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Vote Now for Your Favorite 2017 Wyoming Artifact

The Wyoming State Historical Society, in partnership with the University of Wyoming Libraries, invites everyone, young and old, to participate in selecting “Wyoming’s Top Ten Most Significant Artifacts” for 2017.  Submissions received from libraries, museums, historical societies, and other institutions, were reviewed by a panel of independent judges to determine the top 15. The public […]

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WSL Webinar: In Context Databases

Tomorrow, April 28, the Wyoming State Library’s GoWYLD Database of the Month webinar will look at the In Context databases. Join Chris Van Burgh, WSL Database Instruction Librarian, at 11:15 a.m. MDT, for this informative tour of the eight In Context databases in In this session she’ll look at some common features to all and some […]

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WLA Conference Registration Open

Registration is now open on the Wyoming Library Association website for the 2017 conference to be held Aug. 10-11 at Sheridan College. School librarians can also register for Information Power, which will be held on Aug. 9 in Sheridan in conjunction with the WLA conference. Events will kick off with lunch on Thursday, Aug. 10 (vendors will […]

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Library Advocates Connect with Congress

Representatives of the Wyoming Library Association (WLA) are traveling to Washington, D.C., in May to discuss key library issues with the state’s Congressional delegation as part of the American Library Association’s 43rd annual National Library Legislative Day on May 1-2. Janice Grover-Roosa, Director of the Western Wyoming Community College Hay Library, and Ivan Gaetz, Dean […]

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WYLD Board Thanks Brian Greene

The WYLD Governing Board honored Brian Greene today for his many years of service to the WYLD Network. “The WYLD Governing Board appreciates Brian’s 16 years of leadership,” said Jamie Markus, Wyoming State Librarian. “His vision saw WYLD through many changes and improvements. We’re grateful for all he’s done for the libraries out in the […]

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Public Comment Open on Wyoming ESSA Draft Plan

The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) today announced the release of Wyoming’s draft Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Plan for a 45-day public comment period. After much work on the part of the library community, school libraries are included in Wyoming’s ESSA plan. Among the references: During the months this plan was drafted, school librarians and library […]

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Drips and Dropcloths at the WSL

Seed libraries might be trending, but at the Wyoming State Library we’re going for the greenhouse look with sheets of plastic throughout the stacks. Above, left to right, WSL staffers Robyn Mofield, Abby Beaver, Angie Wolff, and Travis Pollok are hard at work protecting the documents from leaks and drips. Unlike a seed library, we’re hoping […]

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Apply for Wyoming Historical Records Grants

The Wyoming State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) is offering grants of up to $2,500 for projects promoting preservation of and access to Wyoming’s historical records. The deadline to apply for the grants is June 1. The grants are available to Wyoming cultural heritage organizations for projects to process, preserve, and provide increased access to […]

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Free Library Continuing Education Events for the Week of April 24

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

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NLA-MPLA Conference Call for Proposals Open

The joint conference of the Nevada Library Association and the Mountain Plains Library Association will be held October 16-18 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Stateline, Nevada, at Lake Tahoe.  From the sounds of sensory story time to the whir of a 3D printer, libraries are much more than quiet spaces; they are […]

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