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Another Successful WLA Conference

Attendance was up at this year’s Wyoming Library Association conference that was held August 7-9 with 141 attendees and 24 vendors. In addition to the pre-conference sessions, fabulous keynote with P.C. Sweeney, and Ron Franscell’s author luncheon, there were 35 breakout sessions conducted by 59 presenters. Jacob Mickelsen, Carbon County Library System Executive Director, was […]

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Hodgins is WLA’s ‘2019 Outstanding Librarian’

Devin Hodgins has been honored by the Wyoming Library Association as its “2019 Outstanding Librarian.” Devin is a Library Media Tech at Crest Hill Elementary in Natrona County School District 1. The award, presented to him on Thursday, August 8, at the WLA conference in Cheyenne, recognizes the significant and outstanding accomplishments of a library […]

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Grow With Google Comes to Wyoming

Libraries Lead with Digital Skills is an initiative of the American Library Association and the Public Library Association, sponsored by Grow with Google, that provides libraries with funding, training, and tools to assist job seekers in preparing for and finding work, and empower small businesses to grow online. As part of this initiative, the Grow […]

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Grant Opportunities

Carol McMurry Library Endowment Individual Grants for Continuing Education DEADLINE: September 30, 2019 Want to attend a conference or workshop to build your library skills? Take an online course? Start working toward that library media specialist endorsement or master’s degree in library science? Funds are available to those working or volunteering in Wyoming libraries through […]

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Grant Award Promotes Computer Science in Wyoming

From UW News The National Science Foundation recently awarded nearly $1 million to support the inclusion of computer science education in Wyoming schools and libraries. The grant, sponsored by the University of Wyoming, will be branded as Wyoming’s Schools and Libraries Integrating Computer Science Education (WySLICE) and will prepare 150 K-8 teachers and Wyoming librarians […]

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WLA a ‘Friend of Community Development’

Last week at the Wyoming Library Association conference, the Wyoming Association of Community Development Extension Professionals presented WLA with its “Friend of Community Development” award. The award was presented by Juliet Daniels, Community Development Educator, University of Wyoming Extension Daniels and Kimberly Chapman wrote in their nomination letter: “We are nominating the Wyoming Library Association, […]

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Librarian of Congress to Visit Wyoming

Wyoming library staff are invited to a reception with Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress, on Friday, September 6, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. in the Cottonwood Room of the Laramie County Library, located at 2200 Pioneer Ave. in Cheyenne. Hayden will offer her remarks at 5:30 p.m. The Librarian of Congress was invited  to visit Wyoming […]

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Library Programs and New Americans

From the American Library Association Over 43 million immigrants live in the United States, making up about 13 percent of the nation’s population. More than 55 percent of new Americans use their public library at least once a week, according to the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), to access English language learning classes, citizenship and […]

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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of August 12

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of August 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 MDT Monday, Aug 12 (12:30-1:30 pm) Info2Go! Learning with Idaho Public Television (Idaho […]

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News in Brief

Registration Open for NMLA/MPLA Joint Conference Registration is now open for the New Mexico Library Association/Mountain Plains Library Association joint conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 30 to November 1. The Mountain Plains Library Association (MPLA) is a twelve state association of librarians, library paraprofessionals and friends of libraries in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, […]

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