As an addendum to Steve Butzel’s blog on the NHAIS annual conference, I’m adding a few words about the second half of the conference, the subject of which was WebJunction. Rachel Van Noord, the Community Services Consultant of WebJunction, spoke about the latest news from the organization, based in Seattle, WA, and at the suggestion of participants highlighted one of the popular features of WebJunction, i.e., TechAtlas. Her express goal for the session, however, was to ascertain from us how we are currently using the program and what, if anything, can be done better to increase its usage. This subject was also of particular interest to the NHAIS board. After a few of us spoke in high regard of the program and how its hitherto low usage was more a question of a slower learning curve and not a question of the program’s value, it was generally decided that the program needs more time and more serious efforts towards its promotion.
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