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Wyoming Book Reviews

Memoir of a 1950’s Yellowstone Horse Ranger Bob Richard Cody, WY: Elliot Rivers Publishing Co., 2018 The author, Bob Richard, has the distinction of being the first of the modern Yellowstone National Park horse patrol rangers, from 1957-1960. This marvelous booklet is a collection of photographic essays,  with brilliant black and white images illustrating the […]

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News in Brief

ARSL 2018 Conference Presentations Now Online The Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) held its annual conference in Springfield, Illinois, in September. Presentation slides and other materials are now available on the ARSL website. American Library Association 2019 Midwinter Registration is Now Open The 2019 ALA Midwinter symposium is now open for registration! The […]

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Meeting Rooms, Libraries, and Neutrality

By Janice Grover-Roosa Wyoming Library Association ALA Representative Director, Western Wyoming Community College Hay Library ALA has recently demonstrated its commitment to uphold the foundational principles of librarianship by way of policy. As if to say, “The only way to satisfy most of you most of the time is to follow the policy every time”—ALA […]

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Database of the Month: Social Issues

On Thursday, October 25, join the Wyoming State Library’s Chris Van Burgh for “Database of the Month: Social Issues.” This free webinar will begin at 11:15 a.m. MDT. In this online session, she’ll take a look at places to go in for information on the myriad social issues that are prevalent in our world. […]

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Spooky Patents for Halloween

Once again, Halloween is just around the corner. What scares you on All Hallows’ Eve? Patents were likely not your first answer. But wait! Here are at the Wyoming State Library, we crept into the files of the United States Patent and Trademark Office and dug up a few for your Halloween fun. HALLOWEEN VAMPIRE […]

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People News

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National Friends of Libraries Week

Friends of Libraries groups have their very own national week of celebration! United for Libraries will coordinate the 13th annual National Friends of Libraries Week October 21-27, 2018. The celebration offers a two-fold opportunity to celebrate Friends. Use the time to creatively promote your group in the community, to raise awareness, and to promote membership. […]

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Grant Opportunities

Great Stories Club Series on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) DEADLINE: November 16, 2018 ALA’s Great Stories Club is a thematic reading and discussion program that engages underserved teens through literature-based library outreach programs. Grantee benefits include 11 paperback copies of up to four books on the reading list; a programming grant of up […]

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Teton County Library Names Interim Director

Sid Stanfill will serve as Interim Director of Library Services for Teton County Library, beginning October 15. Stanfill retired earlier in 2018 after seven years as Director of Sublette County Libraries. With many years of public library experience in the Rocky Mountain region and having served as President of the Wyoming Library Association in 2017, […]

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Rural School Librarians Look to the Future

The Wyoming State Library is pleased to announce that 13 rural school librarians began a three-year professional development cohort program, designed to enhance their skills in the digital world, on October 8-9 with a virtual conference. Rural school librarians from North Dakota and South Dakota are also participating in the cohort. Technology and Innovation in Education (TIE) of […]

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