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Grand Openings at UW Libraries

All are invited to the October 26 grand opening of the Student Innovation Center, a partnership of the College of Engineering & Applied Science and UW Libraries. President Laurie Nichols will make opening remarks, and refreshments will be served in Coe Library Room 233 at 4:00 PM. And on October 27, stop by for the grand opening of the Libraries’ One-Button […]

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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of October 23

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

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Wyoming’s Top Ten Artifacts Named

The Wyoming State Historical Society has announced the winners of the state’s 2017 Top Ten Artifacts, chosen from more than 20 submissions, and voted on by more than 1,700 individuals. This is the Society’s third year hosting this project in partnership with the University of Wyoming Libraries. The project draws awareness to historic collections at […]

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Social Media and Libraries Webinar Series

Registration is now open for the Social Media and Libraries Webinar Series, hosted in collaboration by WebJunction and TechSoup for Libraries. This series will highlight social media best practices to keep patrons and library staff engaged, develop measurable goals, and cultivate new readers and learners in your community. Register now for one or all three of the webinars! Part […]

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UW Geological Museum Receives IMLS Grant to Digitize Rare Fossils

Thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the University of Wyoming Geological Museum will be able to make more of its rare fossil mammal collection available to researchers, schools, and the public. The two-year project, “The Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-PG) Fossil Mammal Project: Digitizing and Sharing Wyoming’s Rare Fossil Mammal Collection for Understanding Mammal […]

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October 2017 Outrider Now Available

Find a wrap-up of the latest in Wyoming library news in the October 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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Encourage Your Teens and Tweens to Enter Letters About Literature

Wyoming students in grades 4-12 are invited to read, be inspired, and write back to the author (living or dead) of a book that changed their lives. The 2017-18 Letters About Literature reading and writing contest is open and accepting entries. Postmark deadline is January 12, 2018. Letters About Literature is a Library of Congress […]

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National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair

On Wednesday, October 25, the National Archives will host the fifth virtual Genealogy Fair via webcast. Viewers can participate with the presenters and other family historians during the live event on YouTube. All of the session videos and handouts will be available from this web page free of charge. You can watch the sessions and download the […]

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Archived Webinar: Health Resources in GoWYLD

October is Health Literacy Month. In this webinar WSL Database Instruction Librarian Chris Van Burgh looks at the many resources under Health & Medicine, as well as Nursing & Allied Health. The new interface for Health & Wellness Resource Center is part of this exploration of sources in She also checks out a few places for […]

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Six Great Ideas for Library Partnerships

Reposted with permission from Library Strategies Partnerships have great potential to expand your library’s capacity to offer more, reach broader audiences, and leverage your resources. As libraries continually seek new ways to stretch their budgets, partnering is a valuable option to consider. There are several natural partnerships that many libraries have formed: 1) Literacy Partnerships. […]

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