Personal Growth & Development

  • 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...

  • 17 New Webinars Added to the WebJunction Catalog

    We've connected with another webinar provider to bring you even more archives to access via the WebJunction catalog at learn.webjunction.org. The Nebraska Library Commission hosts the weekly series, NCompass Live, with fantastic production by Christa...

  • The Happy Secret to Better Libraries

    It feels safe to say that we can all benefit from a little more happiness in our lives, and to help those around us to do the same. In March, we were fortunate to have Sharon Morris from the Colorado State Library present the webinar, "The Pursu...

  • Resilient Library, Resilient You

    Libraries and change are two words welded together in this century. News stories abound about libraries making major shifts in direction to retain vitality in an age of rapidly emerging technologies and evolving community needs.

    Resilience is ...

  • Conquer Fear at the Podium

    Many of us are asked to speak in public, either at our own library or at other venues, about the resources we have to offer and how we continue to be relevant in the age of Google. How many of us can claim that we never feel nervous, terrified, or un...

  • Activate the Online Learner: Taking Charge of Individual Learning

    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...

  • Library Innovation: There is No Box

    "Innovation is not technology; it’s a way of thinking." To help us engage in innovative thinking, we need new metaphors and strategies. In The Future is Now: Rural Library as Innovation Incubator, presenters nudge the audience toward a chan...

  • Hooray for Healthy Work Habits!

    What is your biggest stressor today?

    If you replied, "Too much to do!" you are not alone. When presenters in the recent webinar Grace Under Pressure: Tips and Tricks to Cultivate a Positive Approach asked this same question ...

  • Finding Balance: Simple Steps to Create a Healthier Work Space, and a Happier Librarian

    Librarians are no strangers to stress. As we work to manage difficult conversations, balance priorities in the midst of budget cuts, or look for time to keep up with current trends in the field, there is no shortage of concerns or complex issues faci...

  • A Happy Hour for Library Staff Learning

    In February 2013, WebJunction hosted a webinar, Self-Directed Achievement: if you give library staff an hour, with Jami Carter and her team from the Tooele City Library in Utah. We have heard from a number of libraries that they have begun to use the...