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Spotlight on Government Information

On January 20, 2021 a new president and vice president will be sworn into office as part of  the 59th Inauguration Day ceremonies. Traditionally speeches and other public events mark the transfer of power from one administration to the next. What happens behind the scenes to ensure the federal government continues to operate smoothly during … Continue reading Spotlight on Government Information

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Creative Aging Call for Artists

Through a partnership between the Wyoming Arts Council, the Wyoming State Library, and Lifetime Arts, training will be provided to teaching artists and librarians throughout the state where they will learn innovative direct arts programming for older adults. Wyoming has a growing community of elder adults. One effective way to address adverse health effects associated … Continue reading Creative Aging Call for Artists

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RIPL Data Boot Camp Webinar Series

From Library Research Service Is one of your new year’s resolutions to get your library’s data in shape? Then, spend the winter with the Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL) and participate in our Data Boot Camp Series! This free webinar series features curriculum from the RIPL 2020 national event. These will NOT be webinars where … Continue reading RIPL Data Boot Camp Webinar Series

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Applications Open for ARSL Leadership Institute

From the Texas State Library and Archives Commission The Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) has announced the Outstanding in Their Field Leadership Institute. The Institute is for library workers who are currently working in rural and/or small libraries from various backgrounds and ethnicities. Applications are due February 24. ARSL encourages applications from folks who may … Continue reading Applications Open for ARSL Leadership Institute

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WSL Closed for MLK/Equality Day

The Wyoming State Library will be closed Monday, January 18, for Martin Luther King Jr./Equality Day. We will be open our normal hours again on Tuesday, January 19. From our Wyoming Legislation database, we find that in  1990, the Wyoming State Legislature designated the third Monday in January as a legal holiday, “Martin Luther King, … Continue reading WSL Closed for MLK/Equality Day

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Even More E-books for Kids and Teens

Last month we announced the addition of thousands of e-books and e-audiobooks in cloudLibrary for kids and teens in response to the pandemic. Now, the Wyoming State Library is excited to announce we have even more! In late December, we made an additional $750,000 in cloudLibrary purchases for young readers. In total, nearly $1 million … Continue reading Even More E-books for Kids and Teens

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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of January 11

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of January 11 from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions and links are below. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar. All times MST Monday, Jan 11 (1-2 pm) Leveling the Playing Field: … Continue reading Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of January 11

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Portman is National Library Week Honorary Chair

From the American Library Association Natalie Portman, Academy Award-winning actress, director, producer, author and activist, will lend her star power to shine a spotlight on our nation’s libraries as the honorary chair of National Library Week, April 4-10, 2021. She will help highlight the essential role libraries, librarians and library workers play in serving their … Continue reading Portman is National Library Week Honorary Chair

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Online Training ‘At Your Leisure’

In addition to the live webinars in our training calendar, each month we try to pick some videos out there that you can watch “At Your Leisure.” These on-demand offerings caught our attention for January: Intro to Podcasting (Podcasting 101, Part 1) (Wyoming State Library) View slides What’s a podcast and why should I have … Continue reading Online Training ‘At Your Leisure’

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News in Brief

Resources to Recognize and Counter COVID-19 Vaccine Mis/Disinformation As the COVID-19 vaccine inches closer to widespread distribution, help your patrons and community find reputable and reliable information about the vaccine with these resources from the Texas State Library and Archives. Also included are some helpful tutorials on spotting fake news and evaluating information found on … Continue reading News in Brief

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