WebJunction News

Here are links to the most recent issues of Crossroads, the e-newsletter from WebJunction. To find older issues, visit WorldCat.

December 4, 2019: Transforming Small and Rural School Library Practice

Read about a new school library initiative we're excited to be a part of, catch up on the latest news and resources, and join us for upcoming webinars on community health challenges, successful library leadership and civil legal justice... Read more...


November 20, 2019: The Power of Learning Together

We're highlighting the wonderful evolution in continuing education toward library teams gathering together to view and discuss a webinar or course, perhaps with board members, volunteers, or other practitioners in their region. Check out new learning opportunities, ideal for learning together... Read more...


November 6, 2019: Libraries Responding to the Opioid Crisis

Together with the Public Library Association, OCLC has completed eight research-based cases studies exploring how libraries are responding to the opioid crisis with partners. The case studies and a summary report are now available. Read more...


October 16, 2019: Learning Opportunities for Library Staff

Highlighted in this issue are a few of the resources that can help you motivate your staff, build a culture of learning, and benefit from  partnership with Drexel University... Read more...


October 2, 2019: A Fall Full of Learning Opportunities

Every week you will find examples of library programming and learning opportunities on WebJunction.org and in our Course Catalog. Browse the resources, sign up for a self-paced course, attend a webinar. We invite you to be part of this community of library learners!... Read more...


September 17, 2019: Courses to Expand Services in the Community

Highlighted in this issue are three self-paced courses that can help you better serve the needs of immigrants in your community... Read more...


September 4, 2019: Access to Civil Legal Justice through Public Libraries

Learn about the upcoming free training for library staff that will strengthen access to civil legal justice through public libraries, and read other news and explore more learning. Read more...


August 21, 2019: New Additions to the Course Catalog

Featuring webinars new to the catalog from Infopeople and a 2-part series on the legal and ethical foundations of library practice. Learn about upcoming webinars too! Read more...


August 7, 2019: Wikipedia + Libraries: Health and Medical Information

Learn about the upcoming four-week, online, instructor-led course that will demonstrate how and why Wikipedia’s health and medical information is relevant to libraries and their communities. Read more...


July 17, 2019: Focus on Teens

Featuring resources to help you connect with and serve the teens in your community. And as always, free webinars and courses to strengthen your skills. Read more...


July 3, 2019: Hooray for Freedom!

The highlights in this issue include a two-part webinar series exploring library policies and procedures related to intellectual freedom, privacy, and confidentiality, and news of resources to help support your library's staff development and patron services. Read more...


June 20, 2019: Learning Opportunities to Strengthen Your Skills

The highlights in this issue are on resources in the WebJunction Course Catalog that focus on the community. From learning about their needs, to providing services that meet those needs, these courses can help you engage and respond. Read more...


June 5, 2019: Customer Service in Libraries

We're featuring resources to help develop customer service skills and policies, as well as articles about memory kits for patrons with dementia, how to plan a pop culture festival at your library and news from Supercharged Storytimes! Read more...


May 15, 2019: Learning Opportunities for Library Staff

From leading your rural community, to improving your storytime skills to hosting a repair cafe to reduce waste - you'll find a great selection of learning opportunities in Crossroads! Read more...


May 1, 2019: Discovering the Heart of Your Community

Explore resources to help you discover the heart of your community's needs with tools other than surveys. These ideas are interactive and engaging and can gather information to inform both short and long-term needs. Read more...


April 17, 2019: Learning Opportunities for Library Staff

Free, online learning is always just a click away at WebJunction. You'll find courses on collection development, disaster planning and working with your board. Read more...


April 3, 2019: Connecting Through Social Media

Explore our Social Library series, learn about summer reading resources from STAR net, and how assessment can help to strengthen your storytime programs. Read more...


March 20, 2019: Learning Opportunities Are a Click Away

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is the primary source of federal funding for libraries and museums in the country. This issue highlights three self-paced courses that were supported in part with grants from IMLS. Read more...


March 6, 2019: Make WebJunction a Part of Your Day

Tips on how to incorporate WebJunction with your day and meet your continuing education needs. Register for webinars, read an article, share your story! Read more...


February 20, 2019: Learning Opportunities for All

Looking for a little inspiration for your professional development? Look no further! WebJunction has you covered with learning that is ready when you are. Read more...


February 6, 2019: Libraries Responding to the Opioid Crisis

Read about a new IMLS-funded research project we've embarked on with Public Library Association to look at how public libraries are responding to the opioid crisis with their communities. Read more...


January 16, 2019: Learning Opportunity Highlights

We've got new courses and free webinars, all available to help you when you need it. Check out these free resources today! Read more...


January 2, 2019: Big Opportunity for Small Libraries

We're welcoming 2019 with exciting news for small libraries! Check out our new IMLS-funded grant opportunity and consider submitting an application before the January 18, 2019 deadline. Read more...


December 19, 2018: Learning Opportunities for Library Staff

Great opportunities are available for self-paced in learning in our free, online Course Catalog. Explore these resources today and take time to meet your professional goals! Read more...


December 5, 2018: Exciting News for Small Libraries

Our Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces program is expanding to 15 more libraries thanks to a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Read more...


November 21, 2018: Learning Opportunities for Library Staff

We're highlighting three powerful webinar recordings in the WebJunction Course Catalog which are free and available whenever you are. Read more...


November 7, 2018: Why We're Thankful

For you, of course! And for the support that WebJunction receives to bring continuing education to library staff and volunteers. Thank you! Read more...


October 17, 2018: Learning Opportunities to Support Young Patrons

Check out these new learning opportunities in the WebJunction Course Catalog that can help you meet the needs of young patrons. Read more...


October 3, 2018: New Courses Available

Two new courses are available in the WebJunction Course Catalog! Help meet your professional development goals and explore these today. Read more...


September 19, 2018: Learning Opportunity Highlights

Check out a great offer from Drexel University, as well as upcoming webinars and courses in the free Course Catalog. Read more...


September 5, 2018: Learning is Always Just a Click Away

Looking ahead to the next few months, we're excited about some great opportunities that library staff will have available through WebJunction. Read more...


August 15, 2018: Learning Opportunity Highlights

Every month, WebJunction makes free courses and webinar recordings available to help you meet your continuing education goals. Check out all that we have to offer! Read more...


August 1, 2018: Libraries Create Smart Spaces

The WebJunction team loves cause for celebration, and the conclusion of a successful project is one such occasion! Learn about the Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces project and explore upcoming learning opportunities. Read more...


July 18, 2018: Learning Opportunity Highlights

Check out the Learner Guide on library assessment to be prepared for the second webinar in our series. And explore webinar recordings on teen programming and on how to create a culture of 'yes' at your library. Read more...


July 5, 2018: More than 25,000 Users and 5,000 Likes!

We're going to hit you with some stats in this issue of Crossroads! In the past 12 months, 25,218 unique users have engaged with WebJunction through our catalog, live webinars and other library learning. Read more...


June 20, 2018: Tell us what you think!

In addition to course catalog highlights, this edition of Crossroads invites you to complete our 2018 WebJunction Satisfaction Survey. Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. Read more...


June 6, 2018: New Content and Upcoming Events

Curriculum from the Wikipedia+Libraries: Better Together project is now available. WebJunction staff will also be at the ALA Annual Conference later this month to share news and resources from our projects.


May 23, 2018: Course Catalog Highlights

Advocacy and political literacy skills are significant and important for library staff. This issue highlights learning opportunities that can strengthen your skills in these areas. Read more...


May 2, 2018: Celebrating 15 Years!

We're celebrating our 15th Anniversary this month and are so excited about all of the great work we've been able to do and all that is yet to come. Read more...


April 18, 2018: Course Catalog Highlights

Check out these resources on serving patrons with autism, helping patrons with genealogy research and understanding privacy literacy. Read more...


April 4, 2018: From Awareness to Funding

A new research report has been released which explores voter perceptions, use, and attitudes toward public libraries, librarians, and library funding. Read more...


March 21, 2018: Course Catalog Highlights

Courses on technical services and weeding are all free and available at any time to fit your schedule. Read more...


March 7, 2018: Bringing the Community Together

Whether through books, computer classes or board games, libraries are a powerful tool for bringing the community together. The stories in this issue highlight the impact that comes from dedicated library staff forging partnerships, seeking opportunities and trying new ideas. Read more...


February 21, 2018: Course Catalog Highlights

Courses on topics including ethics and public service, grace under pressure and understanding compassion fatigue are all free and available. Read more...


February 7, 2018: A Community for Everyone

Public libraries provide people from all walks of life with access to information and resources for free. Programming opportunities include storytimes for children, GED classes for adults, teen advisory committees - the examples are limitless and inspiring. Read more...


January 17, 2017: Course Catalog Highlights

Courses on topics including shelving with the Dewey Decimal System, designing STE(A)M programming and service excellence are all available at your fingertips. Read more...


January 3, 2018: Looking Back at 2017

Take a look at all the new content that was added to the Course Catalog in 2017 and get new ideas for success in 2018.


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