Kansas is known across the nation for being one of the WJ Partner states that has had a happy and productive relationship with WebJunction.
This month, there is a “Spotlight on WebJunction Kansas” in Crossroads, the monthly WebJunction newsletter. Crossroads comments:
“The State Library of Kansas has partnered with WebJunction to provide access to courses, webinars, and content focused on the practice of librarianship in Kansas. WebJunction-Kansas supports innovative professional development opportunities, like the recent Working with Library Boards program, by housing topic and workshop workbooks, online session archives, a document repository for student projects and a discussion board for brainstorming, sharing and support.”
In addition to the Kansas content placed on WebJunction Kansas, there are always new resources being developed by WebJunction staff and WebJunction members.
Since we are approaching mid-November, the State Library of Kansas wants to remind Kansas librarians and trustees to take a look at the December webinars that will be offered (and archived) by WebJunction. They are available on the “Webinars” tab on the WebJunction Kansas home page or at:
Free Windows 7 Curriculum: Basic Computer Training at Your Library is actually designed to help librarians offer basic computer training for adult learners. The program was built after extensive research on how less tech-savvy adults want to learn new computer skills. It will be offered on December 6, 2011 and taught by Todd Watts.
A program of wide interest to small and rural libraries in Kansas will be offered on December 14, 2011. It is called A Small but Powerful Webinar for Winning Big Support for Your Rural Library and it is an introduction to the popular ALA publication A Small but Powerful Guide for Winning Big Support for Your Rural Library
Even if you don’t take time to watch the webinar, do take time to look at the publication, which is well-named, concise, and packed with ideas for marketing and advocacy.
Another new resource you might want to take a look at if you are dealing with the exciting, but bewildering proliferation of new technology being used in libraries, is Betha Gutsche’s compilation on the latest gadget landscape: The Gadget Ecosystem.