Tuesday, January 12, 2010

WebJunction Pennsylvania - YIPPEE!!!

I am so excited to announce that the PA Office of Commonwealth Libraries has partnered with WebJunction and we are now WebJunction Pennsylvania. If you are a regular reader of this blog, then you know what a huge fan I am of WebJunction. Here is the announcement received:

HSLC/Access PA announces the creation of a new professional development service for libraries in Pennsylvania. WebJunction Pennsylvania (http://pa.webjunction.org/) makes a large selection of online workshops and training courses available to library employees, library board members, and trustees in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at a cost of $5 per course. The new service is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

To access the subsidized courses, eligible persons must create a free account on WebJunction, then request affiliation with WebJunction Pennsylvania (click on My Affiliations, when editing your account).

HSLC/Access PA created WebJunction Pennsylvania in partnership with WebJunction, an online learning community that incorporates social software features to encourage community building. Members of the WebJunction community share their ideas and experience and promote best practices in libraries. Pennsylvania joins over fifteen other states in this cooperative educational system. Course content is contributed by the cooperative. The WebJunction system keeps track of courses taken and can generate a certificate upon course completion.

HSLC's training for Access PA services will also be integrated into the WebJunction service, and additional courses will be shared as they are created.

What to do now:

Visit the new WebJunction Pennsylvania (http://pa.webjunction.org/).
- Create a new account, or sign in with your current WebJunction username and password.
- If you create a new account, be sure to check the box to request affiliation with Pennsylvania, when you get to the affiliations page.
- If you already have an account, after signing in, click on *Edit Account* and the My Affiliations tab to request affiliation with Pennsylvania.
- After you take a look around, we’d love to hear from you about your experiences in the member center (http://pa.webjunction.org/membercenter).
- Need help? Find help and support in the member center, or you can always contact us (http://pa.webjunction.org/contact).

For more information, contact:
John Houser
Technology Coordinator

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