DUBLIN, Ohio, USA, 25 October 2011—The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has joined the WebJunction Partner Program, which provides library staff in Texas access to courses through the WebJunction community to keep skills up-to-date and help libraries respond to current patron needs.
WebJunction-Texas is a new service offered by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission for the professional development and training needs of library staff. The service offers offers unlimited self-paced courses selected from multiple providers to library staff at no charge, and free webinars produced by WebJunction staff just for libraries.
"The Texas State Library and Archives Commission is thrilled to offer the online learning resources of WebJunction to all types of libraries throughout Texas," said Peggy Rudd, Director. "WebJunction-Texas will provide convenient, valuable professional training for library staff to better serve the citizens of our state."
Through the WebJunction.org community, library staff members can find training resources and answers to on-the-job questions, and connect with colleagues to exchange knowledge and ideas.
WebJunction-Texas is among 17 states that are part of the WebJunction Partner Program. Through the WebJunction Partner Program, library staff receive premium access to the programs, courses, and expertise on WebJunction. Partners receive easy, anytime reporting and administration, freeing up resources to focus on local needs. By working together to meet common training goals, Partners save time and money.
A list of links to WebJunction Partner communities is available on the WebJunction Partner Program website.
About the Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Formed in 1909, TSLAC is committed to giving Texans access to information and programs they can use to improve their lives and communities. TSLAC provides historical and genealogical search assistance, federal and state government documents, electronic research and library services to all Texans, including those who cannot read standard print materials. For more information, visit the Texas State Library and Archives Commission website.
WebJunction promotes learning for all library staff by providing open, affordable online learning communities. Members access resources, attend programs, take courses, share knowledge and network with others—all in an environment that fosters collaboration and mutual support. Founded in 2003 and based in Seattle, Washington, and Dublin, Ohio, WebJunction is supported in part by OCLC, grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Institute for Museum and Library Services, partners in library service agencies, and the library community.
Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing library costs. More than 72,000 libraries in 170 countries have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend, preserve and manage library materials. Researchers, students, faculty, scholars, professional librarians and other information seekers use OCLC services to obtain bibliographic, abstract and full-text information when and where they need it. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world’s largest online database for discovery of library resources. Search WorldCat.org on the Web. For more information, visit the OCLC website.
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