Diversity Training for Wyoming Librarians

Dec 16, 2020

Selfie of Suzanne Reymer with tulips in the background. She's wearing a light blue shirt and glasses and has short, brown, curly hair.

Suzanne Reymer

What does “equitable services” mean in libraries, and what does it look like? How can we ensure that those in underserved groups have a voice and feel included? To explore these issues, Wyoming library workers and trustees in all types of libraries are invited to attend an online training in January, “We’re All in This Together: Serving the Whole Community.”

This hour-long session with Suzanne Reymer, Statewide Consulting Librarian for the Montana State Library, will introduce community engagement concepts using Census data and focus on how libraries can be windows to the world. The training will be offered three times:

  • 10-11 a.m. MST on Tuesday, January 12, 2021
  • 1-2 p.m. MST on Thursday, January 21, 2021
  • 1-2 p.m. MST on Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Register here. Registration closes Friday, January 8, 2021. These sessions are designed to be attended live and will NOT be recorded.

Why attend? This training will enable you to scan your community and identify who is not being fully served. You’ll learn to consider all community members and even the historical nature of the community when developing and designing library services and gain the skills and information to seek out feedback from underserved and changing community groups.

Suzanne provides consulting and advisory services to public librarians and trustees as well as support for e-rate, bandwidth, public computing centers and digital literacy. Serving and welcoming everyone in the community has been a passion of hers for many years.

Learn more about the training and about the full grant project. Questions may be directed to Brian Greene at brian.greene@wyo.gov or (307) 777-6339.

This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Laura Bush, Community Catalyst Grant number RE-246273-OLS-20. Arizona, Idaho, Montana, North and South Dakota, and Wyoming are participating in this project.

If you have a question about this or any other article, please contact us at statelibrary@wyo.gov

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