Partners Selected to Support Supercharged Storytimes Train the Trainer Program

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Published: 19 April 2018
Partners Selected to Support Supercharged Storytimes Train the Trainer Program

WebJunction is pleased to announce its new training partners for Supercharged Storytimes for All. The Alaska State Library, the Utah State Library, the New Jersey State Library, and the Tennessee State Library and Archives join the New York State Library, the Southeast Florida Library Information Network, and Minnesota’s State Library Services to form the Train the Trainer partner team. Each partner will choose a small group of trainers to participate in the live, online Train the Trainer course that will take place May through June 2018. These trainers will in turn deliver online or blended trainings throughout their state or... Read more

Social Library, Volume 106

Jennifer Peterson
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Published: 17 April 2018
Social Library, Volume 106

A bookmark contest, one library's adventures with a MOOC, an outdoor bike repair station, digitized yearbooks and scholarships from library Friends are all highlighted in this edition of our Social Library series.These libraries are using Facebook to spread the word and engage with their communities. If you'd like to see your library featured in a Social Library edition, please let us know via social@webjunction.org or find us on Facebook.

Allen County Public Library in Indiana announced the 12 winners of their annual National Library Week Bookmark Contest. "We received so many amazing entries from artists of all ages...All winning... Read more

Posted In: Social Library

Healthy Libraries and Healthy Communities

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Published: 09 April 2018
Healthy Libraries and Healthy Communities

Libraries have long supported patrons who want to improve their health by providing access to books on health-related topics, online medical databases such as PubMed, and even cookbooks that support healthy eating. Those core services continue today, but in response to local community needs, public libraries are also evolving by partnering with local parks to create StoryWalks™, offering Zumba classes, and establishing seed libraries so that patrons can grow their own food. Here is a collection of videos and examples from libraries around the United States that can help inspire new health programming ideas in your library!

Free April Webinars for Library Staff

Wyoming State Library
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Published: 30 March 2018
Free April Webinars for Library Staff

April brings a multitude of webinar opportunities to address library staff learning needs, for libraries of all types. Set aside time to learn from colleagues in the field, and others in the non-profit sector, and equip yourself and your team to strengthen and expand your library's services and programs. This list of 87 webinars covering 23 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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Susan Barnum named Library Journal Mover & Shaker

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Published: 28 March 2018
Susan Barnum named Library Journal Mover & Shaker

Susan Barnum, a public services librarian at El Paso Public Library, has been selected as a 2018 Mover and Shaker by Library Journal for her advocacy work in Wikipedia. This recognition - given to changemakers in the library field - highlights the impact of Barnum's contributions as a librarian involved in Wikipedia’s editorial backchannels.

Barnum works to ensure that typically overlooked stories—biographies of Chicana artists, women’s history, and local history, for example—are represented on Wikipedia. Her efforts were featured in the WebJunction series Librarians Who Wikipedia. As a guest presenter last fall in the Wikipedia + Libraries training program for... Read more

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