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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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OIF Seeks Information on 2017 Censorship Incidents

From the American Library Association The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) is seeking information on censorship challenges that occured between January 1 to December 31, 2017. Librarians are encouraged to complete this brief online reporting form by January 31, 2018. All online reports are compiled into the office’s database, which has tracked censorship incidents […]

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Pollok Named New Legislative Librarian at WSL

Travis Pollok is stepping into a new position at the Wyoming State Library as our Legislative Librarian, effective January 17. Travis has been the Digital Initiatives Librarian at the WSL since August 2014, one month after his initial hire as a Library Assistant for Access Services. “Working in the digital collections has brought something new […]

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WSL Says Goodbye to Two Staff Members

This Friday, January 12, the Wyoming State Library says goodbye to two wonderful staff members: Paul Goodson and Angela Wolff. We will miss them, and we wish them well as they take the next step in their careers.    

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