Personal growth & development

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WebJunction is committed to the idea of lifelong learning and that it takes many forms. This could be learning that we do to gain work-related knowledge, to develop communication skills, or even improve our personal health and wellness. Explore this topic area to find resources and information to help you cultivate a positive approach to situations in and out of the workplace.

Self-paced courses and webinar recordings on this topic are freely available in the WebJunction Course Catalog.

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Cultural humility in library work

Publish Date: Webinar / 17 July 2024

Explore the benefits of incorporating cultural humility into library practice, whether through interpersonal interactions or to inform and improve policies and procedures.

Free July webinars for library staff

Publish Date: News / 27 June 2024

This month's list of free webinars covers everything from big picture to the nitty gritty on topics relevant to library staff working with patrons of every age and collections of every type. The list, provided by the Maine State Library, include...

ARSL Leadership Institute

Publish Date: News / 16 January 2024

Leadership skills are vital to those who work in small community libraries. That’s why ARSL launched its very own Leadership Institute, with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The program is designed to provide timely, relevan...

Mental health resources for libraries

Publish Date: News / 10 October 2023

Many people turn to libraries in times of crisis, and mental health issues are no exception. And while libraries are trusted havens for community members seeking resources, library staff aren’t immune to the challenges faced by community members. The...

New Courses for Library, Archive, and Museum Staff

Publish Date: News / 3 October 2023

Library, archive, and museum staff face similar challenges when it comes to responding to a crisis, de-escalating conflict, and addressing burnout. Four new on-demand courses provide staff in cultural heritage institutions with information and tools ...

Low Morale in Libraries: Impacts and Countermeasures

Publish Date: Webinar / 29 June 2023

Learn about important research on low morale and leave with actionable ideas for promoting a healthy work environment for all staff and cultivating empathetic leadership in libraries.

Researching Low Morale in Libraries

Publish Date: News / 18 April 2023

Since 2017, Kaetrena Davis Kendrick has been researching the low-morale experiences among library workers. In her research, she has identified workplace factors and events that trigger low morale, the effects of low morale on physical and emotional h...