Monthly Archives: June 2013

June 2013 Webinar Archives

Here are prerecorded webinars that were produced at the Wyoming State Library in June. Be sure to check out our YouTube page for a full backlog of our produced videos. Upcoming webinars are listed on our Calendar page.


MOOCs and More (26 Minutes)


Trademark Database (14 Minutes)


Database of the Month: Mango for Libraries (20 Minutes)


Uncovering Free and Low Cost Legal Resources (14 Minutes)

Grants available for ALA Traveling Exhibit about the Dust Bowl


Dust BowlThe American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office invites applications for Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry, a project for public, academic and special libraries about the Dust Bowl. The project features a traveling exhibition of 300 square feet and a series of programs designed to help public audiences engage in discussions about the human and ecological consequences of one of America’s most disastrous environmental experiences. The exhibit and programs feature several overlapping humanities themes: the nature of the connection between humans and nature, the many ways human beings respond to adversity; and how people came to understand and to describe the experience of living in the Plains during the Dust Bowl.

The ALA Public Programs Office, the Oklahoma State University (OSU) Library, and the Mount Holyoke College (MHC) Library developed the project, drawing upon OSU’s “Women in the Dust Bowl,” online oral histories of Dust Bowl survivors, and the MHC’s Caroline Henderson papers—letters, essays, and articles by a woman who farmed throughout the Dust Bowl period. Ken Burns’s film, The Dust Bowl, is also an inspiration for the project.

Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry
 is made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor. Twenty-five sites will be selected to present the exhibition and associated public programs in their communities for a period of six weeks. All sites selected for the project will receive a grant of $1,200 for expenses related to public programs. Please see the project guidelines for other details. Grant deadline is September 30, 2013.


New Wyoming Trademark Website Up and Running

On Wednesday, June 19th Karen Kitchens at the Wyoming State Library demonstrated a new resource for researchers looking to learn more about trademarks in the State of Wyoming. Wyoming Trademarks is an online database co-created by the Wyoming State Library and the Wyoming Secretary of State’s office to allow the public to search the state’s trademarks.

Cheyenne’s News Channel 5 was there to report on the launch.

Trademarks Video

Visit the website at here.

Lesley Boughton receives Distinguished Service Award from SirsiDynix

Lesley Boughton awardWyoming State Librarian Lesley Boughton was the inaugural recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from SirsiDynix. The award was presented at the WYLD Annual Meeting in Casper, Wyo. last week.

Photo above: Eric Keith, SirsiDynix VP of Global Marketing, Communications and Strategic Alliances, State Librarian Lesley Boughton, and long-time Wyoming resident Jim Wilson, SirsiDynix VP, Founder & Senior Library Adviser.