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Protecting a Home Wireless Network

The Wyoming State Library has partnered with the Wyoming CAN (Cybersecurity Action Network) Committee, to offer this free “cyber-in-a-box” educational program. This 10-minute video-based program is designed to be distributed at local libraries to increase cyber safety in Wyoming communities.

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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of August 3

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of August 3 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, Aug 4 (9:30-10:15) Social Media for All of Us: Creating Digital … Continue reading Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of August 3

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Library Technology for Contactless Service

From the Texas State Library and Archives Commission Originally, before the pandemic, new contactless technologies such as self-service kiosks and patron print management tools were developed for use in libraries for two main reasons: Make staff more efficient at their job Provide extra convenience for patrons Depending on a library’s size or situation, implementing these … Continue reading Library Technology for Contactless Service

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New Wyoming Collections Join the DPLA

From the Colorado Virtual Library Wyoming Historic Landscape Expands The Wyoming State Archives and the Campbell County Rockpile Museum recently became partners of the Plains to Peaks Collective (PPC) sharing over 19,000 items with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).  With these recent additions, there are now seven Wyoming institutions collectively sharing over 119,000 unique historic items with … Continue reading New Wyoming Collections Join the DPLA

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Free Library Continuing Education Events for August

The August 2020 Wyoming State Library training calendar is now available with 95 live webinars, one online conference, and five 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 August

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‘Mask Up’ Posters for Your Library

Would you like some gentle reminders for your patrons to wear masks in your library building? The Wyoming State Library has created these posters for you to use. Click on the image for a full-size downloadable JPG you can print and post in your building.

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Building Literacy: Public Library Construction

From the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners The construction team from Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioner’s (MBLC) Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program (MPLCP) has come up with a new way to connect with librarians and others interested in public library construction. The “Building Literacy: Public Library Construction” podcast explores all topics relevant to the entire … Continue reading Building Literacy: Public Library Construction

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IMLS Releases 2017 Public Libraries Data

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has published the dataset from the 2017 Public Libraries Survey. This provides a look at public library use, financial health, staffing, and resources from reporting year 2017. Highlights in this report: There were over 1.3 billion visits to libraries by 55% of those who lived in an area … Continue reading IMLS Releases 2017 Public Libraries Data

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FDLP Libraries: Your Source for Government Information

The Wyoming State Library is one of seven Federal Depository Libraries in the state. These offer a selection of government documents and digital resources to patrons of all ages as part of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). Tekla Slider, WSL Federal Documents Librarian (seen here in her snazzy FDLP mask), features a few things … Continue reading FDLP Libraries: Your Source for Government Information

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WSL Helps Put Museum Collections Online

Wyoming’s museums contain unique historical resources, and the Wyoming State Library is working to make those collections accessible to the world online in the Digital Public Library of America, thanks to a grant from the Wyoming Community Foundation. Earlier this year, the State Library received the $14,850 grant to purchase software upgrades and support hosting … Continue reading WSL Helps Put Museum Collections Online

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