[Libs-Or] Webinars and More from WebJunction

Darci Hanning darci.hanning at state.or.us
Thu Jul 25 15:45:18 PDT 2019


Here’s the latest from the folks at WebJunction:

Highlighted Articles

  *   Prioritizing Accessibility and Disability Inclusion at Your Library<https://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/prioritizing-accessibility.html>: Putting a focus on accessibility helps create a library that can be enjoyed by more people and can connect more people to the information and resources they need. Opportunities to make libraries more accessible can include decisions about your collections, offering technology that improves the patron experience, designing or improving a physical building, and managing the library's online presence to be accessible and inclusive.

  *   Infopeople Webinars Added to the WebJunction Course Catalog<https://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/infopeople-webinars-added-to-webjunction-catalog.html>: Ten new Infopeople webinar recordings were recently added to the WebJunction Course Catalog. These include topics ranging from supporting individuals experiencing homelessness to reducing stress with mindfulness to putting equity, diversity and inclusion into practice.

Save the Date for these Free WebJunction Webinars!
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/.

Hooray for Freedom! Part Two: Developing Policies in Support of Ethical Practice
Thursday, August 8, 2019 / 12:00 pm Pacific / 60 minutes
Registration: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/hooray-for-freedom-2.html

Building on part one, Hooray for Freedom! Privacy, Confidentiality, and Intellectual Freedom in the Library, this webinar will help you assess your library’s current policies and procedures within a legal context, and help you draft specific policy language. We’ll explore considerations for libraries of all sizes in order to codify the library profession’s values for our institutions.

In this webinar, learners will:
•        Increase understanding of the language in, and policy implications for, the 1st and 4th Amendments.
•        Learn how to translate legal opinion into policy considerations for libraries.
•        Recognize how to avoid policy drafting traps by maintaining focus on mission and purpose.

Why Wikipedia Matters for Health and Medical Information
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 ♦ 3:00 pm Eastern / 12:00 pm Pacific ♦ 60 minutes
Registration: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/why-wikipedia-matters-for-health-and-medical-information.html

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 / 12:00 pm Pacific ♦ 60 minutes
Registration: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/library-technology-planning.html

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

Darci Hanning, MLIS
Public Library Consultant / CE Coordinator
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