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WSL Reference Desk is Open

Have a tough research or reference question? Never fear! Our expert librarians here at the Wyoming State Library love to do detective work. Although the Wyoming State Library is temporarily closed to the public, State Library staff continue to be available for your information needs. For more information, contact Karen Kitchens, State Publications Librarian at … Continue reading WSL Reference Desk is Open

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Libraries Lead with Digital Skills Grants

Wyoming academic and public libraries are invited to apply for funding to support a workforce development program in their library. The American Library Association and Google have provided $8,000 to the Wyoming State Library to fund these awards. Libraries that receive funding will: Implement or expand a program or series of programs for jobseekers to … Continue reading Libraries Lead with Digital Skills Grants

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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of April 6

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of April 6 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 library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar. All times MDT Tuesday, Apr 7 (10-11 am) Trusted Health Information Resources for Your Community … Continue reading Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of April 6

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Tips for Avoiding COVID-19 Scams

Adapted and reposted from the Colorado Virtual Library In these troubling times, most of us have come together to (at least virtually!) support each other and our communities. But unfortunately, wide-scale crises tend to bring out those who would try to exploit the situation for their own gain. Scams to be aware of include financial … Continue reading Tips for Avoiding COVID-19 Scams

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Online Training ‘At Your Leisure’

In addition to the live webinars in our training calendar, each month we try to pick some videos out there that you can watch “At Your Leisure.” These on-demand offerings caught our attention for April: Sessions presented at the 2019 AASL National Conference (American Association of School Librarians) Sessions focused on the 2018 National School … Continue reading Online Training ‘At Your Leisure’

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Earn a Health Information Specialization

Here’s a way you can bolster your library resume while safe at home: Obtain a Consumer Health Information Specialization certificate from the Medical Library Association in a month by taking online courses provided by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Courses are available for free to any library staff member interested in providing reliable … Continue reading Earn a Health Information Specialization

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News in Brief

American Library Association Cancels 2020 Annual Conference Due to COVID-19 The American Library Association’s Executive Board has announced that the 2020 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition scheduled for June 25-30 in Chicago has been canceled due to the COVID-19 epidemic. 2020 will mark the first time in 75 years that ALA has not held an … Continue reading News in Brief

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Explore State Archives Digital Resources

The Wyoming State Archives has put together its own “Stuck at Home” page that puts their digital resources at your fingertips from your home computer. On it, you can: Ask an archivist by phone or email Read the Wyoming Postcripts blog Browse thousands of historical photographs Read Wyoming newspapers Explore maps of Wyoming and its … Continue reading Explore State Archives Digital Resources

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Free Virtual Event: Middle Grade Magic

Join School Library Journal for their Middle Grade Magic virtual summit, a day-long celebration and exploration of one of the burgeoning and most important areas of publishing for young readers: literature for children ages eight through 12 and beyond! This free, completely virtual conference takes place on Wednesday, April 8, from 7 a.m. to 3 … Continue reading Free Virtual Event: Middle Grade Magic

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Grant Opportunities

Wyoming Community Foundation COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund DEADLINE: Ongoing while funds are available The WYCF Response and Recovery Fund will provide resources to nonprofits and other organizations directly supporting vulnerable residents and families in Wyoming. In this first phase, they are prioritizing organizations that are serving communities and individuals who are immediately and disproportionately … Continue reading Grant Opportunities

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