Personal Growth & Development
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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Publish Date: News / 30 December 2020
As we reflect on this past year, it’s clear that library staff excel at learning new skills during extraordinary times! You have responded with grace, patience and fortitude to ever-changing scenarios, and we hope that the year ahead brings continued...
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...
Publish Date: Webinar / 24 September 2020
In this webinar, learn about Multnomah County Library's Racially Just Toolkit, containing activities staff can use to learn and practice EDI.
Publish Date: News / 27 August 2020
Courses that are designed to be self-paced often pose challenges for the learner, especially around feelings of isolation and lack of motivation. This guide provides a framework for organizing, structuring and leading a group of learners through self...
Publish Date: News / 29 July 2020
The Denver Public Library has prioritized research and learning related to racial equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI), and recently hosted the Advancing Racial Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Symposium. This was a dynamic and engaging 3-day o...
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...
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...
Publish Date: Webinar / 22 January 2020
In this webinar, explore the potential value of dissent to facilitate positive change against systemic oppression in libraries, and in society at large.
Publish Date: Webinar / 14 January 2020
In this webinar, both new and seasoned library directors can grow as responsible leaders and learn strategies for fostering five key relationships.
Publish Date: News / 8 January 2020
"Yes!" That’s what Kathy Zappitello, Executive Director of the Conneaut Public Library wants her staff to be able to say to patrons, to colleagues, and to new opportunities. The library, which serves a community of 12,841 residents in north...