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Free June Webinars for Library Staff

WebJunction

Summer has arrived, and while we know your library is likely buzzing with summer learning activities, we hope you’ll make some time to squeeze in some learning of your own. With 75 free webinars, on twenty topics, this list provides a wealth of options for you to explore. This list, provided by the Wyoming State Library, comes out every month and is regularly updated on the Free Training page, where you can also view the offerings by topic.
For additional training, check out the WebJunction Catalog, free and open to library staff and volunteers everywhere.
Read on for 75 free webinars being offered for library staff and non-profits in the month of June. Article


WebJunction Course Catalog

Welcome to the WebJunction Course Catalog, where library-specific courses and webinar recordings are available for free to all library workers and volunteers. Through the generous support of OCLC and many state library agencies across the US, WebJunction provides timely and relevant learning content for you to access anytime, from anywhere.
All new learners need to create an account. Select “Log in” at the top right of this page, and then “Create new account.” Once you’ve created your new account, explore the catalog of library-focused self-paced courses and webinars. Certificates of completion will be available to you after you have completed any course or webinar. Website


Groundbreaking Framework and Free Online Training Available for Creating Makerspaces in Museums and Libraries

Pittsburgh Kids By Bill Schlageter (Released 6/12/2017)

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce the availability of  “Making + Learning in Museums & Libraries: A Practitioner’s Guide & Framework,” one of several new resources designed to guide and grow the capability of museum and library professionals and create the conditions to support learning within their uniquely formed maker programs. The downloadable publication was developed as part of the Making + Learning project, a collaboration between the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
It will serve as a foundation for the Making + Learning website and a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), which provides  free tutorials that museum and library professionals can use at any time to facilitate use of the project’s suite of tools. The MOOC is presented by Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Peer 2 Peer University*.
Many libraries and museums have recently established and/or invested resources into implementing maker programs or makerspaces. These programs and spaces serve a variety of goals, but generally serve as sites of learning. The Making + Learning project introduces an innovative and easily adaptable framework and related resources designed to enable museum and library practitioners to better support learning in and through their makerspaces and maker programming. Article


2017 ITEM Summer Refresher

ITEM Summer Refresher is Jul 20 at Minnesota Arbouetum. $45 (includes breakfast, lunch, and access to the Arboretum) Register by June 10 to pre-order books or by July 10 with no books.