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YALSA Announces TeenTober

From the American Library Association The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)’s new, month-long celebration will be named TeenTober and will take place every October. In June, a naming contest was held for the celebration and teens across the nation voted and selected “TeenTober” as their top choice. TeenTober is a new, nationwide celebration hosted by libraries […]

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PLA Resources for Serving Homeless Patrons

Libraries are open and welcoming to all, including the most vulnerable in our society, leaving library staff sometimes doubling as social workers. The Public Library Association is actively working in this arena to provide resources to help libraries best serve homeless and other marginalized patrons. In a series of interactive virtual forums, a rotating panel […]

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Archived Webinar: Science in Context

Summer of Space – Science In Context August 2019; 14 minutes To wrap up our Summer of Space and to kick off the school year, our latest archived tutorial focuses on Science In Context. It also takes a look at the Gale In Context platform changes.

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Veterans History Project Day at LCCC

From the office of Sen. Mike. Enzi U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging veterans in Wyoming to share their stories as part of the Veterans History Project, an initiative that aims to preserve and make accessible the personal recollections of American veterans. Enzi, in collaboration with the Veterans History Project at the Library of […]

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NEA Survey: Pleasure Reading Rates Decline

Reposted from Library Research Service The American Academy of Arts and Sciences recently updated their Humanities Indicators with information gathered during the National Endowment of the Arts’ Survey of Public Participation in the Arts. These updates focused on capturing book-reading behaviors of American adults in 2017. The survey found that a little over half (53%) of American […]

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Libraries and Changing Times

Reposted from Laramie County Library System By Deanna Comer, LCLS Reference Specialist This past weekend I was visiting with an old friend I hadn’t seen in years. The usual topics of conversation came up and I was asked a question I so often get when I tell people I work at the library; Are libraries […]

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Four Receive Van Burgh Grants

Every year, the Wyoming Library Association makes the Nora Van Burgh Professional Development Grant available to Wyoming library employees. The grant gives a helping hand to Wyoming library employees who want to become more effective through additional training and education, but are in need of funding to make that happen. At the WLA conference earlier this month, four exceptional […]

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August 2019 Outrider Now Available

Find a wrap-up of the latest in Wyoming library news in the August 2019 Outrider newsletter from the Wyoming State Library. Subscribe today, and we’ll send the Outrider straight to your email inbox each month. You can also see past issues. Have news you’d like included? Contact Susan Mark, WSL Outreach Librarian, at or (307) 777-5915. Don’t forget to […]

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Libraries, Assistive Technology and Autism

Join us for a free webinar on September 10 for librarians addressing assistive technology strategies to support people with autism. The webinar is presented by Ryan Rausch, Occupational Therapist and Assistive Technology Professional for Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources, and Tekla Slider, Federal Documents Librarian at the Wyoming State Library. The webinar will be held on […]

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LCCC is WLA’s ‘Outstanding Library’

On Thursday, August 8, the Wyoming Library Association honored the Laramie County Community College’s Ludden Library & Learning Commons as its “2019 Outstanding Library,” for its major renovation. The award recognizes a significant special project completed within the last two years. The staff, library board, community, or people served must all have been involved in […]

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