In another example of libraries pivoting to the new realities of COVID-19, the Wyoming State Library has opened a computer lab for State of Wyoming employees who telework on a part-time or full-time basis.
The Telework Lab has 15 computers at work stations separated by plexiglass barriers. Employees can drop in to access network drives, print, and more from Tuesday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Groups may book the Lab for training on Mondays and will have use of a large display screen for presentations. The lab is open to state employees only.
The State Library created space for the lab in the area that formerly housed the Patent and Trademark Resource Center collection. Those resources were moved to an area near the front desk, which has the added benefit of making them more accessible to patrons.
As the library for state government, the WSL offers many resources specifically to state employees only, such as Chromebooks that can be used in-house and job-related interlibrary loan. The Telework Lab is the latest addition to these offerings. Other services open to all include an extensive state and federal documents collection, wifi, ample socially-distanced seating in the library, and the assistance of expert reference librarians.