Longtime member Mary Beth Sancomb-Moran is known throughout the WebJunction community for her commitment to creating libraries that best serve patron information needs. I was pleased to see this KAAL news story showcasing her newest project, the University of Minnesota Rochester Library and Information Commons. Be sure to watch the video (right panel of the news story) to catch a glimpse of Mary Beth and to hear her articulate how libraries are changing in this virtual age. Way to go, Mary Beth!
Are you or your WebJunction friends making the news? Please, do tell!
I wanted to highlight 2 blog posts that Janet McKenney and Ellen Wood posted on the Maine blog shortly after we launched our new website to help their members enroll in and launch courses in their catalog.
Thanks, Janet and Ellen, for being so proactive and posting these helpful guides!
In an effort to provide an easy and pain-free experience in enrolling in courses in the WebJunction or Partner catalogs, we have added 2 member guides to the Help & Support section of our Member Center
As long as we’re knee-deep in PLA, this is a good time to draw your attention to our current Member Spotlight. Stephanie Gerding presented Wednesday a PLA pre-conference Grants workshop and is participating Saturday as virtual panelist on a WebJunction-led session (“From Hype to Help: Making a Difference with New Technologies Saturday”).
Gerding is a independent consultant with deep experience in the library world, seemingly having worked everywhere—the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, two state libraries, SIRSI, as well in academic and corporate libraries.
Of course we’re a little biased here, but we think some of her best work has been done as a WebJunction supporter. In addition to all the great content she has contributed to the community, Stephanie has been a trainer and coordinator for WebJunction’s Rural Libraries Sustainability and Spanish Language Outreach programs.
She even included WebJunction in the acknowledgments in her latest book, the Accidental Technology Trainer: A Library Guide:
“WebJunction—the organization, the website, the members, and everyone working there—has been very valuable to me, not only in writing this book, but as a trainer and librarian as well.”
Stephanie subscribes to the motto: “Live the Dream.” In the member spotlight, she passionately explains her method of directing her time and energies directly toward her goals. Once you accomplish that, she says, you’ll find opportunities for achieving your personal and professional goals begin appearing.
The process is certainly working for Stephanie! There’s more good stuff in the profile, so be sure to check it out.
Make sure you swing over to our latest Member Spotlight. This month we’re learning a bit about Mary Beth Sancomb-Moran, the Community Information Librarian with SELCO — a regional multi-type library consortium in Rochester, Minnesota.
Like most WebJunction members, Mary Beth has her hands full. In this case, her SELCO responsibilities have her working with 119 academic, public, special, and school libraries across S.E. Minnesota on continuing education, ILL, advocacy, grant writing, and marketing/public relations. (more…)