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YALSA Releases Teen Services Competencies

From the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) YALSA’s Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff, which replaces Competencies for Librarians Serving Youth, is the latest resource developed to help graduate schools, library administrators, and library staff guarantee that all teens receive high quality service from their public and school libraries, regardless of whether the library has […]

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There’s a Wyoming Archivist for That!

Originally published on the ArchivesAWARE! blog of the Society of American Archivists An interview by Rachel Seale, Outreach Archivist at Iowa State University with Anne L. Foster, Archivist at Yellowstone National Park. Reposted with permission. Anne L. Foster has served as Yellowstone National Park’s Archivist since 2010. Prior to that, she was the University Archivist at […]

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Thanksgiving Facts from the U.S. Census Bureau

Where do you plan to eat Thanksgiving dinner? According to the U.S. Census Bureau, you have 118.9 million possibilities — the number of occupied housing units across the nation in the second quarter of 2017. (Source: Housing Vacancies and Homeownership, Table 8.) Some of those tables may be crowded. There were 4.6 million multigenerational households, consisting of […]

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UW’s Rocky Mountain Herbarium Part of Major Digital Archive Project

From UW News The University of Wyoming’s Rocky Mountain Herbarium is a leading partner in a $2.9 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create a comprehensive digital archive of more than 1.7 million plant specimens native to the southern Rocky Mountain region. The University of Colorado-Boulder is the principal lead for the […]

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School Library Paige

Just out! Catch the latest news and updates in the November 2017 School Library Paige, from the Wyoming State Library’s School Library Consultant, Paige Bredenkamp. Please take a minute to respond to the School Library Hotline; results will be posted in next month’s newsletter. Questions about school library issues? Contact Paige at or (307) 777-6331.

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Upcoming WSL Webinar on New AASL Standards

Learn more about the newly released American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National School Library Standards. Paige Bredenkamp, School Library Consultant at the Wyoming State Library, and Jennisen Lucas, Wyoming’s AASL Affiliate and school librarian, will host a webinar discussion, “Talking About the New AASL Standards“on Tuesday, November 28, at 3:30 p.m. MST. Come with […]

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WSL Closed for Thanksgiving

The Wyoming State Library will be closed Thursday, November 23, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be open our normal hours on Friday, November 24. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are four populated places named after the holiday’s traditional main course: Turkey Creek CDP, Arizona (405 residents in 2015); Turkey city, Texas (367); Turkey […]

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November 2017 Outrider Now Available

Find a wrap-up of the latest in Wyoming library news in the November 2017 Outrider newsletter from the Wyoming State Library. Subscribe today, and we’ll send the Outrider straight to your email inbox each month. Have news you’d like included? Contact Susan Mark, WSL publications specialist, at or (307) 777-5915. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, too.

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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of November 20

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 Tuesday, Nov 21 (11-12:30 pm) Accelerating Census Data in Excel: Basic Visualization and Analysis (U.S. Census Bureau) During this course you will learn […]

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Assistive Technology Apps for iOS and Chrome

Assistive technology (AT) is any item, piece of equipment, software program, or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of persons with disabilities. Many apps fall under this category. Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources (WATR), a program of the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities at the University of Wyoming, has put together […]

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