Category Archives: GoWYLD

Featured GoWYLD Resource: Shakespeare’s Birthday



April brings William Shakespeare to the forefront of Wyoming library resources. While his actual date of birth remains a subject of debate, April 23rd is the day traditionally observed around the world as the Bard’s birthday.

This month’s featured GoWYLD resource is ProQuest Literature Online, where you can view texts by Shakespeare, access journal articles and other references about the author, and even listen to fully dramatized, unabridged audio recordings of each of Shakespeare’s 38 plays.

Check out the Shakespeare’s Birthday information page for more. Scroll down for items intended to help Wyoming librarians promote this great resource as you reach out to patrons. We hope you find them useful. Feel free to download and distribute according to your needs.

Libraries should have received their mini-marketing kit this morning. You can also find the kit on our website.

If you would like to be either added to or removed from our monthly email list for the mini-marketing kits, contact Susan Mark at susan.mark@wyo.gov or (307) 777-5915.

Access this month’s marketing kit and promotional resources.

Featured GoWYLD Resource: Chilton Library



Winter is on its way out and spring is almost here. For this month’s Library Marketing Campaign, we’re jumping ahead in the calendar. National Car Care Month is technically in April, but this year, we’re getting started early. Take a spin through the Chilton Library and review the other resources we’ve assembled here. These items are intended to assist the the promotional efforts of Wyoming librarians as they reach out to their patrons. We hope you find them useful. Feel free to download and distribute according to your needs.

Libraries should have received their mini-marketing kit this morning. You can also find the kit on our website.

If you would like to be either added to or removed from our monthly email list for the mini-marketing kits, contact Susan Mark at susan.mark@wyo.gov or (307) 777-5915.

Access this month’s marketing kit and promotional resources.

February Featured GoWYLD Resources: Presidents Day



For February 2018, we are featuring all the great GoWYLD.net resources related to Presidents Day. Find the resources here.

Libraries should have received their mini-marketing kit this morning with a ready-to-print PDF poster and an email to forward to patrons, students, and colleagues. You can also find the kit on our website.

If you would like to be either added to or removed from our monthly email list for the mini-marketing kits, contact Susan Mark at susan.mark@wyo.gov or (307) 777-5915.

Access the mini-marketing kit.
Download the flyer for use in your library:
PDF or JPG.

Celebrate 28 Days of Hidden Figures with Biography In Context



With Black History Month approaching, Gale’s Biography In Context has everything you need to help researchers learn about all the influential individuals to celebrate in February.

To help support your library Gale created “28 Days of Hidden Figures” to celebrate some of the more undiscovered African Americans that have left their mark in history. Each day in the month of February your library can highlight a different Hidden Figure, with helpful promotional tools such as videos, social media posts, web banners, and more. You can find all the available materials on Gale’s Black History Month support portal.

The video above with Gale trainer Andrea Devlin explores how Biography in Context has everything you need to celebrate Black History Month. Gale’s Biography In Context is available to your library through GoWYLD.net.

Ready to Go Marketing for Computer Skills Center in GoWYLD



Want to let patrons know what’s in the LearningExpress Computer Skills Center for them? The Wyoming State Library has made it easy for you to promote this GoWYLD.net resource to your patrons or students. Today, a mini-marketing kit was sent out to libraries across the state with ready-to-print posters and a tailored message to send out to your patrons, colleagues, or students.

You may also find the marketing materials on our website  If you’d like to be added to (or removed from) the email distribution list, contact Susan Mark at susan.mark@wyo.gov.

Cary Dunlap, WSL Marketing Manager, will create a new promotion each month during 2018 for Wyoming libraries to use:

  • January: LearningExpress Computer Skills Center
  • February: Global Issues in Context (Gale)
  • March: Chilton Library
  • April: Britannica Library
  • May: Cloud Library or Literature Online (LION)
  • June: LearningExpress Career Accelerator
  • July: Bookflix
  • August: Education Resources Information Center
  • September: Proquest Arts Databases
  • October: Mango Languages
  • November: Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale)
  • December: Health & Wellness Resource Center

If you have questions or feedback, Cary would greatly value your input. Contact him at cary.dunlap@wyo.gov or (307) 777-6338.

 

Winter Solstice E-Reading from GoWYLD



It’s Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. A wide swath of Wyoming is under a winter weather advisory, and the Interstates are slick and snowy nearly end to end. (Be careful out there folks!) It’s a great day to stay inside, fire up your phone, tablet and enjoy some great e-reading from GoWYLD.net. In the spirit of the season, we looked up a few “winter” titles for examples of what you can find.

Zinio Digital Magazines (now part of RBDigital):

  • American Snowmobiler
  • Backcountry Magazine

RBDigital Audio:

  • Wolf Winter by Cecilia Ekbäck
  • Winter of the World by Ken Follett
  • Winter Chill by Joanne Fluke

Cloud Library (ebooks):

  • The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Winter of the Gods by Jordanna Max Brodsky
  • The Siege Winter by Ariana Franklin and Samantha Norman

All are available to you with your Wyoming library card and PIN.

Not feeling warm and fuzzy about the cold and flurries? Search RBDigital and Cloud Library for “summer” and see what you find. Or take a look at back issues from June, July, and August of some less-snowy titles from Zinio. Whatever your tastes, you won’t have to leave the house and brave the weather to immerse yourself in some great reading.

GoWYLD Use on Just One Day



Wyoming libraries were serving more than just the patrons who walked through their doors on Snapshot Day. Statewide electronic resources make visiting the library as easy as firing up your laptop, tablet, or cell phone. GoWYLD.net offers articles, ebooks, scholarly sources, downloadable audiobooks, courses and tutorials, and much more. These are available to every Wyoming resident, 24 hours a day. On October 10, Wyoming Snapshot Day, there were:

  • 1,057 Encyclopedia Britannica sessions
  • 2,381 sessions using the Gale databases, with 1,353 full-text retrievals
  • 100 Mango Language sessions, accessing 150 courses
  • 274 ebooks and audiobooks downloaded from CloudLibrary
  • 341 RBDigital audiobook, ebook, and digital magazine downloads
  • 118 checkouts from TotalBoox

This is only a sampling — there are many more resources available. Find them all in GoWYLD.net.

Zinio for Libraries Update



Patrons using the Zinio for Libraries app will now see a popup message when opening the app that alerts them to the changes coming soon which will require them to use the RBdigital app in the future.

The message appears on both iOS and Android devices and notes that the new app is compatible with Android 4.1 and above, and iOS 9 and above.  The popup looks like this:

You can also watch a recorded overview of the new app at https://vimeo.com/211765519

More app options from the Wyoming State Library here.

RBDigital App for e-Content Rolls Out Tomorrow



Tomorrow, on Tuesday, June 27, the new RBDigital app will roll out, allowing Wyoming library patrons to find all the downloadable audiobooks, ebooks, and digital magazines now accessed through OneClick Digital and Zinio in one convenient spot. This product is part of GoWYLD.net’s e-content resources.

The app will be available for Android, iOS, and Kindle Fire. Not only does it combine e-content in one spot, it’s also easier to navigate and has expanded help screens. Zinio users can check out magazines within the app, rather than having to go out to the website.

Some good things to know about this change:

  • The migration to RBDigital will begin at 6 p.m. MT this evening, June 26, and is expected to take approximately 14 hours. Services will be unavailable during the migration.
  • Current OneClick Digital and Zinio users will receive a notification to download RBDigital. The existing apps will be supported through a transitional period, so users will not need to upgrade immediately.
  • Upgrading to the new app is optional for now, but the old apps will be retired sometime this fall.
  • Existing checkouts will not be lost, although materials will have to be downloaded again once RBDigital is installed.

Patrons needing assistance may call for toll-free support at 877-77-AUDIO (877-772-8346). Live support is available Monday through Friday, from 7:30 AM until 6:00 PM EST. Online assistance may be found by clicking Help on the OneClick website and going to the Support tab to fill in a form describing the problems. Or they may send an email to support@oneclickdigital.com.