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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of May 20

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of May 20 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 MDT Monday, May 20 (12:30-1:30 pm) Info2Go! Doing Democracy (Idaho Commission for Libraries) […]

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Armed Forces Day Pays Tribute

From GovInfo Know a man or woman who serves in the United States military? Be sure to thank them this May 18, Armed Forces Day 2019. This observance pays tribute to the men and women who serve in the United States military, and this year’s theme is “For the Nation. For the People.”  The following are […]

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Innovations for School Libraries

Found in the Big Deal Media K-12 Technology newsletter. Videos Featuring Authors Commemorating Children’s Book Week KidLit TV has partnered with the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader to produce 100 book creator videos for teachers, parents, librarians, and educators across the country to share with their students. Videos to Deepen Understanding and Spark Curiosity Boclips for Teachers offers an extensive library of engaging videos that bring academic topics […]

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ALA Releases ‘Libraries’ Guide to the 2020 Census’

The American Library Association has released the Libraries’ Guide to the 2020 Census, a new resource to prepare libraries for the decennial count of every person living in the United States. The Guide contains practical information to assist library staff in addressing potential patron and community requests regarding the upcoming 2020 Census. The Guide includes: basic information about the Census process; […]

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New Video: Wyoming Inventors Database

Wyoming Inventors Database May 2019; 19 minutes New in our webinar archive: Join Karen Kitchens, Wyoming State Library, for a look at the updated Wyoming Inventors Database. Learn search tips for this database which includes all United States patents issued to inventors within the present-day boundaries of Wyoming.

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Park County Archives Joins DPLA

From the Colorado Virtual Library The Park County Archives has added almost 15,000 items from their historic photograph collection to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) through the Plains to Peaks Collective, a partnership between the state libraries of Wyoming and Colorado. Their vast collection includes over 20,000 images relating to the town of […]

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Crest Hill Students Build Little Free Libraries

Fifth graders at Crest Hill Elementary in Casper made two Little Free Libraries that they auctioned and raffled to support their Parent-Teacher Organization’s fundraising efforts. As part of the project, they investigated libraries and their impact on their communities. Each class had to work as a team to design and complete their libraries, through the […]

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People News

Associate Dean Lori Phillips is retiring from the University of Wyoming Libraries at the end of June after over 25 years at UW. She served as Associate Dean of Libraries since 2003, including a year as Interim Dean of Libraries. Over the years, she’s worked in a variety of roles, serving as a librarian, teacher, […]

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Happy Faces at Wyoming Reads

Mark down 2019 for another successful Wyoming Reads celebration. This event, held at locations in all 23 counties, gave a hardback book to keep to every Wyoming first-grade student. More than 7,500 students received a book to cherish that they picked from this year’s selections. Wyoming Reads is a program of the Sue Jorgensen Library […]

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Mental Health Resources at Your Library

May is Mental Health Month, and libraries can help with authoritative, reliable health information. This list of helpful resources was prepared by Park County Library Reference Librarian Nicholle Gerharter. In-Library Resources General nonfiction collection Dewey Decimal range 610-618, generally Search your local Wyoming library’s catalog at Librarians Confidential interactions — information, not medical advice […]

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