WebJunction Content and Upcoming Webinars | Compendium

Highlighted Content on WebJunction

  • Encouraging Motivation in the Workplace: Employees with a high level of motivation at work have a positive impact on overall organizational success, but the topic of motivation is complex. Encouraging Motivation in the Workplace will help supervisors understand the nature of motivation, discover their own and their employees’ motivational preferences, and apply strategies to tap those preferences to increase motivation across the team. The ‘Encouraging Motivation in the Workplace’ curriculum was developed by the Motivation sub-group of the Supervisor Success Committee for ALA’s Learning Round Table in collaboration with WebJunction.org.
  • Hooray for Freedom! Webinars on the Legal and Ethical Foundations of Library Practice: This summer WebJunction is pleased to host, in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries and Library Journal, a two-part webinar series exploring library policies and procedures related to intellectual freedom, privacy, and confidentiality. Margo Gustina and Eli Guinnee, co-founders of Hooray4.org, and authors of Why Social Justice in the Library: The case for shifting library policy, practice, and culture toward radical inclusivity, bring expertise and practical experience to the topic.

Free WebJunction Webinars for You

In addition to the webinars highlighted in the Hooray for Freedom series above, the following 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: https://learn.webjunction.org/.

Why Wikipedia Matters for Health and Medical Information
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 ♦ 3:00 pm Eastern ♦ 60 minutes Register

Wikipedia is a go-to resource for health and medical information, not just for the general public but for health care providers as well. Over 50% of physicians, and 94% of medical students use Wikipedia to find medical information on the internet.* It may be popular but library staff want to know how reliable it is and how to assess quality on behalf of their patrons. The National Network of Librarians of Medicine (NNLM) supports strengthening the ability of public libraries nationwide to find reliable and authoritative medical and health information online for information seekers. Hear how Liz Waltman from the NNLM connects with WikiProject Medicine, an organization of volunteers dedicated to developing, maintaining, and promoting accurate medical information on Wikipedia. Learn about the upcoming online training program Wikipedia + Libraries: Health and Medical Information that will empower you to confidently guide your patrons to reliable resources on the internet. The free four-week course will be offered in the fall of 2019.
Presented by: Betha Gutsche, WebJunction Program Manager, OCLC; and Liz Waltman, Outreach, Education and Communications Coordinator, Southeastern/Atlantic Region, National Network of Librarians of Medicine

Library Technology Planning for Today and Tomorrow
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 ♦ 3:00 pm Eastern  ♦ 60 minutes Register
Technology changes at a dizzying pace – so how do we plan for and implement these changes in libraries? A robust technology plan can help you create an environment that truly meets the needs of the community your library serves. The prospect of technology planning can seem overwhelming and time-consuming, especially in an already short-staffed library. This webinar will help libraries create a framework for their technology planning and introduce the tools and decisions that need to be incorporated into a working plan. Join us to learn how to successfully develop and implement a practical technology plan that can help move your library and community forward.
Presented by: Diana Silveira, librarian, president of Novare Library Services, and author of Library Technology Planning for Today and Tomorrow