[Michlib-l] WebJunction content and upcoming webinars

White, Shannon (MDE) WhiteS29 at michigan.gov
Thu Feb 12 16:28:22 EST 2015


Wondering how to build and sustain a positive social media presence for your library? WebJunction’s course catalog has a free self-paced, online course on this topic, which can help you and your library. Create a free WebJunction learner account<http://learn.webjunction.org/> today to access the course, and you’ll also find a wide range of other course topics, including Customer Service, Library Management, and Programming – something for everyone! Take courses when your time permits, and earn completion certificates as you finish each course.
Highlighted content from WebJunction:


·        Great Ideas for Innovative Community Engagement<http://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/great-ideas-for-innovative-community-engagement.html> – learn about an open-idea forum on Facebook that invited discussion on the insight and future of Miami-Dade (FL) libraries that surfaced more than 150 ideas!

·        Competency Index for the Library Field<http://www.webjunction.org/documents/webjunction/Competency_Index_for_the_Library_Field.html> – this recently updated index can help staff identify and obtain the knowledge, skills and support needed to power relevant and vibrant libraries.

February Webinar:

The Golden Age of Gaming: Board Games for Grown-ups
Thursday, February 26, 2015 ♦ 1 pm Eastern / 10 am Pacific ♦ 60 min
Registration: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/golden-age-of-gaming.html

Board games have social, creative, and educational potential. Schools are using games and game mechanisms as enrichment activities with application to the Common Core. It's time that libraries got "on board" as well! Following on the successful "Board in the Library<http://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/board-in-the-library-part-one.html>" series published on WebJunction, this webinar will provide practical advice on how to choose the right games for your community, how to set up your own circulating board game collection—including a quick inexpensive starting collection—and how to plan board gaming events. Learn more about modern board games—their rules, mechanics, classifications and themes. Game on!

Presented by: John Pappas, Library Manager at Bucks County Library System; Marti Fuerst, Librarian at Large, Omaha, Nebraska.

Can’t attend the live session? Don’t worry. All webinars are archived and included in the WebJunction course catalog<http://learn.webjunction.org/> so you can watch when your schedule permits and receive a certificate of attendance.

March Webinar

The Pursuit of Happiness…Through Libraries
Thursday, March 19, 2015 ♦ 2 pm Eastern / 11 am Pacific ♦ 60 min
Registration: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/pursuit-of-happiness.html

"The public library is a center of public happiness first…" John Cotton Dana, 1896.
Research points to how we can increase happiness and a sense of well-being in ourselves and others. Using interactive activities, participants will discover methods to improve joy, shift workplace culture, and offer programs for the public on happiness. You will walk away with a smile and a plan.

An encore presentation of the highest rated session from this year’s conference, this webinar is hosted in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries<http://arsl.info/>.

Presented by: Sharon Morris, Colorado State Library.

BEFORE THE WEBINAR: Please watch the 12 minute TED video, The Happy Secret to Better Work<http://www.ted.com/talks/shawn_achor_the_happy_secret_to_better_work.html>, which will be discussed as part of the webinar.

Can’t attend the live session? Don’t worry. All webinars are archived and included in the WebJunction course catalog<http://learn.webjunction.org/> so you can watch when your schedule permits and receive a certificate of attendance.


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