Libraries at the Disaster Preparedness Table
Libraries have an important role to play in disaster response planning, and their contributions are welcomed at community disaster preparedness exercises. Building on its Creating Pathways to Civil Legal Justice foundational course series, WebJunction is developing a new series Navigating Civil Legal Issues of Natural Disasters, which will address how libraries can support the civil legal information needs of patrons that arise in a natural disaster. As part of that initiative, WebJunction staff members were invited to participate in an activity that community emergency response teams use to periodically prepare for disasters. This story shares their experiences contributing to this... Read more
Free August Webinars for Library Staff
August can be a time of transition for library staff, as summer programs wind down and a new school year begins. Teams may be looking to reset their goals, objectives or tactics, and learning about new approaches can be a great way to infuse innovation and enthusiasm into the process. This month's list of over 80 free webinars and three online conferences could be a great place to find that inspiration. This list, provided by the Wyoming State Library, comes out every month and is regularly updated on the Free Training page, where you can also view the offerings by... Read more
New Orleans Information Literacy Collective and 2022 Forum
Last year, the New Orleans Information Literacy Collective (nolaILC) celebrated the tenth anniversary of its annual Information Literacy Forum. We are back with our 2022 Forum from August 1-4 featuring two keynote speakers and six sessions. The Information Literacy Forum is a FREE conference that looks at all aspects of information literacy. While addressing the basic tenets of information literacy, past conference programs have included presentations on Health Literacy Resources for Librarians, Graphic Novels as Informational Texts, and even Esports. The theme of this year’s conference is adaptability.
After the success of nolaILC’s virtual conferences in 2020 and 2021, the... Read more
Resources for Advancing IDEAs (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility): A New Blog Series
A new blog series shares resources and learning opportunities for library staff Advancing IDEAs (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility). Twice monthly, series editor Jay Weitz compiles a collection of information, stories, and tools on timely IDEAs topics and publishes them on Hanging Together, the blog of OCLC Research. You can subscribe to receive the latest Hanging Together posts to your inbox twice monthly.
Resources collected in this series include book lists, interviews and articles, webinars, and toolkits produced by a variety of sources that address topical subjects—such as Pride displays and other LGBTQ book lists—and issues that are top-of-mind... Read more
WebJunction Collaborator Wins Public Access to Government Information Award
WebJunction is thrilled to share the news that Deborah Hamilton, strategic services librarian at Pikes Peak Library District in Colorado Springs, Colorado is this year’s winner of the American Association of Law Libraries Public Access to Government Information Award. After WebJunction’s wonderful collaboration with Deb on the eviction resources, we nominated her for this award to highlight her great work with WebJunction, as well as at her library and in her community.
Through WebJunction’s Improving Access to Civil Legal Justice initiative, we collaborated with numerous law librarians who were helpful in translating civil legal content for a public library... Read more
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12 August 2022
This webinar will provide an overview of mental health information and services available to Veterans and members of military communities, and to address the risks and protective factors for suicidal behaviors.
30 August 2022
This presentation will introduce emerging technology trends and show how those trends are reshaping library services.
15 September 2022
Learn about community-led planning strategies and how to apply them to create highly relevant, inclusive services for, and with, your community.
22 September 2022
Presenters will introduce the civil legal issues that arise during natural disasters and share how to support related patron information needs.