Social Library, Volume 117
We continue our Social Library series, highlighting innovative ways libraries are using Facebook to connect with communities. This edition features a library wedding, an employee of the month, a garden pergola, marvelous moving bookshelves, and a fun growth chart. If you'd like to see your library featured in an upcoming edition, please let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on Facebook.
Reading Public Library in Pennsylvania marked the launch of Library Card Sign-up Month with a wedding! We've seen a handful of weddings hosted in libraries, but this is the first one with such intentional promotion of the... Read more
New Course: Grantseeking for Libraries
Funding sources for libraries is an important discussion for library staff, board members, and even the community at large. Finding and increasing funding from private sources allows libraries to better meet the needs of their communities. With the help of a self-paced course from Foundation Center, you can learn how to find and secure new financial support for your library. The online course walks you through tips that highlight what you need to know to be successful when seeking grants. You’ll also learn how funding from grants can support library activities, the different types of foundations that make grants, and... Read more
Smart Space Videos
A collection of videos showcasing the Smart Space Transformations of libraries who participated in WebJunction's Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces program, which led 15 small and rural public libraries from across the country to reimagine and reconfigure their libraries into smart spaces.
Super News for Supercharged Storytimes!
You know how important storytimes are for children's early literacy. WebJunction can help you take storytimes to the next level in two different ways. Read on and join us for a webinar on October 9 led by early learning expert, Saroj Ghoting, and WebJunction's own, Betha Gutsche, to learn about these two new opportunities to supercharge your storytimes.
First, coming in October, WebJunction is launching its expanded and updated self-paced Supercharged Storytimes course. Supercharged Storytimes is a research-based program that helps storytime providers enhance children's early literacy development through intentional emphasis on key early literacy concepts that promote learning.... Read more
Free September Webinars for Library Staff
In true back-to-school fashion, September brings a wealth of learning opportunities for library staff, trustees and friends. From fundraising to book clubs, and from mentoring to nutrition, this list is sure to bring you new insights and inspiration.This list of 88 webinars covering 20 topic areas, was collected by the Wyoming State Library. It's updated monthly on the Free Training page, where you can also view the offerings by topic.
For additional training, check out the WebJunction Catalog, free and open to library staff and volunteers everywhere.
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27 September 2018
In this webinar, learn about Next Chapter Book Club and how to grow inclusive outreach to and engagement with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
03 October 2018
Part three of a three-part series on evaluating and sharing your library's impact, focused on presenting data to make the case for how your library plays a critical role in your community.
09 October 2018
Join us to learn about the refreshed Supercharged Storytimes curriculum, soon to be made available in a self-paced course, and about the online facilitator training, for those interested in learning how to guide storytime provider peers through the course together.
29 November 2018
In this Transformative Leaders webinar, learn about an award-winning library's approach to change management, as an organization that not only responds to change, but one that embraces it.