Navigating the Civil Legal Issues of Natural Disasters, a Self-Paced Course Series

WebJunction
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Published:  30 September 2022
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

Compiled by the Wyoming State Library
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Published:  28 September 2022
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

Nicholas Brown
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Published:  22 September 2022
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

OCLC
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Published:  13 September 2022
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

WebJunction
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Published:  06 September 2022
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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