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WSL Closed on Thanksgiving Day

The Wyoming State Library will be closed Thursday, November 22, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be open our normal hours on Friday, November 23. Times were tough 100 years ago when the turkeys were armed for Thanksgiving. At least they were in this advertisement from the November 23, 1918 Sheridan Daily Enterprise, found in Wyoming […]

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Archived Webinar: Understanding Teens 101

November 2018; 56 minutes View and download the slides and related resources. New in our webinar training archive is Understanding Teens 101, with Catherine Boddie and Bridget Kiely, Young Adult Service Librarians from the Arapahoe Library District in Colorado. This video offers a crash course on understanding teen behavior and strategies for applying your know-how so all staff can […]

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Picture Book Picks and Pics from the WSL Crew

Last week, Wyoming State Library staff members shared their favorite picture books and reading memories in honor of Picture Book Month. Here’s what our staff had to say about their favorites: Susan Mark, Outreach Librarian, on The Big Tidy-Up by Norah Smaridge, illustrated by Les Gray: “I chose this book because it was my favorite […]

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Librarians at Wyoming Innovations Conference

The 2nd annual Wyoming Innovations in Learning conference happened on November 7-9 in the Evanston Roundhouse facility. School librarians (as well as one public library director) from Wyoming were among the attendees and presenters. Maggie Unterseher, Megan Dingman, and Richard Landreth shared about Breakout EDU in the school library. Maggie and Megan also presented about […]

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Studying History Through Native American Newspapers

According to the Library of Congress, the first Native American newspaper, The Cherokee Phoenix, began publishing in 1828. The Phoenix is one of 14 Native American newspapers from the 19th and early 20th centuries that are available in Chronicling America. Wyoming’s Native American newspapers are not included in the Library of Congress collection, but you can find them […]

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Today is National GIS Day

Wednesday, November 14 is National Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day, recognized since 1999. GIS is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present spatial or geographic data. This year’s theme is Discover the World through GIS, with a focus on demonstrating the real-world GIS applications that are making a difference in our society.  […]

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Grants and Awards

APA Librarian Conference Travel Awards DEADLINE: November 30, 2018 The APA Librarian Conference Travel Awards are intended to support early- and mid-career librarians who are seeking to attend conferences in order to grow as professionals. Applicants must be currently employed as a librarian at an academic or health sciences library, and have less than 15 years […]

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Two New Database Webinars in the Archive

We’ve just added two new Database of the Month webinars to our archive page. U.S. History in Context and Native American Heritage Month Gale pays tribute to their important contributions, histories, and unique challenges both past and present with Native American content featured directly on the homepage of US History In Context for the entire […]

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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of November 12

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of November 12 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, Nov 13 (10-2 pm) Connections Summit: Day One (SirsiDynix) Open to all […]

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2018 Teens’ Top Ten List Announced

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced the official titles of the 2018 Teens’ Top Ten: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green. Dutton/Penguin. 9780525555360. One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus. Delacorte/Random House. 9781524714680. Warcross by Marie Lu. G. P. Putnam’s Sons/Penguin. 9780399547966. Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo. Random House. 9780399549731. Caraval by Stephanie Garber. Flatiron. 9781250095251. Long Way Down by Jason […]

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