- Healthy Libraries and Healthy Communities: In response to local community health 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!
- Online Course: Shelving with the Library of Congress Classification: WebJunction has recently updated this course to deliver an improved learner experience. It’s a great resource to help new staff members and volunteers become productive as quickly as possible with a minimum of time investment by the supervising staff. All content in the WebJunction Course Catalog is freely available and ready when you are.
Free WebJunction Webinars for You
These upcoming webinars are open for registration. If you can’t attend a live session, all WebJunction webinars are recorded and available for free in the Course Catalog.
Voter Perceptions of Libraries: Getting from Awareness to Funding in 2018
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 ♦ 3:00 pm Eastern / 12:00 pm Pacific ♦ 60 minutes
In 2008, OCLC published From Awareness to Funding: A Study of Library Support in America, a study of the awareness, attitudes, and underlying motivations among US voters for supporting library funding. The research dispelled long-held assumptions and provided eye-opening insights about who supports public library funding and for what reasons. A decade later, OCLC has partnered with PLA and the ALA Office for Library Advocacy to investigate perceptions and support among US voters today, and how they may have shifted in the intervening years. In this session, presenters will share key findings and analysis from summary report (due to be released in late March); provide new details on library super supporters and probable supporters in context with other library trends and research; and kickstart the discussion on how library leaders and advocates can act on these findings.
Presented by: Marci Merola, Director, American Library Association Office for Library Advocacy; Larra Clark, Deputy Director, ALA Office for Information Technology Policy and the Public Library Association; and Sharon Streams, Director, WebJunction, OCLC Research
Webinar Series: Evaluating and Sharing Your Library's Impact
Ensure your library’s programs and services are meeting patrons’ needs and exceeding expectations by using evaluation techniques that demonstrate results. This three-part webinar series on user-centered assessment and evaluation will help you go from gut instinct to data-supported proof.
The first session is User-Centered Assessment: Leveraging What You Know and Filling in the Gaps is on April 24, 2018.
More information and registration details: https://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/webinar-series-research-assessment.html
Building a Culture of Learning with Library Boards
Thursday, May 24, 2018 ♦ 3:00 pm Eastern / 12:00 pm Pacific ♦ 60 minutes
Libraries that cultivate a culture of learning encourage their staff to participate in continuing education. But shouldn't this learning culture also extend to library boards? At the State Library of Iowa, we say yes! Trustees can and should play a key role in fostering a culture of learning at their libraries—beginning with themselves. When library boards embrace a learning culture, they become more receptive to supporting continuing education, in policy, planning, and budgeting. This webinar presents ideas for growing board learning into a blossoming culture that motivates board members to see education and training as a natural part of their trusteeship.
Pzresented by: Bonnie McKewon, Consultant, State Library of Iowa, Northwest District
Free access to these webinars are brought to you, in part, by the Institute of Museum & Library Services.