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WSL Supports Reading on the Reservation

CARES Act funding is supporting summer reading on the Wind River Indian Reservation through book distributions to students and families. The Wyoming State Library used approximately $5,000 for the project from the $52,297 it received from the Institute of Museum and Library Services “to address digital inclusion” or “other efforts that prevent, prepare for, and … Continue reading WSL Supports Reading on the Reservation

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Wyoming Author Storytime

It’s a storytime with Wyoming authors! Every Wednesday at 10 a.m. MDT throughout the summer Wyoming PBS will share a recording of a Wyoming children’s author reading their work and then answering questions through the comments section. Wyoming State Library staff helped put Wyoming PBS in touch with authors for this project. Learn more.

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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of June 1

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of June 1 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 MDT Tuesday, Jun 2 (9-10 am) E-Resource Troubleshooting: A Staff Training Strategy (North … Continue reading Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of June 1

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Free Library Continuing Education Events for June

The June 2020 Wyoming State Library training calendar is now available with 72 live webinars, one online conferences, and four to watch “At Your Leisure.” Every training opportunity on this list is free and offered online. Topics include advocacy, planning, careers, children and teens, collection development, communication, databases, managing change, fundraising, legal, management, outreach and … Continue reading Free Library Continuing Education Events for June

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Governor Proclaims Assistive Technology Awareness Day

Earlier this month, Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon proclaimed Wyoming Assistive Technology Day, an event sponsored by the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities Assistive Technology Advisory Council.The proclamation was signed at 2:00 p.m. on May 11. Watch the recording above or on YouTube. Assistive technology (AT) is any item, piece of equipment, software program, or product system … Continue reading Governor Proclaims Assistive Technology Awareness Day

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WLA School Library Interest Group receives AASL Grant

From the American Library Association The Wyoming Library Association School Library Interest Group (WLA-SLIG) has been named one of four recipients of the 2020 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Past-Presidents Planning Grant for National School Library Standards. The $2,500 grants, awarded in honor of AASL past presidents, are presented annually to AASL Chapters for the planning … Continue reading WLA School Library Interest Group receives AASL Grant

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Q&A With Jennisen Lucas

Jennisen Lucas, district librarian for the Park County School District #6 in Cody, Wyoming, was recently elected as the 2021-2022 President of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). She takes office as President-Elect on July 1. We asked Jennisen to share some of her thoughts about leadership, her goals, and the profession of school librarianship. … Continue reading Q&A With Jennisen Lucas

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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of May 25

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of May 25 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 MDT Tuesday, May 26 (12-1 pm) Why Futurists Can’t Predict the Future, And … Continue reading Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of May 25

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May 2020 Outrider Now Available

Find a wrap-up of the latest in Wyoming library news in the May 2020 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. Do you know any library colleagues, trustees, advocates, or volunteers who might be interested in the Outrider? Please … Continue reading May 2020 Outrider Now Available

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WSL Closed for Memorial Day

The Wyoming State Library will be closed Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day. We will resume our normal hours on Tuesday, May 26, although we are still closed to walk-ins due to the current public health crisis. Read a history of Memorial Day from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

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