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Four Selected for MPLA Leadership Institute

Four people from the Wyoming library community have been chosen for the 2018 Mountain Plains Library Association (MPLA) Leadership Institute that will take place April 29 through May 4. MPLA is a 12-state association of librarians, library paraprofessionals and friends of libraries. Its purpose is to promote the development of librarians and libraries by providing significant educational […]

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Join us at the WSL for Trademark Tuesday

The Rocky Mountain Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), in collaboration with the Wyoming State Library and other partners located across the Rocky Mountain region, will host an interactive session with experts from the USPTO’s Trademark Assistance Center (TAC), which is based at USPTO Headquarters in Alexandria, VA. During this virtual program, TAC experts […]

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WLA Youth Services Spring Meeting Upcoming

The Wyoming Library Association Youth Services Interest Group (YSIG) is holding its spring meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on May 4 at the Albany County Public Library in Laramie. Two of our Wyoming State Library Staff, Paige Bredenkamp and Chris Van Burgh, will make presentations. Registration is $20 on the WLA website (scroll […]

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Resources for National Poetry Month

Among April’s many celebrations is National Poetry Month. If you’re looking for resources to use with students or patrons, check out this handy list. Download the PDF for live links.

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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of April 16

Free, online, continuing education events for this week from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at All times MST Monday, Apr 16 (11:30-12:30 pm) Make A Giant Leap for Patron Privacy: Prepare for CPW2018 with A Free Webinar on […]

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Library News in Brief

Registration Open for YALSA Symposium Registration is now open for the 2018 YALSA Symposium, which will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, from November 2-4. Programs will cover the entire spectrum of topics related to providing services for and with young adults. ARSL Conference Registration Opens Early bird registration has opened for the Association […]

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YALSA Announces 2018 Teen Read Week™ Theme

From the American Library Association The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will feature “It’s Written in the Stars…READ” as the theme for this year’s Teen Read Week celebration, which will take place October 7-13. Library staff, afterschool providers and educators can use this theme to encourage teens to think […]

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Natrona County Library Takes Services on the Road

 By Lisa Scroggins, Natrona County Library Executive Director From the NCL blog In today’s library world, it is important for libraries to embrace delivering services to the public outside the constraints of their brick and mortar facilities. At the Natrona County Library, we do just that, and often take some of our most popular services […]

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Parkins to Head Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services

As we celebrate National Bookmobile Day, we’d like to celebrate Susan Parkins, Laramie County Library System Senior Outreach Specialist. Often spotted behind the wheel of the LCLS bookmobile, Susan is a leader at the national level as Vice President/President-Elect for the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS). ABOS’s mission is to “support and encourage […]

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Honor a Wyoming Library Worker Today

Today, April 10, 2018, is National Library Workers Day, a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers. Today’s a great time to take a few minutes to do two things. First, please head over to the NLWD site and nominate a stellar library worker […]

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