Van Burgh Marks 40 Years With the State of Wyoming



Four people standing in front of brick wall. Woman in front holds up a plaque.
Wyoming State Library Database Instruction Librarian Chris Van Burgh showing off her 40-year plaque. Behind her (left to right) are Library Development Office Manager Brian Greene, Wyoming State Librarian Jamie Markus, and School Library Consultant Paige Bredenkamp.

Chris Van Burgh has reached another milestone — 40 years as a State of Wyoming employee, working in libraries. She graduated with an M.S. Ed. from the University of Wyoming and began her career with the UW Libraries in 1981. She worked in a variety of departments — Documents, Maps & Microforms; the Geology Library; and Reference and Outreach Services — before making the move to Statewide Information Services at the Wyoming State Library in 1998. At the WSL, she hit the road, visiting many of the state’s libraries and schools to train staff on GoWYLD.net. Now, as a member of the Library Development Office, she continues to share the incredible wealth of resources available to Wyoming in the statewide GoWYLD databases.

Want to see Chris in action? She’ll be presenting three sessions at this week’s Wyoming Library Association conference. If you’re signed up for the conference, catch her in these sessions:

  • GoWYLD.net and Book Clubs
  • Oh yeah…GoWYLD
  • GoWYLD.net for Student Research

Congratulations, Chris!

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