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Top 10 Challenged Books of 2020

Among the findings in this year’s State of America’s Libraries report is that attempts to remove library materials continued during the pandemic, despite many libraries and schools closing or moving their activities and services online. The ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) tracks attempts to ban or restrict access to books across the United States and … Continue reading Top 10 Challenged Books of 2020

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Celebrate National Library Workers Day

Today, April 6, 2021, is National Library Workers Day. It’s a time to recognize library staff members for their public service contributions in transforming lives and communities. This event is celebrated each year on the Tuesday of National Library Week. Library staff play an invaluable role in supporting their communities both in person and virtually … Continue reading Celebrate National Library Workers Day

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News in Brief

Library Giving Day Takes Place April 7 #LibraryGivingDay is a one-day fundraising event with the goal of encouraging people who depend on and enjoy public libraries to donate to their individual library system. And in turn, that support will go toward the incredible programs, services and materials provided by local libraries all over the country. … Continue reading News in Brief

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ALA Releases State of America’s Libraries 2021

As part of National Library Week, the American Library Association released the State of America’s Libraries 2021 Special Report: COVID-19 today. In 2020, libraries of all types stepped up to meet the needs of their communities as they responded to the impacts of COVID-19, a national financial crisis, and social unrest. They were at the … Continue reading ALA Releases State of America’s Libraries 2021

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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of April 5

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of April 5 from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions and links 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, Apr 6 (9-10 am) Elevating Women in Science … Continue reading Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of April 5

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National Library Week Begins Sunday

April 4-10, 2021 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the essential role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities. The theme for this year’s National Library Week is “Welcome to your library,” which promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building and … Continue reading National Library Week Begins Sunday

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Celebrating School Libraries in April

Each April during School Library Month, our nation celebrates the essential role of strong school libraries in transforming learning. For this year’s celebration, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), sponsor of School Library Month, is encouraging school libraries to raise awareness of their unique contribution to both teaching and learning. Wyoming has more than … Continue reading Celebrating School Libraries in April

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Free Continuing Education Events for April 1-4

Free, online, continuing education events for April 1-4 from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions and links 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, Apr 1 (11-12 pm) Spring Clean Your Finances (EdSurge) When it … Continue reading Free Continuing Education Events for April 1-4

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Job Opening: LCCC Associate Dean, Library and Learning Commons

Associate Dean, Library and Learning Commons Laramie County Community College Cheyenne, WY Open until filled The Associate Dean of the Ludden Library and Learning Commons (LLC) is a full time, benefitted position responsible for the academic, strategic, and operational leadership of Laramie County Community College’s (LCCC) Ludden Library and the extensive academic support services delivered … Continue reading Job Opening: LCCC Associate Dean, Library and Learning Commons

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Online Conferences in April

Each month we post upcoming free virtual conferences to our training calendar page. Here are the the offerings coming up for April: Thursday, April 1 (10 am-1 pm) Supporting Learning in a New Age for Technology Leaders (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education)  The Future Ready Technology Leaders™ summit is a free, virtual, interactive, high-quality professional … Continue reading Online Conferences in April

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