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Strategic Planning Resources

Reposted from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission As part of our role as consultants, we often receive questions from library workers about strategic or long range planning. We have compiled many of the resources that we refer to when faced with these questions. Before you get started Why is a Strategic Plan Necessary […]

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‘Toy Story 4’ Stars of National Library Card Month

This year’s Library Card Sign-up Month in September stars “Toy Story 4” characters. As Honorary Chairs, Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Bo Peep, and friends are appearing in print and digital graphics to promote the value of a library card. The “Toy Story 4” crew is also being featured in customizable library card artwork. All the free […]

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Wyoming Book Reviews

With this edition of Wyoming Book Reviews, we’re discontinuing this feature. We’d like to thank all the writers who submitted their books over the last couple of years and all the Wyoming library workers who contributed reviews. Joy that Long Endures (Book #2, Irish Blessings Series) Alethea Williams Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2018 This book […]

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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of July 15

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of July 15 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, July 15 (11-12 pm) Encouraging Student Voice and Choice in the […]

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Webcast to Celebrate Apollo 11

From The Scoop newsletter from the Idaho Commission for Libraries On Monday, July 15, join STARnet for a Live Webcast Event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission. This live webcast, brought to you by the American Museum of Natural History, will feature a guided recreation of the Apollo 11 voyage – […]

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Get Your Baskets Ready for WLA

It’s time to show your creative side and support the Wyoming Library Leadership Institute by building a basket (or multiple baskets) to raffle at the Wyoming Library Association annual conference in Cheyenne. Money from this annual fundraiser will benefit future leaders in Wyoming libraries. Step One: Choose an amazing theme (beautiful, fun, practical, etc.) and […]

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Grobe Named WLA’s 2019 ‘Outstanding Heroine’

Washakie County Library volunteer Dolleen Grobe has been named the Wyoming Library Association’s “Outstanding Heroine” for 2019. The award recognizes an outstanding person or group whose hard work has made a difference to a Wyoming library within the last two years. The public is invited to a reception in her honor at the Ten Sleep […]

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News in Brief

Submit a nomination for the I Love My Librarian Award Has a librarian made a difference in your life, or changed your community for the better? Now’s your chance to celebrate their impact by nominating them for the prestigious I Love My Librarian Award. Up to 10 exceptional school, public, and college/university librarians will be selected […]

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State Library Closes at Noon on July 10

The Wyoming State Library will close at noon this Wednesday, July 10, for the State Capitol Open House and Celebration. We will resume normal hours on Thursday. Hope you can join the crowd for this great event!

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People News

Natrona County Library has four staff in new positions. From left to right, we have Chelsie Troutman, Youth & Teen Services Specialist; Jennifer (Jenn) Beckstead, Youth Services Manager; Lorene Peterson, Youth & Teen Services Specialist; and Adilene (Adi) Rodriguez, Adult Services Specialist. The library posted on Facebook, “They are valuable members of our team, and we’re […]

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