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2022 Wyoming Innovations in Learning Conference


Registration is now open for the 2022 Wyoming Innovations in Learning Conference. The Innovations Conference will be held virtually on November 3-4, 2022.

This is an inexpensive
($25) opportunity for educators from kindergarten through higher education to share and explore innovative teaching and learning practices for classrooms and distance learning environments. Recordings will be available to registrants through December and UW or PTSB credit is offered. Registration is open until the conference begins.

This conference is hosted by the Wyoming Department of Education, the Wyoming Distance
Education Consortium, the University of Wyoming, Wyoming’s community colleges, and the
Wyoming State Library.

Visit the conference registration page for more information.

Celebrate 307 Day Using CultureGrams


Laramie, WY - December 5, 2020: Welcome to Wyoming sign along the Colorado and Wyoming state borderIt’s 307 Day! Let’s find out some fun things about our state.

CultureGrams provides country reports that go beyond mere facts and figures to deliver a one-of-a-kind perspective on daily life and culture, including the background, customs, and lifestyles of the world’s people. Did you know that CultureGrams includes state information in addition to all of that? Check out the States Edition for information geared toward upper elementary.

You will find the flag and motto, some “Did You Know?” tidbits, Quick Facts, and maps. Each state includes categories for history, people, and place (climate and geography). A fun facts section includes State Symbols.

These are great for Wyoming! Dinosaur: Triceratops. Reptile: horned toad. Included with the state bird (Meadowlark) is a recording of what it sounds like. Also under Fun Facts are recipes. (Where did they find the Date-Filled Cookies recipe?)

To access CultureGrams, go to and select from the Browse Databases by Title. It is also available under Kids K-8. CultureGrams is available in your local library and school. You can also access from home using your Wyoming library card number and PIN.

On the far-right side of the page, click on Tutorials to learn more about this resource.

For more information about CultureGrams and other resources, contact Chris Van Burgh, Wyoming State Library Database Instruction Librarian,