May 12, 2018, marks the 15th anniversary of the launch of WebJunction. What an amazing ride this has been and we know there are so many great things to come. More than 80,000 library staff have connected with content, programming and community through WebJunction, and are providing innovative and impactful services in libraries all around the country. The image below is from our original website, marking our first anniversary. It brought a sigh of nostalgia to our staff as we reflect back on how much things have changed!
Our goal has always been to provide library staff with access to continuing education on the topics they need, when they need it. In the image, you'll see that 15 years ago, we invited people to use WebJunction to "share ideas, solve problems, take online courses - and have fun." Our free, online Course Catalog is a great example that fills this need. Today, over 13,000 library staff have accounts in the Catalog to take advantage of webinar recordings and self-paced courses that are all just a click away. Take some time and explore these great learning resources soon.
The last 15 years have also allowed us to develop training programs for public library staff on topics including workforce development, storytimes, supporting patron health needs and using Wikipedia. All of the resources from these projects are freely available to the library community and we're always interested in your ideas for how we can continue to support the needs of library staff. Reach out to us to share your thoughts and ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for being part of this community!