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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Free June Webinars for Library Staff

Publish Date: News / 28 May 2021

If you're like most learners this time of year, you may be looking forward to a summer break from studies. But based on this month's list of over 85 free events, covering 23 different topic areas, it looks like library staff and volunteers can still ...

Learning Group Facilitation Guide

Publish Date: News / 3 May 2021

Learning groups can enrich a self-paced course experience, creating opportunities for idea sharing, community building, and accountability as participants progress through course material together. This learning group facilitation guide provides a fr...

A Holistic Approach to Library Staff Health and Wellness

Publish Date: News / 23 February 2021

This is the first in a new WebJunction series by Bobbi Newman, speaker, author and Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist at the Network of the National Library of Medicine, exploring library staff health and wellness.

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Book and Library-related Podcasts

Publish Date: News / 13 October 2020

Screen fatigue – the exhaustion felt from so much time spent in front of computers and mobile devices – has many people turning to podcasts, allowing them to take a break from screen and to listen instead. In a post to the Library Think Tank group on...

Recap: Libraries and the COVID-19 Crisis, OCLC Virtual Town Hall

Publish Date: News / 28 April 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has disrupted the personal and professional lives of library staff everywhere. As libraries respond to rapidly evolving information and guidelines, building closures, and loss of resources, staff are turning to new, virtual ways t...

Small and Rural Librarians: Leading the Way in Online Conferences

Publish Date: News / 9 April 2020

As part of the public health response to the coronavirus, most face-to-face conferences scheduled for upcoming months have been cancelled, with many opting for online conferences. For instance, the Society for Public Health Education’s annual confere...