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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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Webinar: Understanding Teens 101

The Wyoming State Library is holding a free webinar, “Understanding Teens 101,” on Wednesday, November 14, from 2-3 p.m. MST. Join Catherine Boddie and Bridget Kiely, Young Adult Service Librarians from the Arapahoe Library District in Colorado, for a crash-course on understanding teen behavior and strategies for applying your know-how so all staff can offer the […]

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GoWYLD for National STEM/STEAM Day

Today is National STEM/STEAM Day, highlighting science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics and encouraging young people to explore these fields. It’s easy to “STEAM it UP” with resources, as the Wyoming State Library’s Chris Van Burgh and Paige Bredenkamp explore in this video from our training archives: This tour of databases includes: SIRS […]

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Wyoming Book Reviews

The Geysers of Yellowstone, 5th ed. T. Scott Bryan Louisville, Colorado : University Press of Colorado, [2018] T. Scott Bryan knows his geysers, as evidenced in the fifth edition of his book The Geysers of Yellowstone. In this conveniently organized and very thorough field guide, Bryan shares detailed information about hundreds of geysers in the Yellowstone […]

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WSL Closed on Veterans Day

The Wyoming State Library will be closed Monday, November 12, in honor of Veterans Day. Veterans Day, November 11, was first established in 1919 as Armistice Day, to honor the veterans of World War I on the anniversary of that conflict’s end. Read more about the history of Veterans Day from the U.S. Department of […]

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Join the Library of Congress #SerendipityRun

Tomorrow, November 8, the Library of Congress will host a #SerendipityRun on Twitter from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. MST. What is it? Jer Thorpe, the LOC’s Innovator-in-Residence, says: The run will kick off from the @LibraryCongress Twitter account. Follow the activity using the #SerendipityRun hashtag. During the run, if someone tweets an item from the Library’s […]

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