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Finding Aids at the American Heritage Center

Reposted from the American Heritage Center blog Welcome to the American Heritage Center’s finding aids! What is a finding aid you ask? Finding aids are like a table of contents for the boxes of an archival collection. Finding aids help folks find out information about specific collections we have and what materials are contained in […]

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News in Brief

With the NASA Selfies app, you can share selfies in front of gorgeous cosmic landscapes, like Messier 78, imaged by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. Each image contains information about the object shown.Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech  ‘NASA Selfies’ and TRAPPIST-1 VR Apps Now Available The universe is at your fingertips with two new digital products from NASA. The […]

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Grant Opportunities

Penguin Random House Library Award for Innovation Through Adversity DEADLINE: March 16, 2019 Recognizes U.S. libraries and staff who overcome adversity and create lasting innovative community service programs that successfully inspire and connect with new readers. One $10,000 cash award given annually to a library in the U.S. If a suitable candidate is not found, the […]

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Explore HistoryMakers for Black History Month

As we explore black American history, add The HistoryMakers to your list. This database, found in the history resources in, is a curated collection of 100 persons interviewed by The HistoryMakers, with videos and complete transcripts. The people include represent a wide range of experiences, locations, occupations, and subjects. They are contemporary African Americans […]

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Strom to Depart Wyoming State Archives

State Archivist Michael Strom is leaving Wyoming to work for the Library of Virginia as the State Archivist of Virginia and director of the Library’s Government Records Services Division. His last day at the Wyoming State Archives will be March 1. “I’m excited about the new challenge and the opportunity to do some different things,” […]

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Presidents Day Publications

From the U.S. GPO Government Book Talk blog Presidents Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. This year it will take place on February 18. The holiday was initially established in 1885 to recognize President George Washington. Now, it serves as a day to remember and celebrate all U.S. presidents, both past and present. Some […]

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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of February 18

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of February 18 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, Feb 19 (11-12 pm) How to Use Social Media to Raise Money […]

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Twing to Retire from Johnson County Library

Reposted from the Buffalo Bulletin, with permissionBy Stephen Dow, The Johnson County Library of 1999 would be unrecognizable to the building’s current patrons. The building was almost 10,000 square feet smaller. Video cassettes were in vogue. The internet was dial-up. E-books could be found only in the pages of a science fiction novel. But in […]

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Archived Webinar: Integrate Technology and Library Media

Download the slides (PDF)February 2019; 21 minutes Join the integration nation and find ways to combine technology and library media in your school. Megan Dingman and Maggie Unterseher, Library Media Specialists in Campbell County explore opportunities in this archived webinar. Questions about school library issues? Contact the Wyoming State Library’s School Library Consultant Paige Bredenkamp at or […]

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Webinars for Educators from the National Archives

The U.S. National Archives has a new lineup of professional development webinars for educators starting this month. Each features the holdings of the National Archives, along with resources for bringing these primary sources into your classroom. All webinars are free of charge. Advanced registration is required. Find the complete list of programs and more information […]

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