Category Archives: Database of the Month

Upcoming Webinar: Find Family in Wyoming Newspapers



Join Chris Van Burgh for “Find Family in Wyoming Newspapers” on Tuesday, March 19 from 11:15 a.m. to noon MDT. This webinar explores Wyoming Newspapers (1849-1922) and how you can use this resource 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!

Register for this free webinar to attend We’ll also add it to our webinars index page afterward.

Questions about using the GoWYLD databases? Contact Chris Van Burgh, Wyoming State Library Database Instruction Librarian, at chris.vanburgh@wyo.gov or (307) 777-3642.

Upcoming Webinar: Biography Resources in GoWYLD.net



Join Chris Van Burgh on Tuesday, February 12, from 2:15-3:00 p.m. for a review of the biography resources in GoWYLD.net, including Biography In Context, Britannica, LION, and others.

Register for this free webinar to attend. We’ll also add it to our webinars index page afterward.

Questions about using the GoWYLD databases? Contact Chris Van Burgh, Wyoming State Library Database Instruction Librarian, at chris.vanburgh@wyo.gov or (307) 777-3642.

Check Out National Geographic Kids



Join Chris Van Burgh for Database Tutorial: Check Out National Geographic Kids at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, January 17.

National Geographic Kids is a beautiful resource for kids ages 6-14 that includes books and magazines (every page, every issue), videos, and pictures. Explore topics: Animals, Environment, People & Cultures, History, Science & Tech, and Places. This is also the feature for January’s marketing campaign.

Register for this free webinar to attend. We’ll also add it to our webinars index page afterward.

Questions about using the GoWYLD databases? Contact Chris Van Burgh, Wyoming State Library Database Instruction Librarian, at chris.vanburgh@wyo.gov or (307) 777-3642.

Archived Webinar: CultureGrams



December 2018; 22 minutes

CultureGrams is a perfect database for public libraries and schools. 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.

Two New Database Webinars in the Archive



We’ve just added two new Database of the Month webinars to our archive page.

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

Webinar: U.S. History In Context and Native American Heritage Month



An upcoming GoWYLD.net webinar will explore U.S. History in Context and Native American Heritage Month. Join Chris Van Burgh for this free webinar on Thursday, November 8 from 2-3 p.m. MST.

Register to attend.

Gale pays tribute to important contributions, histories, and unique challenges, both past and present, with Native American content featured directly on the homepage of U.S. History In Context for the entire month of November.

Database of the Month: Social Issues



On Thursday, October 25, join the Wyoming State Library’s Chris Van Burgh for “Database of the Month: Social Issues.” This free webinar will begin at 11:15 a.m. MDT.

In this online session, she’ll take a look at places to go in GoWYLD.net for information on the myriad social issues that are prevalent in our world. See resources in Opposing Viewpoints In Context, Global Issues In Context, CQ Researcher, and SIRS Knowledge Source.

Register for this free webinar to attend. We’ll also add it to our webinars index page afterward.

Questions about using the GoWYLD databases? Contact Chris at chris.vanburgh@wyo.gov or (307) 777-3642.

Archived Webinar: Bookflix



Bookflix for public libraries, school and home! 
September 2018; 12 minutes

Bookflix is 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 have eliminated the need for Flash) Join Chris Van Burgh for a look at this terrific resource in GoWYLD.net

Online Training ‘At Your Leisure’



For August, you can explore the many wonders of Britannica Library, our featured GoWYLD Database of the Month. We’ve recorded this 17-minute video tour that you may watch “At Your Leisure” to learn more about this great resource.

Other At Your Leisure offerings we’re featuring in August:

Coaching People to Be Like You? Here’s Why That’s a Big Mistake (Training Industry). Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar where we will take a closer look at four different behavior styles: doer, talker, controller and supporter.We will provide tips for recognizing your own behavior style and adapting to and coaching those with different styles.

For Director’s Ears Only: 10 Secret Tips To Support Youth Services (University of Wisconsin-Madison). Great youth services happen in libraries where staff and community recognize the importance of supporting youth and their literacy, learning and discovery needs. Youth library staffers often have strong thoughts about what would help them be more effective advocates for youth and youth library services but may not be able to articulate them or need support to make them happen.

Budget-Neutral Digital Projects For Small Institutions (University of Wisconsin-Madison). Small libraries with one or two staff members are inspired by the large-scale digital projects of bigger flagship institutions. How can one translate this inspiration to action with small means and few staff?

Online Training ‘At Your Leisure’



Novelist Plus is our featured GoWYLD database of the month, and we’ve recorded a 14-minute video to watch “At Your Leisure.” Use Novelist Plus to find your summer read! (Or any time of the year!)

Other At Your Leisure offerings we’re featuring in July:

In Depth with the New AASL Standards, Part VI: Engage (Wyoming State Library)
Join Jennisen Lucas, Wyoming School Librarian and AASL Standards Implementation Chair as she takes us on a final tour of the new AASL standards. This month will be all about the Shared Foundation “Engage.”

Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe (TEDTalk)
What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety — especially in an uneven economy — means taking on big responsibility.

What it Takes to be a Great Leader (TEDTalk)
The world is full of leadership programs, but the best way to learn how to lead might be right under your nose. In this clear, candid talk, Roselinde Torres describes 25 years observing truly great leaders at work, and shares the three simple but crucial questions would-be company chiefs need to ask to thrive in the future.