2021 WebJunction Satisfaction Survey
WebJunction would like to collect your input in our 2021 Satisfaction Survey. The goal of this survey is to make sure that WebJunction continues to be the best resource it can be to support all kinds of library learning. Please take a few minutes to share your opinions on the value of WebJunction and areas for improvement. This survey has been designed with your busy schedules in mind; the more feedback we receive, the better we can prioritize services and resources to meet the needs of libraries now and moving into the future.
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Join Us at ALA Annual 2021 (online!)
Join OCLC at ALA Annual (June 23 – 29, 2021) for a live REALM discussion panel as well as a variety of on-demand video presentations. Topics range from museum/library partnerships during public health crises, to updates on the latest activities from OCLC Research and WebJunction, anti-racist approaches to descriptive workflows, and the value of Wikipedia as a research resource. Browse the session descriptions below and be sure to add them to your conference scheduler so you don’t miss us.
REALM Discussion Panel on Museum and Public Library Partnerships
Live: Thursday, June 24, 11:00AM – 12:00PM CT
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Social Library, Volume 169
Social media continues to play a crucial role for libraries as a way to both inform and engage with the community. This edition of the Social Library highlights a library loaning skateboards, Pride Month celebrations, staff anniversaries and two library centennials! If you'd like your library to be featured in an upcoming edition of the Social Library, let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on Facebook.
Fredericton Public Library in Canada, in partnership with Fredericton Recreation, has announced their new Free Skateboards on Loan program! The library has an assortment of boards (assembled by East Side Shop), helmets,... Read more
Community of Practice for Telehealth at the Library
Even before the pandemic, Pottsboro Library in Texas had begun to focus more on health, through their community garden, and programming like cooking classes for families on a SNAP budget. But when director Dianne Connery witnessed the added challenges of COVID-19 on her community’s access to healthcare, including the technologies and skills needed to confidently access health information online, she wanted to do more to bridge the digital health gap. She applied for, and received, an outreach grant from the Network of the National Library of Medicine’s South Central Region as part of a national pilot program, to connect rural... Read more
Free June Webinars for Library Staff
If you're like most learners this time of year, you may be looking forward to a summer break from studies. But based on this month's list of over 85 free events, covering 23 different topic areas, it looks like library staff and volunteers can still make time for learning! 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 Catalog, free and open to library staff and volunteers everywhere.
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08 July 2021
Reflect on how life experiences, traditions, and beliefs impact communication and explore strategies for facilitating deeper discussions and stronger connections as steps toward developing a more community-centered library.
22 July 2021
In this webinar explore effective and creative library programming that connects patrons to the civil legal resources and information they need.
05 August 2021
Explore the SOAR model as a strategy for developing asset-oriented initiatives as a step toward developing a more community-centered library.
17 August 2021
The OurStoryBridge project has released a free toolkit of resources for libraries to create online, three-to five- minute oral histories.