Entries will be accepted for the 2016-17 Letters About Literature reading and writing contest beginning Nov. 2, 2016. Letters About Literature is a Library of Congress national reading/writing promotion program for students in grades 4-12. Students are asked to read a book, poem, or speech and write to the author (living or dead) about how […]
Desiree Saunders has been hired as the new WYLD Program Manager at the Wyoming State Library. Desiree moves into the position that was vacated when Brian Greene made the jump to Library Development Manager. “Desiree’s skills, institutional knowledge, and years of experience make her the perfect fit for this position,” said Jamie Markus, State Librarian. “She’s eminently […]
On Oct. 1, Matt Swift was named Wyoming State Law Librarian. Prior to his appointment, Swift served as Interim State Law Librarian since August. Matt has lived in Wyoming over 30 years. Prior to joining the Wyoming State Law Library in 2013, Swift worked for the Laramie County Library System for more than eight years. He joined LCLS as a reference […]
Find a wrap-up of the latest in Wyoming library news in the October 2016 Outrider newsletter from the Wyoming State Library. Have news you’d like included next month? Contact Susan Mark, WSL publications specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (307) 777-5915. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, too.
CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced the official titles of the 2016 Teens’ Top Ten. Teens all over the world voted starting August 15 with voting lasting through Teen Read Week™ (Oct. 9-15, 2016). Altogether, over 28,000 votes were cast for the 26 nominees. The official 2016 Teens’ Top Ten titles […]
The Wyoming State Library will be one of the host sites for the upcoming Wyoming Library Association 2016 Conference on Oct. 27. The event will take place in the large conference room. WLA 2016 is free, but don’t forget to pay any WLA membership dues. As a bonus, the State Library will be the live host site […]
This week, Friends of the Library groups and libraries across the country are celebrating the 11th annual National Friends of Libraries Week (Oct. 16-22, 2016). Friends groups are celebrating by holding membership drives, book sales, special events, and officials are issuing proclamations to mark Friends of Libraries Week in their town or state. Libraries are […]
Download the slides School libraries are dynamic places, meant to support the changing needs of students and education. Unfortunately, time constraints, or our own inhibitions, often mean that we end up holding onto items that are no longer relevant. This takes up valuable space and could mean the difference between being a vibrant hub of […]
Free, online, continuing education events for this week from the Wyoming State Library’s Training Calendar. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.
The end of year giving season will be on us sooner than you think, and your library Friends or Foundation should be working to make the most of it. Over on CauseVox, they’re offering these five tips for maximizing your 2016 fundraising: Make it easy by removing any barriers to online giving. Demonstrate the impact […]