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 to create a network of leaders across the state. The program also promotes personal growth, and its participants build life-long bonds with their classmates. “I’m fortunate that I had the full support of my board, who saw the value in sponsoring me through this program.” Lisa said. “It was an intense learning experience, but totally worth the investment!”
After six years of service, Shannon Smith will be departing from the University of Wyoming Libraries. In her time at UW, Shannon has served in the capacity of Library Specialist with the Learning Resource Center. She will assume the role of Scholarly Communication Librarian with the Digital Initiatives department at Utah State University Libraries in August.
Jennifer Beckstead, Teen Librarian at the Natrona County Library, graduated from the Leadership Casper Class of 2019. The in-depth program provides participants with a better understanding of community issues, resources and services. provided in the Casper community. “The most memorable part of Leadership Casper has been the way our class has bonded from the very start,” Jenn said. “I’ve made connections and friendships with leaders from all around our community. Jenn has worked as the Teen Librarian at the Natrona County Library since August 2005. She was recently promoted to Youth Services Manager, beginning July 2019.
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