5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Civil Legal Issues of Natural Disasters
Civil legal issues can be confusing to all of us, and the emergent nature of a natural disaster means things are happening quickly, and people are in crisis. This article seeks to point out a few of the important details that might get lost in the chaos of a disaster but are important to library staff as they try to understand the landscape and assist patrons. Here are five important things to know about the civil legal issues of natural disasters.
In the aftermath of a natural disaster, a person who does not typically qualify for SNAP... Read more
Social Library, Volume 170
We’re continuing the Social Library series in 2023 to showcase the creative ways libraries are reaching out to their communities through social media channels. This edition highlights a handful of unique ideas for programming and engagement, as well as some ways libraries are branching out to offer resources beyond books. If you'd like your library to be featured in an upcoming edition of the Social Library, let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on Facebook.
Greater Sudbury Public Library in Ontario is putting a wintery spin on the growing Library of Things trend by offering community members the chance... Read more
Learning Groups for Navigating Civil Legal Issues of Natural Disasters Courses
The three-course series Navigating Civil Legal Issues of Natural Disasters is well-suited to be the core learning content for a group learning experience with peers. Since civil law is complex and local, these courses are particularly appropriate for collaborative learning. The course work includes understanding local community needs, creating a collection of local disaster-related legal resources, and both finding and partnering with local legal agencies and emergency management networks. Group learning can work for a small, self-organized group of a few co-workers at a single library as well as a larger, multi-branch group organized as an “official” training by a... Read more
Free January Webinars for Library Staff
There's no time like the new year for learning! Whether or not you have a resolution or two, you're sure to benefit from the opportunities on this month's list. Perhaps there are topics you'd like your team (including trustees and friends!) to explore together. Make learning a prioirty this year, and we at WebJunction, along with all the webinar providers, look forward to supporting your journey toward expanded skills and increased understanding in 2023. This list of 74 webinars and 2 online conferences, covering 22 topic areas, was collected by the Wyoming State Library and is also updated monthly on... Read more
WebJunction Wrap-Up: 2022 Highlights and Top Picks
As another year draws to a close, we’re reflecting on our projects and accomplishments, as well as some of the courses and other resources that have been popular among the WebJunction community of learners. In this article you’ll find highlights of new content from this year, plus a selection of the most popular WebJunction content of 2022—picked by you! These resources are always freely available and will be ready for you in 2023, as well!
This year we hosted 22 webinars on a wide range of topics, including digital equity, self-care for library staff, community-led planning, and the life cycles... Read more
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15 February 2023
This webinar will highlight opportunities for library communities to foster understanding and support of Indigenous peoples, past and present.
22 February 2023
Join this webinar to learn the importance of crafting clear policies for your library, to help establish and set standards that ensure equity and safety for both staff and patrons.
22 March 2023
Learn about restorative justice and restorative practices, and how to build relationships that can help to address and repair harm done.
15 June 2023
Join Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Executive Director, OCLC Research, and library leaders from OCLC’s Global Council as they share results from the 2023 global survey on “Redefining the library experience.”