Social Library, Summer Reading Edition

Jennifer Peterson
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Published: 25 June 2019
Social Library, Summer Reading Edition

This special edition of the Social Library series is published in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL), highlighting great ideas shared by libraries on ARSL's amazing and active Listserv (a wonderful benefit to Membership!).

These five libraries serving small and rural communities around the country are creatively promoting their innovative summer reading programming on Facebook. If you'd like to see your library featured in an upcoming edition, please let us know via social@webjunction.org or find us on Facebook.

San Juan Island Library in Washington (service area population: 7,810) kicked off their "Universe of Stories"... Read more

Posted In: Social Library

Encouraging Motivation in the Workplace

ALA's Learning Round Table
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Published: 20 June 2019
Encouraging Motivation in the Workplace

Employees with a high level of motivation at work have a positive impact on overall organizational success, but the topic of motivation is complex. Encouraging Motivation in the Workplace will help supervisors understand the nature of motivation, discover their own and their employees' motivational preferences, and apply strategies to tap those preferences to increase motivation across the team. The 'Encouraging Motivation in the Workplace' curriculum was developed by the Motivation sub-group of the Supervisor Success Committee for ALA's Learning Round Table in collaboration with WebJunction.org. The Learner Guide provides resources, activities and reflections on the topics. The learning is self-paced,... Read more

Hooray for Freedom! Webinars on the Legal and Ethical Foundations of Library Practice

WebJunction
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Published: 17 June 2019
Hooray for Freedom! Webinars on the Legal and Ethical Foundations of Library Practice

This summer WebJunction is pleased to host, in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries and Library Journal, a two-part webinar series exploring library policies and procedures related to intellectual freedom, privacy, and confidentiality. Margo Gustina and Eli Guinnee, co-founders of Hooray4.org, and authors of Why Social Justice in the Library: The case for shifting library policy, practice, and culture toward radical inclusivity, bring expertise and practical experience to the topic.  

Margo serves as deputy director at the Southern Tier Library System in New York, where she supports mostly small and rural libraries in staff training... Read more

WebJunction at ALA Annual in Washington, DC

WebJunction
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Published: 11 June 2019
WebJunction at ALA Annual in Washington, DC

Planning your ALA Annual schedule? WebJunction staff will be there and would love to connect! In addition to conference presentations and poster sessions, you can find them at the OCLC booth (#1647) for Hot Topics, 15-minute presentations where you can learn about technologies and strategies that help your library serve your community more effectively. There are also a wide range of OCLC events in the nation's capital where you can learn more about OCLC initiatives and to connect with fellow members. Check out the full listing of OCLC events and register to attend the sessions: oc.lc/ala19

WebJunction staff will... Read more

Posted In: WebJunction News

Summer Reading Champion Videos

STAR Net
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Published: 06 June 2019
Summer Reading Champion Videos

STAR Library Network (STAR Net), in partnership with the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), are working together to share science and technology related activities and resources to libraries across the nation as part of CSLP's 2019 summer learning program called "The Universe of Stories." To help inspire children to reach their full potential we have asked leaders in space exploration and author Erin Teagen, to be Summer Reading Champions. Each Champion recorded a short HD video (60 – 90 seconds) introducing themselves and what they do and how public libraries have inspired them.

The videos can be used by... Read more

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