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Digital Resources for Student Collaboration

Reposted from Colorado Virtual Library By Christine Schein, Digital Literacy Instructional Specialist at Colorado Department of Education “Collaboration is essential in our classrooms because it is inherent in the nature of how work is accomplished in our civic and workforce lives. Fifty years ago, much work was accomplished by individuals working alone, but not today. Much of all […]

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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of June 24

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of June 24 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 Tuesday, June 25 (8-9 am) Libraries and the 2020 Census (Indiana State […]

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Linnea Rounds, 1944-2019

We are saddened to hear of the death of Linnea “Linn” Rounds. She passed away at the age of 75 on June 19, 2019. Linn worked many years at the Wyoming State Library and managed the Publications, Public Programs, and Marketing Office. She retired in 2003 after 26 years with the WSL. You can read […]

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June 2019 Outrider Now Available

Find a wrap-up of the latest in Wyoming library news in the June 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 follow […]

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National Summer Learning Week July 8-13

National Summer Learning Week is a celebration dedicated to advocacy and awareness around elevating the importance of keeping kids learning, safe, and healthy every summer, and ensuring they return to school in the fall ready to succeed in the year. During this year’s celebration from July 8-13, each day will focus on a new theme: […]

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News in Brief

New Online: The AP Washington Bureau, 1915-1930 The Associated Press Washington Bureau News Dispatches between the tumultuous years between 1915 and 1930 are now online at the Library of Congress. The collection of news dispatches of the Washington, D.C., Bureau of the Associated Press spans the period 1915-1930 and consists of 375 volumes (387,082 images), […]

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Upcoming Webinar: Summer ILL and Chill

This event has been canceled. In the meantime, we’d like to recommend you take a look at this video of School Library Resources — you’ll find much of the same information that had been planned for the June 25 webinar. You can download the slides here. Summertime for school librarians is not just time off. […]

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Innovations for School Libraries

Found in the Big Deal Media K-12 Technology newsletter. Google Earth Quiz Blending History and Geography Tucked inside Google Earth is a geography quiz created in partnership with Atlas Obscura. The Natural Wonders Quiz is a multiple-choice challenge that asks students to identify special locations around the world. Comic Books Raising Awareness of Basic Economic […]

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Author Ron Franscell to Speak at WLA

USA Today bestselling crime writer, novelist, and journalist Ron Franscell will be the featured luncheon speaker at the 2019 Wyoming Library Association conference on Friday, August 9. Ron is a Wyoming native, author of 17 fiction and nonfiction books, and long-time journalist. His chilling true crime story of rape and murder in Casper — released […]

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Archived Webinar: Summer of Space

Summer of Space June 2019; 19 minutes Our latest archived webinar explores resources from Gale, Novelist, NASA, StarNet , and PBS Books to support your summer reading programming. Chris Van Burgh, Wyoming State Library Database Instruction Librarian takes you on a tour of vendor-produced content from Gale and EBSCO, along with resources from organizations such […]

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