Writer Timothy Egan is the University of Wyoming Libraries’ 2017 guest author. Egan is an acclaimed writer and veteran chronicler of the West whose interest range wide across the American landscape and American history. Egan will deliver a free public talk on April 18 at 1:30 PM in the Wyoming Union Ballroom. He will also speak […]
Reposted with permission from ALA District Dispatch Originally posted by Emily Wagner Librarians across the field have always been dedicated to combating misinformation. #TBT to 1987, when the American Library Association (ALA) Council passed the “Resolution on Misinformation to Citizens” on July 1 in San Francisco, California. In response to the recent dialogue on fake […]
Find a wrap-up of the latest in Wyoming library news in the February 2017 Outrider newsletter from the Wyoming State Library. Have news you’d like included next month? Contact Susan Mark, WSL publications specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (307) 777-5915. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, too.
Reposted with permission from Library Research Service McGraw-Hill recently published a white paper presenting the results of a survey of more than 1,000 librarians and faculty members to learn more about how each group views the importance of academic libraries. The results reveal a gap between what librarians and faculty view as the most valuable […]
By Rebecca Huntington, Communications Manager Teton County Library No doubt about it. Change is occurring at a fast and furious pace in public libraries, especially in Wyoming. Pressure to change comes from a mash-up of directions: the economy (local and national), population ebbs and flows, space needs, community needs, budgets, staffing challenges, and technology. How […]
From the Wyoming Public Library Board Members’ Handbook The Library Board holds ultimate authority over what happens with the library system.The important thing to remember about your Friends of the Library group(s) or Library Foundation is that they are separate entities from the library with their own governance. The Library Board holds no authority over […]
Free, online, continuing education events for this week from the Wyoming State Library’s Training Calendar. 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.
Registration is underway for the Wyoming Chapter of Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA) Annual Spring Seminar “Surviving in Lean Times: Collaboration, Communication & Cooperation.” The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on March 14 at Laramie County Community College, 1400 College Dr., Cheyenne. These are lean times in Wyoming — so […]
The Casper College Library will be hosting Wyoming’s first Living Library on Wednesday, February 22 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. as part of the 2017 Casper College Humanities Festival and Demorest Lecture. Living Libraries, Human Libraries, or Living Book Libraries are all names for similar projects — libraries where instead of checking out a traditional book and […]
The Wyoming State Library will be closed on Monday. Feb. 20 in honor of Presidents Day. We will re-open for our normal hours on Tuesday, Feb. 21. President George Washington’s February 22 birthday was declared a federal holiday in 1879. The Uniform Monday Holiday Act in 1968 both set the holiday for the third Monday in […]