[Libs-Or] Articles, Free Courses, and more from WebJunction

Darci Hanning darci.hanning at state.or.us
Wed Mar 11 14:02:32 PDT 2020


Here are the latest offerings from WebJunction:

Free Course on Civil Legal Justice for Library Staff: Now Enrolling
A free training opportunity is now available to strengthen library staff's knowledge and ability to help identify when there is a civil legal issue at play and to direct library users to relevant, helpful information to narrow the justice gap in their communities. In partnership with the Legal Services Corporation, WebJunction will host the free, five-week course, Civil Legal Justice: The Crucial Role of Libraries. Learn more about this opportunity and how to register<https://www.webjunction.org/explore-topics/access-civil-legal-justice.html>, today!

Highlighted Content

  *   OCLC Community Engagement Award<https://www.oclc.org/en/about/awards/community-engagement-award.html>: How have you created impact and extended your reach? Public libraries continuously transform to better support local communities. We are excited to recognize and celebrate their significant community engagement work with three $5,000 awards. Applications are due April 30, 2020.

  *   Libraries and the Coronavirus: Evolving Information and Resources<https://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/libraries-and-the-coronavirus.html>: The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak is having a global impact, and affecting local communities. Staff in libraries of all types, geographic locations, and sizes are learning the facts about this public health crisis and helping to inform their patrons.

  *   Library as a Social Assistance Office<https://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/library-as-a-social-assistance-office.html>: Explore the efforts of the San Francisco Public Library to meet community needs through staffing, programming and services.

WebJunction Webinars for You
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/>.

Call to Action: Public Libraries and the Opioid Crisis
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / 12:00 pm Pacific /  60 minutes
Registration: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/call-to-action-public-libraries-and-the-opioid-crisis.html

Public libraries are respected local institutions that connect community members to credible information and services. As community anchor institutions, libraries are leveraging their assets in response to the opioid crisis that has gripped the country. After 16 months of research, OCLC, and the Public Library Association have released a call to action on how libraries can address the opioid crisis in their communities. The call to action was created in response to library staff requests and has been informed by case study research and cross-sector discussions with library staff, as well as those with national and local community partner organizations. Two themes from the research and discussions stand out: there are many options for addressing this crisis and it is vital to do something. Panelists will share resources, including ideas for organizations to partner with, additional perspectives to consider, and strategies for getting started.

Presented by: Kevin King, Head, Community Engagement, Kalamazoo Public Library; Patty McCarthy, Chief Executive Officer, Faces and Voices of Recovery; Larra Clark, Deputy Director, Public Library Association; and Kendra Morgan, Senior Program Manager, WebJunction

Public and School Libraries: Creative Ways to Build Successful Partnerships
Wednesday, April 8, 2020   / 12:00 pm Pacific / 60 minutes
Registration: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/public-and-school-libraries-partnerships.html

Public and school libraries are driven by a similar goal-to help community members gain new knowledge, skills, and confidence to pursue their lives fully. Unfortunately, these libraries often lack the resources to fulfill that goal. There is a powerful opportunity for public and school libraries to collaborate to overcome many of the resource gaps they encounter when seeking to meet community needs. Join this webinar to explore how public and school libraries can initiate collaborative relationships and the types of programming that can benefit from these partnerships. Learn how to market or publicize your services to teachers and school librarians, and identify the best times of year to communicate with local schools.

Presented by: Cara Perrion, MLIS, Assistant Library Director and Community Services Librarian at the K.O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library, Aberdeen, South Dakota

Social Work Students and Public Library Partnerships
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 / 12:00 pm Pacific / 60 minutes
Registration: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/social-work-students-library-partnerships.html

Librarianship and social work have many shared values, including meeting the expanding and evolving needs of individuals and the community. Nearly 80 public libraries in the U.S. have collaborated with social work programs or schools of social work, to provide valuable learning opportunities for social work interns, and to connect community members with crucial services which exist beyond standard library offerings. Libraries or social work educators looking for ways to initiate collaborations with social work interns should join this webinar to understand the benefits, and a few challenges, to partnering with an institution or individual. Explore the types of intern assignments at the library that align with key social work competencies, from needs assessment to 1:1 patron referrals, and from staff training to outreach programs. And finally, discover how these internships can work for libraries of all types and sizes, including those in small and rural communities.

Presented by: Sarah C. Johnson, MLIS, LMSW, Assistant Professor, Reference & Instruction Librarian Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY), and creator of Social Work Students & Public Libraries<https://swlibraryinterns.com/> website

Darci Hanning, MLIS
Public Library Consultant / CE Coordinator
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