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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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 ...

Building a Culture of Learning with Library Boards

 Webinar / Last Modified: 24 May 2018

In this webinar, presented in collaboration with the Association for Rural & Small Libraries, find out how to cultivate a culture of learning with your library trustees.

Activate the Online Learner: Taking Charge of Individual Learning

 News / Last Modified: 22 May 2018

The learner at the center has become a core strategy in education and training. Strategies like flipped classrooms, MOOCs, or peer collaborations are all part of a trend toward very personalized learning—me-learning. These trends increasingly emphasi...

New Webinars and Courses Added to the WebJunction Catalog

 News / Last Modified: 16 April 2018

The WebJunction Course Catalog provides free access to library-focused self-paced courses and webinar recordings. Through the generous support of OCLC and many state library agencies across the United States, WebJunction continues to provide timely a...

Understanding Compassion Fatigue in Your Library

 Webinar / Last Modified: 14 February 2018

Archive and related resources for a webinar presented on May 31, 2012 by Linda Bruno on compassion fatigue and how it affects you and your working environment.

Incubate leadership @ your library

 Webinar / Last Modified: 23 January 2018

A webinar exploring ways to incubate leadership within your library organization and in the broader community to support collaborative and continuous learning.

Got Patrons with Health Questions? Check Out These Training Opportunities

 News / Last Modified: 28 November 2017

Americans are bombarded with information related to their health, but the messages they receive may not be understandable, reliable, or even credible. Faced with confusing medical terminology, conflicting reports, and a constantly changing healthcare...

Design for Learning: All Seven Modules Now Available

 News / Last Modified: 05 October 2017

Online learning opens up a world of opportunity for learners, and having engaging courses and prepared trainers are essential to a successful experience. Designing and facilitating online learning are skills that require solid teaching fundamentals, ...