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Federal Funds Provide Library Resources for all Wyomingites

The Wyoming State Library is granted federal funds every year from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). Over the past five years, Wyoming library patrons and staff have benefited from LSTA funds that total almost $900,000 annually. Our fact sheet has a list of specific technologies […]

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Join us Tomorrow for GoWYLD.net Database of the Month Webinar

Join Chris Van Burgh tomorrow, March 16, at 11:15 a.m. MDT for this month’s database webinar, “Conflict/Understanding: Learning about our World using GoWYLD.net resources.” We will explore our world using our resources in GoWYLD.net — Global Issues In Context, Statistical Insight, Culturegrams, CQ Researcher, and more. Register now! After registering, you will receive a confirmation […]

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Save the Date: WLA Conference Set for Aug. 10-11 in Sheridan

Mark your calendars now. The 2017 Wyoming Library Association conference is planned for Aug. 10-11 at Sheridan College. It’s a great opportunity to gather, connect, and learn with your fellow members of the library community from across the state. Conference agenda will include opening keynote luncheon, author and/or legislative luncheon, multiple breakout sessions, vendor booths, awards […]

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NWC Hinckley Library Celebrates 50 Years as Federal Depository

Northwest College’s John Taggart Hinckley Library marks its 50th anniversary as a Federal Depository Library today. NWC became a Depository Library on March 15, 1967, shortly after the new library in the Frisby Building opened. They’ll celebrate with cake and beverages on Tuesday, March 21, from 2-4 p.m. in the Hinckley Library Amphitheatre. All are invited. […]

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Six Fundraising Opportunities for Small Nonprofits

Sometimes fundraising for a small library’s foundation or friends group can seem overwhelming. Wild Apricot has put together a list of ideas specifically for smaller nonprofit organizations. In his guest post, Adam Weinger, President of Double the Donation, writes: The full article is well worth the read for all the details, but here’s a quick summary […]

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March 2017 People News

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Free Library Continuing Education Events for the Week of March 13

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 library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.

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Wyoming’s First “Living Library” at Casper College

By Sarah E. North, Assistant Library Director Casper College Library The Casper College Goodstein Foundation Library enjoyed great success in February with the launch of Wyoming’s first Living Library in collaboration with the 2017 Casper College Humanities Festival and Demorest Lecture. The event, expected to bring in 40 attendees, drew a crowd of nearly 100 interested […]

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Trustee Corner: April 25 Webinar Helps Build Political Literacy Skills for Advocacy

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Celebrate School Library Month in April

Every April, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) celebrates School Library Month, and 2017 is no different. This year’s theme is “Because School Libraries Empower Students.” Andy Weir, author of the New York Times best-seller The Martian, will serve as the national spokesperson for this year’s celebration. School librarians are encouraged to host activities to help their school and […]

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