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