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  • Navigating the Civil Legal Issues of Natural Disasters, a Self-Paced Course Series

    Natural disasters are becoming more frequent and are no longer confined to predictable seasons or specific geographic regions. In the wake of a natural disaster, civil legal issues surface quickly as patrons pursue various assistance options, and the...

  • Localizing the Misinformation Escape Room

    Even before the official launch of Loki’s Loop in June 2022, the research team at the University of Washington Information School received numerous requests for collaboration from across the world. The first two organizations they agreed to support a...

  • New Orleans Information Literacy Collective and 2022 Forum

    Last year, the New Orleans Information Literacy Collective (nolaILC) celebrated the tenth anniversary of its annual Information Literacy Forum. We are back with our 2022 Forum from August 1-4 featuring two keynote speakers and six sessions. The Infor...

  • Mental Health and Suicide Prevention for Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families

    WebJunction is collaborating with the Veterans Health Administration and Legal Services Corporation to promote free and reliable services, information, and resources on suicide prevention.

  • The Euphorigen Investigation: Backgrounder

    Are there patrons at your library who seem to be influenced by misinformation? Have you tried to provide them with trustworthy information, or offered tips on how to better search? Have you provided digital or media literacy programs that teach criti...

  • New Justice Gap Study Confirms Problem Persists

    The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) released a far-reaching new report on the crisis in civil legal aid, The Justice Gap: The Unmet Civil Legal Needs of Low-income Americans, in April 2022.

  • Interesting Patron Questions

    The reference desk of a library is truly one of the most interesting of places. Through an initial poll in 2015, we asked WebJunction members to share the most interesting patron questions they had received, and the response was amazing. We recently ...

  • Libraries Learn from Eviction Focus

    As a continuation of the Improving Access to Civil Legal Justice initiative, WebJunction focused on the eviction crisis, developing resources that strengthen library staff’s ability to respond to eviction questions with confidence and help close the ...

  • Libraries as Legal Aid Connectors in Eviction Crisis

    As part of the Improving Access to Civil Legal Justice initiative, OCLC’s WebJunction will deliver resources that focus on strengthening library staff’s ability to respond to eviction questions with confidence and close the justice gap in their commu...

  • Mobile Library Law Center Launches

    As the Lawyer in the Library program continued its expansion throughout Maryland, it received a big boost in August 2021 when Baltimore County Public Library debuted its Mobile Library Law Center. "We are proud to be the first library system in ...