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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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UW Colleges, Libraries to Open Cutting-Edge Innovation Center

Efforts to create and foster innovation are the main driver behind a new cutting-edge educational space opening soon for students and faculty at the University of Wyoming Coe Library. The Coe Student Innovation Center (CSIC) is a joint venture among UW Libraries, UW Information Technology and the colleges of Engineering and Applied Science, Education, and […]

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Bridging the Gap for Daycares and Preschools

On September 7, Melanie Hornbeck Esp, Outreach Librarian at the Laramie County Library System (LCLS), presented “Bridging the Gap: Inclusive Summer Reading for Daycares and Preschools” at the Association of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) 2017 Conference in St. George, Utah. This workshop addressed the difficulties that daycares face when participating in summer reading and […]

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GoWYLD Use on Just One Day

Wyoming libraries were serving more than just the patrons who walked through their doors on Snapshot Day. Statewide electronic resources make visiting the library as easy as firing up your laptop, tablet, or cell phone. offers articles, ebooks, scholarly sources, downloadable audiobooks, courses and tutorials, and much more. These are available to every Wyoming resident, […]

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Wyoming Reads 2018 Books Announced

Wyoming Reads has announced the book selections for the coming year, and a great lineup it is! The program encourages literacy by providing a book to every first grade student in the state. In 2017 more than 7,500 children participated. Each child gets to pick the one title they’d like to keep from six picture book choices. […]

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Assistive Technology Makes Library Resources Accessible to All

What is assistive technology (AT)? It’s more straightforward than it may sound. AT is any device, tool, or adaptation that supports a person when participating in everyday activities. “We use assistive technology, but nobody knows that term,” says Tekla Slider, Wyoming State Library Federal Documents Librarian. “It can be something as simple as magnifiers or […]

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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of October 16

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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Improving Academic Library Impact

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has released Academic Library Impact: Improving Practice and Essential Areas to Research. This report investigates how libraries can increase student learning and success and effectively communicate their value to higher education stakeholders. You can learn more about the report in the video overview above. Now more than ever, academic […]

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