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WebJunction: Highlighted Content and Upcoming Webinars

WebJunction’s Course Catalog is Always Available
WebJunction’s free, online course catalog has 50 self-paced, online courses on library topics, as well as over 185 curated webinar recordings ready and available when you are. Explore the catalog today!

Highlighted Content
These resources can help you strengthen your library and services to the community, explore them today!

  • Library Needs and Responses to the Opioid Crisis: a Town Hall Summary: To explore library needs and responses to the growing opioid addiction and abuse crisis in the United States, WebJunction, in collaboration with the Public Library Association (PLA), hosted a virtual town hall on September 12. This provided an opportunity for library staff, community health practitioners and other city and county partners to come together, ask questions and share experiences. A summary and record of the event is now available.
  • Design 4 Learning – All Seven Modules Now Available! Designing and facilitating online learning are skills that require solid teaching fundamentals, practice and space to master. Whether you’re a seasoned in-person trainer and interested in how to approach training online, or someone interested in what it takes to teach online, Design for Learning: 21st Century Online Teaching and Learning Skills for Library Workers (D4L) has what you need to build a foundation and prepare your first online training!

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.

Bilingual Storytimes: Reaching Through the Language Barrier
Thursday, October 12, 2017 ♦ 3:00 pm Eastern / 12:00 pm Pacific ♦ 1 hour

As our library clientele becomes more diverse, so must our programming. The good news is that you already have the skills and access to the resources you need to research, plan, and deliver targeted programming in languages other than English. In this webinar, we’ll focus on how to adapt your current storytimes for Spanish/English storytimes. You can use this same process to deliver storytimes in any language. 

Presented by: Tina L. Bartholoma, Senior Librarian, Salt Lake County Library System; and David Bird, Assistant Manager, Salt Lake County Library Services

Getting Started with Social Media for Your Library
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 ♦ 2:00 pm Eastern / 11:00 am Pacific ♦ 90 minutes
Social media has the potential to increase community engagement with new and existing library patrons. Join us to learn how libraries can effectively use social media tools, even with limited staff and time. Learn how to identify the appropriate social media platforms to market library services and events, and how to integrate best social media practices in your library’s marketing plan. We’ll help you build a foundation for your social media strategy and provide practical ideas and tactics for immediate use in your library. This webinar is part one in a series hosted in collaboration with TechSoup.

Presented by: Jess Bacon, Executive Editor and Founder, The 5 Minute Librarian; and Amy Hitchner, Collaborative Programming Coordinator, Colorado State Library

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