Enroll in Facilitator Training: Civil Legal Justice Through Public Libraries
In March 2021, WebJunction will host a free, three-week learning group facilitator training program. In this online course, participants will receive training on how to guide peer learning groups through the Creating Pathways to Civil Legal Justice (CPCLJ) series of self-paced courses. This training is part of WebJunction’s Improving Access to Civil Legal Justice through Public Libraries training initiative in partnership with the Legal Services Corporation.
The Facilitator Training will prepare you to provide the structure and support that will enhance learning for group members as you lead your peer learning group through the CPCLJ self-paced course series. The... Read more
How Teamwork Busts the Three Biggest Myths About Library Advocacy
Many people associate advocacy with lobbying—a full-time job in which one cultivates personal relationships with lawmakers and officials to make or defend key lines in laws, regulations, budgets, and other decisions.
To many who work in libraries, this can seem daunting. However, as is usually the case with stereotypes, this one is far from accurate. I’d like to make the case that there are three “big myths” about library advocacy that you need to jettison right now.
This matters, because in reality, budget increases and policy changes are usually the end product of a long process of changing minds and... Read more
Podcast: The Role Libraries Play in Closing the Justice Gap
WebJunction and the nonprofit Legal Services Corporation (LSC) have partnered to deliver national online training for public library staff to strengthen access to civil legal justice through public libraries. LSC recently launched a podcast called Talk Justice, which explores ways to expand access to justice and illustrates why it is important to the legal community, businesses, government, and the general public.
The latest episode, The Role Libraries Play in Closing the Justice Gap, features Brooke Doyle, Project Coordinator for WebJunction’s Access to Civil Legal Justice project. Brooke is joined by Emily Florio, Senior Research Services Manager at Hogan Lovells... Read more
Free January Webinars for Library Staff
As we reflect on this past year, it’s clear that library staff excel at learning new skills during extraordinary times! You have responded with grace, patience and fortitude to ever-changing scenarios, and we hope that the year ahead brings continued opportunities for you to learn and share with colleagues, near and far. This month's offerings include nearly 70 webinars, covering 21 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,... Read more
2021 National Day of Racial Healing
The National Day of Racial Healing (NDORH) is an opportunity for people, organizations, and communities to call for racial healing, bring people together in their shared humanity and take action together to create a more just and equitable world.
NDORH is a part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation effort - a national and community-based process to plan for and bring about transformational and sustainable change, and to address the historic and contemporary effects of racism.
We put our heads together with the team leading NDORH to come up with some specific ways that... Read more
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29 January 2021
A REALM project update on the latest research, new resources, and strategies being implemented in LAM institutions.
05 February 2021
This webinar will introduce tools for helping libraries improve social wellbeing in their communities, created from the Rural Library Service & Social Wellbeing Project.
18 February 2021
The second in a two-part webinar series, this session will expand on design principles applied by case study libraries, who have been working with the design teams.
17 March 2021
This webinar presents research on the role information formats play in student evaluation of search results and identifies practical applications for libraries of all types.