the WebJunction Minnesota and WebJunction homepages
lately? WJ have started to spotlight one homepage news article each
week to emphasize these new gems. Also, this week’s message has information
about the March 2013 issue of Crossroads, WJ’s e-newsletter, and upcoming webinars.
are, you still need stories.” (PEW director Lee Rainie)
issued a January report on Library Services in the Digital Age, the library
field found affirmation and encouragement in the key findings from this neutral
statistical reporting agent. The real challenge is to use the data effectively
to communicate far beyond the library world and demonstrate the profound impact
of libraries in our society. In spite of the happy statistical news, too many
people still hold stereotypes of libraries. Read More >> Interpreting Data for Big Impact
change at your library? Take this month’s poll.
Crossroads is out
The March issue of WebJunction’s e-newsletter is now available.
The focus this month is on funding, fundraising and using data for impact. It
includes a partner spotlight on four state libraries that are supporting the
advocacy efforts and funding needs of libraries and staff in their
Americans value their libraries, at least according to the
results of a recent report from the PEW Research Center. At the same time,
libraries are stressed and seeking ever more effective ways to demonstrate their
essential impact on the community. Whether communicating to funders or devising
creative fundraising strategies, find your local story in the positive data and
tell your community how your library fulfills their values and meets their needs
in this digital age.
Upcoming WebJunction Webinars!
Library Snapshot Day
Central, 60 min.
happens in a single day at your library, you can tell a powerful story about the
importance of your library to the community. Libraries of all types and sizes
have used Library Snapshot Day build community awareness and to
demonstrate the impact and reach of library services. Panelists from Ohio Snapshot Day will share their templates and tips
for successful planning and implementation, and will explore other ways images
can be used to tell your library’s story. Learn how you can take a vivid
snapshot of your library, whether it’s on your own, with others in your state or
region, or in conjunction with National Library Week in April.
Presented by: Marsha McDevitt-Stredney, Marketing
& Communications Director, State Library of Ohio and Jenaye
Antonuccio, Communications Coordinator, Athens County Public Libraries.
literary dinner parties, small libraries are getting creative in offering
signature events that raise funds and create friends. This webinar will be a
“show and tell” of library fundraisers, with quick tips on how to get started in
Presented by: Cassie Guthrie,
Executive Director, Pioneer Library System (NY)
Central, 60 min.
learning how to use their mobile devices-such as an e-reader, smartphone, or new
tablet–and it can feel like an insurmountable task to help them all. Join us
for some practical guidance on how libraries can help patrons with a variety of
gadgets. We’ll share tips for how to set up realistic formal training sessions
and how to best offer one-on-one assistance. You will also gain examples of
practical training outlines, how-to guides, and video tutorials.
Montana State Library
Digitally Inclusive CommunityWednesday, April 10, noon Ceentral, 60 min.
proud to be hosting an engaging discussion of Rhode Island’s digital inclusion
stakeholder engagement process. We’ll discuss why Broadband Rhode Island (BBRI)
decided it was important to create a process of engaging stakeholders in order
to discuss technology access and use. Key collaborators will explain their
involvement, how various sectors were engaged, the impact of NTIA funded
projects upon the stakeholder engagement process, and how policy recommendations
were created and prioritized.
Local or state leaders (libraries, community-based organizations, government,
business) interested in building digitally inclusive 21st century
Broadband Program Director at Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation
Chief Library Officer for Rhode Island
Director of User Support Services at Rhode Island College former Chief Operation
Officer at OSHEAN
Director, State Broadband Initiative, NTIA
Siefer , Digital Inclusion Program Manager at OCLC.
Extending access to e-books for public libraries: New
strategiesTuesday, April 30, 2013 ♦ 1 pm Eastern / 10 am Pacific
♦ 60 min
public libraries today. With a planning grant (The
Big Shift) funded by IMLS, OCLC has gathered recent research and data around
public library e-book purchasing to aid the discussion and inform public library
leaders who are assessing tactics for extending e-book access.
2013 convening of public library leaders from across the U.S. resulted in a set
of strategies that they have agreed to pursue. The strategies include public
policy, data collection and clearly defining the library’s value in the e-book
supply chain, and outlining how libraries themselves can become vital
participants in the emerging models for content creation and delivery. We will
talk about how these strategies are progressing, how this work fits with other
initiatives to extend e-book access, and we’ll touch on how you can get involved
with these efforts.
Content CreatorTuesday, May 7, noon Central, 60 min.
Library partnered with local experts to create digital content for the library’s
collection. Funded by an LSTA grant, the LibraryYOU project
consists of a digital media studio, a website, and public training classes
encouraging community members to share their knowledge and learn how to
communicate through digital media formats. LibraryYOU helps strengthen
connections with local businesses, establishing the library as a technology
leader in the community.
This webinar covers how Escondido set up
LibraryYOU and how other libraries, large and small, can set up similar
community content creation projects.
Presented by: Donna Feddern,
Digital Services Manager, Escondido Public Library.
Mary Ann Van Cura, State
Cecelia Boone, Minitex
Minnesota is free and available to members of the Minnesota library
community. Tell your colleagues!
Museum and Library Services, a Federal Agency that fosters innovation,
leadership and a lifetime of learning, in conjunction with State Library
services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education, which administers
federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grants, supports the
WebJunction Minnesota project.
Mary Ann Van Cura, State Library Services
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WebJunction Minnesota is free and available to members of the Minnesota
library community. Tell your colleagues!
Federal Agency that fosters innovation, leadership and a lifetime of learning,
in conjunction with State Library services, a division of the Minnesota
Department of Education, which administers federal Library Services
and Technology Act (LSTA) grants, supports the WebJunction Minnesota