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A Planning Guide to Fundraising

Making a fundraising plan doesn’t need to be daunting. CauseVox recently posted, “Fundraising Planning Guide, Calendar, Worksheet, + Template,” with great tips and tools for a successful year of getting more donations in 2020. Here are the steps they recommend: Understand your need and goals Study your past fundraising trends List your resources (staff, board, […]

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Traveling Trunks from the Smithsonian

Reposted from Smithsonian Libraries Traveling Trunks is a new resource-lending program of the Smithsonian Libraries. These multimedia library kits are packed full of resources from across the Smithsonian Institution that deliver immersive experiences. Through touch, tech, sound, and sight, Traveling Trunks creates a screen-free sensory-rich environment. Through the current four themes students can listen to […]

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ALA Launches Community Engagement Initiative

From the American Library Association Community engagement — the process of working collaboratively with community members — provides a roadmap to creating sustainable, resilient organizations and communities. Small, rural libraries are nimble, responsive organizations that can work with their communities to create powerful community-led change. Specially designed for the needs of small and rural libraries, […]

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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of November 18

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of November 18 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 MST Monday, Nov 18 (8-10 am) Workforce Modernization Workshop Part 1: Attract and […]

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WDE Supporting Digital-Age Teaching

From the Wyoming Department of Education One hundred Wyoming educators will have the opportunity to earn the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Certification for Educators with financial support from the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE). The certification is the only competency-based certification focused on digital-age teaching practices. Today’s students are “digital natives,” but need skilled […]

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Wits and Wisdom at Park County Library

Reposted from Park County Library Park County Library recently held the grand opening of  its Wits and Wisdom room (aka the Teen Room), an expanded space for older patrons. Weekdays, during the school year from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., the Wits and Wisdom room will be available to senior citizens for a variety of activities. Shelly […]

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Archived Webinar: Pronunciator

Pronunciator Training for Wyoming Libraries November 2019; 39 minutes Robert Savage from Pronunciator will show the various tools Pronunciator offers to help you learn 105 languages, and to help English Language Learner (ELL) students who speak any of 90 languages learn English in their mother tongue. Find Pronunciator in’s language learning resources — free […]

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News in Brief

New Edition of Financial Assistance for Library and Information Studies Directory Available Need financial assistance to attend library school or know of someone who does? Take a look at the 2019 Financial Assistance for Library and Information Studies (FALIS) Directory. It is an annual directory of awards from state library agencies, national and state library […]

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Online Training ‘At Your Leisure’

In addition to the live webinars in our training calendar, each month we try to pick some videos out there that you can watch “At Your Leisure.” These on-demand offerings caught our attention for November: One Book Wyoming 2019: Ernest Hemingway and Masculinity (Wyoming State Library) Hear presenter Charles Fournier discuss the theme of masculinity […]

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Grant Builds Links Between Incarcerated and Their Children

A grant from the Wyoming Community Foundation is building connections between those incarcerated at Wyoming correctional facilities and their children through the power of books. The Everyone Has a Story project enables inmates to select books for their children and to record themselves reading the books. Along with the book, the Story Project mails the […]

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