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Competences: Week 1 - Webjunction/Tumblebooks

Week #1

Week 1 - Webjunction/Tumblebooks 

Webjunction

Webjunction is a learning place for librarians and library support staff. You can take free online classes and learn about new technologies that are emerging with libraries and their patrons. One of the competencies is to come up with a personal strategy to keep on top of new technologies and trends in libraries. Webjunction is a perfect place to do this! The first thing you need to do is register for an account and affiliate yourself with Pennsylvania's Webjunction. To get to WebJunction, go to http://www.webjunction.org/. To do this, here are the steps:

1. Create a log in for your account. You can do this by looking for the "My Account" log in on the right hand side of the browser screen. Click on "Create a New Account."

2. The next step will ask you for information about yourself and your job. Again, make sure you use your library email!

3. The next step asks you about your interests, subscription preferences and how you'd like to receive email. Complete these options and proceed by clicking "Next."

4. The next screen asks you to select your state. Complete this and click "Join Now." You will get an email within 24-48 hours approving your affiliation with the state of Pennsylvania. After you receive this, you can register for free classes from the site.

Now that you are logged on, explore the Webjunction website and comment on this post with something that you've found interesting within the site. That concludes Thing 1!

Tip: As you're gathering information to keep yourself current, creating a Technology folder in your web browser Favorites will make it easier to get where you need to go!

Tumblebooks

View the tutorial about Tumblebooks below.

Take a look around Tumblebooks. Patrons can access Tumblebooks simply by clicking on the Tumblebooks icon on our website under the "Kids" drop down menu on the left side of our website. They will need a library card number, but not a username and password. Make sure you visit both the eBooks and eAudiobooks areas of the site.

 

Tumblebooks

Learning Tools

Thing #1 - Webjuction

Webjunction

Tumblebooks

 

Your Assignment

When you're done with this week's things, please comment on the week (at the top of the page) and let me know the following:

1) What do you think about Webjunction? Do you think it is a resource you can use?

2) Did you learn something new about Tumblebooks?