Webinars Index

Contact Information
Chris Van Burgh
Database Instruction Librarian
(307) 777-3642
Database Webinars

GoWYLD from the Staff Side: From Stats to Widgets
Where to find database statistics and announcements, FAQ’s about access, database product information and marketing tools, guides and handouts, and much more! The State Library has created and compiled information just for you.
February 2020; 19 minutes

General OneFile (Gale)
An overview of this general interest database appropriate for most of your library patrons and for older students.
February 2020; 19 minutes

General reference database for middle school, high school, college and for educators. Includes curated research topic pages to get students started on their research.
January 2020; 13 minutes

Pronunciator Training for Wyoming Libraries
Robert Savage from Pronunciator will show the various tools Pronunciator offers to help you learn 105 languages, and to help English Language Learner (ELL) students who speak any of 90 languages learn English in their mother tongue.
November 2019; 39 minutes

In Context Middle School and High School
Gale has introduced a new platform and some title changes. We’ll look at ways to get students back into research.
September 2019; 15 minutes

Summer of Space – Science In Context
To wrap up our Summer of Space and to kick off the school year, this tutorial focuses on Science In Context. It also takes a look at the Gale In Context platform changes.
August 2019; 14 minutes

Summer of Space
Resources from Gale, Novelist, NASA, StarNet , and PBS Books to support your summer reading programming. Join Chris Van Burgh as we explore vendor (Gale, EBSCO) produced content, as well as organizations, such as NASA and PBS, who have created sites and sources for this Summer of Space.
June 2019; 19 minutes

Wyoming Inventors Database
Join Karen Kitchens, Wyoming State Library State Publications Librarian, for a look at the updated Wyoming Inventors Database. Learn search tips for this database which includes all United States patents issued to inventors within the present-day boundaries of Wyoming.
May 2019; 19 minutes

Finding Family in Wyoming Newspapers
Join Chris Van Burgh for an exploration of Wyoming Newspapers (1849-1922) and how you can use them to find bits and pieces about your relatives’ time in Wyoming. Did they own a business? Play bridge? Serve in the war? So much to find!
March 2019; 25 minutes

Learn about countries around the world-the people, their lifestyle and customs, even recipes. CultureGrams includes lesson plans and a blog with additional ideas for classroom and library use.
December 2018; 22 minutes

U.S. History in Context and Native American Heritage Month
Gale pays tribute to their important contributions, histories, and unique challenges both past and present with Native American content featured directly on the homepage of US History In Context for the entire month of November.
November 2018; 18 minutes

Social Issues: Resources in GoWYLD.net
Let’s take a look at places to go in GoWYLD.net for information on the myriad social issues that are prevalent in our world. We will look at Opposing Viewpoints In Context, Global Issues In Context, CQ Researcher and SIRS Knowledge Source.
October 2018; 21 minutes

Bookflix for Public Libraries, School and Home!
A literacy resource for grades PreK-3 that pairs classic fictional video storybooks with related eBooks. Animation, audio and interactive games are designed to reinforce core reading skills. Bookflix has a brand new look, better searching , new book pairs, and more! (They’ve eliminated the need for Flash)
September 2018; 12 minutes

Britannica Library
Explore the many wonders of Britannica. Begin your search at GoWYLD.net.
August 2018; 17 minutes

Novelist Plus
Novelist Plus for finding your summer read! (Or any time of the year!)
July 2018; 14 minutes

Job & Career Accelerator
Explore occupations, find a career match, create a resume, and many more tools to find a job or college.
June 2018; 16 minutes

National Geographic Virtual Library
A perfect resource for the researcher, traveler, and arm chair traveler. Here you will find National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, and books, maps, images and video.
May 2018; 16 minutes

Finding the Bard in GoWYLD.net—Literature Online
Using ProQuest Literature Online (LION) to research Shakespeare. View texts by Shakespeare, access journal articles and other references, and listen to audio performances of Shakespeare’s plays
April 2018; 24 minutes

eLibrary Curriculum Edition
In this webinar we look at the eLibrary Curriculum Edition (Guided Research) interface and the ProQuest Platform for eLibrary.
March 2018; 15 minutes

Biography in Context
Join Chris Van Burgh for a look at this great tool, especially timely for Black History Month and Women’s History Month. Biography In Context is a portal to more than 640,000 biographical entries for contemporary and historical figures. It’s a perfect resource for students doing research.
February 2018; 17 minutes

Heart Mountain Internment Camp Exhibit and Wyoming Newspapers
Join Thomas Ivie and Chris Van Burgh for a look at the Heart Mountain Internment Camp exhibit, part of Wyoming Newspapers. We will look at searching in Wyoming Newspapers, as well as a few other resources available in GoWYLD.net.
January 2018; 31 minutes

Find the Magazine. Find the Article.
Are you looking for Bicycling or Smithsonian somewhere in GoWYLD.net? Do you need the full text of an article from Highlights for Children? Is there a patron with an abstract needing to find the magazine? Join Chris Van Burgh for this webinar using Journals A-Z, the ejournal portal.
December 2017; 17 minutes

WYLD Network Webinars

Working with Series
Learn how to display series numbering. Compare hitlists for series headings that have been corrected and those that have not been corrected. Examine an authority record for a series and learn what elements in that authority record determine how the series entry should be displayed. Learn how to correct invalid series headings.
July, 2011; 41 minutes

For School Libraries

Integration Nation: Combining Technology and Library Media
Join the integration nation and find ways to combine technology and library media in your school. Megan Dingman and Maggie Unterseher, Library Media Specialists in Campbell County explore opportunities in this archived webinar. Download the slides.
February 2019; 21 minutes

Virtual Field Trips
Join Nathan Doerr from the Wyoming State Museum and Megan Smith from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West for an exploration of their virtual field trips that can be scheduled for your classes. Download contact information (PDF).
December 2018; 46 minutes

Understanding Teens 101
Catherine Boddie and Bridget Kiely, Young Adult Service Librarians from the Arapahoe Library District in Colorado offer a crash course on understanding teen behavior — everything from adolescent neuroscience to behavioral issues — and strategies for applying your know-how so all staff can offer the best teen services at your library. View and download the slides and supplemental resources.
November 2018; 56 minutes

School Library Resources at the WSL 2018
Brief overview of resources to support school librarians in Wyoming from the Wyoming State Library. Download the slides.
September 2018; 13 minutes

In Depth With the New AASL Standards Part VI: Engage
Join Jennisen Lucas, Wyoming School Librarian and AASL Standards Implementation Chair as she takes us on an in depth tour of the new AASL standards. This month’s installation will be the Shared Foundation “Engage.” Download the slides.
June 2018; 56 minutes

In Depth With the New AASL Standards Part V: Explore
Join Jennisen Lucas, Wyoming School Librarian and AASL Standards Implementation Chair as she takes us on an in depth tour of the new AASL standards. This month’s installation will be the Shared Foundation “Explore.” Download the slides.
May 2018; 59 minutes

In Depth With the New AASL Standards Part IV: Curate
Join Jennisen Lucas, Wyoming School Librarian and AASL Standards Implementation Chair as she takes us on an in depth tour of the new AASL standards. This month’s installation will be the Shared Foundation “Curate.” Download the slides.
April 2018; 61 minutes

In Depth With the New AASL Standards Part III: Collaborate
Join Jennisen Lucas, Wyoming School Librarian and AASL Affiliate as she takes us on an in depth tour of the new AASL standards. This month’s installation will be the Shared Foundation, “Collaborate.” Download the slides.
March 2018; 54 minutes

In Depth With the New AASL Standards Part II: Include
Join Jennisen Lucas, Wyoming School Librarian and AASL Affiliate as she takes us on an in depth tour of the new AASL standards. This month’s installation will be the Shared Foundation, “Include.” Download the slides.
February 2018; 49 minutes

In Depth With the New AASL Standards Part I: Inquire
Join Jennisen Lucas, Wyoming School Librarian and AASL Affiliate, as she takes us on an in-depth tour of the new AASL standards. In this webinar, she covers the first Shared Foundation of the standards, “Inquire.” Download the slides.
January 2018; 52 minutes

2017 AASL Standards Overview
Join Paige Bredenkamp, School Library Consultant at Wyoming State Library and Jennisen Lucas, Wyoming’s AASL Affiliate and school librarian, for a discussion about the newly released AASL Standards for school libraries. Download the slides (PDF).
November 2017; 50 minutes

Tech Savvy in the School Library
Explore software, apps, and hardware useful in the school library. (Download the slides.)
September 2017; 28 minutes

Personal Learning Networks for the School Librarian
Join Paige Bredenkamp, School Library Consultant at Wyoming State Library, for an overview of personal learning networks: what they are, why they are important, and how to build your own. With special guest, Thomas Ivie, Statistics and Research Librarian at Wyoming State Library. (Download the slides.)
July 2017; 29 minutes

Collaboration in the 21st Century School Library
Opportunities to collaborate abound for school librarians. Yet obstacles to forging partnerships are just as plentiful. Join Paige Bredenkamp of Wyoming State Library for a look at collaboration opportunities and obstacles in the 21st century school library. (Download the slides.)
February 2017; 26 minues

January 2017 School Library Resources
Take a tour of resources, including new ones, that are freely available to all K-12 librarians and staff in Wyoming. This is a chance to see what the WSL has available in terms of professional learning communities, tools for program support, free money for you and your library, and more! (Download the slides.)
January 2017; 12 minutes

pyro-TECH: School Libraries IGNITE!
Ever feel like the plethora of technology tools out there is overwhelming? Not enough time to sift through it all to find the useful apps and programs? Join Paige Bredenkamp as we explore tech tools that are useful in school libraries. Fill your arsenal with new tech tools and discover reliable go-to resources to find tools on your own. (Download the slides.)
November 2016; 26 minutes

Weeding the School Library Collection
School libraries are dynamic places, meant to support the changing needs of students and education. Unfortunately, time constraints, or our own inhibitions, often mean that we end up holding onto items that are no longer relevant. This takes up valuable space and could mean the difference between being a vibrant hub of the school or a storage locker. This webinar will take you through the process of weeding: what to keep and what not to keep. It will also go over what you can do with the unwanted items. (Download the slides.)
September 2016; 38 minutes

Selecting for the School Library Collection
You know that you have to purchase materials to keep your library collection updated and relevant for your school community. With tightening budgets and overwhelming schedules, how do you find the time and money for quality materials that still meet curriculum needs, even as we move towards more robust and active spaces? In this webinar we will look at resources for increasing the collection without breaking the budget or losing relevance.
June 2016; 41 minutes;

Summertime Inspiration for School Librarians
Some inspiring ideas for enjoying the summer and exploring learning opportunities in Wyoming at the same time.
May 2016; 15 minutes;

School Library Conferences
Professional development is a critical component of any career, and school librarianship is no exception. Staying up to date with new ideas and colleagues in our field increases our effectiveness as teacher librarians. Explore with Paige Bredenkamp, School Library Consultant at Wyoming State Library, some of the local and national conferences of interest to Wyoming school librarians and staff. We will also look at funding opportunities.
February 2016; 21 minutes;
Download the handout

Screencast Design for Librarians
Screencasts are digital recordings of a computer screen that can be narrated. They are valuable tools for demonstrating how to do various tasks, particularly tech-based tasks. While creating a screencast may seem daunting at first, this webinar will show you just how easy it can be, as well as free!
January 2016; 22 minutes

School Library Resources Available at the Wyoming State Library
An introduction of the resources Wyoming has to offer school librarians. In this webinar, we take a look at the resources freely available to all K-12 librarians and staff in Wyoming. This is a chance to see what the state library has available in terms of professional learning communities, tools for program support, free money for you and your library, and more!
December 2015; 20 minutes

Get on the Bus Program Webinars

Get on the Bus: Reader’s Advisory & Beyond
Figuring out what people what to read and why can be a daunting task. Join Sara Francis from the Wyoming State Library and several of your Wyoming library colleagues as we discuss Advisory services to your patrons. We will learn general concepts and tools as well as uncover the unique features of some genres and reading topics.

Get on the Bus: Rev up your Reference Skills
Get on the Bus: Rev up your Reference Skills consisted of ten reference webinars (Introduction to the Program, The Reference Conversation, Virtual Reference, Roving Reference, Library Guides, Widgets for your Library, Image Searching, Advanced Google, Keyword Searching, and Social Networking). Trainers conducted live webinars on reference topics, offered links to resources with more information on the topics, and asked all participants to use their new reference skills in a homework assingment. Feel free to watch the archived versions of the webinars anytime.

Get on the Bus: Join the Online Social Library Community
Get on the Bus: Join the Online Social Library Community consisted of five weeks of Web 2.0 technology training (Wikis, Blogs, Social Tagging, Social Networking, and RSS). Each week, trainers conducted a live webinar on a technology, offered links to resources with more information on the topic, and asked all participants to test out the technology as a homework assignment. The program is all online and is self-paced. Feel free to watch the archived versions of the webinars and do the training anytime.

Other Webinars

Workshopping Your Podcast Ideas (Podcasting 101, Part 2)
Bring your questions and workshop your podcast ideas with Cameron Greene, Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, and Skye Cranney, Historic Idaho State Penitentiary in this this second installment of our two-part podcasting series. This is an audience-driven session meant to help museums and libraries get jump-started with their podcasts. Cameron and Skye will also answer any questions that you may have about podcasting.
View slides.
August 2020; 62 minutes

Intro to Podcasting (Podcasting 101, Part 1)
What’s a podcast and why should I have one? Learn about how to start your own podcast for your museum or library and find a whole new audience outside your walls for your programs and collections. Cameron Green, technical producer of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum’s “Saddle Lore,” will discuss the basic technology needs for starting and web hosting your podcast. Skye Cranney, cohost of the Idaho State Historical Society’s “Behind Gray Walls,” will discuss how to build consistent content. Learn about budget, technology, production, and more in this informative session, the first of a two-part series.
View slides.
August 2020; 78 minutes

Bringing Your Museum or Library to Virtual Audiences (Part 2)
After part 1, you might be wondering — but how do we put all this together? During this webinar, Megan Smith and Carrie Dickerson from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody will dive into the details — the nuts and bolts of how to get started developing, offering, marketing, and even scheduling virtual experiences.
View slides.
August 2020; 63 minutes

Bringing Your Museum or Library to Virtual Audiences (Part 1)
Think of all the amazing stories that weave together the fabric of our Wyoming museums! It might seem daunting to share these stories and resources digitally. Join Megan Smith and Carrie Dickerson from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, as they share how they share some of their digital resources, including live virtual field trips, videos, and online teaching modules. They will share their experiences in developing these products and participants will even go on a mini virtual field trip.
View slides.
August 2020; 49 minutes

WYAA Presentation to Wyoming Libraries
Wyoming Afterschool Alliance Director Michelle Sullivan shares opportunities for library partnerships. Recently, WYAA partnered with Fremont County Library to put together a TMC Mobile Makerspace, benefiting the entire community.
January 2020; 45 minutes

Using Statistical Data to Support Your Library
Join Thomas Ivie and Paige Bredenkamp as they look at ways the annual survey can benefit your library. The focus is primarily school and public libraries. Thomas is the WSL’s Statistics and Research Librarian, and Paige Bredenkamp is our School Library Consultant.
Download the slides
April 2017; 45 minutes

Library Trustee Resources
Join the Wyoming State Library for an overview of current and future trustee training and outreach programs and opportunities. Come prepared to share what you are doing to reach trustees in your state and region. Trustee Resources LiveBinder. Wyoming State Library Board Members’ Handbook.
May, 2015; 26 minutes

Introduction to the Wyoming Government Investment Fund
Join Mary Keating-Scott for a brief introduction the the Wyoming Government Investment Fund. The Wyoming Government Investment Fund was created July 1, 1996 to provide cash-management investments designed exclusively for Wyoming public entities. In addition, the Fund provides municipal investors with a full range of effective tools for meeting their cash flow and investment needs, including comprehensive investment management services, education and support. WGIF is sponsored by the Wyoming School Boards Association and the Wyoming Association of Municipalities.
September, 2014; 19 minutes

Volunteer Liability Coverage from the Wyoming Local Government Liability Pool
Volunteers—can’t work with them, Can’t work without them. Things you need to know about using volunteers and the liability risk that goes with using them. Join Bill Miller from the Wyoming Local Government Liability Pool to learn more about your volunteer liability.
September, 2014; 24 minutes

Power of Attorney: An Overview for Librarians
Join us to learn the basics of powers of attorney. Presented by Leora Hoshall from the Wyoming State Law Library.
May, 2014; 10 minutes

Wyoming Statutes
Join Matt Swift from the Wyoming State Law Library for an introduction to Wyoming State Statutes and to learn about conducting a legislative history search
May, 2014; 12 minutes
Visit the Wyoming State Law Library website to learn more.

Digital Projects of the National Library of Medicine
Jim Honour, Wyoming/Member Services Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine presents these two flash sessions of online resources from the National Library of Medicine.

  • Digital Projects
    The NLM History of Medicine Division has an awesome collection of digital projects and online exhibitions. We’ll take a tour through these areas and discuss how to book a traveling exhibition for your library.
    April, 2014; 21 minutes
  • SIS Resources
    This session focuses on the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s Specialized Information Services (SIS) Division and its rich resources including: Guide to environmental health & toxicology resources; Where to find resources for K-12 science education and health information special populations; and Disaster Information Management Research Center—resources and tools for disaster preparedness, response and recovery.
    April, 2014; 21 minutes

Fair Use in Libraries
Looking for information on Fair Use? Fair Use can be confusing and vague. Join the Wyoming State Library for an informational webinar discussing some of the best resources available for librarians on Fair Use. Confidence in Fair Use decisions is possible!
Fair Use Resources
March, 2014; 31 minutes

Library Outreach to Adults Share Session
Does your job involve Outreach to Adults that includes delivering library materials or programming? Would you like to meet with others that do similar jobs and find out what works (and doesn’t) for them? Plan on attending our very informal Adult Outreach Best Practices program and talking about your interests for your job, your frustrations and meeting others in your same line of work.
February, 2014; 27 minutes

Enroll Wyoming: Navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace
Information about the Affordable Care Act and how to enroll in the marketplace www.healthcare.gov. This includes an explanation of health insurance, tax credits,
the website and where to get help. Presented by the Wyoming Institute of Population Health which is a part of Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.
December, 2013; 30 minutes

3D Printing and Libraries
Learn more about 3D printing technology and how it can be applied to libraries through in-house maker spaces and for rapid prototyping. A live demo of the technology will occur.
October, 2013; 38 minutes

Health Care Reform Explained
Please join Craig Herd, broker with Cheyenne based Personal Financial Solutions, Inc., for an overview of the Affordable Care Act. Craig will talk about current and future healthcare changes as well as the Health Insurance Marketplace for Wyoming residents and small businesses. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Slides available here.
September, 2013; 30 minutes

MOOCs and More!
What’s a MOOC? It’s a Massive Open Online Course—higher-level learning coming from top universities, all online, all free. Join Susan Mark to learn how to put your patrons in touch with MOOCs and other quality learning interests that suit their needs.

Free eBooks You Can Use Offline
A quick walk-through of sources for free public domain and self-published ebooks. These are materials that are not licensed, do not require log-ins and can be put on your computer or mobile devices permanently. This webinar was developed specifically for prison librarians who do not allow any inmate access to the internet.
June, 2013; 22 minutes

Uncovering Free and Low Cost Legal Resources
There are an abundance of free legal research resources available. Some resources provide all of their content for free while others provide a mixture of free and fee-based information. We will review a variety of electronic resources including university and nonprofit organization sites, government sites, and more. As with any resource, we will discover that one legal resource is more valuable than another for particular types of research. Slides available here.
June, 2013; 14 minutes

Legal help, forms, and information for the low-income: Projects at the Wyoming Center for Legal Aid
Kristin Karr shares information about the help and legal forms available to you and your patrons.
May, 2013; 27 minutes

Introduction to the Wyoming State Law Library
The Wyoming State Law Library will be presenting a short orientation of our law library. This webinar will enable public librarians to access and use our resources to better educate and assist their patrons. We will explore our website, including our new research guides as well as examine print and electronic legal resources available to you. April, 2013; 18 minutes

Fundraising Steps with Press Stephens
Join Press Stephens, formerly with the Wyoming Community Foundation, to learn about the Steps to Take When Faced With a Significant Fundraising Task.
Downloadable Checklist
More information about the Library Endowment Challenge can be found here.
June, 2012; 61 minutes

Finding Government Information

Copyright Basics for Librarians
Join Karen Kitchens, Intellectual Property Librarian at the Wyoming State Library, for a basic overview of copyright law and fair use as it applies to librarians. Learn to be more confident when providing copyright advice to patrons, students and teachers!
Slides available here.
September, 2012; 37 minutes

Searching Proquest Congressional
Join the Wyoming State Library in learning basic searching techniques in Proquest Congressional. Proquest Congressional is the most comprehensive online resource available for congressional publications and legislative research. Access the full text of publications dating back as far as the late eighteenth century.
May, 2012; 23 minutes

Wyoming Talking Books
Reading is for Everyone! Have you noticed a patron that doesn’t visit the library as often or has read all the large print and audio in your collection? Do you have a student struggling with schoolwork and reading? These patrons may be eligible for a free library service for the print-disabled that can aptly compliment traditional library services. Sara Francis will share information on the Braille and Talking Books program that you can share with your communities.
October, 2011; 35 minutes

Legal Reference and Resources

Debora Person, Associate Law Librarian at the University of Wyoming College of Law, provides a background for librarians without legal training to assist patrons in their search for legal materials in this 3-part workshop.

Get on the Bus: How to Create a Virtual Library Card on your Smart Phone
Jesse Sevier presents a short webinar to walk through the process of creating a virtual library card using your Android smartphone. Android apps mentioned in the presentation: Cardstar, Keyring, and Barcode Scanner.
April, 2011; 16 minutes

Free and cost effective library continuing education opportunities
Join Jamie Markus from the State Library to learn about free and cheap Continuing Education Opportunities for Wyoming library staff members. Learn how you can take a LE@D Course on the State Library’s dime.
Program Links
November 2010; 27 minutes

Wyoming Retirement System for Employers
Join George Eason from the Wyoming Retirement System to learn more about the WRS for employers.
September 2010; 44 minutes

Library Support Staff Certification Program
Join Trish Palluck and Karen Strege to learn about the American Library Association’s Library Support Staff Certification Program. http://ala-apa.org/lssc/index.html.
April 2010; 49 minutes

Introduction to GASB 54
Join Herry Andrews, the Director of Accounting Services at the Laramie County Community College, for a webinar introducing GASB-54.
(37 minutes).

Volunteer Programs in Wyoming Libraries
Learn how Andy Angstrom, from the Teton County Library System, and Julie Eatmon, from the Laramie County Library System, run their library volunteer programs, where they find volunteers, tasks that they use volunteers for, how they recognize volunteers, and the pitfalls of using volunteer labor.
(54 minutes)