Social Library, Volume 160

Jennifer Peterson
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Published: 06 August 2020
Social Library, Volume 160

Up next in our Social Library series, we're featuring inspiration from libraries that are using social media to promote, educate and entertain. From Curbside Larry to a murder mystery, and from STEAM for kids to Trivia Tuesday, we're thrilled to be showcasing the seemingly limitless creativity of library staff as they connect with patrons, while safely social distancing. If you'd like to see your library featured in an upcoming edition of the Social Library, let us know via social@webjunction.org or find us on Facebook.

Barbara Bush Branch Library in Texas announced their curbside service with, what's sure to be,... Read more

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REALM Project: Happening Now

OCLC
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Published: 04 August 2020
REALM Project: Happening Now

OCLC, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Battelle are conducting research on how long the COVID-19 virus survives on materials that are prevalent in libraries, archives, and museums. The project will draw upon the research to produce authoritative, science-based information on how—or if— materials can be handled to mitigate exposure to staff and visitors.

Free August Webinars for Library Staff

Compiled by the Wyoming State Library
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Published: 30 July 2020
Free August Webinars for Library Staff

It can be a challenge to remain up to date in our ever-changing, always-demanding library positions. It's a good thing, then, that library staff tend to be lifelong learners, and just as good that there are more free training opportunities available out there than ever before. This month brings 95 webinars and one online conference, covering 23 topic areas to explore. Thank you to the Wyoming State Library for collecting this list of learning opportunities! It's updated monthly on the Free Training page, where you can also view the offerings by topic.

For additional training, check out the WebJunction... Read more

Reflections and Resources: Advancing Racial Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Symposium

WebJunction
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Published: 29 July 2020
Reflections and Resources: Advancing Racial Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Symposium

The Denver Public Library has prioritized research and learning related to racial equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI), and recently hosted the Advancing Racial Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Symposium. This was a dynamic and engaging 3-day online gathering with diverse voices committed to prioritizing how libraries, and other organizations, can look at how they are advancing racial equity and inclusion in the workplace.
 
In addition to over ten hours of panel presentations, the symposium included self-care sessions at the beginning and end of each day, virtual networking opportunities, and a World Café for individuals to assess and discuss... Read more

Online Training Prepares Library Staff to Address the Civil Legal Justice Gap

Brooke Doyle, Betha Gutsche and Dale Musselman
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Published: 22 July 2020
Online Training Prepares Library Staff to Address the Civil Legal Justice Gap

The WebJunction team of OCLC’s Research and Membership Division recently completed a very successful five-week, online, instructor-led course for public library staff to strengthen their patrons’ access to civil legal justice. The course Creating Pathways to Civil Legal Justice is part of a larger national training initiative in which WebJunction is collaborating with the non-profit Legal Services Corporation (LSC) to enlist libraries in the effort to reduce the justice gap—the divide between the civil legal needs of low-income people and the resources to meet those needs. The project is funded by the Mellon Foundation and the Susan Crowne Exchange.

Through LSC’s... Read more

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