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Send Your Updates for the Wyoming Libraries Directory

At this time of year, as public library boards are changing over, we’d like to send a reminder out to all libraries and their staffs to check the Wyoming Libraries Directory to make sure your listing is current. The Directory is a resource the Wyoming State Library provides to help librarians connect and to help […]

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Get Ready for the Eclipse With

This year on August 21, a solar eclipse will make its way across Wyoming, for the first time since 1918. Astronomers, eclipse enthusiasts, and travelers from around the world are making their plans to join the many Wyomingites who will dawn their eclipse glasses and gaze at the sky. The Wyoming State Library can help you prepare. Join our […]

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Webinar Offers Tips to Celebrate Friends of Libraries Week

Plan now for National Friends of Libraries Week, Oct. 15-21, 2017. United for Libraries will host a free webinar on “Celebrating National Friends of Libraries Week: Promoting Your Group and Library” on Tuesday, July 25. Although registration is full, a recording of this webinar will be available by July 28 on the United for Libraries website. This […]

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Kitchens Named WLA Outstanding Librarian

Karen Kitchens, the Wyoming State Library’s State Publications Librarian, has been honored by the Wyoming Library Association as its 2017 Outstanding Librarian. This award recognizes significant and outstanding accomplishments by a library employee in the past year. “I’m incredibly humbled and surprised to receive this award from my peers and colleagues,” Karen said. “This means […]

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Elk Mountain Residents Are Library Heroes

The Wyoming Library Association’s 2017 Hero/Heroine Award was given to a group of dedicated Elk Mountain residents who made it possible for the community’s library to move into a new, expanded location. The award was presented at Monday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony. Elk Mountain Library, a branch of the Carbon County Library System, was about to lose their […]

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Check Out the WLA Conference Program

Heading to the Wyoming Library Association conference in Sheridan August 9-11? Then check out the great lineup of sessions in the conference program. You’re sure to find something of interest. The annual conference offers numerous opportunities to learn and to network with library colleagues from across the state. Deadline to register is August 1. There […]

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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of July 17

Free, online, continuing education events for this week from the Wyoming State Library’s Training Calendar. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at

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Elk Mountain Library on the Move

The Elk Mountain Branch Library will set out the treats and celebrate a ribbon cutting at its new location on Monday, July 17, at 6 p.m. The library, formerly the smallest in the Carbon County Library System, will roughly quadruple its space. “The space is bigger, brighter, and new” said Jacob Mickelsen, CCLS Director. “We’ve […]

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Still Time to Join “What the Tech?”

Episode 2 What the Heck is What the Tech? Like to play with tech toys? Want to bask in the adulation of your fellow librarians at the upcoming Wyoming Library Association conference? There’s still time to join the “What the Tech is That?” team. This session is a crowd favorite: a rapid-fire, whirlwind tour of websites and tech […]

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Library Resources for the Opioid Crisis

Reposted from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region Though the severity of the current opioid crisis is shocking, it is not surprising to find public librarians supporting the needs of their communities. The National Library of Medicine has compiled resources to assist librarians and other first responders to ensure that they understand […]

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