55 Free July Webinars for Library Staff

Jennifer Peterson
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Published: 30 June 2016
55 Free July Webinars for Library Staff

This month's list of free webinars covers everything from big picture to the nitty gritty on topics relevant to library staff working with patrons of every age and collections of every type. 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 topic. This month's list covers 55 webinars in 19 different topic areas, with numerous options especially related to managing change and technology. What's on your learning list this month?

For additional training, check out the WebJunction Catalog, free... Read more

Trailblazer Profile: Norma Fultz, Rio Grande City Public Library

Erin M. Schadt
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Published: 28 June 2016
Trailblazer Profile: Norma Fultz, Rio Grande City Public Library

Library rock stars - we all know a few and can't wait to know more. They are full of passion, constantly form connections and seek to support their community in as many ways as possible. One library rock star we'd like you to know is Norma Gomez Fultz, Director of the Rio Grande City Public Library since 2005, in Rio Grande City, TX, a town of nearly 14,000 that hugs the Mexico border along the Rio Grande River. We have had the pleasure of following Fultz's work since she participated in WebJunction's Project Compass several years ago.

Project Compass launched... Read more

OCLC Wins Knight News Challenge Award to Promote Collaboration between Public Libraries and Wikipedia

WebJunction
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Published: 23 June 2016
OCLC Wins Knight News Challenge Award to Promote Collaboration between Public Libraries and Wikipedia

OCLC has been named a winner of the Knight News Challenge, an initiative of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, for a project that will promote collaboration between public libraries and Wikipedia and bring together authoritative library resources and contributors to one of the most popular information resources on the web.

The project was selected as a winner from more than 600 applications and 47 semifinalists. Launched in September 2015, the Knight News Challenge on Libraries is funding breakthrough ideas that help libraries serve 21st century information needs.

WebJunction, a program of OCLC Research, will work with a... Read more

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Ready, Set, Learn! Supercharged Storytimes Orientation Archive Now Available

Liz Morris
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Published: 22 June 2016
Ready, Set, Learn! Supercharged Storytimes Orientation Archive Now Available

Once upon a time, there was an amazing group of over 500 public library staff who participated in the Supercharged Storytimes online orientation pilot. As a result of their dedication, enthusiasm, and expertise, the Supercharged Storytimes project team compiled engaging resources to support public libraries as they provide early literacy leadership in their communities.

Social Library, Teen Edition

Jennifer Peterson
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Published: 21 June 2016
Social Library, Teen Edition

In this edition of the Social Library, we wanted to highlight those libraries offering exceptional teen programming for their communities. With summer reading in full swing, libraries are busy promoting events relevant to all ages, but we've found a selection more specifically focused at teens or tweens. From gaming to skating, and ghost-hunting to crafts, these programs attract some of the library's most loyal patrons. If you'd like to see your library featured in the Social Library series, please let us know via social@webjunction.org or find us on Facebook.

Gilmer County Library in Georgia hosted their Teen Table Top... Read more

Posted In: Social Library

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