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Libraries and Veterans National Forum

From the Texas State Library and Archives Commission The Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is sponsoring a Libraries and Veterans National Forum next June. Fifty library workers from a variety of library types and from around the country will be selected to attend the symposium, with travel and accommodations covered courtesy of the IMLS […]

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Webinar CANCELLED: Women’s Suffrage in Wyoming

This webinar has been cancelled. We are working to reschedule it and will announce a new time and date when it becomes available. Join Wyoming State Library Database Instruction Librarian Chris Van Burgh from 2:15-3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 5, for a free webinar, “Women’s Suffrage in Wyoming.” Explore resources available to you on this […]

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Marci Mock Has Passed Away

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Marci Ann Mock passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the age of 54. Marci, a former WYLD President, worked for over 28 years for the Sheridan County Public Library System in a variety of roles including Circulation Services Manager and Collection Development Manager. […]

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Grant Opportunities

Libraries Build Business DEADLINE: December 13, 2019 The American Library Association (ALA), with the support of, is launching an initiative to identify and scale successful entrepreneurship programs in public libraries and create learning resources for any library to support entrepreneurs in its community. Selected libraries will comprise a cohort of approximately 10-14 libraries with […]

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News in Brief

ALA Seeks Applicants for National Policy Corps The American Library Association (ALA) invites library advocates to apply online to join the ALA Policy Corps before December 11. The Corps’ goals include developing policy experts available to the library community, ALA and the Public Policy and Advocacy Office, creating longevity in expertise and engagement in early […]

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Featured in GoWYLD: Women’s Suffrage

Wyoming was first in the nation to pass unconditional legislation guaranteeing women their inherent right to vote. Let’s celebrate! Learn more and find resources to celebrate women’s suffrage with your patrons. Libraries should have received their mini-marketing kit by email for this month’s feature. If you would like to be either added to or removed […]

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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of December 2

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of December 2 from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions are below. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at All times MST Tuesday, Dec 3 (11-12 pm) Start Your 2020 Grant Strategy Off Right! […]

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Free Library Continuing Education Events for December

The December 2019 Wyoming State Library training calendar is now available with 56 webinars and four recordings to watch “At Your Leisure.” Every training opportunity on this list is free and offered online. Topics include advocacy, planning, careers, children and teens, collection development, communication, databases, managing change, fundraising, legal, management, outreach and partnerships, programming, readers’ […]

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New Books at the WSL

The latest additions to our professional library science collection are available to you through WYLDCAT. Questions, comments, or suggestions for purchase may be directed to Library Development Manager Brian Greene at or (307) 777-6339. The theory and craft of digital preservation Owens, Trevor Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018. The complete guide to RFPs for […]

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Library Funding Depends on Census

A new analysis released November 18 reveals that more than $1 billion in federal funding for libraries will be allocated to states based on the 2020 Census. Published by Professor Andrew Reamer of the George Washington Institute of Public Policy at George Washington University, the study pinpoints the financial impact the census will have on libraries. ALA President Wanda […]

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