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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of July 27

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of July 27 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 Monday, July 27 (12-2 pm) Planning for Reopening: FDLP Libraries Recovering from … Continue reading Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of July 27

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Horner is New Director at Park County Library

The Park County Library Board has selected Karen Horner as its new system director. She will officially join the library on August 24. Born and raised in California, Karen is currently the Cultural Services Agency Director and County Librarian for Mendocino County, California. In that role, she oversees five library branches, the bookmobile and outreach … Continue reading Horner is New Director at Park County Library

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‘Book Moby’ Makes the Rounds

Earlier this summer, the Wyoming State Library used CARES Act funding to support summer reading on the Wind River Indian Reservation. Robin Levin, Head Librarian at the Fort Washakie School and Community Library, spearheaded the effort to distribute print books since many in that community have difficulty accessing e-resources. Now, the Wyoming Community Foundation has … Continue reading ‘Book Moby’ Makes the Rounds

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LCLS Awarded Libraries Build Business Grant

Laramie County Library System will receive $145,000 from the American Library Association (ALA) to build capacity and expand their programming to small businesses and entrepreneurs from low-income and underrepresented groups. Laramie County Library System is one of 13 public libraries around the country to receive this funding from Libraries Build Business, an initiative of the … Continue reading LCLS Awarded Libraries Build Business Grant

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Foster Care Collection at the WSL

One of the lesser-known services at the Wyoming State Library is an extensive collection of Wyoming Department of Family Services (DFS) resource materials. While the primary focus is on foster care, titles touch on other aspects of parenting. This collection of more than 300 books and videos is housed at the State Library, thanks to … Continue reading Foster Care Collection at the WSL

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Virtual Library Tour from ALA

“Holding Space: A national conversation series with libraries” is the American Library Association’s nationwide virtual tour to highlight the innovation and impact of a diverse range of libraries and engage stakeholders to advocate for libraries and the communities they serve. Visit more than a dozen libraries and the communities they serve over the course of … Continue reading Virtual Library Tour from ALA

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More Data on COVID-19 and Library Materials

The  REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) Project has published the results of the second round of laboratory testing for COVID-19 on five commonly handled materials: Braille paper pages Glossy paper pages Magazine pages Children’s board books Archival folders Results show that after two days of quarantine in a stacked configuration, the SARS-CoV-2 virus was … Continue reading More Data on COVID-19 and Library Materials

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COVID-19 Resources for Reopening and Recovery

From the American Library Association Strong libraries are essential to the recovery of communities devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. To help guide communities, library workers and library supporters along the path to recovery, the American Library Association (ALA) has launched a curated, online repository of tools, guides and resources. The ALA COVID-19 Recovery website includes everything from … Continue reading COVID-19 Resources for Reopening and Recovery

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July 2020 Outrider Now Available

Find a wrap-up of the latest in Wyoming library news in the July 2020 Outrider newsletter from the Wyoming State Library. Subscribe today, and we’ll send the Outrider straight to your email inbox each month. You can also see past issues. Do you know any library colleagues, trustees, advocates, or volunteers who might be interested in the Outrider? Please … Continue reading July 2020 Outrider Now Available

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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of July 20

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of July 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 library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar. All times MDT Monday, July 20 (12:30-1:30 pm) Recommendation Systems  (Idaho Commission for Libraries) While … Continue reading Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of July 20

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