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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of November 11

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of November 11 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 Tuesday, Nov 12 (9-10 am) Child Care is Everywhere: How Libraries Can […]

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Job Opening: Goshen County Library Director

Goshen County Public Library is seeking to hire a Library Director. The Goshen County Library Director is a full-time, benefited, exempt position, responsible for managing the day-to-day operations and long-term planning of the library. The Library Director typically works Monday through Friday with some scheduled weekend and evening responsibilities. The Director reports to the Goshen […]

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Britannica School Resource for PreK-2

Britannica Fundamentals NEW! from Britannica Learn on Vimeo. Check out the newest offering from Britannica School: Britannica Fundamentals. This replaces the Learning Zone with an updated platform. Activities align with what younger students are learning about in school in language, literacy, geography, and math. Fundamentals has four paths for learning: play, read, create, and explore. […]

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Save the Date for the WLA Legislative Reception

Pencil it in now, and make plans to attend: the 2020 Wyoming Library Association Legislative Reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 20, at the Wyoming State Library, 2800 Central Ave. in Cheyenne. Library directors, employees, trustees, and volunteers are encouraged to be there. It’s a great opportunity to thank your Wyoming […]

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People News

Chris Murry has joined the Sheridan College Library team as the Public Services Librarian. He comes from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and brings community college and public library experience as well as subject expertise in philosophy and music. Rob Dickerson joined Laramie County Library System as a member of their Board of Directors. He is a CPA […]

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Grant Opportunities

Library Census Equity Fund Mini-Grants DEADLINE: November 22, 2019 The American Library Association will provide 25 libraries with $2,000 mini-grants to bolster their service to hard-to-count communities and help achieve a complete count in the 2020 Census. All types of libraries and library organizations are eligible to apply. Applicants may propose activities such as conducting […]

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WSL Closed on Veterans Day

The Wyoming State Library will be closed Monday, November 11, in honor of Veterans Day. Veterans Day, November 11, was first established in 1919 as Armistice Day, to honor the veterans of World War I on the anniversary of that conflict’s end. Read more about the history of Veterans Day from the U.S. Department of […]

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Becky Lorenz Has Passed Away

With sadness, we share the news of the passing of Becky Lorenz. Becky gave 37 years of service to the Eastern Wyoming College Library, and in her retirement she was recently a member of the Goshen County Library Board.  Memorials may be made to the Lingle Fire Department and Ambulance.

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Casper College Holds 6th Annual Book Drive

For the sixth year, Casper College Goodstein Foundation is partnering with Wyoming Food for Thought for its Annual K-12 New Book Drive. Wyoming Food for Thought distributes weekly bags of food to K-12 students who are in food-insecure situations to get them through the weekend. Donations to the library book drive add a new book […]

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Celebrate Women’s Suffrage in Wyoming

As the state of Wyoming nears December 10, 2019 — the Equality State’s sesquicentennial anniversary of women’s suffrage — the Governor’s Council for the Wyoming Women’s Suffrage Celebration wants to encourage organizations and communities to participate in statewide celebrations through September 6, 2020. On December 10, 1869, the Wyoming territory passed the first unconditional law […]

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