Newly elected to the American Heritage Center, UW, Advisory Board is Patty Myers, currently director of the Campbell County Public Library. Myers was selected for the board because of her broad interests that coincide with the goals of the Heritage Center and her library career opportunities in three separate counties, according to the nominating committee.
Myers is a past-president of the Wyoming State Historical Society, past president of WYLD (Wyoming Libraries Database Network), as well as a Historical Society chapter president in Johnson, Platte, and Campbell counties. She has served with regional library organizations, and currently is the WY representative to the American Library Association. Myers is a freelance writer of historical feature stories.
“Librarians are closely connected to their communities through cultural, historical, and literacy endeavors,” said Myers. “Arts and music, history and genealogy, autobiographies and story times are part of our work lives. It’s all a pleasure for me. I have used AHC for historical research, and I expect my term on UW’s Heritage Center board will expand my awareness of their collections and exhibits.”
AHC is considered one of the finest repositories of special collections in the nation. The current exhibit of Monster Movie posters from the 1950s is an example of the unusual topics available. Preservation, exhibition, accessibility, and teaching are among the goals of the Center.
Ann Noble, ranch woman-writer, from Cora, WY was also elected to the board. Terms officially begin in January, 2012, but both women attended the recent fall meeting in Laramie.