Category Archives: GoWYLD

Ethnic Diversity Source Added to GoWYLD



Thanks to the University of Wyoming Libraries, we now have access to a new GoWYLD resource.

Ethnic Diversity Source is a full-text database covering the culture, traditions, social treatment, and lived experiences of different ethnic groups in America. It provides full text from a growing list of sources including peer-reviewed journals, magazines, historical documents, e-books, biographies, and primary source documents, such as speeches and interviews. It also includes a curated selection of relevant videos from the Associated Press.

Find this on GoWYLD alphabetically or under the Social Issues subject area. This resource is available for free at your library or from anywhere by logging in with a Wyoming library card and PIN.

For more information, about the databases, training, or marketing materials, contact Chris Van Burgh, Wyoming State Library Database Instruction Librarian, chris.vanburgh@wyo.gov.

Grow Your Skills for Free With LinkedIn Learning



Man standing in front of purple background. Text Reads: "LinkedIn Learning for courses, tutorials & TED talks!"During August, “Get Out There and GoWYLD” with LinkedIn Learning and explore thousands of training videos that build business, software, technology and creative skills. This resource is available free to every Equality State resident through the Wyoming State Library (WSL).

“It’s a fantastic way for people of all ages to develop new abilities and discover hidden talents,” said Chris Van Burgh, WSL Database Instruction Librarian. “The courses are taught by industry experts, so you know you’re learning from the best. Whether it’s for professional or personal interests, you can find everything from data science to graphic design to music lessons.”

Topics include Microsoft Office programs, management skills, marketing, accounting, coding and more to benefit employees and small business owners in any field. Individuals can take singular classes to cater to their specific career goals or follow a predesigned learning path for structured skill sets, such as “Become an SEO Expert” and “Transition from Military to Student Life.” Offerings include creative skills such as graphic design, photography, and music.

Learn more about LinkedIn Learning on GoWYLD.com. This resource is available at local libraries or from anywhere by logging in with a Wyoming library card and PIN. For assistance, or to obtain a library card, contact a public library in your county.

LinkedIn Learning is made possible in part through federal funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Celebrating Colorado Day with GoWYLD’s CultureGrams



The Colorado state flag waving along with the national flag of the United States of America. In the background there is a clear sky.It’s Colorado Day! Colorado became a state on August 1, 1876. In honor of our neighbors to the south, let’s look at some information about Colorado using Culturegrams on GoWYLD.net.

Find this great resource using Browse Database by Title or in the General Topics subject area (under More Resources). Culturegrams has 4 editions: World, Kids, States, and Provinces. All but World, which is junior high and up, are at an upper elementary reading level.

The States edition has easy-to-read reports that describe the diversity and history of each U.S. state and the District of Columbia. Each report includes maps, flags, symbols, and “Did You Know?” There are sections on history (with a timeline), economy, geography, people (population, famous, and indigenous), and Fun Facts such as recipes, state symbols, and state birds with sound files.

Back on the main page for the States edition, you will find a tab for graphs and tables. This includes create-your-own data tables as well as lists for all state capitals, statehood for each state, race/ethnicity/age for states, education, average travel time to work, and most popular baby names for 2020, by state.

CultureGrams is available for free at your library or from anywhere with a Wyoming library card and PIN. Learn more about Culturegrams by going to the tutorials link on the far right of GoWYLD.net.

For more information, about the databases, training, or marketing materials, contact Chris Van Burgh, Wyoming State Library Database Instruction Librarian, chris.vanburgh@wyo.gov.

Great Reads to Mark the Anniversary of the ADA from GoWYLD



book cover: Being HeumannOn July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law. To mark the ADA’s 32nd anniversary, we’d like to highlight the book, Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist by Judith Heumann. This is a personal account of her “lifelong battles for education, employment and societal inclusion” and “her role in advising the Carter administration to help create the Americans with Disabilities Act.” (Description from NoveList Plus.)

Find NoveList Plus on GoWYLD.net using Browse Databases by Title or under Recommended Reading. A search for Being Heumann provides information about the book, as well as a section called “Search for More.” This option lets you select subjects such as disability rights movement, people with disabilities, social advocates, and women with disabilities to discover additional titles. Then use the Look up in WYLDCat link to see if your library owns the titles you find or search in Libby for e-books or audiobooks.

Being Heumann is available in Libby. Add the Libby app to your device and search the title to read a sample or borrow the e-book.

NoveList Plus and Libby are available for free at your library or from anywhere using your Wyoming library card and PIN. For more information, about the databases, training, or marketing materials, contact Chris Van Burgh, Wyoming State Library Database Instruction Librarian, chris.vanburgh@wyo.gov.

 

Recommended Reads for Rodeo Season from GoWYLD



Cowboy riding a bucking bronc at a country rodeo AustraliaCheyenne Frontier Days, the “Daddy of ’em All”, is taking place all this week. Does rodeo season have you wanting to add a Western to your stack of reading this summer? GoWYLD can help!

Check out Books and Authors at GoWYLD.net, under Recommended Reading, to find titles in Western fiction from Louis L’Amour and Zane Grey to C.J. Box, William W. Johnstone, Craig Johnson, and Anne Hillerman. Click on Western fiction on the left side and then select a specific category, such as American Civil War, ghost story, mystery, or mountain man. You can also do an author, title, series, or keyword search. Once you find some new titles, head on over to your local library catalog or Libby to find a copy to read.

This resource is available for free at your library or from home (or anywhere with an internet connection) using your library card and PIN. For help accessing GoWYLD resources or to get a library card, contact your local public library.

For libraries, information about the databases, training, or marketing materials is available from Chris Van Burgh, Wyoming State Library Database Instruction Librarian, chris.vanburgh@wyo.gov.

Explore the World of Moths and Butterflies in GoWYLD



Closeup on a fresh emerged white striped Lunar Marbled Brown moth, Drymonia ruficornis with open wings on a green leafDid you know July 23-31 is National Moth Week? You can learn more about these fascinating creatures in GoWYLD!

Select Britannica Library and explore the world of moths and butterflies. In Britannica, go to Reference Center and click on Images & Video, then Animals–Insects-Butterflies and Moths to check out the cool Leopard Moth and Hummingbird Moth. You will also find a comparison chart of moths and butterflies.

To learn more, click on the Articles tab within Media Browse. Again, select Animals–Insects-Butterflies and Moths. This will give you the habitat and description.

Britannica Library is available for free from your library. Or, using your library card and PIN, you can access this resource from home.

For more information, about the databases, training, or marketing materials, contact Chris Van Burgh, Wyoming State Library Database Instruction Librarian, at chris.vanburgh@wyo.gov.

Something for Every Food and Recipe Fanatic in GoWYLD



Mixed grilled bbq meat with vegetables on wooden platter. Let’s celebrate the Food Days of Summer with GoWYLD!

(Ok, we’re actually in the Dog Days of Summer, so named, according to Britannica Library, because the ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians believed that Sirius, the dog star, which rises along with the sun this time of year, added its heat to the sun’s and caused the hot weather. Yeah, it’s hot. Find a cool spot and discover something new!)

Find the link to Libby in the Digital Library on GoWYLD.net to locate and enjoy thousands of foodie e-books, e-audiobooks, and e-magazines. From the home page of the mobile Libby app, click on subjects. Scroll (way down!) to Cooking & Food to explore cookbooks as well as books about food, eating healthier, insta pots, air fryers, home brewing, and canning and preserving. If you’re using the Wyoming Virtual Library webpage, click on subjects and scroll to Nonfiction, Cooking & Food.

There are also books with a story and recipes such as Native Recipes from the Grandmothers, or In a French Kitchen: Tales and Traditions of Everyday Home Cooking in France. If you want a different sort of food book, try Eat My Words: Reading Women’s Lives Through the Cookbooks they Wrote or Becoming Trader Joe.

This resource is available for free to all Wyoming residents. Access Libby at your local library or from home and elsewhere with your library card and PIN.

For more information, about the databases, training, or marketing materials, contact Chris Van Burgh, Wyoming State Library Database Instruction Librarian, chris.vanburgh@wyo.gov.

Bookflix Fosters Early Literacy in Wyoming



For July, “Get Out There and GoWYLD” features BookFlix, a resource perfect for Wyoming’s littlest readers and pre-readers.

BookFlix fosters early literacy for children from pre-kindergarten through third grade. It pairs classic fictional video storybooks with related e-books. Each book pair includes educational games, internet links and author and illustrator profiles. They’re categorized in nine themes: Animals and Nature, Earth and Sky, Family and Community, People and Places, Music and Rhyme, ABCs and 1-2-3s, Adventure, Imagination and Celebrations. Many book pairs are also available in Spanish.

“There’s something in BookFlix to spark every young child’s interest,” said Paige Bredenkamp, Wyoming State Library School Library Consultant. “It’s fun, it’s engaging, and it encourages kids to become avid readers and learners.”

Teachers will find additional features, such as lesson plans, curriculum correlations and other resources and tools. BookFlix is free to Wyoming residents through their local libraries or from home with a library card and PIN.

Help spread the word about this great resource! More information and access to BookFlix may be found at GoWYLD.com. Libraries are encouraged to promote BookFlix to their communities using the GoWYLD Marketing Campaign Toolkit.

BookFlix is provided to all Wyoming residents by the Wyoming State Library, funded in part with federal funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Get Ready for a Spooky Summer with NoveList!



Close up of a gargoyle statueWant a summer read that gives you a good reason to hide under the covers? NoveList has partnered with the Horror Writers Association’s Summer Scares program on lists of books for adults, teens, and kids guaranteed to send chills up your spine.

NoveList is a book advisory resource found in GoWYLD — available to all Wyoming residents with a library card and PIN. Find NoveList under the Recommended Reading subject area.

For the summer scares lists, select Adult, Teen, or Ages 9-12 from the Recommended Reading sidebar on the left side of the NoveList home page. You’ll find Summer Scares in the alphabetical list.

For librarians

In addition to the Summer Scares list, NoveList has created content you can use this summer and beyond such as horror genre guides, searchable themes, and the article, “Recommending Horror is Nothing to Be Scared Of.” Learn more in their blog post. Included in the post is a link to the Horror Writers Association’s programming guide that includes sample programs, short book talk, and reading group guides for the selected books.

For more information, about the databases, training, or marketing materials, contact Chris Van Burgh, Wyoming State Library Database Instruction Librarian, chris.vanburgh@wyo.gov.

Find Thousands of E-Books and Audiobooks in GoWYLD with Libby



Woman standing in front of wall with promo text for Libby e-books

Wyoming library card holders can browse, borrow, and explore more online. Our digital collections have something for WYLD minds of all ages, and best of all, it’s all free!

For June, we’re featuring Libby, powered by OverDrive. Use the Libby app with our vast catalog of e-books and audiobooks in the Wyoming Virtual Library. Browse thousands of available new and best-selling titles and borrow without the wait or any late fees.

On-demand access to e-books, audiobooks, e-courses, webinars, and tools for early readers,
starts at GoWYLD.com. Login from anywhere with a library card to start searching topics and titles today.

Watch the video below to learn more!