News in Brief-March 2024

Mar 25, 2024

Here is a roundup of news and articles regarding libraries and library professionals. 

Five Wyoming Authors Honored With Spur Awards

Five Wyoming authors were honored by the Western Writers of America for their 2024 contributions to the Western genre. Three of the authors were awarded 2024 Spur Awards by the organization and another was a finalist for the award.

Why Outside Activities Can Be Essential for Employees

Employers are in a unique position to promote physical activity and potentially affect the health and well-being of millions of working adults.

National Library Workers Day is April 9

NLWD is a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers. Now is the perfect time to highlight the critical role library workers play in keeping our libraries running.

Wyoming Public Libraries Encourage Patrons to Check Out Blood Pressure Cuffs and Complete Survey

Wyoming library patrons who check out a blood pressure monitoring kit from their local library and complete the included survey will be entered in a drawing to win a $100 Amazon gift card!

How a Librarian Became an Advocate for Mental Health

Mychal Threets has spent most of his 34 years in libraries – first as a homeschooled kid finding community and refuge in the world of books and then as an adult working as a librarian.

Solar Eclipse Resources and Activities for Libraries

Libraries all over are gearing up to offer activities and resources for community members. If you’re still looking for ideas, this article offers resources and ideas to help libraries inspire curiosity and foster learning about the solar system.

Indigenous Board Books for Every Baby

One of the ways we can find ways to engage with a wide audience of patrons is by centering Indigenous childhood, Indigenous joy, and Indigenous languages in our collections, and featuring them in our programs and our reference services.

Librarian Starts Program to Combine Literacy and Art

Process, rather than product, art has always been Kary Henry’s goal. This blog explains her successful Creative Clubhouse Program.

Creating and Implementing STEAM Learning Experiences for Homeschoolers

Take a look at how libraries can leverage resources and staff to bring the less accessible parts of STEAM – technology and engineering – to homeschoolers in your communities

Sustainability and Children’s Services

Erika Hogan shares some reflections and resources that have been helpful on her continuing journey toward greater sustainability in children’s services.

 

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