If you can’t attend a live session, all WebJunction webinars are archived and available for free from the course catalog.
Public Health and Public Libraries: Libraries as Health Literacy First Responders
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 ♦ 3 pm Eastern / 12 pm Pacific ♦ 60 min
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
E-rate: What’s New for 2016?
Thursday, October 29, 2015 ♦ 3 pm Eastern / 12 pm Pacific ♦ 90 min
There are big changes on the E-rate horizon! E-rate is an important program to many libraries, and whether you have participated in E-rate in the past, or are looking to apply for first time, you will want to know about the changes. This federal program provides discounts to assist schools and public libraries in the United States to obtain affordable Internet access and connections. Join us to learn about the new E-Rate Productivity Center (EPC), and new ways to file forms, track application status and communicate with the FCC.
This workshop will cover the basics of the E-rate program and demonstrate how to access and use your EPC account to submit your Funding Year 2016 E-rate application. Get the information you need to be successful in your application.
Presented by: Christa Burns, E-rate Coordinator for Libraries, Library Development Consultant, Nebraska Library Commission