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Ten Quick Tips for Growing Your Friends and Foundation

Reposted with permission from Library Strategies Diversify activities beyond book sales, into such area as special events, advocacy, PR, etc. Get social — hold “friend-raising” events for different targeted age groups (i.e., the local brewpub) Activate professional development training for your board Increase the “ask” and expectations of your Friends and foundation Move beyond the […]

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Learn Best Practices in Using Library Data at RIPL

The 2018 Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL) is taking place from July 29 to August 1 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. RIPL is for public library leaders and others interested in public library data and evaluation. In this immersive, bootcamp-style event, participants learn practical, strategic methods of gathering, analyzing, and using […]

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Ivie on Newspaper Digitization Panel at ALA Midwinter

Thomas Ivie, the Wyoming State Library’s Research and Statistics Librarian, has been selected as a panelist at a session of the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Denver in February. He’ll be on the Newspaper Digitization Panel that will be held from 9:15-10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 9. Also serving on the panel will be Michael […]

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Star Valley Branch Library Gets Future Ready

Abbie Lancaster, Young Adult Services Librarian at Star Valley Branch Library, part of Lincoln County Library System, has been selected as a participant in the second cohort of Future Ready with the Library. The project, funded by IMLS, develops college and career readiness services for middle school students. “What I’m most excited about,” Abbie said, […]

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Six Biggest School Library Annoyances and How to Avoid Them

By Doug Johnson Blue Skunk Blog The website Lifehacker this week had an article titled: The Six Biggest Media Center Annoyances (and How to Fix Them) and I got excited thinking those smart people were going to help school media specialists become (even) more popular. The “media center” being written about, however, was the home […]

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Holiday Facts From the U.S. Census Bureau

See more from the U.S. Census Bureau This festive season, or simply the holidays, is a time for gathering and celebrating with family and friends, gift-giving, reflection and thanks. To commemorate this time of year, the U.S. Census Bureau presents the following holiday-related facts and figures from its collection of statistics. Shop ‘Til You Drop […]

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Holly Jolly Holiday Patents

Another holiday season is upon us! The air is filled with anticipation, merriment, and celebration. To add to your holiday festivities, the Wyoming State Library Patent and Trademark Resource Center has put together some of fun and interesting seasonal patents. Patents that have a “D” in the patent number are Design Patents. A design patent […]

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School Library Paige

Catch the latest school library news and updates in the December 2017 School Library Paige, from the Wyoming State Library’s Paige Bredenkamp. Questions about school library issues? Contact Paige at or (307) 777-6331.

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ALSC Guide to Serving Diverse Communities

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has compiled a list of resources, “Serving Diverse Communities,” to help librarians support children and families of diverse backgrounds. This document includes book and media lists, resources for media literacy, resources for vulnerable communities, statements and position papers, online […]

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Publications on Pearl Harbor at the State Library

On this Pearl Harbor Day, we remember those who were lost on December 7, 1941. Federal documents can be a valuable source for those doing historical research, and the Wyoming State Library’s collection includes many related to the military. We found these books on our shelves on the attack on Pearl Harbor, the events that […]

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