WSL News


JT Bookrider Sign up now for the WSL's Outrider newsletter


Free Library Continuing Education Events for March

The March 2020 Wyoming State Library training calendar is now available with 62 live webinars, three online conferences, and five recordings to watch “At Your Leisure.” Every training opportunity on this list is free and offered online. Topics include advocacy, planning, careers, children and teens, collection development, communication, databases, managing change, fundraising, legal, management, outreach … Continue reading Free Library Continuing Education Events for March

Posted in Calendar | Leave a comment

Book Awards Deadline Nears

An important deadline is fast approaching. Three book awards for K-12 children and teens, sponsored by the Wyoming Library Association and the Wyoming State Literacy Association, are taking nominations for 2021 titles, but the deadline is looming! Nominations are due to the committees by March 1. Nominations come from students and their teacher or librarian … Continue reading Book Awards Deadline Nears

Posted in WLA | Leave a comment

Turning the Page: Advocacy Training

Reposted from the ALSC Blog Does your library need help with advocacy training? Has your library used the Turning the Page training developed by the Public Library Association (PLA)? Read on to see if your library would benefit from this comprehensive advocacy training curriculum. Advocacy is critical to building public support and demonstrating the many … Continue reading Turning the Page: Advocacy Training

Posted in Articles and Information | Leave a comment

Can Libraries Cure Loneliness?

Reposted from Library Research Service Libraries are not traditionally thought of as social spaces. Stereotypes of older women glaring over thick-rimmed glasses to shush talkative individuals pervade our pop-culture references. However, studies show that public libraries foster social support and decrease isolation. At a time when loneliness is being deemed a public health crisis in … Continue reading Can Libraries Cure Loneliness?

Posted in Articles and Information | Leave a comment

Online Conference: Big Talk from Small Libraries

Attend Big Talk From Small Libraries 2020, and hear how the Copper Queen Library in Bisbee, Arizona, earned the Library Journal 2019 Best Small Library in America award! The Nebraska Library Commission is providing this free one-day online conference aimed at small libraries on Friday, February 28 via GoToWebinar from 7:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. MST. … Continue reading Online Conference: Big Talk from Small Libraries

Posted in Training | Leave a comment

Free Facilitation Skills Training Materials From ALA

From the American Library Association The American Library Association (ALA) has released a set of free professional development materials to help library workers in small and rural communities develop the facilitation skills they need to thrive in the 21st-century library. Offered through Libraries Transforming Communities: Facilitation Skills for Small and Rural Libraries, the materials are designed to help … Continue reading Free Facilitation Skills Training Materials From ALA

Posted in Training | Leave a comment

Archived Webinar: General OneFile (Gale)

General OneFile (Gale) February 2020; 19 minutes An overview of this general interest database appropriate for most of your library patrons and for older students.

Posted in Database of the Month | Leave a comment

Job Opening: Park County Library Director

Park County Library System County Library Director Job Announcement Park County (Wyoming) Library System is seeking an energetic, service-oriented Director with excellent communication skills and the vision necessary to lead this three library system into the future. Currently the system has a budget of $1,761,372.00 to provide a wide range of services to a population … Continue reading Job Opening: Park County Library Director

Posted in Jobs | Leave a comment

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of February 24

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of February 24 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 MST Monday, Feb 24 (12-1 pm) National Library of Medicine Resources for … Continue reading Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of February 24

Posted in Calendar | Leave a comment

How Much is Your Library Worth?

Reposted from Library Research Service We can all agree that libraries are valuable to our communities, but exactly how much are they worth? Libraries are under increasing pressure to translate qualitative services into quantifiable impact. One approach is to determine the Return on Investment (ROI) a library provides to community members. Doing so communicates the … Continue reading How Much is Your Library Worth?

Posted in Articles and Information | 1 Comment