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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of October 21

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of October 21 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 Monday, Oct 21 (12-1 pm) Check It Out! New Books for Ages […]

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More Than 100,000 Sign Petition Against eBooks Embargo

You may have heard news lately about library ebook lending. Beginning November 1, 2019, Macmillan Publishers plans to restrict library access to ebooks. The publisher will limit libraries to purchasing only one copy of each new ebook title for the first eight weeks after its release. Additional copies will then be available for two years […]

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National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair

Every year, the National Archives hosts a free, virtual Genealogy Fair via live webcast on YouTube. The sessions offer family history research tools on Federal records for all skill levels. Join thousands of family historians participating during the live event. No reservations are needed. Save the date for the live event on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, from 8 a.m. […]

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Innovations for School Libraries

Found in the Big Deal Media K-12 Technology newsletter Guide for Conversing with Parents About Learning with Technology Your Edtech Conversation Guide, a free downloadable resource from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), is the definitive handbook for changing the conversation with parents about how students are learning with the use of technology. […]

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People News

Megan Benfield joined the Central Wyoming College Library/Academic Resource Center on September 3 as Librarian – Resource Management. She graduated in 2017 from Adams State University with a BA in anthropology (dual emphasis in cultural anthropology and archaeology) and a minor in history. She will complete her Master’s in Library and Information Science with a […]

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Building a Better Book

From UW News By Shannon Smith, former University of Wyoming Library Specialist In January, University of Wyoming Libraries, in collaboration with the UW Lab School, was selected as a partner site for the Build a Better Book (BBB) project at the University of Colorado Boulder. This project is supported by the National Science Foundation, and […]

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Spread the Word! Letters About Literature Opens Soon

All ages PDF | JPG Grades 4-6 PDF | JPG Grades 7-8 PDF | JPG Grades 9-12 PDF | JPG Wyoming students in grades 4-12 are invited to read, be inspired, and write back to the author (living or dead) of a book that changed their lives. The 2020 Wyoming Letters About Literature reading and […]

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Creepy Patents for Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner, so this month the Wyoming State Library dug deep into the final resting place for U.S. Patents — the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Database. Here we found some creepy and disturbing patents to help get you in the mood for this season of chilling goosebumps! (Click to […]

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An Unexpected Little Library

By Karen Jean Funk Washakie County Library Director From time to time a librarian needs to take a day off from work. The need is there to use some vacation time, take personal time and just to attend to “stuff” that overwhelms us all at times. Sometimes the need is just to decompress from the […]

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National Friends of Libraries Week October 20-26

Friends of Libraries groups have their very own national week of celebration! United for Libraries will coordinate the 14th annual National Friends of Libraries Week from October 20-26, 2019. The celebration offers a two-fold opportunity to celebrate Friends. Use the time to creatively promote your group in the community, to raise awareness, and to promote […]

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