Social Library, Volume 145
This edition of the Social Library proves that libraries are keeping pace with current events, subculture trends and community interests. We’re highlighting five libraries we follow on Facebook who are covering everything from elections to impeachments, and from death to VSCO girls. If you'd like to see your library featured in an upcoming edition of the Social Library, let us know via email@example.com or find us on Facebook.
Ridgefield Library in Connecticut hosted a Children's Library Mascot Election November 1-16, with an octopus, a tiger, and a unicorn on the ballot, helping their younger patrons learn about the election... Read more
Ten NCompass Live Webinars Added to the WebJunction Catalog
We'd like to thank the Nebraska Library Commission for again collaborating with WebJunction to bring you even more webinar recordings to access via the WebJunction Course Catalog. The Nebraska Library Commission hosts the weekly series, NCompass Live, with fantastic production by Christa Porter and wonderful presenters from around the country. The Commission also hosts the annual Big Talk from Small Libraries online conference, and one of the recordings added is from this year's conference.
Certificates of completion are made available to all learners after completing any course or webinar enrolled in from the catalog. With additional webinar recordings from... Read more
WebJunction to Mentor 10 School Libraries for New IMLS Initiative
The Institute of Museum and Library Services has announced OCLC's WebJunction as Mentor Organization for a cohort of 10 small, rural U.S. school libraries that are participating in their Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries initiative.
As mentors, WebJunction will support the cohort over two years with a facilitated community of practice, three in-person convenings, training and technical assistance, and program evaluation activities as the grantees transform their school library’s practice to better serve their communities. Individual grantee projects will redesign their libraries for 21st-century learning, advancing staff skills, strengthening partnerships with stakeholders, and enhancing programs and services that will... Read more
Library Staff Learn Together Across Texas
Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) saw the Supercharged Storytimes facilitated group-learning model as an opportunity to deliver continuing education in a new format. TSLAC Continuing Education staff piloted a statewide program that connected Texas storytime practitioners in a new online group-learning environment. For TSLAC staff, the goal with this pilot program "is to create an open space for participants to interact, learn from each other, and build those relationships to create a community of early literacy programming in Texas."
Across Texas, there are 549 main libraries and an additional 340 branch libraries dispersed across a vast... Read more
Free November Webinars for Library Staff
With the change in seasons, and your patron learning habits settling in for the school year, there's no better time than now to set aside time for your own learning. November's list of free webinars includes learning in every area of library work, provided in an accessible format that can help you to connect with other practitioners in the field who are tackling the same problems you are, and innovating in new ways, sure to inspire. Remember that most of these offerings are recorded, so know you can revisit when you have the time. This list of 71 webinars and... Read more
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05 December 2019
This webinar highlights the work of Richland Library staff as they work, both externally and internally, to improve dialogue and understanding on topics of race, equity, diversity and inclusion.
17 December 2019
This webinar will highlight approaches, resources, and programs that can help reduce stigma and fear surrounding the opioid crisis, and promote healthier communities.
14 January 2020
In this webinar, both new and seasoned library directors can grow as responsible leaders and learn strategies for fostering five key relationships.