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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of June 17

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of June 17 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 MDT Monday, June 17 (12:30-1:30 pm) STEM for Frontline Staff (Idaho Commission for […]

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Wyoming Book Reviews

Dusk Along the Niobrara John D. Nesbitt Five Star Publishing, 2019 I mainly read non-fiction, so when I was asked to read and review Dusk Along the Niobrara, I was a tad dubious. I sat down and read it over a weekend and really enjoyed it. Although there were a couple of thin spots in […]

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Flag Day 2019 With the GPO

Federal document resources for Flag Day reposted from govinfo Federal law (36 U.S.C. 110) designates June 14 as Flag Day, and: calls on U.S. government officials to display the flag of the United States on all government buildings on Flag Day, and urges the people of the United States to observe Flag Day as the […]

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Science and Health at WLA Pre-Conferences

The full Wyoming Library Association conference runs August 8-9, but it’s worth coming a day early for the pre-conference sessions. In addition to the School Library Summit, there are two valuable workshops on August 7, one on science and one on health. Register for either or both on the WLA Conference registration form. Pre-conference sessions […]

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PC Sweeney is WLA Keynote Speaker

If you need yet another reason to attend the 2019 Wyoming Library Association conference from August 7-9 this year, you don’t want to miss keynote speaker PC Sweeney. Sweeney is the political director of EveryLibrary, a national political action committee (PAC) for libraries. He’s the co-author of Winning Elections and Influencing Politicians for Library Funding […]

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Innovations for School Libraries

Found in the Big Deal Media K-12 Technology newsletter. Game Integrating Computational Thinking and Environmental Problem Solving The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) pioneered Design–Make–Play, a novel approach to learning and engagement, drawing on deeper learning research and supporting the creation of learning experiences that develop critical thinking, knowledge integration, innovation, and creativity skills. […]

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People News

Natrona County Library Director Lisa Scroggins recently completed the Leadership Wyoming (LW) program, which culminated with the graduation on May 4 at the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper. LW is a challenging nine-month educational program that prides itself on its rigor and in providing participants insight to the industries, opportunities, challenges facing Wyoming, and the opportunity […]

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Wyoming Book Featured at National Book Festival

Rusty and the River: A Rusty the Ranch Horse Tale by Wyoming’s Mary Fichtner and illustrated by her daughter Roz Fichtner has been selected for the “Discover Great Places Through Reading” list for the National Book Festival. The festival will be held Saturday, August 31, in Washington, D.C. “Discover Great Places Through Reading” is an […]

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WLLI Plans First Graduate Institute

All Wyoming Library Leadership Institute graduates are invited to attend the first-ever Graduate Institute July 19-20, 2019, in Gillette. Reignite and increase your passion for leadership and collaborate with other grads to create the WLLI Future Plan. Jep Enck, Enck Resources, will lead the group through the planning process and fire up your leadership skills. […]

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Grant Opportunities

Nora Van Burgh Development Grants DEADLINE: June 15, 2019 Nora Van Burgh had a lengthy and distinguished career in Wyoming libraries, and she was a strong believer in lifelong learning. The Wyoming Library Association’s Nora Van Burgh Development Grants honor her memory. These grants provide funding assistance to those who wish to enhance their effectiveness […]

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