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Upcoming WSL Webinar on New AASL Standards

Learn more about the newly released American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National School Library Standards. Paige Bredenkamp, School Library Consultant at the Wyoming State Library, and Jennisen Lucas, Wyoming’s AASL Affiliate and school librarian, will host a webinar discussion, “Talking About the New AASL Standards“on Tuesday, November 28, at 3:30 p.m. MST. Come with […]

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WSL Closed for Thanksgiving

The Wyoming State Library will be closed Thursday, November 23, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be open our normal hours on Friday, November 24. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are four populated places named after the holiday’s traditional main course: Turkey Creek CDP, Arizona (405 residents in 2015); Turkey city, Texas (367); Turkey […]

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November 2017 Outrider Now Available

Find a wrap-up of the latest in Wyoming library news in the November 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 susan.mark@wyo.gov or (307) 777-5915. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, too.

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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of November 20

Free, online, continuing education events for this week from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. 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. Tuesday, Nov 21 (11-12:30 pm) Accelerating Census Data in Excel: Basic Visualization and Analysis (U.S. Census Bureau) During this course you will learn […]

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Assistive Technology Apps for iOS and Chrome

Assistive technology (AT) is any item, piece of equipment, software program, or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of persons with disabilities. Many apps fall under this category. Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources (WATR), a program of the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities at the University of Wyoming, has put together […]

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Laramie County Library Plans for Certified Wildlife Habitat

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF), America’s largest wildlife conservation and education organization, has announced that Laramie County Library System has successfully created a Certified Wildlife Habitat through NWF’s Garden for Wildlife Program. In addition, Laramie County Library’s habitat has been co-certified with NWF’s state affiliate, the Wyoming Wildlife Federation. The plan is to convert an […]

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State Library Adopts Paw Patrol Pups

In September, the Uinta County Library held a hugely successful Paw Patrol program, teaming up with the local police and fire departments. Attendees numbered 393 at the main library in Evanston and more than 100 people at each of the two branches. As it turned out, the library had too much of a good thing — […]

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Makerspaces and Libraries: READY, FIRE, AIM

By Doug Johnson Blue Skunk Blog At a recent meeting, a school library professor expressed her concern to me about the profession’s enthusiasm for putting makerspaces into school libraries. While she personally saw the value of the kinds of learning opportunities makerspaces are supposed to offer, she asked: It’s a good question and one all […]

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Mark Your Calendar for the Legislative Reception

Pencil it in now, and make plans to attend: the 2018 Wyoming Library Association Legislative Reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. on February 22, 2018 at the Wyoming State Library, 2800 Central Ave. in Cheyenne. Library directors, employees, trustees, and volunteers are encouraged to be there. It’s a great opportunity to thank your Wyoming […]

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Teen Literacies Toolkit from YALSA

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has made a Teen Literacies Toolkit available as an online PDF. In this toolkit, they use the “fake news” phenomenon as an approach to addressing multiple literacies. The kit re-examines and discusses culturally-inclusive literacies strategies library staff can use with teens to help them make sense of their world and […]

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