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UW’s ‘Archives on the Air’ Honored

From UW News The University of Wyoming American Heritage Center (AHC) and Wyoming Public Media (WPM) recently received a first-place award from the Wyoming State Historical Society (WSHS) in the audiovisual category for their collaborative “Archives on the Air” radio segment. The award is presented to people and programs that have made an outstanding contribution […]

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GoWYLD Milestone: 600,000 cloudLibrary Checkouts

Since GoWYLD added cloudLibrary in 2012, there have been more than 600,000 checkouts! As of this morning, Wyoming library patrons have downloaded 615,342 ebooks and audiobooks from this service. The digital content offerings in GoWYLD mean that even when the building is closed, the library is still open to provide great reads — and our […]

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September 2019 Outrider Now Available

Find a wrap-up of the latest in Wyoming library news in the September 2019 Outrider newsletter from the Wyoming State Library. Subscribe today, and we’ll send the Outrider straight to your email inbox each month. You can also see past issues. Have news you’d like included? Contact Susan Mark, WSL Outreach Librarian, at or (307) 777-5915. Don’t forget to […]

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Wyoming Afterschool Alliance Conference October 2-3

The Wyoming Afterschool Alliance (WYAA) is holding its annual conference on October 2-3, 2019 at Little America in Cheyenne, with a Leap into Science pre-conference on October 1. This is an opportunity to build collaborative relationships with people who work with kids, as well as to add knowledge and skills to your library practice. The […]

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Innovations for School Libraries

Found in the Big Deal Media K-12 Technology newsletter. Virtual Classes for Evaluating Media NewseumED’s virtual classes bring the museum to your students. The classes are offered Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mountain Time. They are typically 30 to 50 minutes in length and can be adjusted to meet classroom schedules. Currently, […]

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Free Toolkits for Earth Science Week

The Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) is once again offering free toolkits to junior high school classrooms statewide in celebration of Earth Science Week Oct. 13–19. This year’s theme is “Geoscience is for Everyone,” and emphasizes both the inclusive potential and the importance of the geosciences in the lives of all people. The American Geoscience […]

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Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries Grants

For a second year, the Institute of Museum and Library Services is accepting grant applications for Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries (APP). The deadline to apply is December 2, 2019. Three categories of APP grants are available to applicants: Transforming School Library Practice: School libraries support learning and the development of critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration skills. IMLS […]

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Saving Money at the Library

Your patrons save money when they use your library. But are they aware of just how much? A new feature added in the latest upgrade to the WYLD system lets them know. When enabled by libraries, a message will appear at the bottom of printed and emailed receipts tallying the total cost of the borrowed […]

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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of September 16

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of September 16 from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions are below. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at All times MDT Monday, Sept 16 (2-3 pm) Bringing Humor and Storytelling to STEM Projects […]

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People News

Tawnya Miller is the new Manager of the Big Piney Library. Tawnya has filled a number of roles with the Big Piney Library since 2012, most recently by coordinating adult programming, exhibits and senior center outreach. Tawnya has a passion for the region’s culture and history and is looking forward to further serving the community in […]

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