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From the Stacks: Vacationland Wyoming

Did you know the Wyoming State Library houses some historic marketing campaigns published by state agencies? “Live and work in Vacationland Wyoming,” say two Wyoming Natural Resource Board brochures from 1957 and 1960. Decorated with art stylistic of their time, the pamphlets contain information on transportation, power, business and health climates, living conditions, and natural […]

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Innovations for School Libraries

Found in the Big Deal Media K-12 Technology newsletter. Native Stories with Native Voices The Molly of Denali series and podcast follow the adventures of a feisty and resourceful Alaska Native girl, as she helps her parents run the Denali Trading Post in their Alaskan village. Students are introduced to the rich history and modern-day […]

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GPO Digitizes Public Papers of the Presidents

Reposted from govinfo The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and the National Archives’ Office of the Federal Register (OFR),  have digitized volumes of The Public Papers of the Presidents for Presidents Herbert Hoover (1929) through George H.W. Bush (1991), with the exception of the Franklin D. Roosevelt presidency. The papers of President Franklin Roosevelt were published privately before […]

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New Books at the WSL

The latest additions to our professional library science collection are available to you through WYLDCAT. Questions, comments, or suggestions for purchase may be directed to Library Development Manager Brian Greene at brian.greene@wyo.gov or (307) 777-6339. Engaging design : creating libraries for modern users Decker, Emy Nelson Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, [2018] Government information essentials Caro, […]

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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of August 5

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of August 5 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, Aug 6 (9-10 am) Online Fundraising Performance: Does Your Nonprofit Measure […]

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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 August: Trustee Trouble 10: Self Assessment (Wyoming State Library) Library Board membership is a great way to give back to the […]

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People News

Sherri Angelovic has been named Youth Services Manager at the White Mountain Library. Sherri has worked for the Sweetwater County Library System for almost 20 years, beginning in Youth Services before moving to Circulation and most recently, Technical Services. Now back where she began, she’s excited to build on White Mountain’s strong history of childhood […]

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Free Continuing Education Events for August 1-2

Free, online, continuing education events for August 1-2 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 Thursday, Aug 1 (10-11 am) Communicate Smarter and Better (Utah State Library) Communication is arguably […]

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Helping to Close the 30 Million Word Gap

Reposted from Library Research Service A study recently published by Ohio State University researchers in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics found that young children whose parents frequently read to them could enter kindergarten having heard an estimated 1.4 million more words than children who were rarely or never read to. The researchers propose that more […]

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Free Library Continuing Education Events for August

The August 2019 Wyoming State Library training calendar is now available with 63 webinars, one mini-conference, and four recordings to watch “At Your Leisure.” Every training opportunity on this list is free and offered online. Topics include advocacy, planning, careers, children and teens, collection development, communication, databases, managing change, fundraising, legal, management, outreach and partnerships, […]

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