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Tips for Avoiding COVID-19 Scams

Adapted and reposted from the Colorado Virtual Library In these troubling times, most of us have come together to (at least virtually!) support each other and our communities. But unfortunately, wide-scale crises tend to bring out those who would try to exploit the situation for their own gain. Scams to be aware of include financial … Continue reading Tips for Avoiding COVID-19 Scams

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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 April: Sessions presented at the 2019 AASL National Conference (American Association of School Librarians) Sessions focused on the 2018 National School … Continue reading Online Training ‘At Your Leisure’

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Earn a Health Information Specialization

Here’s a way you can bolster your library resume while safe at home: Obtain a Consumer Health Information Specialization certificate from the Medical Library Association in a month by taking online courses provided by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Courses are available for free to any library staff member interested in providing reliable … Continue reading Earn a Health Information Specialization

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News in Brief

American Library Association Cancels 2020 Annual Conference Due to COVID-19 The American Library Association’s Executive Board has announced that the 2020 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition scheduled for June 25-30 in Chicago has been canceled due to the COVID-19 epidemic. 2020 will mark the first time in 75 years that ALA has not held an … Continue reading News in Brief

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Explore State Archives Digital Resources

The Wyoming State Archives has put together its own “Stuck at Home” page that puts their digital resources at your fingertips from your home computer. On it, you can: Ask an archivist by phone or email Read the Wyoming Postcripts blog Browse thousands of historical photographs Read Wyoming newspapers Explore maps of Wyoming and its … Continue reading Explore State Archives Digital Resources

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Free Virtual Event: Middle Grade Magic

Join School Library Journal for their Middle Grade Magic virtual summit, a day-long celebration and exploration of one of the burgeoning and most important areas of publishing for young readers: literature for children ages eight through 12 and beyond! This free, completely virtual conference takes place on Wednesday, April 8, from 7 a.m. to 3 … Continue reading Free Virtual Event: Middle Grade Magic

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Grant Opportunities

Wyoming Community Foundation COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund DEADLINE: Ongoing while funds are available The WYCF Response and Recovery Fund will provide resources to nonprofits and other organizations directly supporting vulnerable residents and families in Wyoming. In this first phase, they are prioritizing organizations that are serving communities and individuals who are immediately and disproportionately … Continue reading Grant Opportunities

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Census Day 2020

Happy Census Day! April 1 marks the day every household in the country will have received an invitation to complete the 2020 Census by self-response. If you don’t have an invitation, you can still submit your information; your household can respond online now by providing your address. When you respond to the census, you’ll tell … Continue reading Census Day 2020

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Free Continuing Education Events for April 1-5

Free, online, continuing education events for April 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, Apr 1 (9-10 am) Beta Testing for Social Wellbeing (Nebraska Library Commission) The Rural … Continue reading Free Continuing Education Events for April 1-5

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New Census Data Platform Launches

Reposted from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission Anyone who uses U.S. Census data needs to be aware that big changes have occurred in the way the Census distributes information.  This is timely:  the new platform is up and running prior to the input of the decennial U.S. Census. American Fact Finder, the primary … Continue reading New Census Data Platform Launches

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