NCompass Live: WebJunction: Resource for Rural Libraries

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WebJunction is the online community where library staff come together to connect, create, and learn. If you have not looked at the offerings at Web Junction lately, it's time to take a look. …

WebJunction is the online community where library staff come together to connect, create, and learn. If you have not looked at the offerings at Web Junction lately, it's time to take a look. WebJunction provides resources and training specifically for rural and small libraries covering advocacy, funding, outreach, training, technology, and more. Join Christa Burns, Special Projects Librarian at the NLC, to learn what your colleagues across the country are doing to bring library services to their rural and small communities.

NCompass Live - September 23, 2009

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  • 1. Resource for
    Rural Libraries
    NCompass Live – September 23, 2009
  • 2. Connect
    With colleagues and groups; Around content and training; Planned or spontaneously
    Create
    New communities, relationships, insights, opportunities, and learning
    Learn
    The skills to be more effective at your job and improve your organization
  • 3. WebJunction History
    Gates Foundation’s 5 year Library Program
    Nebraska - http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/libdev/ gates/gatesactivities.html
    Launched May 2003: Gates Foundation awarded OCLC and partners a three-year grant to build a Web-based community for public access & technology support
    New WebJunction re-launched August 2008 – New grant (Summer 2007) from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • 4. Why A New WebJunction?
    Evolving library community needs
    Need for a refreshed platform and technology
    Changing social technology landscape
    New tools to help more library sizes and types
    Significant learning enhancements
  • 5. The New WebJunction!
  • 6. http://www.webjunction.org/
    Tabs connect you to the activities and content you care most about
  • 7.
  • 8. You control who sees your info.
    Member Info
    But if you don’t share it, Libraryland won’t see it!
    Profile Page
  • 9. Groups!!!
  • 10.
  • 11. http://webjunction.org/rural
  • 12. Questions???
    Christa Burns
    Special Projects Librarian
    Nebraska Library Commission
    christa.burns@nebraska.gov
    800-307-2665