News for Pennsyslvania Libraries

Upcoming Webinars

Remember, if you can’t attend a live session, all WebJunction webinars are archived and available for free from the course catalog.

Storytime Underground: A Peer-Created Community
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 ♦ 2 pm Eastern / 11 am Pacific ♦ 60 min  Registration

Library practitioners who provide storytimes have a gold mine of ideas to share and questions to ask of each other. Storytime Underground is your online community to connect with peers and enhance your practice. Learn about Storytime University, where you earn digital badges for participating in professional development activities and learning new skills; learn about Guerrilla Storytime and how to host one in your area (spoiler alert: we give you all the tools you need!). Storytime Underground is open and free to anyone interested in storytimes and early literacy, regardless of the level of education or position held. It is created by and for storytime providers everywhere, so join us!

Presented by: Cory Eckert, Librarian, Post Oak School, Houston, TX; Kendra Jones, Children’s Librarian, Tacoma Public Library, WA; Soraya Silverman, Youth Services Librarian, Summerlin Library, Las Vegas Clark-County Library District, NV

Public Health and Public Libraries: Libraries as Health Literacy First Responders
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 ♦ 3 pm Eastern / 12 pm Pacific ♦ 60 min  Registration

Misinformation about health abounds in today’s info-glutted environment. What is the role of public libraries in addressing issues of accurate health information? Public libraries are uniquely positioned to contribute to healthy communities by providing informed access to reliable health information. This panel presentation provides an overview of the field of public health, highlighting innovative health promotion initiatives at public libraries, and covering training and funding resources for health-related library outreach and programming. Join the conversation about building your community’s health literacy.

Presented by: Lydia N. Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region; Anita Kinney, Program Analyst, United States Access Board; Christian Minter, Nebraska/Education Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region