Yearly Archives: 2013

A library without books?



An article at Gizmodo.com discusses a first in America, a library without physical books.

 

In a America’s first completely bookless public library opened in San Antonio this past weekend. That is, if you define a “book” as words printed on paper pages which are bound together with glue. But if you define “book” a bit more liberally, the new library has plenty them. Over 10,000 ebook titles, in fact. All of which can be accessed from their 900 e-readers, 57 computers, 40 iPads, and four touchscreen tables.

 

What is your take on this movement? Do you think this is something that will happen more often? Be sure to read the whole piece at paleofuture.gizmodo.com

Dedication of Big Horn County Library Circulation Desk



The Big Horn County Library recently dedicated their circulation desk to Scotty Hinman, a Big Horn County Commissioner who was very supportive of libraries. In 2012 he received the Meritorious Service Award from the Wyoming Library Association.
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Above photo: Karen Hinman, Scotty’s widow cutting the ribbon with Connie Werbelow, Scotty’s daughter.
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Above photo: Christina Greenfield – Assistant Branch Manager for Big Horn County Library – Basin; Nancy Venable – Director Big Horn County Library; Lesley Boughton, Wyoming State Librarian; Connie Werbelow – Scotty Hinman’s Daughter; and Karen Hinman – Scotty Hinman’s Widow.

Campbell County library employee publishes first book



sd-lipp-acord-coverCongratulations go to Darcy Lipp-Acord, Youth Services Coordinator for Campbell County Public Library System, who has her first book out. Her memoir, Circling Back Home: A Plainswoman’s Journey, has just been published by the South Dakota State Historical Society Press. Darcy grew up on a farm worked by three generations of her family, and currently lives on a ranch with her husband, Shawn, and their six children near the Montana-Wyoming border. See more on the book at http://www.sdshspress.com/index.php?&id=280&action=912

One Book Wyoming is coming soon!



We are excited to announce that One Book Wyoming featuring Craig Johnson’s novella, Spirit of Steamboat, will begin this fall. More information will be available soon!

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As a way to kick off the project, we are looking for trivia questions (and answers) about Craig Johnson, the Longmire books, any of the characters in the books, etc. You can email these to: tina.worthman@wyo.gov.

 

 

Changing America exhibit applications are due soon!



 

ca-bannerFifty years ago today was the March on Washington. To bring a piece of this history to your library, the Changing America Exhibit is open for applications.

The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) and National Museum of American History (NMAH), invites applications from public, academic and special libraries, small museums, and historical societies for the traveling exhibition  Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963.

The traveling exhibition is made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor (NEH).  Online applications must be submitted to ALA by October 21, 2013. The application form and the guidelines for completing the application may be found at www.programminglibrarian.org/changingamerica.

Changing America will help public audiences understand and discuss the relationship between two great peoples’ movements that resulted in the Emancipation Proclamation, and the March on Washington in 1963. One hundred years separate the Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington, yet these two events are profoundly linked together in a larger story of liberty and the American experience. Both events were the results of people demanding justice. Both grew out of decades of bold actions, resistance, organization, and vision. In both we take inspiration from those who marched toward freedom.

Fifty sites will be selected to present the traveling version of the exhibition in their communities for a period of six weeks. Sites selected for the tour will be required to sponsor an opening event, and at least two public humanities programs for adult audiences, presented by qualified humanities scholars and related to exhibition themes. The exhibition requires approximately 1,200-1,400 square feet for optimal display.  All sites selected for the project will receive a grant of $1,700 from the ALA, with funding provided by the NEH, for expenses related to public programs. A planning webinar/workshop and online program resources will be available for all selected sites. The tour and programs will begin in January 2014 and continue through December 2017.

 

Please see the application and guidelines for more detailed information.

 

 

 

Donated Audiobooks Deadline Tonight 10pm



A few days ago we posted that TEI Landmark Audio was donating slightly used ebooks for smaller and rural libraries. The deadline to apply to recieve some of these books is tonight (8/12/13) at 10pm Mountain Time.

Here is the text of the email again for those interested:

Last fall, TEI Landmark Audio donated a carton of slightly-used audiobooks to just over 100 small and rural libraries.   We find that we are once again in the position of being able to give back to those libraries in need.   If your library has not received a donation from us in the past, you are eligible to receive a carton.  Each carton will contain approximately 30 books of our choice.

 

To be eligible for this donation you must ‘Like’ our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/teilandmarkaudio) and post your contact information on our wall or send it to us through a Facebook message.   Contact information should include YOUR name, LIBRARY name, and LIBRARY STATE along with your request for a free carton of audios.

 

We ask that you pay the shipping charges which should amount to no more than $20.  The quantity of donation boxes is limited so please let us know as soon as possible if you’d like to participate.

 

Thanks to all of our small and rural libraries for the contributions you make to your local communities.

My best,

Carol

 

Carol Tully

TEI Landmark Audio

Your Audiobook Partner

Local Phone:         317-849-1700

Toll Free Phone:   800-850-1701

Fax:                       317-849-9773

Email: carol@teilandmarkaudio.com

Web: www.teilandmarkaudio.com

www.tapededitions.com

www.landmarkaudio.com

Donated audiobooks available



We received this email here at the Wyoming State Library and wanted to pass it along to those that are interested. Sounds like a great opportunity. I’ve quoted it below.

Last fall, TEI Landmark Audio donated a carton of slightly-used audiobooks to just over 100 small and rural libraries.   We find that we are once again in the position of being able to give back to those libraries in need.   If your library has not received a donation from us in the past, you are eligible to receive a carton.  Each carton will contain approximately 30 books of our choice.

 

To be eligible for this donation you must ‘Like’ our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/teilandmarkaudio) and post your contact information on our wall or send it to us through a Facebook message.   Contact information should include YOUR name, LIBRARY name, and LIBRARY STATE along with your request for a free carton of audios.

 

We ask that you pay the shipping charges which should amount to no more than $20.  The quantity of donation boxes is limited so please let us know as soon as possible if you’d like to participate.

 

Thanks to all of our small and rural libraries for the contributions you make to your local communities.

My best,

Carol

 

Carol Tully

TEI Landmark Audio

Your Audiobook Partner

Local Phone:         317-849-1700

Toll Free Phone:   800-850-1701

Fax:                       317-849-9773

Email: carol@teilandmarkaudio.com

Web: www.teilandmarkaudio.com

www.tapededitions.com

www.landmarkaudio.com

Wyoming Humanities Council announces reading series for fall



The Wyoming Humanities Council will sponsor “Reading Wyoming,” its
community-based book discussion series, in Guernsey, Lusk, Pine Bluffs,
Ranchester, Riverton, Sheridan, Story and Upton, starting in August and
September.  The council provides books and a discussion leader for each
site, and participation is free and open to the public.  Each discussion
series is organized around a theme.

Guernsey Outreach Center-EWC will host “Making Sense of the American
Civil War.”  This reading series includes works of historical fiction and
interpretation, speeches, diaries, memoirs, biographies, and short stories,
developed by the American Library Association and the National Endowment
for the Humanities for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

Here is a complete list of host organizations and reading series:
Guernsey, EWC Guernsey Outreach, Making Sense of the American Civil War
Lusk, Niobrara County Library, Icons
Pine Bluffs, Pine Bluffs Branch Library, Living Between Fences
Ranchester, Tongue River Branch Library, Contemporary International
Literature
Riverton, Friends of the Riverton Library, Read Ingredients
Sheridan, Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library, Read Ingredients
Story, Story Branch Library, Americans on the Outside
Upton, Upton Branch Library, Family Photographs

Contact the host sites directly for information about how to participate in
“Reading Wyoming.”  For more information about the Wyoming Humanities
Council and its programs, visit www.uwyo.edu/humanities.