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New Books at the WSL

The latest additions to the Wyoming State Library’s 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. Anonymity Alison Macrina and Talya Cooper Chicago : ALA Neal-Schuman, 2019 Resilience Rebekkah Smith Aldrich Chicago : ALA Neal-Schuman, 2018 Design … Continue reading New Books at the WSL

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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of October 12

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of October 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 library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar. All times MDT Tuesday, Oct 13 (10-11 am) Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian … Continue reading Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of October 12

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Scenes from the Ten Sleep Library Expansion

For your viewing pleasure, we share a video of the Ten Sleep Library’s expansion project that earned them the Wyoming Library Association 2020 Outstanding Library award. Ten Sleep Library is a branch of Washakie County Library. Enjoy!

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Survey Reveals COVID-19 School Library Landscape

From the American Library Association As schools across the country make critical decisions about how to handle a variety of back-to-school scenarios, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is collecting data from school librarians across the country to gauge the status of teaching, school library use, and school librarians’ roles as school/district plans continue … Continue reading Survey Reveals COVID-19 School Library Landscape

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UW Adds Newspapers to Chronicling America

From UW News The Wyoming Digital Newspaper Project, led by University of Wyoming Libraries, has added its first batch of historical newspapers to the Chronicling America database. The Northern Wyoming Herald and Garland Irrigation Era, published from 1911-1924, as well as a portion of the Cheyenne Daily Leader, widely recognized as Wyoming’s first newspaper, recently … Continue reading UW Adds Newspapers to Chronicling America

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Creepy Halloween Patents

It’s that time of year again! Ghosts, ghouls and things that go bump in the night! Halloween is a time for costumes, spooky stories and Trick-or-Treaters. Intellectual Property isn’t the first phrase that comes to mind when thinking of Halloween celebrations. However, there are patents for every occasion, including Halloween! Here are a few of … Continue reading Creepy Halloween Patents

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Olympus Games and Comics is WLA’s Hero

From Laramie County Library System Olympus Games and Comics received the Wyoming Library Association’s Hero/Heroine Award after being nominated by Laramie County Library System. The award, which recognizes an outstanding group or person whose hard work has made a difference to a Wyoming library, was presented to owner Kyle McCormick during a small ceremony at … Continue reading Olympus Games and Comics is WLA’s Hero

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Upcoming Webinar on Accessible Voting

Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources (WATR) is holding an Open Lab virtually on Wednesday, October 14, from 2 – 3 p.m. MDT to help those with disabilities learn about their voting rights. This free, online session will cover: What accessible voting machines are available at your local polling place What kinds of technology you can bring … Continue reading Upcoming Webinar on Accessible Voting

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October is Health Literacy Month

October is Health Literacy Month, a time for organizations and individuals to promote the importance of understandable health information. Your library is a great source for reliable, authoritative health information — here are some resources to help you spread the word. The Public Library Association has compiled a list of items on how to observe … Continue reading October is Health Literacy Month

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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 October: NoveList (Wyoming State Library) Staying in the know about new and popular books. Make sure your staff (and patrons) can … Continue reading Online Training ‘At Your Leisure’

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