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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of July 22

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of July 22 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 All times MDT Tuesday, July 23 (12-1 pm) Fall YA Announcements (Booklist) New school year, […]

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Chief Washakie Statue Visits State Library

If you’re in town for Cheyenne Frontier Days, take a side trip to the Wyoming State Library at 2800 Central Ave. to see its distinguished visitor “Chief Washakie,” a bronze by sculptor Dave McGary (1958-2013), the smaller version of the two that are housed in the Wyoming State Capitol and in the U.S. Capitol Visitors’ […]

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WSL Closing at Noon on Cheyenne Day

The Wyoming State Library will close at noon on Wednesday, July 24, for Cheyenne Day. Our offices will be open that morning. We will resume normal hours on Thursday, July 25. One hundred years ago, Cheyenne Frontier Days was held just after Session Law Chapter 25 took effect making it “unlawful for any person directly […]

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July is National Ice Cream Month

From The Scoop Newsletter from the Idaho Commission for Libraries July is National Ice Cream Month, and a great excuse for a trek to a local ice cream shop. Partake in this tradition yourself this month! Some cool ice cream sites: Fun Facts for your July trivia night, recipes, and a quiz to find […]

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Library a Resource for Community in Crisis

Campbell County Public Library System (CCPLS) and its employees joined the ranks of the shocked on July 1 as Blackjewel Holdings, LLC, filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy and abruptly shuttered the operation of Campbell County’s Belle Ayr and Eagle Butte mines, immediately putting 580 people out of work. As members of the community, and by their […]

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Brown New Director of Casper College Library

On July 1, Katrina Brown officially took over as Director of the Casper College Goodstein Foundation Library. She came to Casper College from Sheridan College, where she was Director of the Mary Brown Kooi Library. “I enjoy being a library director,” Katrina said. “It’s gratifying to help library staff identify, grow, and improve library services. […]

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Saldivar Named Spectrum Scholar

Conrrado Saldivar, Adult Services Specialist at Natrona County Library, was recently awarded a Spectrum Scholarship from the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services. His award was given based on his commitment to equity and inclusion, demonstrated community outreach, commitment to the library profession, and leadership potential. The scholarship provides assistance […]

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Strategic Planning Resources

Reposted from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission As part of our role as consultants, we often receive questions from library workers about strategic or long range planning. We have compiled many of the resources that we refer to when faced with these questions. Before you get started Why is a Strategic Plan Necessary […]

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‘Toy Story 4’ Stars of National Library Card Month

This year’s Library Card Sign-up Month in September stars “Toy Story 4” characters. As Honorary Chairs, Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Bo Peep, and friends are appearing in print and digital graphics to promote the value of a library card. The “Toy Story 4” crew is also being featured in customizable library card artwork. All the free […]

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Wyoming Book Reviews

With this edition of Wyoming Book Reviews, we’re discontinuing this feature. We’d like to thank all the writers who submitted their books over the last couple of years and all the Wyoming library workers who contributed reviews. Joy that Long Endures (Book #2, Irish Blessings Series) Alethea Williams Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2018 This book […]

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