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Job Opening at the WSL: Librarian

Join the team at the Wyoming State Library. Currently, we have an opening for a Librarian in our Information Services office. This position: Provides professional level information, research and resources to state employees and the public Assists the State Publications Librarian with cultivating an education and outreach program for state agencies on State Library services […]

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School Libraries Part of Approved ESSA Plan for Wyoming

The US Department of Education has approved the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan for Wyoming. ESSA is the federal education accountability law that has replaced No Child Left Behind (NCLB). This plan details how Wyoming will meet the ESSA requirements in order to qualify for federal funds. It includes state education goals, accountability standards […]

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UW Libraries 2018 Author Talk to Feature Kathy Reichs

The University of Wyoming Libraries will bring author and forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs to campus on April 10, 2018. Reichs will deliver a free public talk at 1:30 p.m. in the College of Education Auditorium and will also speak at a fundraising dinner that evening for UW Libraries Development Board. Reichs’s first novel, Deja Dead, became a New York […]

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Teens Can Win in 2018 Summer Reading Video Challenge

Above: The winning Wyoming teen video from 2016. Teens ages 13-18 can show off their creativity and win a $100 prize for themselves and a prize worth $50 for their local library in the Collaborative Summer Library Program’s (CSLP) 2018 Teen Video Challenge. Deadline to enter is February 22. Full details are available on our Summer […]

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Database of the Month Webinar Explores Heart Mountain

Join the Wyoming State Library’s Tom Ivie and Chris Van Burgh for a look at the Heart Mountain Japanese-American Internment Camp digital exhibit, part of Wyoming Newspapers, in our free Database of the Month webinar on Thursday, January 18, from 11:15 a.m. to noon MST. Tom and Chris will look at searching in Wyoming Newspapers, as […]

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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of January 15

Free, online, continuing education events for this week from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at All times MST Tuesday, Jan 16 (10-11 am) Advocacy, Ethics, and the Law for Librarians (Washington State Library) Presented by Rob Mead, State […]

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Application Period Open for ALA Leadership Institute

From the American Library Association Applications are now being accepted through March 9, 2018, for the 2018 “Leading to the Future” ALA Leadership Institute (Aug. 6-9, Eaglewood Resort, Itasca, Illinois). Building on the success of the past ALA Leadership Institutes, the four-day immersive leadership development program for 40 mid-career librarians will be led again by […]

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Call for Submissions 2018 PR Xchange Awards Competition

Libraries everywhere are creating exciting promotional materials:  newsletters, program announcements, annual reports, advocacy materials, fundraising messages, reading celebrations, and much more. Now is the time to receive recognition for your library’s amazing work. The call for submissions for the 2018 PR Xchange Awards competition is now live! Deadline is March 20, 2018. Submission instructions are […]

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WSL Closed for MLK/Equality Day

The Wyoming State Library will be closed Monday, January 15, for Martin Luther King Jr./Equality Day. We will be open our normal hours again on Tuesday, January 16. From our Wyoming Legislation database, we find that in  1990, the Wyoming State Legislature designated the third Monday in January as a legal holiday, “Martin Luther King, […]

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School Library Paige

Catch the latest school library news and updates in the January 2018 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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