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  • Library Offers Training to Enhance Job-Readiness in the Community

    In 2016, Berkeley County in South Carolina was seeing an increase in businesses opening or moving to the area, bringing new job opportunities for community members. The Berkeley County Library System, along with their partners with the local school d...

  • Makerspace and Digital Media Lab Resources

    Looking for inspiration for a new or existing makerspace or digital media lab in your library? WebJunction has you covered! This collection includes planning resources, tools that go beyond the 3D printer, and how to implement a digital media lab. Yo...

  • Resources for STEM/STEAM Projects and Programs

    STEAM learning (that's science, technology, engineering, art and math) and programming are increasingly popular in public libraries. Check out this collection of inspiring resources that can help make the case for introducing or expanding STEAM in yo...

  • Two Opportunities to Develop Tech Skills with Geek Squad Academy and Best Buy Teen Tech Centers

    Scientific discovery and technological innovation play a major role in meeting the challenges of the 21st century. By expanding participation in STEM education, libraries are helping to prepare the next generations to meet these challenges.
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  • Learn Free with the Goodwill Community Foundation

    Next time you drop your yard sale rejects off at the local Goodwill, take a moment to think about what they do with the proceeds from their retail stores. You may be surprised to find out about the numerous programs they support that provide educatio...

  • No Experience Required: Coding for Everyone Webinar Write-up

    Last month, Kelly Smith, founder of Prenda, led the webinar Coding for Everyone: How Your Library Can Help Anyone Learn to Code, which introduced coding as an increasingly important digital literacy skill, showed why coding is important for all ages,...

  • Learning Circles - We're Better Together

    We can do better together.

    That's the idea that has stuck with me since participating in a recent webinar WebJunction hosted with Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) and Chicago Public Library (CPL) on Learning Circles. A Learning Circle brings a gr...

  • Host Learning Circles for Greater Online Learning Success

    Most libraries offer programs that bring patrons together to learn, and many offer access to online learning programs, but what about bringing patrons together as a community around online learning?

    That's the thinking of Peer 2 Peer Universit...

  • Start from Scratch: A New Program of the Bucks County Free Library

    Last month, Bucks County Free Library began offering Start from Scratch, a new program aimed at helping members of the public connect to the digital world.

    During Start from Scratch sessions, patrons bring their "mostly dead" PCs to ...

  • Financial Education Tools for Libraries from CFPB

    As you may know, we've been participating in an OpenIDEO challenge related to libraries and financial literacy. We've been learning about a variety of approaches to financial education, and also wanted to be sure libraries are aware of all the fantas...