Navigating the Civil Legal Issues of Natural Disasters, a Self-Paced Course Series
Natural disasters are becoming more frequent and are no longer confined to predictable seasons or specific geographic regions. In the wake of a natural disaster, civil legal issues surface quickly as patrons pursue various assistance options, and they often turn to libraries for trusted information. It can be difficult for disaster survivors to navigate this terrain, especially in the aftermath of a very intense and destructive experience.
To assist library staff, WebJunction has launched a three-course series, Navigating Civil Legal Issues of Natural Disasters, as part of its continued partnership with the Legal Services Corporation. This course series builds on... Read more
Free October Webinars for Library Staff
With October's arrival and the year's end in sight, now is the perfect time to take inventory of your learning goals and gaps for the year. And this month's list of 82 free webinars and 4 online conferences brings a variety of topics to explore to help you build new skills and fresh confidence to meet your learning goals this year. From assessment and planning to children and teens, and from communication to programming, you're sure to find offerings relevant to your learning needs. This list is collected by the Wyoming State Library and is also updated monthly on the... Read more
Three Lessons for Launching Successful Multilingual Programs at Your Library
The Center for Immigration Studies estimates that 67.3 million Americans speak a language other than English at home, a number that has more than doubled since 1990. That’s a huge number with powerful implications for social institutions, including libraries. For many of us, getting started serving those communities feels like an overwhelming task. I’m here to tell you—you can do it. And you can start today to make a significant difference for your community with multilingual programming.
About ten years ago, my library system focused primarily on English, even as the Spanish-speaking population was rising dramatically. When we started down... Read more
New Playbook for Libraries in Public Health Emergencies
Public libraries have been deeply impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic on many levels. Navigating the sea of decision-making related to communicating during a crisis, managing staff needs, and maintaining our facilities have been major tasks. The newly released Public Health Crisis Management Playbook for Archives, Libraries, and Museums offers a set of guiding processes, resources, and tools to aid cultural heritage institutions when planning for, navigating through, and recovering from a significant public health emergency.
The playbook is part of the REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) project, which looked at the issues and challenges being faced by archive,... Read more
WebJunction to Support Three New IMLS Grants
OCLC's WebJunction program will support efforts in three new Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant projects. WebJunction will serve as advisory, dissemination, or design partners on one IMLS National Leadership Grant and two Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grants.
The WebJunction team will be working with partners on these IMLS grants, leveraging their experience and expertise in designing, delivering, and disseminating transformational programs that connect public library service to community needs. Read summaries of these responsive new projects below to learn more.
East Tennessee State University will partner with the School of Library and Information Studies at... Read more
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19 October 2022
Explore all aspects of hosting a Library of Things, including selecting, budgeting, cataloging, displaying, sustaining, and marketing.
27 October 2022
Join us for this webinar to discuss grantseeking strategies for success that can benefit libraries of all sizes.
15 November 2022
Learn how libraries can help raise awareness of mental health and suicide prevention resources available to Veterans and their families with the Veterans Health Administration.
07 December 2022
Presenters will share simple ways to create more dementia-friendly libraries and provide examples of literacy activities and programs.