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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Learn With the Best, Learn From the Best

 News / Last Modified: 17 September 2018

Drexel University is home to one of the nation's longest running Library & Information Science programs. Renowned for its commitment to innovation and quality, Drexel University’s program has been consistently ranked among the top 10 programs in ...

New Course: Grantseeking for Libraries

 News / Last Modified: 14 September 2018

Funding sources for libraries is an important discussion for library staff, board members, and even the community at large. Finding and increasing funding from private sources allows libraries to better meet the needs of their communities. With the h...

Learning on the Go-Go-Go!

 News / Last Modified: 11 September 2018

Slides and Learner Guide for Learning on the Go-Go-Go!, a session by Jennifer Peterson, presented at the 2018 Association for Rural and Small Libraries in Springfield, Illinois.  

Librarian Evolution: Libraries Thrive When We Change

 Webinar / Last Modified: 05 September 2018

In this Transformative Leaders webinar, learn about an award-winning library's approach to change management, as an organization that not only responds to change, but one that embraces it.

Free September Webinars for Library Staff

 News / Last Modified: 05 September 2018

In true back-to-school fashion, September brings a wealth of learning opportunities for library staff, trustees and friends. From fundraising to book clubs, and from mentoring to nutrition, this list is sure to bring you new insights and inspiration....

Running the River of Lifelong Learning

 News / Last Modified: 28 August 2018

As libraries transform themselves to meet evolving needs, it is the people who work in libraries who must act as the actual instruments of change. Ideas about training and learning are also evolving. Increasingly, old notions and traditions are chall...

Bridging the Digital Divide by Building Digital Literacy Skills

 News / Last Modified: 03 July 2018

Developing digital literacy skills for both patrons and staff has been part of the services of the Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library (OH) for some time. When Collections & Virtual Services Manager, Melanie Wilson, was invited to participate in a...

3 Ways Libraries Can Channel Understanding in Confusing Times

 News / Last Modified: 28 June 2018

As individuals and communities react to conflict in the world, we're reminded of the ways in which libraries often serve as a sanctuary for those looking for physical or emotional safety. But unfortunately, even the committed and welcoming staff who ...