Free August Webinars for Library Staff
August can often be a time of transition for library staff, as summer programs wind down and a new school year begins. Teams may be looking to reset their goals, objectives or tactics, and learning about new approaches can be a great way to infuse innovation and enthusiasm into the process. This month's list of 70 free webinars and online conferences could be a great place to find that inspiration. 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... Read more
Infopeople Webinars New to WebJunction Catalog
In addition to webinars and courses created through WebJunction, we are pleased to include quality and relevant learning content from other organizations, including Infopeople. We recently added ten new Infopeople webinar recordings on topics core to the important work of libraries. You’ll find the details on these great new additions below. Thank you to the Infopeople team for expanding access to their webinar recordings through the WebJunction Course Catalog, and to all collaborators and supporters of a nationally coordinated approach to continuing education for library staff. Be sure to explore all that Infopeople has to offer, including upcoming webinars.
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nolaILC Celebrates TENTH Annual Information Literacy Forum
The New Orleans Information Literacy Collective (nolaILC) is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its annual Information Literacy Forum. The Information Literacy Forum is a free conference that looks at all aspects of information literacy. While addressing the basic tenets of information literacy, past conference programs have included presentations on health literacy resources, graphic novels as informational texts, and esports.
After the success of nolaILC’s first virtual conference in 2020, the 2021 Forum will also be virtual held via Zoom, allowing participants from around the country to join. The nolaILC Board was very pleased with the feedback from the 2020 virtual... Read more
Halfway Through 2021! Opportunities and Resources from WebJunction
You know the feeling. "What did I miss?!"
Summer is in full swing and we are halfway through 2021 – which has many of us looking back at the last six months wondering where the time went! With so much happening, it’s likely that some things snuck by that you meant to look into. Maybe it was a webinar, an inspiring story, or an idea for your next great program. We know it’s tough to stay on top of everything, so here’s a quick look back at some of the fantastic programming and resources published on WebJunction... Read more
Taking Civil Legal Programming to the People
While many libraries have had to limit in-person services during the pandemic, the importance and demand for civil legal information related to unemployment or eviction continues to be a pressing concern. A national moratorium on evictions is expected to be lifted this summer, and attorneys representing both landlords and tenants anticipate an avalanche of eviction cases. According to the American Bar Association, the backlog of cases may take a year to clear. The pandemic got Jenny Garmon, Legal and Government Information Specialist at Kansas City Public Library, thinking about different ways to bring the library’s successful Lawyers in the Library... Read more
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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.
22 September 2021
Learn about Your Money, Your Goals, a comprehensive tool created by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, to help empower people in your community who are developing financial knowledge.