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WebJunction is an online community where library staff meet to share ideas, solve problems, take online courses - and have fun! If you have not looked at the offerings at Web Junction lately, it's ...

WebJunction is an online community where library staff meet to share ideas, solve problems, take online courses - and have fun! 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 and technology. Attend this session to learn what your colleagues across the country are doing to bring library services to their rural and small communities.
Presented by Christa Burns as the NEBASE Hour on November 7, 2007.

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NEBASE Hour - November 2007 - WebJunction: Resource for Rural Libraries NEBASE Hour - November 2007 - WebJunction: Resource for Rural Libraries Presentation Transcript

  • WebJunction: Resource for Rural Libraries NEBASE Hour November 7, 2007 Christa Burns OCLC Member Services Coordinator, NEBASE
  • WebJunction is… a virtual community to support library staff… share ideas, solve problems, take online courses
  • WebJunction History
    • Gates Foundation’s 5 year Library Program
      • Nebraska - http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/libdev/ gates/gatesactivities.html
    • May 2002: Gates Foundation awarded OCLC and partners a three-year grant to build a Web-based community for public access & technology support
    • Launched May 2003
    • October 2006 – Gates Foundation grant - redesign and improve organization and navigation - new site launched February 2007
  • WebJunction Philosophy READ LEARN SHARE
  • The Key is Community
    • Community Initiated
      • Feedback & Suggestions
      • Comments & Discussion
      • Articles, Handouts, Themes
    • Volunteer Based
      • Contributors
      • Moderators
      • Advocates
      • Editors
  • Services to Rural & Small Libraries
    • Collection of resources addressing the special challenges of rural & small libraries
    • http://webjunction.org/rural
    • New partnership with Association for Rural & Small Libraries
    • Rural Libraries Journal
    • Rural Library Services Newsletter
    • Conference & Organizational info
  • Rural Library Sustainability Project
    • Partnered with state libraries
    • Nebraska - workshops in 8 locations in 2006
    • Keys to sustaining public access computing
      • Library Community Connections, Technology Support, Upgrade and Maintenance, Staff and Patron Training, Funding, Outreach, and Advocacy
  • Brainstorms & Updates
    • Brainstorms
      • Ideas & resources collected from workshops, institutes and WebJunction discussion areas
    • Updates
      • Rural Library Sustainability
  • Rural In Focus
    • FREE , monthly Webinars
    • Archived
    • Closed Captioned – live and archives
    • Message Boards
  • Sandboxes
    • Advocacy
    • Funding
    • Outreach
    • Technology
    • Training
  • Questions??
    • Christa Burns
    • OCLC Member Services Coordinator
    • NEBASE
    • [email_address]
    • 800-307-2665
    • http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/nebase