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Grant Opportunities

Libraries Connecting You to Coverage DEADLINE: July 17, 2020 The Public Library Association (PLA) is offering a series of mini-grants of up to $2,000 to support up to 30 U.S. public libraries to become Certified Application Counselor Designated Organizations (CDOs), which are able to certify staff and volunteers as Certified Application Counselors ahead of the … Continue reading Grant Opportunities

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WSL Takes Regional Leadership Role

Wyoming State Librarian Jamie Markus took office as President-Elect of the Western Council of State Libraries on July 1. Markus leads the Wyoming State Library (WSL), a division of the State of Wyoming’s Department of Administration and Information. By statute, the WSL is tasked with serving as the official depository for state government documents and … Continue reading WSL Takes Regional Leadership Role

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Wyoming Library Laws 2020 Now Available

The 2020 edition of Wyoming Library Laws has been posted on the Wyoming State Library website. This annual publication is a ready reference to the range of statutes affecting Wyoming libraries. The statutes in Library Laws are extracted, not printed in their entirety, so this is intended as a ready reference only. The WSL recommends that … Continue reading Wyoming Library Laws 2020 Now Available

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Free Continuing Education Events for July 1-5

Free, online, continuing education events for July 1-5 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 library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar. All times MDT Wednesday, July 1 (9-10 am) Nebraska Libraries in the Time of COVID: Planning for Reopening … Continue reading Free Continuing Education Events for July 1-5

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Free Library Continuing Education Events for July

The July 2020 Wyoming State Library training calendar is now available with 64 live webinars, one online conferences, and four to watch “At Your Leisure.” 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 … Continue reading Free Library Continuing Education Events for July

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Virtual Conference on Fundraising Tomorrow

Do your Friends or Foundations need some ideas for navigating the new terrain? Network for Good brings you a free, virtual conference tomorrow that can help. Keep Your Good Going: The Changing Landscape and Your Nonprofit will be held July 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. MDT. You’ll hear from nonprofit thought leaders and … Continue reading Virtual Conference on Fundraising Tomorrow

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WSL Independence Day Closure

The Wyoming State Library will be closed Friday, July 3, for the Independence Day holiday. We will reopen on Monday, July 6. We celebrate the July 4 holiday in honor of the signing of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on that date in 1776. Learn more about the Declaration from the National … Continue reading WSL Independence Day Closure

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Free Continuing Education Events for June 29-30

Free, online, continuing education events for June 29-30 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 library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar. All times MDT Tuesday, Jun 30 (12-1 pm) How to Ask for $ in Tough Times: 12 Tactics … Continue reading Free Continuing Education Events for June 29-30

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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Libraries

From the Colorado Virtual Library’s Trustee Corner By Crystal Schimpf, Public Library Specialist, Leadership & Community Development at Colorado State Library Libraries have begun to prioritize equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in their organizational values, strategic planning, and key initiative areas. At the national level, the Public Library Association (PLA) has affirmed the importance of … Continue reading Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Libraries

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Mutch on Expert Panel for Upcoming LJ Webinar

Natrona County Library Assistant Director Kate Mutch is on an expert panel for an upcoming Library Journal webinar, The Road Ahead: Library Service in a Post-COVID World. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, July 1, at 12 p.m. MDT. Libraries have stretched and changed in many ways in recent years to provide new and … Continue reading Mutch on Expert Panel for Upcoming LJ Webinar

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