Sow Connection with Seed Libraries
Seed libraries offer a great way for new and experienced gardeners alike to expand their access to a wider variety of seeds, and traditional libraries are getting in on this growing trend. Seed libraries are community-based collections of seeds that ...
Transforming School Library Practice
Looking for multimedia resources and tools to spark new ideas and transform your school library? Interested in learning from your peers how to effectively and powerfully communicate the vital work you do to prepare your students for educational and e...
Join Us at ConnectedLibFEST 2023
Have you heard about connected learning, but wondered what it is and how it relates to libraries? Have you thought about how you might bring connected learning to small and rural libraries or your local community?
WebJunction to Support Three New IMLS Grants
OCLC's WebJunction program will support efforts in three new Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant projects. WebJunction will serve as advisory, dissemination, or design partners on one IMLS National Leadership Grant and two Laura Bus...
SEAL: Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries
Library staff – let’s get ready! Two Solar Eclipses Coming to North America! An Annular Eclipse in 2023 and a Total Eclipse in 2024. STAR Net will support your eclipse efforts by providing eclipse glasses AND training. The STAR Net team, through a ge...
Redefining Public Libraries in a Post-Pandemic World: Key Resources from Urban Libraries Council
While public libraries and their communities across North America continue to grapple with the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the collective strength of libraries continues to endure and grow. Public libraries have proven during these ch...
Host Your Own Cardboard Carnival
It started as part of a Saturday program with underrepresented students in STEM, paired with mentors from Northwestern University to work on monthly engineering design projects. After several years of one-off projects that were, frankly, a bit stale,...
Libraries and Museums as Vaccination Sites
Libraries and museums are innovative community centers, and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, they have been essential to the community and national response. In addition to continuing to provide for their communities with curbside services and virtu...
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...
Activate Your Space with Programming
This resource is part of the Toolkit for Creating Smart Spaces, a toolkit to help you re-envision your library’s place as a center of community learning. There are many sources of ideas for programming —the internet, your library colleagues,...