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Today in History: Rosa Parks Arrested

On the evening of December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, an African American, was arrested for disobeying an Alabama law requiring black passengers to relinquish seats to white passengers when the bus was full. Blacks also were required to sit at the back of the bus. Her arrest sparked a 381-day boycott of the Montgomery bus […]

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December Wyoming Book Reviews

Náápiikoan Winter By Alethea Williams Charleston, S. Car.: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, [2016] One character is present throughout this work of historical fiction: Buffalo Stone Woman, and the adventure begins with her as a girl, Isobel. Buffalo Stone Woman, Sweetgrass Woman, Bear Dog, and Donal Thomas (a Náápiikoan, or white man with the Hudson Bay Company) […]

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December Continuing Education Calendar

The December 2016 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 […]

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Legal Services for Library Patrons in Wyoming

Do you have patrons looking for legal information and advice? Equal Justice Wyoming has developed various online resources for Wyoming civil courts, including forms, legal advice clinics, and more. Alisa Rosales, J.D., M.S., Staff Attorney, Equal Justice Wyoming, presented this overview at the Wyoming Library Association 2016 conference. The 26-minute video provides an understanding of Equal Justice […]

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Less Jargon, More Practice: Successful eBook Instruction

Wyoming residents have great e-books, e-audiobooks, and e-magazines available through GoWYLD.net. With Christmas upcoming, many library patrons will soon have new smartphones, tablets, and e-readers in their hands — perfect for downloading and reading this content. Thinking about a program to help your patrons access these materials? Here are some tips from the Programming Librarian […]

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2017 Big Talk from Small Libraries Call for Speakers

Reposted from Big Talk From Small Libraries The Call for Speakers for Big Talk From Small Libraries 2017 is now open! This free one-day online conference is aimed at librarians from small libraries; the smaller the better. Small libraries of all types – public, academic, school, museum, special, etc. – are encouraged to submit a proposal. […]

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WSL Digital Collection Suite Use is on the Rise

The State Library offers six great Wyoming history resources in its Digital Collection Suite: Inventors, Legislation, Newspapers, Places, State Publications, and Trademarks. More and more people are discovering these great sites and all they contain. Here’s how much we’ve seen their use grow over the past few years.  

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Free Library Continuing Education Events for Nov. 28-30

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.

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PLA Awards in Library Technology Deadline Dec. 5

The Public Library Association’s service awards and grants highlight the best in public library service and honor those bringing innovation, creativity, and dedication to public libraries. The deadline to apply for PLA 2017 Service Awards and Grants is December 5, 2016 at 11:59 PM Central. The Baker & Taylor Entertainment Audio Music / Video Product […]

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Tax Forms Outlet Program Deadline Approaches

Reposted from ALA District Dispatch Libraries participating in the Tax Forms Outlet Program (TFOP) for filing season 2017 should be aware that orders for 2016 tax forms can now be placed. The deadline to submit orders is November 28, 2016. TFOP participants can submit orders via email to pdf.orders@eforms.enterprise.irs.gov using the Form 8635, Order for Tax Forms Outlet Program […]

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