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Create Impact Through Smart Storytelling

From the Colorado Virtual Library blog, by Sandy Irwin (Durango Public Library), and Katherine Weadley (Colorado Library Consortium) It was a dark and stormy night… We all love a good story. The tension! The excitement! Good vs. evil, right vs. wrong, dogs and cats living together…. When you hear a good story, you are engaged in … Continue reading Create Impact Through Smart Storytelling

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Wyoming Library History Online

Among the documents in our Wyoming State Publications database is a treasure trove of information about the history of the state’s libraries with digitized copies of the Wyoming Library Roundup and The Outrider. going back to the beginnings of each publication. The Roundup was first published in September of 1942 by the Wyoming State Library Association, “mimeographed … Continue reading Wyoming Library History Online

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Who Counts in the Census? Everyone!

One of the most common questions to prepare for during the census is, “Who do I count?” If there is a human being living in your house for the majority of the time, you count them in your household. Grandparents, children, friends, siblings, cousins, spouses, significant others — count them all! A common misconception about … Continue reading Who Counts in the Census? Everyone!

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News in Brief

ALSC Releases Championing Children’s Services Toolkit The Association for Library Service to Children recently released the Championing Children’s Services Toolkit.  The toolkit encompasses a variety of easy to use advocacy resources to empower children’s staff to engage their communities to build healthy successful futures for children. Registration Open for 2020 National Library Legislative Day The … Continue reading News in Brief

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Gerharter is New Cody Library Manager

As of January 1, Nicholle Gerharter takes on the management of the Cody Library in Park County, bringing many years of experience to her new position. Nicholle is a graduate of the Emporia State University Master of Library Science program. From 2003 through 2013, she served as Reference Librarian and Co-head of the Adult Services … Continue reading Gerharter is New Cody Library Manager

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Grant Opportunities

LibraryReads Travel Grants DEADLINE for PLA 2020 funding: January 17, 2020 DEADLINE for BookExpo 2020 funding: March 16, 2020 LibraryReads is offering individual grants of up to $1,000 each for PLA 2020 and BEA 2020. They expect to open applications for ALA Annual 2020 in March 2020. Applicants must be  currently employed, in any job … Continue reading Grant Opportunities

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Deadline Near for Letters About Literature

Less than one week left! The postmark deadline to enter the Wyoming Letters About Literature Writing Contest (library.wyo.gov/letters) is coming up fast on Saturday, January 11, 2020. So if you or someone you know is working on an entry, now’s the time to finish it up and pop it in the mail. Wyoming students in … Continue reading Deadline Near for Letters About Literature

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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of January 6

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of January 6 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 MST Tuesday, Jan 7 (10-11 am) First Tuesdays: Introduction to the 2020 Census … Continue reading Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of January 6

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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 December: One Book Wyoming 2019: Ernest Hemingway and Performance of Self (Wyoming State Library) Hear presenter Charles Fournier discuss Hemingway’s sense … Continue reading Online Training ‘At Your Leisure’

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Free Library Continuing Education Events for January

The January 2020 Wyoming State Library training calendar is now available with 57 webinars and five 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, programming, readers’ … Continue reading Free Library Continuing Education Events for January

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