Personal Growth & Development

  • WebJunction Experience: Webinars

    If you are new to or unfamiliar with WebJunction webinars, you may not know that we began regularly hosting webinars ten years ago. Why webinars? Library staff frequently cited that critical barriers to pursuing learning were lack of time or funds to...

  • WALT Learns Together: Overcoming the Paradox of Anytime + Anywhere = Never

    The Washington Library Trainers (WALT), an interest group of the Washington Library Association, is a group of staff training and development professionals working in Washington libraries. The group meets in person quarterly, with in-between meetings...

  • Anytime + Anywhere = Never: Motivating the Self-Directed Learner

    We all aspire to be lifelong learners, especially in service of our library patrons. And we have all hit the snag of "anytime + anywhere = never" ― the reality that unlimited access, unbounded time and lack of external motivators in self-di...

  • Self-Directed Achievement on a Small Scale

    When I first watched Jami Carter's webinar on Self-Directed Achievement (SDA), I was inspired, really inspired, and became an avowed evangelist for the SDA concept. Apparently, I was not the only one. Joan Blalock, branch manager of the Cowpens Libra...

  • Mapping The Landscapes Survey Seeks Insights about Continuing Education Needs

    Libraries, archives and museums have long histories of valuing continuing education and professional development (CE/PD). However, little common data across the three fields is currently benchmarked, collected or circulated regarding professionals' C...

  • 31 New Webinars Added to the WebJunction Catalog

    The WebJunction Course Catalog provides free access to library-focused self-paced courses and webinar archives. Through the generous support of OCLC, the Gates Foundation, and many state library agencies across the U.S., WebJunction continues to...

  • Why I Need New and Uncomfortable Angles

    Liz Morris, project coordinator at WebJunction, is pursuing her MLIS at the University of Washington. On my desk at work sits the closest thing I have to a personal orthodoxy. It's a greeting card I discovered in a local drugstore with a won...

  • Approaching Conflict as an Opportunity for Growth

    Before the webinar "Growing Through Conflict: Healthy Workplace Communication," was even over, the participants were already asking for more! WebJunction's own, Anna Shelton shared techniques and skills to approach conflict in our lives. Be...

  • Drexel's MSLIS: A Bridge from Banker to Librarian

    James Ritter didn't always dream of being a librarian. In fact, during his undergraduate studies, he thought he'd become a lawyer or a politician. Yet somehow, through a unique transition from working in the banking industry to pursuing a Master's in...

  • Now AvailABLE: ABLE Courses in the WebJunction Course Catalog

    Some people mention them simply as ABLE. Others know them by their full collection title: Alternative Basic Library Education (ABLE) Program. "The Alternative Basic Library Education (ABLE) Program is an amazing collection of library-specific se...