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Archived Webinar: Personal Learning Networks

Just up in our training archive from WSL School Library Consultant Paige Bredenkamp, WSL School Library Consultant, is a newly archived webinar, Personal Learning Networks for the School Librarian. Paige will take you through an overview of personal learning networks: what they are, why they are important, and how to build your own. She’s joined […]

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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of July 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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Guidelines to Plan Teen Read Week Programs

Teen Read Week is set for October 8-14 this year. Find tips to kick your TRW programs up a notch with  Teen Programming Guidelines, free from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). These guidelines are intended to guide library staff who design, host, and evaluate library programs with and for teens. Librarians are in a […]

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July 2017 Outrider Now Available

Find a wrap-up of the latest in Wyoming library news in the July 2017 Outrider newsletter from the Wyoming State Library. Subscribe today, and we’ll send the Outrider straight to your email inbox each month. Have news you’d like included? Contact Susan Mark, WSL publications specialist, at or (307) 777-5915. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, too.

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Send Your Updates for the Wyoming Libraries Directory

At this time of year, as public library boards are changing over, we’d like to send a reminder out to all libraries and their staffs to check the Wyoming Libraries Directory to make sure your listing is current. The Directory is a resource the Wyoming State Library provides to help librarians connect and to help […]

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Get Ready for the Eclipse With

This year on August 21, a solar eclipse will make its way across Wyoming, for the first time since 1918. Astronomers, eclipse enthusiasts, and travelers from around the world are making their plans to join the many Wyomingites who will dawn their eclipse glasses and gaze at the sky. The Wyoming State Library can help you prepare. Join our […]

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Webinar Offers Tips to Celebrate Friends of Libraries Week

Plan now for National Friends of Libraries Week, Oct. 15-21, 2017. United for Libraries will host a free webinar on “Celebrating National Friends of Libraries Week: Promoting Your Group and Library” on Tuesday, July 25. Although registration is full, a recording of this webinar will be available by July 28 on the United for Libraries website. This […]

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Kitchens Named WLA Outstanding Librarian

Karen Kitchens, the Wyoming State Library’s State Publications Librarian, has been honored by the Wyoming Library Association as its 2017 Outstanding Librarian. This award recognizes significant and outstanding accomplishments by a library employee in the past year. “I’m incredibly humbled and surprised to receive this award from my peers and colleagues,” Karen said. “This means […]

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Elk Mountain Residents Are Library Heroes

The Wyoming Library Association’s 2017 Hero/Heroine Award was given to a group of dedicated Elk Mountain residents who made it possible for the community’s library to move into a new, expanded location. The award was presented at Monday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony. Elk Mountain Library, a branch of the Carbon County Library System, was about to lose their […]

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Check Out the WLA Conference Program

Heading to the Wyoming Library Association conference in Sheridan August 9-11? Then check out the great lineup of sessions in the conference program. You’re sure to find something of interest. The annual conference offers numerous opportunities to learn and to network with library colleagues from across the state. Deadline to register is August 1. There […]

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