebJunction webinar, Strengthening Communities: Food Access at Your Library. Here, she shares additional information about food literacy programming and resources made available through the South Carolina Sta...

  • Social Library, Volume 167

    We continue the Social Library series with more examples of the innovative ways libraries connect with their communities. This edition includes a video series with professionals presenting on their careers, passive programming for families, celebrati...

  • We're Not Complete Without You: A Collaborative Puzzle Art Project

    As libraries continue to look for ways to create meaningful community connections during the pandemic, it was exciting to see this wonderful idea shared in the Programming Librarian Interest Group on Facebook. Thank you to Paula Wagner, Reference...

  • Smart Space Transformations Transcend Library Closures

    In the spring of 2020, the 15 small and rural libraries participating in WebJunction’s Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces project were on the verge of activating their newly transformed smart spaces with collaborative community programming;...

  • Taking the Plunge into Prototyping

    After opening up a world of possibilities with community discovery and ideation brainstorming, the Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces libraries were ready to move on to the next step in the design thinking process: prototyping. Creating a prototype ...