News in Brief

Jan 6, 2023

Graphic of a "Wyoming State Library" newspaper with "News in Brief" headlineHelp Your Patrons Protect Themselves During National Consumer Protection Week
National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is set for March 5-11, 2023. Your library’s involvement can help those in your community understand consumer rights and make well-informed decisions about money. Order educational materials now from the Federal Trade Commission (shipping takes three to four weeks) and watch the NCPW website for promotional materials as they become available.

Registration Opens for 2023 AASL National Conference
Registration is now open for the 2023 American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Conference. The conference, taking place Oct. 19-21, 2023, in Tampa, Florida, convenes school library professionals for in-person learning and networking opportunities. Register at

WebJunction Offers Resources for Helping Unhoused Patrons
For many people experiencing homelessness, the library might be the only place where they can seek shelter during daylight hours. Access to technology that allows people to stay in touch with family and friends, apply for jobs, and seek online support for social services, can all be powerful lifelines. WebJunction has compiled a list of resources to help you serve these vulnerable patrons.

New Interactive Map Showcases Panoramic Maps Collection
The Panoramic Maps Collection, one of the Library of Congress’s most popular collections, features more than a thousand beautifully illustrated “bird’s-eye-view” maps of towns and cities across the United States, Canada, and even some internationally. They’ve launched “View from Above: Exploring the Panoramic Map Collection,” an interactive map that makes browsing and discovering maps in the collection easier and more fun.

Explore the New and Improved National Archives Catalog
The National Archives Catalog has a new look. In November, they launched a fully redesigned and modernized online public access catalog that makes the records of the National Archives even more accessible. The new catalog makes it easier and more intuitive for to find records and discover related content of interest.

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