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Free Library Continuing Education Events for Feb. 27-28

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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Library of Congress Requesting Feedback From K-12 Educators

From the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog If you follow the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog, you’re most likely familiar with the Library’s web site for K-12 educators, loc.gov/teachers. (If you don’t  follow it, you might check it out for the great resources.) The Library is proud of the classroom materials, professional […]

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UW Libraries’ 2017 Guest Author Timothy Egan to Speak April 18

Writer Timothy Egan is the University of Wyoming Libraries’ 2017 guest author. Egan is an acclaimed writer and veteran chronicler of the West whose interest range wide across the American landscape and American history. Egan will deliver a free public talk on April 18 at 1:30 PM in the Wyoming Union Ballroom. He will also speak […]

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Look Back, Move Forward: Librarians Combating Misinformation

Reposted with permission from ALA District Dispatch Originally posted by Emily Wagner Librarians across the field have always been dedicated to combating misinformation. #TBT to 1987, when the American Library Association (ALA) Council passed the “Resolution on Misinformation to Citizens” on July 1 in San Francisco, California. In response to the recent dialogue on fake […]

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February 2017 Outrider Now Available

Find a wrap-up of the latest in Wyoming library news in the February 2017 Outrider newsletter from the Wyoming State Library. Have news you’d like included next month? Contact Susan Mark, WSL publications specialist, at susan.mark@wyo.gov or (307) 777-5915. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, too.

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Survey Finds Gap in How Librarians and Faculty Perceive Academic Libraries

Reposted with permission from Library Research Service McGraw-Hill recently published a white paper presenting the results of a survey of more than 1,000 librarians and faculty members to learn more about how each group views the importance of academic libraries. The results reveal a gap between what librarians and faculty view as the most valuable […]

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Teton County Library Strategic Plan Provides Powerful Decision-Making Tool

By Rebecca Huntington, Communications Manager Teton County Library No doubt about it. Change is occurring at a fast and furious pace in public libraries, especially in Wyoming.  Pressure to change comes from a mash-up of directions: the economy (local and national), population ebbs and flows, space needs, community needs, budgets, staffing challenges, and technology. How […]

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Trustee Corner: Your Board’s Relationship with Foundation and Friends

From the Wyoming Public Library Board Members’ Handbook The Library Board holds ultimate authority over what happens with the library system.The important thing to remember about your Friends of the Library group(s) or Library Foundation is that they are separate entities from the library with their own governance. The Library Board holds no authority over […]

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Free Library Continuing Education Events for the Week of Feb. 20

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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ARMA Spring Seminar: Surviving in Lean Times

Registration is underway for the Wyoming Chapter of Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA) Annual Spring Seminar “Surviving in Lean Times:  Collaboration, Communication & Cooperation.” The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on March 14 at Laramie County Community College, 1400 College Dr., Cheyenne. These are lean times in Wyoming — so […]

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