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Libraries and the Opioid Epidemic: Community-based Responses

Libraries and the Opioid Epidemic: Community-based Responses

By Sharon Streams, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Michelle Jeske, Marion Rorke

ALA Annual 2019
Washington, DC (USA)

In this session, panelists share insights gained from the case studies conducted as part of the Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Epidemic with Their Community project, as well as cross-sector discussions about emerging practices, opportunities, and challenges, and identify resources to help library staff guide their libraries’ response to the opioid crisis.

File: ppt, 16.6MB   Topics: WebJunction

OCLC Research Update: Emerging Trends

OCLC Research Update: Emerging Trends

By Lynn Silipigni-Connaway, Betha Gutsche, and Karen Smith-Yoshimura

ALA Midwinter
Seattle, WA (USA)

Lynn Silipigni Connaway provides overviews of several active projects, Karen Smith-Yoshimura presents emerging trends in linked data that were revealed in a recent survey, and Betha Gutsche shares the inspirational transformations that small public libraries made to their libraries as part of an IMLS grant-funded project. Watch a recording of the update on YouTube.

File: pptx, 15MB   Topics: Linked Data, WebJunction

User-Centered Assessment: Leveraging What You Know and Filling in the Gaps

User-Centered Assessment: Leveraging What You Know and Filling in the Gaps (video)

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway

Whether you’re trying to decide how to allocate your library’s resources or make the best use of your space, formal assessment tools can guide your decision-making. This webinar covers why formal assessments are more effective than anecdotal data, and will help you learn how to plan effective evaluations.

File: video, 60 minutes   Topics: User Research, Assessment, WebJunction