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  • Libraries at the Disaster Preparedness Table

    Libraries have an important role to play in disaster response planning, and their contributions are welcomed at community disaster preparedness exercises. Building on its Creating Pathways to Civil Legal Justice foundational course serie...

  • Resources for Advancing IDEAs (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility): A New Blog Series

    A new blog series shares resources and learning opportunities for library staff Advancing IDEAs (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility). Twice monthly, series editor Jay Weitz compiles a collection of information, stories, and tools on time...

  • WebJunction Collaborator Wins Public Access to Government Information Award

    WebJunction is thrilled to share the news that Deborah Hamilton, strategic services librarian at Pikes Peak Library District in Colorado Springs, Colorado is this year’s winner of the American Association of Law Libraries Public Access to Government ...

  • 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...

  • Mental Health and Suicide Prevention for Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families

    WebJunction is collaborating with the Veterans Health Administration and Legal Services Corporation to promote free and reliable services, information, and resources on suicide prevention.

  • Workforce Development: A Library Partnership Success Story

    OCLC’s headquarters are in Dublin, Ohio, a neighbor to the award-winning Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML). Not only is CML frequented by OCLC employees because it’s their local system, but many of us visit (I work out of Pittsburgh, PA) from time ...

  • Closing Equity Gaps with Community Partnerships: Key Resources from WebJunction

    At the Public Library Association’s 2022 conference, Dr. Audrey Barbakoff gave a talk on "Digital equity through community partnerships," in which she discussed how community partnerships can be building blocks for sustainable digital inclu...

  • Listen. Partner. Follow Through: Community Engagement Principles

    The best part of my job at OCLC is getting to hear about the impactful programs and activities that libraries create to solve community problems and help transform lives. I recently got the chance to talk to Nancy Pacheco and Elizabeth Gray from the ...

  • 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,...

  • Socially Connected Communities: Solutions for Social Isolation

    A new report on Socially Connected Communities: Solutions for Social Isolation published by Healthy Places by Design highlights how librarians and other leaders can work together to address this issue. The report was developed based on a series of co...