Webinars Index

Contact Information
Chris Van Burgh
Database Instruction Librarian
(307) 777-3642
Database Webinars

Summer of Space
Resources from Gale, Novelist, NASA, StarNet , and PBS Books to support your summer reading programming. Join Chris Van Burgh as we explore vendor (Gale, EBSCO) produced content, as well as organizations, such as NASA and PBS, who have created sites and sources for this Summer of Space.
June 2019; 19 minutes

Wyoming Inventors Database
Join Karen Kitchens, Wyoming State Library State Publications Librarian, for a look at the updated Wyoming Inventors Database. Learn search tips for this database which includes all United States patents issued to inventors within the present-day boundaries of Wyoming.
May 2019; 19 minutes

Finding Family in Wyoming Newspapers
Join Chris Van Burgh for an exploration of Wyoming Newspapers (1849-1922) and how you can use them to find bits and pieces about your relatives’ time in Wyoming. Did they own a business? Play bridge? Serve in the war? So much to find!
March 2019; 25 minutes

National Geographic Kids
This beautiful resource, for kids ages 6-14, includes books and magazines (every page, every issue), videos and pictures. Explore topics: Animals, Environment, People & Cultures, History, Science & Tech, and Places. This is also the feature for January’s marketing campaign.
January 2019; 23 minutes

Learn about countries around the world-the people, their lifestyle and customs, even recipes. CultureGrams includes lesson plans and a blog with additional ideas for classroom and library use.
December 2018; 22 minutes

U.S. History in Context and Native American Heritage Month
Gale pays tribute to their important contributions, histories, and unique challenges both past and present with Native American content featured directly on the homepage of US History In Context for the entire month of November.
November 2018; 18 minutes

Social Issues: Resources in GoWYLD.net
Let’s take a look at places to go in GoWYLD.net for information on the myriad social issues that are prevalent in our world. We will look at Opposing Viewpoints In Context, Global Issues In Context, CQ Researcher and SIRS Knowledge Source.
October 2018; 21 minutes

Bookflix for Public Libraries, School and Home!
A literacy resource for grades PreK-3 that pairs classic fictional video storybooks with related eBooks. Animation, audio and interactive games are designed to reinforce core reading skills. Bookflix has a brand new look, better searching , new book pairs, and more! (They’ve eliminated the need for Flash)
September 2018; 12 minutes

Britannica Library
Explore the many wonders of Britannica. Begin your search at GoWYLD.net.
August 2018; 17 minutes

Novelist Plus
Novelist Plus for finding your summer read! (Or any time of the year!)
July 2018; 14 minutes

Job & Career Accelerator
Explore occupations, find a career match, create a resume, and many more tools to find a job or college.
June 2018; 16 minutes

National Geographic Virtual Library
A perfect resource for the researcher, traveler, and arm chair traveler. Here you will find National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, and books, maps, images and video.
May 2018; 16 minutes

Finding the Bard in GoWYLD.net—Literature Online
Using ProQuest Literature Online (LION) to research Shakespeare. View texts by Shakespeare, access journal articles and other references, and listen to audio performances of Shakespeare’s plays
April 2018; 24 minutes

eLibrary Curriculum Edition
In this webinar we look at the eLibrary Curriculum Edition (Guided Research) interface and the ProQuest Platform for eLibrary.
March 2018; 15 minutes

Biography in Context
Join Chris Van Burgh for a look at this great tool, especially timely for Black History Month and Women’s History Month. Biography In Context is a portal to more than 640,000 biographical entries for contemporary and historical figures. It’s a perfect resource for students doing research.
February 2018; 17 minutes

Heart Mountain Internment Camp Exhibit and Wyoming Newspapers
Join Thomas Ivie and Chris Van Burgh for a look at the Heart Mountain Internment Camp exhibit, part of Wyoming Newspapers. We will look at searching in Wyoming Newspapers, as well as a few other resources available in GoWYLD.net.
January 2018; 31 minutes

Find the Magazine. Find the Article.
Are you looking for Bicycling or Smithsonian somewhere in GoWYLD.net? Do you need the full text of an article from Highlights for Children? Is there a patron with an abstract needing to find the magazine? Join Chris Van Burgh for this webinar using Journals A-Z, the ejournal portal.
December 2017; 17 minutes

Consumer Health Sources in GoWYLD.net
October is Health Literacy Month. In this webinar we look at the many resources under Health & Medicine, as well as Nursing & Allied Health. The new interface for Health & Wellness Resource Center is part of this exploration of sources in GoWYLD.net. We also check out a few places for materials and programming ideas.
October 2017; 30 minutes

MasterFile Premier
Check out this database for all your basic research needs. Designed specifically for public libraries, this database provides full-text magazines (such as Advertising Age and MacWorld, Parents and Ranger Rick, Yachting and Runner’s World), reference books and primary source documents. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags.
August 2017: 23 minutes

Get Ready for the Eclipse 2017
Use resources in GoWYLD.net to learn more about the eclipse and find activities, images and video. Also see our Wyoming and the Solar Eclipse LibGuide for links to more resources.
July 2017; 35 minutes

Job & Career Accelerator and Computer Skills Center
Check out these new additions to Learning Express Library. Search for jobs or internships. Try out Career Match and Explore Occupations. Build up your resume. Brush up on Microsoft PowerPoint or learn Adobe Illustrator. Find out more about your computer operating system.
June 2017; 32 minutes

GoWYLD.net Resources for Summer Reading 2017
The 2017 Collaborative Summer Library Program theme is “Building a better world.” In this session, explore resources available to you in GoWYLD using the theme, but translating it in different ways such as architecture, community, leadership, and culture. Also check out the Summer Reading 2017 LibGuide, with resources to help you plan great programs.
May 2017; 35 minutes

In Context in GoWYLD.net
There are eight In Context databases in GoWYLD.net. In this session we look at some common features to all and some cool content within specific databases. We also look at some of the support materials produced by Gale.
April 2017; 30 minutes

Conflict/Understanding 2017
Explore our world using resources in GoWYLD.net: Global Issues In Context, Statistical Insight, Culturegrams, CQ Researcher, and more.
March 2017; 27 minutes

What’s New With History Reference Center?
We’ll look around the new platform, using the historical time periods to guide our exploration. This database includes U.S. and World History. A great resource for public libraries and schools.
February 2017; 27 minutes

Let Zinio Help You Through the Holidays
We will explore the Zinio digital magazine collection — how to create an account and login, an overview of the collection, and locating help and tutorials. In Zinio, you will find Crafts, Quilting, Cooking, and Kids! (And so much more!)
December 2016; 15 minutes
NOTE: Digital magazines are now available through RBDigital.

Veterans Day and GoWYLD.net
Join Chris Van Burgh as we explore the GoWYLD.net databases that we can use to inform us about wars and conflicts, to look into the lives of those in the armed forces, and to explore what was happening in our state during World War I. Databases include ProQuest’s Trench Journals and Unit Magazines, History In Context, History Makers, and Wyoming Newspapers. (Also check out the LibGuide that State Archives created.)
November 2016; 22 minutes

STEAM it UP with GoWYLD.net
Join Chris Van Burgh and Paige Bredenkamp as we look at how GoWYLD.net can support your STEAM projects and programs.
October 2016; 27 minutes

Explore Explora
Join us as we explore EBSCO’s 3 new research portals: Public Library, Primary and Secondary School.
August 2016; 17 minutes

Discover Two In Context Databases: U.S. History and World History
A look at two of our In Context databases: World History and U.S. History. Look at features for highlighting. Locate video, images and reference material.
July 2016; 19 minutes

GoWYLD.net Resources for Summer Reading 2016
In this webinar, we will explore some or our GoWYLD.net resources using the 2016 Summer Reading themes: On your mark, get set…read!, the teen program, Get in the game: Read!, and the adult program, Exercise your mind. Read!
June 2016; 32 minutes

GoWYLD on a Bicycle
In honor of National Bike Month, we’ll explore a few GoWYLD.net databases using the bicycle as our search topic. Among others, we will look at Wyoming Inventors, Novelist Plus, and Science In Context.
May 2016; 33 minutes

Discover the Arts in GoWYLD.net
Let’s explore the arts! You will find quite a variety of resources in GoWYLD.net — everything from The Vogue Archive, articles on film making, architecture, American art, and more.
April 2016; 32 minutes

Biography Resources in GoWYLD.net
We look at Biography In Context and Britannica, and then move on to some history and literature databases.
March 2016; 31 minutes

GoWYLD.net Resources for Kids K-8
In this webinar we will explore National Geographic Kids, Explora Primary, Kids InfoBits, Britannica, and Middle Search, Research In Context and Bookflix.
February 2016; 38 minutes

SIRS Discoverer
Come check out SIRS Discoverer. A great resource for use in public libraries, schools, and from home. Those in grades 1-9 can find information on a research topic. SIRS Discoverer includes Pro/Con Leading Issues, non-fiction books, Science Fair Explorer, and Animal Facts.
December 2015; 21 minutes

Wyoming History Day 2016
We use the 2016 Wyoming History Day theme—Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History—to explore some of our GoWYLD.net databases. In this webinar we look at several of the In Context databases (Science, Biography, World History), History Study Center, ProQuest Newspapers, and ProQuest Learning: Literature. Accompanying research guide available.
November 2015; 27 minutes

Literature Resource Center
Come check out the new look to Gale’s Literature Resource Center. You can access this new interface from the banner on Literature Resource Center. The switch happens December 20th. In Literature Resource Center you can browse featured authors and works, find literary criticism, conduct a search for people or works, and much more.
October 2015; 23 minutes

Research in Context
Come take a look at Gale’s new interface for middle school. It bridges the gap between Kid InfoBits and the other In Context resources;
September 2015; 21 minutes

Countries and Cultures
Curious about different Cultures and Countries? Check out a few of the GoWYLD.net resources to explore countries and cultures. We look at Culturegrams, Mango Languages, Research In Context, Kid InfoBits and Britannica Library.
August 2015; 19 minutes

Explora Public Library
Check out Explora Public Library, a new interface from EBSCO. This interface will allow you to search a variety of EBSCO databases to retrieve articles, primary source documents, biographies, news items and more.
July 2015; 18 minutes

GoWYLD.net Resources and Summer Reading 2015
In this webinar, we will explore some or our GoWYLD.net resources using the 2015 Summer Reading themes, Every Story has a Hero and Unmask! (Motivating teens to read and discuss literature)
June 2015; 27 minutes

GoWYLD.net resources and One Book Wyoming 2015
One Book Wyoming 2015 will drive this webinar. This year includes 3 titles by Cat Urbigkit: Brave Dogs, Gentle Dogs, The Guardian Team: On the job with Rena and Roo, and Shepherds of Coyote Rocks. We look at GoWYLD.net resources that support the many themes and discussions, including our summer reading theme, Every Hero a Story.
May 2015; 31 minutes

Poetry Sources in GoWYLD.net
As we begin National Poetry Month, join me to look at some of the resources you can find in GoWYLD.net. Literature Online (including Poets Onscreen) and ProQuest Learning: Literature. Also, Chadwyk-Healey Literature Collections, Novelist Plus, and Britannica.
April 2015; 38 minutes

Sciences Sources in GoWYLD.net
From geology to gene therapy; astronomy to animals; Fibonacci to Feynman, you will find it in one of the many databases in GoWYLD.net. We will explore sources for kids and adults.
March, 2015; 40 minutes

Books in GoWYLD.net
In this webinar we will take a look at Novelist Plus, Novelist K-8 Plus, Books and Authors and Bookflix. We will also explore a few sets within other resources (SIRS Discoverer, National Geographic Kids and Learning Express Library). Included will be information on ebooks and audio books. Check out the flyer, Cuddle up with a good book!
Get the flyer here;
December, 2014; 51 minutes

Back to Basics
In this webinar we will review the databases listed on the “General” subject page on GoWYLD.net and then explore three in more detail:
General One File from Gale, MasterFile Premier from EBSCO and ProQuest Central.
December, 2014; 32 minutes

LearningExpress Library 3.0
Made up of centers, this resource can help with everything from 4th grade math to High School logic and reasoning skills, from learning about a career to taking an entrance exam, from preparing for the GED to Becoming a U.S. Citizen. And, much, much more! You’ll find practice tests, skill building exercises, interactive tutorials, and ebooks. Centers include: School Center, High School Equivalency Center, College Prep Center, Adult Learning Center, Career Center, and Recursos en espanol.
October, 2014; 22 minutes

Smithsonian Collections Online
New to the GoWYLD.net resources, Smithsonian Collections Online. Browse magazines, search topics, explore collections. Smithsonian Collections Online include Smithsonian Magazine and Air & Space Magazine, plus, two collections: World’s Fairs and Expositions: Visions of Tomorrow and Trade Literature and the Merchandizing of Industry.
August, 2014; 25 minutes

Getting Acquainted with Novelist Plus and Novelist K-8 Plus
Come take a look at one of the newest additions to GoWYLD.net, Novelist Plus and Novelist K-8 Plus. This resource includes recommended reading for fiction and non-fiction; tools and training for reader’s advisory and common core; books for adults and kids; and, audiobook recommendations.
July, 2014; 38 minutes

History Study Center 2014
This resource contains a collection of digitized primary and secondary sources. It is suitable for a wide range of users, from high school students to researchers, and is great for quick and reliable facts on a historical topic, as well as, hard-to-find primary source texts. You’ll find reference books, essays, journal articles, historical newspaper and magazine articles, maps, rare books, government documents, transcripts of historical speeches, images and video clips covering ancient times to present. There are also Study Units covering 500 historical topics.
Marketing Downloads, Research Guide to History Resources
February, 2014; 38 minutes

A look at LION
In this webinar we will go from the current platform to the new version that will be coming soon. LION includes over 350,000 works of poetry, prose and drama from the 8th to the 21st century with a huge library of criticism and reference material, including thousands of literary articles, essays, biographies and encyclopedia entries. Literature Online also includes audio and video content through its Poets on Screen recordings of poets reading their own and others’ works and the Shakespeare Audio Plays collection.
January, 2014; 36 minutes

Food, Festivities, and Fiction (and a pinch of poetry)
For December’s Database of the Month, we will explore some of our great resources using food and celebrations as our theme. Bookflix (resource for grades PreK-3 that pairs classic fictional video storybooks with related eBooks. Animation, audio and interactive games are designed to reinforce core reading skills), Novelist and Novelist K-8 (fiction database designed for readers in all genres), and LION (more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, 328 full-text literature journals, and other key criticism and reference resources.
Promotional Handout
December, 2013; 28 minutes

The New Congress.gov
Join the Wyoming State Library for a look at some of the updates available on the new Library of Congress website. Beginning in November, Congress.gov will transform the Library of Congress’s existing congressional information system into a modern, durable and user-friendly resource. Eventually, it will incorporate all of the information available on THOMAS.gov. We will look at some of the updates available on this new Library of Congress database.
November, 2013; 25 minutes

World Conflict
Let’s take a look at some of our GoWYLD databases that will help us have a better understanding on what, why, where. We explore SIRS Issues Researcher, History Study Center, Global Issues In Context, and more. Find background information, study guides, images and video, chronology and cultural information. Resources for adults and kids.
Promotional Handout
November, 2013; 26 minutes

ProQuest Learning: Literature
Are you struggling with Kafka? Want to know more about Catcher in the Rye? Interested in hearing Robert Bly read his poetry? Come check out ProQuest Learning: Literature. A great source for finding authors, criticism, study guides, multimedia and more. It is designed for K-12 students, but most everyone will find it useful.
Promotional Handout
October, 2013; 23 minutes

Britannica School
Check out the new Britannica School. New look, new features; content to support CCSS and STEM. Over 140,000 articles of informational text provide a variety of text complexity covering all subject areas. Rich multi-media content including thousands of video and audio files, maps, illustrations and photos are available to view, download and use. Join Chris Van Burgh for a quick tour of this great GoWYLD resource.
August, 2013; 39 minutes

How does your garden grow?
Let’s use gardening as a topic to review some of our basic GoWYLD databases: EBSCO’s Masterfile, Gale’s General One File, and ProQuest’s eLibrary Curriculum Edition and SIRS Discoverer. We’ll look at finding full text and what to do if you have an abstract.
July, 2013; 27 minutes
Note: due to funding issues, some Gale resources mentioned in this webinar may no longer be available.

Wyoming Trademarks Database
Join the Wyoming State Library for an introduction to our new Wyoming Trademarks Database. The Wyoming Database of State Trademarks currently covers state trademarks issued between 1906-current located at the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office. Learn the difference between a state trademark and a federal trademark, along with some basic search strategies using the Wyoming Trademarks Database.
June, 2013; 14 minutes

Statistical Insights and Statistical Abstract
Check out one of our newest additions to GoWYLd.net. Statistical Insights provides access to State, Federal, and International statistical publications and the content of the Statistical Abstract of the United States. Whether you are helping a student who is frustrated trying to find statistical information or you are trying to locate statistics in the news, Statistical Insights is a good one to add to your reference kit.
April, 2013; 33 minutes

Tools you can use
This webinar will be about the resources available to you to learn about the GoWYLD databases.
January, 2013; 19 minutes

This program is brought to you by the letter P
Over the next few months we will add to our Database of the Month webinars, a look at some resources that only go together alphabetically. You may not have come across them before, so come check them out! You may discover some great new tools for your patrons and students. This month will include Paley Center Seminars, Primary Search, ProQuest Central, ProQuest Learning-Literature, ProQuest African American Heritage and PubMed.
September, 2012; 39 minutes

ProQuest Central
ProQuest Central is a multidisciplinary database with over 19,370 titles—with over 13,010 titles in full text. Over 160 subjects areas are covered extensively in this product including art, business and economics, health and medical, news and world affairs, technology, social sciences and more. July, 2012; 29 minutes

Finding Full Text Articles
Looking for articles? Want to save you ILL dollars? This month’s webinar will focus on finding full text articles within the many subscription databases in GoWYLD.
June, 2012; 18 minutes

Stat!Ref is a collection of nearly three dozen nursing, health care, and pharmacy resources. Stat!Ref includes full-text journals, evidence-based, point-of-care and authoritative resources.
April, 2012; 20 minutes

Nuggets of Knowledge from the NLM: Medical Resources
This is the third segment of a three part webinar series. Jim Honour, Wyoming Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) provides instruction on basic searching and features of PubMed, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) along with the MyNCBI feature. Visit the following websites to participate in the exercises mentioned in this program: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh, http://www.nlm.nih.gov/.
March, 2012; 42 minutes

Ebooks & Other Downloadables
Learn more about downloadable audiobooks and ebooks available from GoWYLD. We’ll discuss basics of the services, where to find help, and what’s coming in the future.
March, 2012; 56 minutes

All the News that’s Fit to Search
Genealogy, history, current events? Saudi Arabia, Los Angeles, Wyoming? Join Chris Van Burgh to check out the variety of newspapers available through GoWYLD.
February, 2012; 38 minutes

Nuggets of Knowledge from the NLM: Consumer Health Resources
This is the second segment of a three part webinar series. Jim Honour, Wyoming Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) will present the workhorse NLM consumer health resources. He will demonstrate how to harvest information on safety of household products, drugs, genetics, health tutorials and other topics.
February, 2012; 47 minutes

Nuggets of Knowledge from the NLM: Resources for children and educators, with emphasis on environmental health
This is the first segment of a three part webinar series, on National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources presented by Jim Honour, Wyoming Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM.) This program explores NLM resources for children and educators, with emphasis on environmental health.
January, 2012; 45 minutes

Bookclubs, Programming and Gifts – oh my! Novelist and Novelist K-8 for the Holidays
Do you help your patrons with book/gift giving ideas? Are local book clubs getting ready to make their 2012 reading lists? Will you be recommending holiday reading and amping up your programming in the library? See if Novelist can help.
December, 2011; 36 minutes

Discover resources for Wyoming Information and History
Join Chris Van Burgh for part two of our exploration of the variety of homegrown and subscription resources for Wyoming information and history. This month we will focus on subscription resources, such as History Reference Center, CultureGrams, U.S. History in context, and more.
August, 2011; 31 minutes

Discover resources for Wyoming Information and History
Explore “homegrown” Wyoming resources: Wyoming Places, Wyoming Authors, Wyoming Newspaper Project, and a few others.
July, 2011; 28 minutes

Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections and LION (Literature Online)
Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections and LION (Literature Online) are now available statewide through the University of Wyoming’s Proquest expansion. LION provides cross-searchable access to many of the resources in the Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections as well as Poets on Screen and Shakespeare Audio Plays. The Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections includes the Bible in English, Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare, and the W.B. Yeats collection.
June, 2011; 32 minutes

More Sirs
In addition to SIRS Issues Researcher, we now have access to SIRS Government Reporter, SIRS Renaissance, SIRS Discoverer, and SIRS WebSelect. Join Chris Van Burgh for a look at the amazing variety. From Supreme Court Decisions to Visual Arts. Social Issues to Science Fair ideas. Resources for students, grades 1-9 (SIRS Discoverer) and older students (SIRS Issues Researcher). Full-text articles, images, web links.
March, 2011; 22 minutes

Genetics Home Reference
Genetics Home Reference (GHR) is a free, consumer-friendly online resource about genetic conditions plus the genes and chromosomes associated with those conditions. Jim Honour, Wyoming Liaison for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, will provide interesting tips and hands-on exercises designed to familiarize you with its features.
January 2011; 38 minutes

Mark Twain
To start off the year, let’s do something different. Join Chris Van Burgh, as we use Mark Twain to explore a variety of resources: Biography Reference Bank, 19th Century U.S. Newspapers, Novelist, U.S. History in Context, and more.
January 2011; 22 minutes

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Looking over our huge list of resources, do you find yourself wondering what GVRL is? Join Chris Van Burgh as we explore Gale Virtual Reference Library.
December 2010; 18 minutes

Do It Yourself Databases
Whether you want to build a deck, remodel a bathroom, work on your car, stop smoking, write a resume, keep genealogy research records, or learn a language, we have tools for you to Do It Yourself.
Chris Van Burgh will show off products from Gale, EBSCO, Learning Express Library, Chilton’s, Medline Plus and Health and Wellness Resource Center, Ancestry Library and Mango.
October 2010; 27 minutes

Learning Express Library
Join Chris Van Burgh to learn more about the tutorials, tests, and ebooks found in Learning Express Library.
October 2010; 38 minutes

Biograhy Databases
Authors and artists; sport and rock stars; historical figures and social reformers. Join Chris Van Burgh to learn about all of the GoWYLD resources available to help you locate biographical information.
October 2010; 39 minutes

Back to School Resources
For Public and Schools-a review of tools for students (of all ages), teachers, and the library staff who work with them. We will look at resources for topic exploration and research, citation and bibliography, homework help, books and articles, activities and lesson plans.
September 2010; 54 minutes

Genealogy Databases
Join Elaine Hayes from the Laramie County Library System to learn about the genealogy databases available in Wyoming.
May 2010; 48 minutes

Gale for Schools
Join Chris Van Burgh to learn about the new resources from Gale that are appropriate for students doing research. Kids InfoBits, Student Resource Center, Scribner Writers Series, and the Fine Arts and Music Collection, and for teachers, Educator’s Reference Complete.
March 2010; 51 minutes

Wyoming Newspaper Project
Learn about the hundreds of newspapers available in the Wyoming Newspaper Project.
April 2009; 32 minutes

WYLD Network Webinars

Working with Series
Learn how to display series numbering. Compare hitlists for series headings that have been corrected and those that have not been corrected. Examine an authority record for a series and learn what elements in that authority record determine how the series entry should be displayed. Learn how to correct invalid series headings.
July, 2011; 41 minutes

For School Libraries

Integration Nation: Combining Technology and Library Media
Join the integration nation and find ways to combine technology and library media in your school. Megan Dingman and Maggie Unterseher, Library Media Specialists in Campbell County explore opportunities in this archived webinar. Download the slides.
February 2019; 21 minutes

Virtual Field Trips
Join Nathan Doerr from the Wyoming State Museum and Megan Smith from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West for an exploration of their virtual field trips that can be scheduled for your classes. Download contact information (PDF).
December 2018; 46 minutes

Understanding Teens 101
Catherine Boddie and Bridget Kiely, Young Adult Service Librarians from the Arapahoe Library District in Colorado offer a crash course on understanding teen behavior — everything from adolescent neuroscience to behavioral issues — and strategies for applying your know-how so all staff can offer the best teen services at your library. View and download the slides and supplemental resources.
November 2018; 56 minutes

School Library Resources at the WSL 2018
Brief overview of resources to support school librarians in Wyoming from the Wyoming State Library. Download the slides.
September 2018; 13 minutes

In Depth With the New AASL Standards Part VI: Engage
Join Jennisen Lucas, Wyoming School Librarian and AASL Standards Implementation Chair as she takes us on an in depth tour of the new AASL standards. This month’s installation will be the Shared Foundation “Engage.” Download the slides.
June 2018; 56 minutes

In Depth With the New AASL Standards Part V: Explore
Join Jennisen Lucas, Wyoming School Librarian and AASL Standards Implementation Chair as she takes us on an in depth tour of the new AASL standards. This month’s installation will be the Shared Foundation “Explore.” Download the slides.
May 2018; 59 minutes

In Depth With the New AASL Standards Part IV: Curate
Join Jennisen Lucas, Wyoming School Librarian and AASL Standards Implementation Chair as she takes us on an in depth tour of the new AASL standards. This month’s installation will be the Shared Foundation “Curate.” Download the slides.
April 2018; 61 minutes

In Depth With the New AASL Standards Part III: Collaborate
Join Jennisen Lucas, Wyoming School Librarian and AASL Affiliate as she takes us on an in depth tour of the new AASL standards. This month’s installation will be the Shared Foundation, “Collaborate.” Download the slides.
March 2018; 54 minutes

In Depth With the New AASL Standards Part II: Include
Join Jennisen Lucas, Wyoming School Librarian and AASL Affiliate as she takes us on an in depth tour of the new AASL standards. This month’s installation will be the Shared Foundation, “Include.” Download the slides.
February 2018; 49 minutes

In Depth With the New AASL Standards Part I: Inquire
Join Jennisen Lucas, Wyoming School Librarian and AASL Affiliate, as she takes us on an in-depth tour of the new AASL standards. In this webinar, she covers the first Shared Foundation of the standards, “Inquire.” Download the slides.
January 2018; 52 minutes

2017 AASL Standards Overview
Join Paige Bredenkamp, School Library Consultant at Wyoming State Library and Jennisen Lucas, Wyoming’s AASL Affiliate and school librarian, for a discussion about the newly released AASL Standards for school libraries. Download the slides (PDF).
November 2017; 50 minutes

Tech Savvy in the School Library
Explore software, apps, and hardware useful in the school library. (Download the slides.)
September 2017; 28 minutes

Personal Learning Networks for the School Librarian
Join Paige Bredenkamp, School Library Consultant at Wyoming State Library, for an overview of personal learning networks: what they are, why they are important, and how to build your own. With special guest, Thomas Ivie, Statistics and Research Librarian at Wyoming State Library. (Download the slides.)
July 2017; 29 minutes

Collaboration in the 21st Century School Library
Opportunities to collaborate abound for school librarians. Yet obstacles to forging partnerships are just as plentiful. Join Paige Bredenkamp of Wyoming State Library for a look at collaboration opportunities and obstacles in the 21st century school library. (Download the slides.)
February 2017; 26 minues

January 2017 School Library Resources
Take a tour of resources, including new ones, that are freely available to all K-12 librarians and staff in Wyoming. This is a chance to see what the WSL has available in terms of professional learning communities, tools for program support, free money for you and your library, and more! (Download the slides.)
January 2017; 12 minutes

pyro-TECH: School Libraries IGNITE!
Ever feel like the plethora of technology tools out there is overwhelming? Not enough time to sift through it all to find the useful apps and programs? Join Paige Bredenkamp as we explore tech tools that are useful in school libraries. Fill your arsenal with new tech tools and discover reliable go-to resources to find tools on your own. (Download the slides.)
November 2016; 26 minutes

Weeding the School Library Collection
School libraries are dynamic places, meant to support the changing needs of students and education. Unfortunately, time constraints, or our own inhibitions, often mean that we end up holding onto items that are no longer relevant. This takes up valuable space and could mean the difference between being a vibrant hub of the school or a storage locker. This webinar will take you through the process of weeding: what to keep and what not to keep. It will also go over what you can do with the unwanted items. (Download the slides.)
September 2016; 38 minutes

Selecting for the School Library Collection
You know that you have to purchase materials to keep your library collection updated and relevant for your school community. With tightening budgets and overwhelming schedules, how do you find the time and money for quality materials that still meet curriculum needs, even as we move towards more robust and active spaces? In this webinar we will look at resources for increasing the collection without breaking the budget or losing relevance.
June 2016; 41 minutes;

Summertime Inspiration for School Librarians
Some inspiring ideas for enjoying the summer and exploring learning opportunities in Wyoming at the same time.
May 2016; 15 minutes;

School Library Conferences
Professional development is a critical component of any career, and school librarianship is no exception. Staying up to date with new ideas and colleagues in our field increases our effectiveness as teacher librarians. Explore with Paige Bredenkamp, School Library Consultant at Wyoming State Library, some of the local and national conferences of interest to Wyoming school librarians and staff. We will also look at funding opportunities.
February 2016; 21 minutes;
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Screencast Design for Librarians
Screencasts are digital recordings of a computer screen that can be narrated. They are valuable tools for demonstrating how to do various tasks, particularly tech-based tasks. While creating a screencast may seem daunting at first, this webinar will show you just how easy it can be, as well as free!
January 2016; 22 minutes

School Library Resources Available at the Wyoming State Library
An introduction of the resources Wyoming has to offer school librarians. In this webinar, we take a look at the resources freely available to all K-12 librarians and staff in Wyoming. This is a chance to see what the state library has available in terms of professional learning communities, tools for program support, free money for you and your library, and more!
December 2015; 20 minutes

Get on the Bus Program Webinars

Get on the Bus: Reader’s Advisory & Beyond
Figuring out what people what to read and why can be a daunting task. Join Sara Francis from the Wyoming State Library and several of your Wyoming library colleagues as we discuss Advisory services to your patrons. We will learn general concepts and tools as well as uncover the unique features of some genres and reading topics.

Get on the Bus: Rev up your Reference Skills
Get on the Bus: Rev up your Reference Skills consisted of ten reference webinars (Introduction to the Program, The Reference Conversation, Virtual Reference, Roving Reference, Library Guides, Widgets for your Library, Image Searching, Advanced Google, Keyword Searching, and Social Networking). Trainers conducted live webinars on reference topics, offered links to resources with more information on the topics, and asked all participants to use their new reference skills in a homework assingment. Feel free to watch the archived versions of the webinars anytime.

Get on the Bus: Join the Online Social Library Community
Get on the Bus: Join the Online Social Library Community consisted of five weeks of Web 2.0 technology training (Wikis, Blogs, Social Tagging, Social Networking, and RSS). Each week, trainers conducted a live webinar on a technology, offered links to resources with more information on the topic, and asked all participants to test out the technology as a homework assignment. The program is all online and is self-paced. Feel free to watch the archived versions of the webinars and do the training anytime.

Other Webinars

Using Statistical Data to Support Your Library
Join Thomas Ivie and Paige Bredenkamp as they look at ways the annual survey can benefit your library. The focus is primarily school and public libraries. Thomas is the WSL’s Statistics and Research Librarian, and Paige Bredenkamp is our School Library Consultant.
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April 2017; 45 minutes

Library Trustee Resources
Join the Wyoming State Library for an overview of current and future trustee training and outreach programs and opportunities. Come prepared to share what you are doing to reach trustees in your state and region. Trustee Resources LiveBinder. Wyoming State Library Board Members’ Handbook.
May, 2015; 26 minutes

Introduction to the Wyoming Government Investment Fund
Join Mary Keating-Scott for a brief introduction the the Wyoming Government Investment Fund. The Wyoming Government Investment Fund was created July 1, 1996 to provide cash-management investments designed exclusively for Wyoming public entities. In addition, the Fund provides municipal investors with a full range of effective tools for meeting their cash flow and investment needs, including comprehensive investment management services, education and support. WGIF is sponsored by the Wyoming School Boards Association and the Wyoming Association of Municipalities.
September, 2014; 19 minutes

Volunteer Liability Coverage from the Wyoming Local Government Liability Pool
Volunteers—can’t work with them, Can’t work without them. Things you need to know about using volunteers and the liability risk that goes with using them. Join Bill Miller from the Wyoming Local Government Liability Pool to learn more about your volunteer liability.
September, 2014; 24 minutes

Power of Attorney: An Overview for Librarians
Join us to learn the basics of powers of attorney. Presented by Leora Hoshall from the Wyoming State Law Library.
May, 2014; 10 minutes

Wyoming Statutes
Join Matt Swift from the Wyoming State Law Library for an introduction to Wyoming State Statutes and to learn about conducting a legislative history search
May, 2014; 12 minutes
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Digital Projects of the National Library of Medicine
Jim Honour, Wyoming/Member Services Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine presents these two flash sessions of online resources from the National Library of Medicine.

Digital Projects
The NLM History of Medicine Division has an awesome collection of digital projects and online exhibitions. We’ll take a tour through these areas and discuss how to book a traveling exhibition for your library.
April, 2014; 21 minutes

SIS Resources
This session focuses on the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s Specialized Information Services (SIS) Division and its rich resources including: Guide to environmental health & toxicology resources; Where to find resources for K-12 science education and health information special populations; and Disaster Information Management Research Center—resources and tools for disaster preparedness, response and recovery.
April, 2014; 21 minutes

Fair Use in Libraries
Looking for information on Fair Use? Fair Use can be confusing and vague. Join the Wyoming State Library for an informational webinar discussing some of the best resources available for librarians on Fair Use. Confidence in Fair Use decisions is possible!
Fair Use Resources
March, 2014; 31 minutes

Library Outreach to Adults Share Session
Does your job involve Outreach to Adults that includes delivering library materials or programming? Would you like to meet with others that do similar jobs and find out what works (and doesn’t) for them? Plan on attending our very informal Adult Outreach Best Practices program and talking about your interests for your job, your frustrations and meeting others in your same line of work.
February, 2014; 27 minutes

Enroll Wyoming: Navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace
Information about the Affordable Care Act and how to enroll in the marketplace www.healthcare.gov. This includes an explanation of health insurance, tax credits,
the website and where to get help. Presented by the Wyoming Institute of Population Health which is a part of Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.
December, 2013; 30 minutes

3D Printing and Libraries
Learn more about 3D printing technology and how it can be applied to libraries through in-house maker spaces and for rapid prototyping. A live demo of the technology will occur.
October, 2013; 38 minutes

Health Care Reform Explained
Please join Craig Herd, broker with Cheyenne based Personal Financial Solutions, Inc., for an overview of the Affordable Care Act. Craig will talk about current and future healthcare changes as well as the Health Insurance Marketplace for Wyoming residents and small businesses. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Slides available here.
September, 2013; 30 minutes

MOOCs and More!
What’s a MOOC? It’s a Massive Open Online Course—higher-level learning coming from top universities, all online, all free. Join Susan Mark to learn how to put your patrons in touch with MOOCs and other quality learning interests that suit their needs.

Free eBooks You Can Use Offline
A quick walk-through of sources for free public domain and self-published ebooks. These are materials that are not licensed, do not require log-ins and can be put on your computer or mobile devices permanently. This webinar was developed specifically for prison librarians who do not allow any inmate access to the internet.
June, 2013; 22 minutes

Uncovering Free and Low Cost Legal Resources
There are an abundance of free legal research resources available. Some resources provide all of their content for free while others provide a mixture of free and fee-based information. We will review a variety of electronic resources including university and nonprofit organization sites, government sites, and more. As with any resource, we will discover that one legal resource is more valuable than another for particular types of research. Slides available here.
June, 2013; 14 minutes

Legal help, forms, and information for the low-income: Projects at the Wyoming Center for Legal Aid
Kristin Karr shares information about the help and legal forms available to you and your patrons.
May, 2013; 27 minutes

Introduction to the Wyoming State Law Library
The Wyoming State Law Library will be presenting a short orientation of our law library. This webinar will enable public librarians to access and use our resources to better educate and assist their patrons. We will explore our website, including our new research guides as well as examine print and electronic legal resources available to you. April, 2013; 18 minutes

Fundraising Steps with Press Stephens
Join Press Stephens, formerly with the Wyoming Community Foundation, to learn about the Steps to Take When Faced With a Significant Fundraising Task.
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More information about the Library Endowment Challenge can be found here.
June, 2012; 61 minutes

Finding Government Information

Copyright Basics for Librarians
Join Karen Kitchens, Intellectual Property Librarian at the Wyoming State Library, for a basic overview of copyright law and fair use as it applies to librarians. Learn to be more confident when providing copyright advice to patrons, students and teachers!
Slides available here.
September, 2012; 37 minutes

Searching Proquest Congressional
Join the Wyoming State Library in learning basic searching techniques in Proquest Congressional. Proquest Congressional is the most comprehensive online resource available for congressional publications and legislative research. Access the full text of publications dating back as far as the late eighteenth century.
May, 2012; 23 minutes

Wyoming Talking Books
Reading is for Everyone! Have you noticed a patron that doesn’t visit the library as often or has read all the large print and audio in your collection? Do you have a student struggling with schoolwork and reading? These patrons may be eligible for a free library service for the print-disabled that can aptly compliment traditional library services. Sara Francis will share information on the Braille and Talking Books program that you can share with your communities.
October, 2011; 35 minutes

Legal Reference and Resources

Debora Person, Associate Law Librarian at the University of Wyoming College of Law, provides a background for librarians without legal training to assist patrons in their search for legal materials in this 3-part workshop.

Get on the Bus: How to Create a Virtual Library Card on your Smart Phone
Jesse Sevier presents a short webinar to walk through the process of creating a virtua’ library card using your Android smartphone. Android apps mentioned in the presentation: Cardstar, Keyring, and Barcode Scanner.
April, 2011; 16 minutes

Free and cost effective library continuing education opportunities
Join Jamie Markus from the State Library to learn about free and cheap Continuing Education Opportunities for Wyoming library staff members. Learn how you can take a LE@D Course on the State Library’s dime.
Program Links
November 2010; 27 minutes

Wyoming Retirement System for Employers
Join George Eason from the Wyoming Retirement System to learn more about the WRS for employers.
September 2010; 44 minutes

Library Support Staff Certification Program
Join Trish Palluck and Karen Strege to learn about the American Library Association’s Library Support Staff Certification Program. http://ala-apa.org/lssc/index.html.
April 2010; 49 minutes

Introduction to GASB 54
Join Herry Andrews, the Director of Accounting Services at the Laramie County Community College, for a webinar introducing GASB-54.
(37 minutes).

Comparison Tools: How does my library stack up?
Libraries collect all sorts of numbers—circulation, visits, budgets and more. But how do your library’s numbers compare with others? Fortunately, there are easy-to-use online tools for public and academic libraries to find peer libraries, compares statistics and view trends.
(35 minutes)

Volunteer Programs in Wyoming Libraries
Learn how Andy Angstrom, from the Teton County Library System, and Julie Eatmon, from the Laramie County Library System, run their library volunteer programs, where they find volunteers, tasks that they use volunteers for, how they recognize volunteers, and the pitfalls of using volunteer labor.
(54 minutes)