WebJunction News

You'll find here stories that we have posted that have news and information specifically about WebJunction.

  • WebJunction to Mentor 10 School Libraries for New IMLS Initiative

    The Institute of Museum and Library Services has announced OCLC's WebJunction as Mentor Organization for a cohort of 10 small, rural U.S. school libraries that are participating in their Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries initiative...

  • Strategic Partnership to Improve Access to Civil Legal Justice through Public Libraries

    In consultation with Legal Services Corporation (LSC), WebJunction is developing a new course for US public library staff who work in reference, adult services, or outreach positions on how to improve community members' access to civil legal informat...

  • WebJunction at ALA Annual in Washington, DC

    Update: Recordings from sessions are now available! WebJunction staff attended ALA Annual 2019 in Washington, D.C. In addition to conference presentations and poster sessions, they presented at the OCLC booth for Hot Topics, 15-minute presentations w...

  • OCLC names 15 public libraries selected for 2019 'Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces' project

    Fifteen public libraries that serve small U.S. communities have been selected to participate in the "Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces" project led by OCLC in partnership with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries.

    This w...

  • 5 Ways to Make WebJunction Part of Your Day

    At WebJunction, our tagline is "The learning place for libraries." To help you explore all the learning that we have to offer, we've put together a quick list of five things you can do to get started. With so many self-paced options, you ca...

  • WebJunction at ALA Midwinter in Seattle

    Update: Recordings and resources from sessions are now available!

    Planning your ALA Midwinter schedule? WebJunction staff will be there! Come join us at the OCLC booth for Power Hour sessions where we'll be sharing what we've been working on a...

  • Blount County Library Offers Life Skills Training to Participants in Recovery Court

    Much like many local public libraries across the United States, Blount County Public Library in Tennessee, sees the impact the current opioid epidemic and drug addiction is having on its community. Working to combat this is an inventive collaboration...

  • OCLC Awarded IMLS Funds to Expand 'Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces' Project

    OCLC has received a $223,120 award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to expand its National Leadership Grant project, Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces, to more small and rural public libraries across the U.S.

    In the...

  • New Course: Media Smart Libraries

    Children today need to be prepared for living in a digital, media-smart world and youth librarians are in a great position to effectively serve this need. Since digital technologies and online behaviors evolve so rapidly however, many librarians need...

  • New Course: Grantseeking for Libraries

    Funding sources for libraries is an important discussion for library staff, board members, and even the community at large. Finding and increasing funding from private sources allows libraries to better meet the needs of their communities. With the h...