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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of November 25

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of November 25 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 MST Tuesday, Nov 26 (6-7:30 pm) Low-Tech and No-Tech STEM (OK2Ask) In this […]

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WSL Closed on Thanksgiving Day

The Wyoming State Library will be closed Thursday, November 28, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be open our normal hours on Friday, November 29. Image: Thanksgiving proclamation from J.A. Campbell, the first Governor of the Territory of Wyoming, from the front page of the November 9, 1869, Cheyenne Leader. Click for larger image, or […]

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Govinfo Tutorials and Handouts

From govinfo Two of the many useful resources available on the govinfo help pages are tutorials and handouts. The video tutorials offer guidance in navigating GPO’s govinfo for both novice and advanced users. Learn how to perform various types of searches, narrow search results, browse, and more. Recordings are brief—most under 10 minutes in length. Suggest a tutorial or handout! Many […]

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Tidbits from the Trustee Corner

The Trustee Corner from the Colorado Virtual Library is a monthly series featuring information of interest to public library boards. This information from their October 2019 issue was written by Crystal Schimpf, Public Library Specialist, Leadership & Community Development at Colorado State Library. Trustees play an essential role in shaping the public image of the […]

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Story Time from Space!

From the Idaho Commission for Libraries November 2019 Scoop newsletter Imagine astronauts on the International Space Station reading stories to and conducting science experiments for the children of Earth as the world rotates below. Imagine no more…it’s Story Time from Space! Story Time from Space is a project of the Global Space Education Foundation, a […]

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November 2019 Outrider Now Available

Find a wrap-up of the latest in Wyoming library news in the November 2019 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. Have news you’d like included? Contact Susan Mark, WSL Outreach Librarian, at or (307) 777-5915. Don’t forget […]

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Free Cataloging Resources and Training

Are you new to the wonderful world of cataloging?  Maybe you haven’t thought about cataloging since library school and your new job requires a memory jog? The Texas State Library and Archives Commission compiled a list of cataloging resources and training opportunities to build your skills that we’re reposting here, with some Wyoming-specific resources included. […]

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A Planning Guide to Fundraising

Making a fundraising plan doesn’t need to be daunting. CauseVox recently posted, “Fundraising Planning Guide, Calendar, Worksheet, + Template,” with great tips and tools for a successful year of getting more donations in 2020. Here are the steps they recommend: Understand your need and goals Study your past fundraising trends List your resources (staff, board, […]

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Traveling Trunks from the Smithsonian

Reposted from Smithsonian Libraries Traveling Trunks is a new resource-lending program of the Smithsonian Libraries. These multimedia library kits are packed full of resources from across the Smithsonian Institution that deliver immersive experiences. Through touch, tech, sound, and sight, Traveling Trunks creates a screen-free sensory-rich environment. Through the current four themes students can listen to […]

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ALA Launches Community Engagement Initiative

From the American Library Association Community engagement — the process of working collaboratively with community members — provides a roadmap to creating sustainable, resilient organizations and communities. Small, rural libraries are nimble, responsive organizations that can work with their communities to create powerful community-led change. Specially designed for the needs of small and rural libraries, […]

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