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 can take advantage of learning when it works for you. And the best part of all of this is that it's all free for you, thanks to the generous support of state library agencies and OCLC.
Social Library, Volume 126
Up next in our Social Library series, we're shining a spotlight on five libraries who are using Facebook in innovative and engaging ways, to tell their library and community stories. This edition includes not-so-quiet library learning, Janis Joplin, the Shetland Islands, patron stories and an epic #BookFaceFriday. If you'd like to see your library featured in an upcoming edition, please let us know via email@example.com or find us on Facebook.
Blount County Public Library in Tennessee shared their Libraries Aren't Quiet Anymore post which includes a series of statements about the ways the library connects patrons to multiple not-so-quiet... Read more
Free February Webinars for Library Staff
It's hard to believe January has come to an end, but we're moving on to a new month, and a fresh chance to bring some learning to your library work. This month, with 86 webinars and two all-day online conferences, covering 19 topic areas, you're sure to find a session or two that can help recharge your toolbox and bring you some fresh perspective. This list is collected by the Wyoming State Library and updated monthly on the Free Training page, where you can also view the offerings by category.
For additional training, check out the WebJunction Catalog, free and... Read more
Gates Public Library Community Panel Prompts Grassroots Opioid Overdose Programming
Anna Souannavong, Assistant Director of the Gates Public Library in Rochester, New York, perceived a need for discussion and education in her local community on opioid addiction and the widespread crisis happening across the region and throughout the nation. Her research lead to the discovery of widespread frustration of navigating both prevention and recovery services, but ultimately the misinformation of data and more particularly a misunderstanding of substance use disorder and its impact on our communities, neighbors, friends, and families.
Using her position as a librarian who specializes in programming, she responded to a sense of urgency to orchestrate a community... Read more
Return to the Real: The Library as Social Connector
Slides and related resources for a session presented at the 2019 ALA Midwinter conference in Seattle, by Betha Gutsche and Jennifer Peterson.
Studies show an increase in loneliness and depression because of too much time spent online. Communities experience steady erosion of the bonds formed when people share real-time activities together, which affects our health and well-being. As a magnet for social connection, libraries offer that sense of community and shared place that humans as social animals crave. Active learning programs that offer participatory activities to enhance individual learning can go further to cement social connection when people are learning... Read more
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26 February 2019
This webinar, in collaboration with CFPB, provides resource and programming ideas for libraries to help teen patrons become empowered to navigate their financial futures.
05 March 2019
Learn how to apply the power of data in telling the story of the impact library storytimes have on early learning.
26 March 2019
Join us to learn about Salt Lake City Public Library's new ground-breaking approach to strategic planning, focused on human-centered service design.