Crossroads

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

February 21, 2024: Using Data to Better Serve Your Community

We’re thrilled to help spread the word about the upcoming Research Institute for Public Libraries webinar series on data and assessment. Read on for even more great learning opportunities...  Read more...


February 7, 2024: Authentic Relationships, Engaged Communities

This month, we’re inviting you to dive into the facets of community engagement and development with guest blogger and presenter, Dr. Audrey Barbakoff.  Read more...


January 17, 2024: ARSL Leadership Institute, School Readiness Toolkit, Building Community Relationships

Personal growth and professional development are always popular topics at the beginning of a new year. This month, we’re highlighting a leadership development opportunity, plus a handful of recordings from recent webinars.  Read more...


January 3, 2024: Community Engagement Resources

Welcome to another year of learning together! We’re ringing in 2024 with even more webinars, courses, articles, and other resources to support your work of powering strong libraries at the heart of vibrant communities. Read more...


December 20, 2023: A Year of Library Learning

As another year ends, we thank you for being a part of this community of library learners. We couldn’t do this work without you. Read more...


December 6, 2023: Recognizing Community Collaborators

Community partnerships offer a great way to increase the impact of library programs and initiatives. This issue offers a variety of examples of how libraries across the country are doing just that. Read more...


November 15, 2023: Climate Justice, School Readiness Toolkit, and Community Outreach Resources

Although the end of another year is fast-approaching, we have no plans to shift to “let’s circle back after the holidays” season here at WebJunction.  Read more...


November 1, 2023: Veterans Resources, Supercharged Storytimes, and Library Card Access Survey

This month, we invite you to explore tools and articles across a range of topic areas. In honor of Veterans Day in the US, we’re sharing a resource collection that can help inform your library’s programming, support, and outreach to Veterans and their families.  Read more...


October 18, 2023: Resources for Community Support and Engagement

The importance of libraries as safe places for community members to connect to each other and find trusted information has been magnified in recent years, even as unprecedented pressures threaten this work. Read more...


October 4, 2023: New Courses Launch for Library, Archive, and Museum Staff

October’s issue is packed full of new resources to support library staff—including four new additions to our Course Catalog. Read more...


September 20, 2023: Diving Deeper into Library Topics

Take a deep dive into library-specific courses and webinars across more than 30 topic areas, all available for free through the generous support of OCLC and state library agencies. Read more...


September 6, 2023: What’s New at WebJunction

The next time you visit the WebJunction Course Catalog, you might notice it looks a little different. We’ve just launched an update, which includes a new look and improved features to enhance your user experience. Read more...


August 16, 2023: Library Learning Highlights

WebJunction courses and webinars are always free through our Course Catalog, offering you the chance to learn when it works best for you. Highlighted here are a handful of webinar recordings that can help you meet your professional goals. Read more...


August 2, 2023: Bringing You News You Can Use

WebJunction is grateful to bring you news and learning opportunities from across the field, highlighting the important and relevant work of colleagues and organizations throughout libraries and beyond.  Read more...


July 19, 2023: Bridgebuilding Resources

Are you a bridgebuilder? If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance the answer is yes. Bridgebuilding plays a vital role in cultivating strong communities, and that’s why we’re inviting you to visit the new Bridgebuilding Resource Hub on WebJunction. Read more...


July 5, 2023: 20 Years of Library Learning

WebJunction is, first and foremost, the learning place for libraries. But what makes it special is our approach: We’re committed to listening, collaborating, and doing our own learning, too. Read more...


June 21, 2023: Learn and Connect with WebJunction

WebJunction courses and webinars are always free through our Course Catalog, offering you the chance to learn when it works best for you. Sign up for a free account to explore more than 400 self-paced learning opportunities. Read more...


June 7, 2023: The Learning Place for Libraries

We’re celebrating 20 years of WebJunction, the learning place for libraries! Since our launch in 2003, we’ve helped more than 215,000 library staff build the knowledge, skills, and confidence to deliver transformational services. Read more...


May 17, 2023: Resources for Library Learners

At WebJunction our tagline is “The learning place for libraries,” and in this edition we’re highlighting a handful of learning opportunities and other resources to support the impactful work you’re doing in your communities. Read more...


May 3, 2023: Responding to Community Needs

Libraries are often called on to provide resources for a wide range of issues affecting our communities. But this work is too big to tackle alone. That’s why we’re so committed to collaboration and community-building. Read more...


April 19, 2023: Celebrating and Supporting Libraries

As National Library Week (April 23-29) approaches, we honor the important roles libraries play in our communities and recognize both the opportunities and challenges facing library staff. Through WebJunction’s programming, we’re honored to both celebrate the accomplishments in the field, and to offer resources to help you through tougher challenges. Read more...


April 5, 2023: Creative Ways to Connect with Your Community

This month, we invite you to read about how libraries are engaging with their communities in creative ways. Whether you prefer connecting with others while getting your hands a bit dirty, or using technology in trendy ways, we have stories from libraries all over that can inspire your engagement efforts. Read more...


March 15, 2023: Training and Development Resources for Everyone

Regardless of your role or phase in your career, we offer learning resources to help build the skills and knowledge to power strong libraries, at the heart of vibrant communities. Our courses and webinars are available anytime so you can learn when it best fits your schedule. Read more...


March 1, 2023: WebJunction Welcomes School Libraries!

WebJunction welcomes learners from all library types, and while many of our offerings relate to public libraries, we have been honored to work also with staff serving museums, archives, academic and special libraries. Read more...


February 15, 2023: WebJunction Loves Libraries

February is National Library Lovers Month in the U.S., and we want to join the celebration by showing some love to all of you, recognizing the dedication that goes towards turning libraries into the much-beloved places they are. Read more...


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