Monthly Archives: April 2017

Free Library Continuing Education Events for May 2017

The May 2017 Wyoming State Library training calendar is now available. Every training opportunity on this list is free and offered online. Topics include advocacy, planning, careers, children and teens, collection development, communication, databases, managing change, fundraising, legal, management, outreach and partnerships, programming, readers’ advisory, reference, school libraries, technology, training and instruction, and volunteers. View, download, or subscribe to the calendar at library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.

2017 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees Announced

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, has officially announced the 2017 Teens Top Ten Nominees. This year’s list of nominees features 26 titles that were published between Jan. 1, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2016:

  • Black, Jenna. Nightstruck. Tor Teen.
  • Bosworth, Jennifer. The Killing Jar. Farrar, Strauss, & Giroux.
  • Bracken, Alexandra. Passenger. Disney-Hyperion.
  • Braswell, Liz. Once Upon a Dream. Disney Press.
  • Buxbaum, Julie. Tell Me Three Things. Random House.
  • Clare, Cassandra. Lady Midnight. Margaret K. McElderry.
  • Dennard, Susan. Truthwitch. Tor Teen.
  • Dinan, Kurt. Don’t Get Caught. Sourcebooks Fire.
  • Federle, Tim. The Great American Whatever. Simon & Schuster.
  • Freedman, Russell. We Will Not Be Silent. Clarion Books.
  • Glasgow, Kathleen. Girl in Pieces. Delacorte Press.
  • Gout, Leopoldo. Genius: The Game. Feiwel & Friends.
  • Hamilton, Alwyn. Rebel of the Sands. Viking Books.
  • Kincaid, S. J. The Diabolic. Simon & Schuster.
  • Landers, Melissa. Starflight. Disney-Hyperion.
  • Martin, Emily. The Year We Fell Apart. Simon & Schuster.
  • McIntosh, Will. Burning Midnight. Random House.
  • Meyer, Marissa. Heartless. Feiwel & Friends.
  • Mills, Wendy. All We Have Left. Bloomsbury.
  • Nijkamp, Marieke. This is Where It Ends. Sourcebooks Fire.
  • Russo, Meredith. If I Was Your Girl. Flatiron Books.
  • Shusterman, Neal. Scythe. Simon & Schuster.
  • Welch, Jenna Evans. Love & Gelato. Simon & Schuster.
  • West, Kasie. P.S. I Like You. Scholastic.
  • Williamson, Lisa. The Art of Being Normal. Farrar, Strauss, & Giroux.
  • Yoon, Nicola. The Sun is Also a Star. Delacorte Press.

YALSA is calling on libraries to encourage teens to read the nominees throughout the summer so they are ready for the national Teens’ Top Ten vote, which will take place August 15 through Teen Read Week (October 8-14). The ten nominees that receive the most votes will be named the official 2017 Teens’ Top Ten. Learn more and access a free Teens’ Top Ten Toolkit.

YALSA will award 50 sets of the nominated books through its 2017 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway, funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Application deadline is May 1, 2017.

The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Nominators are members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries around the country.

Vote Now for Your Favorite 2017 Wyoming Artifact

The 1873 annual report of the Wyoming State Geological Survey is one of the artifacts in the running.

The Wyoming State Historical Society, in partnership with the University of Wyoming Libraries, invites everyone, young and old, to participate in selecting “Wyoming’s Top Ten Most Significant Artifacts” for 2017.  Submissions received from libraries, museums, historical societies, and other institutions, were reviewed by a panel of independent judges to determine the top 15. The public is now invited to vote on the final top 10.

The program was created in 2015 to celebrate the state’s 125th anniversary, and it draws attention to the many fine institutions around the state that work diligently to preserve Wyoming’s heritage.

Voting ends on July 31. All ages are encouraged to vote as many times as you wish. Winners will be announced in September at the Society’s annual meeting. Peruse all the artifacts and submit your votes through the electronic ballot.

WSL Webinar: In Context Databases

Tomorrow, April 28, the Wyoming State Library’s GoWYLD Database of the Month webinar will look at the In Context databases.

Join Chris Van Burgh, WSL Database Instruction Librarian, at 11:15 a.m. MDT, for this informative tour of the eight In Context databases in GoWYLD.net. In this session she’ll look at some common features to all and some cool content within specific databases. She’ll also look at some of the Gale produced support materials.

Register now!

WLA Conference Registration Open

Registration is now open on the Wyoming Library Association website for the 2017 conference to be held Aug. 10-11 at Sheridan College. School librarians can also register for Information Power, which will be held on Aug. 9 in Sheridan in conjunction with the WLA conference.

Events will kick off with lunch on Thursday, Aug. 10 (vendors will open mid-morning), and conclude after lunch on Friday, Aug. 11. Low-cost lodging options in the Villas at Sheridan College and in the residence halls are available in addition to a room block at the Holiday Inn.

The annual conference is a great opportunity to gather, connect, and learn with your fellow members of the Wyoming library. On the agenda are the opening keynote luncheon, author and/or legislative luncheon, multiple breakout sessions, vendor booths, awards reception at the Sheridan Kooi Library, and the Wyoming Library Leadership Institute basket raffle.

Find more details and register on the WLA website. Conference registration will close on August 1; no late or no-site registration will be available.

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