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10 from state named to ALA Advocacy Honor Roll
What do the Wyoming Library Association and a sometimes gun-toting early Wyoming library organizer have in common?
They are two of just 10 members of Wyoming’s library community named to the first National Advocacy Honor Roll sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and the Association for Library Trustees and Advocates (ALTA), a division of ALA.
"These advocates are the ‘unsung heroes,’ exemplifying an unwavering commitment to our nation’s libraries," Sarah Ann Long, ALA president, said. "They come from all walks of life, demonstrating that libraries can and do build community every day."
Each state was asked to develop its own award criteria and name up to five living honorees and five posthumous honorees. Individuals and groups were eligible for nomination, including those from the library community, business and professional community, political and public service community and/or the philanthropic community.
The nominees are ...
Nominated for the honors by Lesley Boughton, Wyoming state librarian, are:
The Wyoming Library Association, Wayne Johnson, Agnes Milstead, Denice Wheeler, and Cherry Williams.
Posthumous nominations are: James G. Crawford, Harry Fulmer, Grace Raymond Hebard, Rose Mary Malone, and Mabel Wilkinson, (she’s the gun-toting organizer.)
Advocates will be recognized at an Honor Roll Banquet Friday, July 7, in Chicago during the ALA annual conference. Each state library will receive a plaque listing its honor roll advocates to display in the library.
The National Advocacy Honor Roll recognizes those who have actively supported and strengthened library services at the local, state or national levels during the last 100 years. Criteria for honorees are advocates who have led major initiatives or sustained efforts to enhance library development and/or public awareness. Their accomplishments must be noteworthy and provide models for others.
A long main street
In her nomination of the WLA, Boughton said, "A former governor once characterized Wyoming as ‘a small town with a long main street.’ This also applies to the Wyoming library community where neighborly cooperation has been the hallmark of Wyoming since the territorial days." The WLA was established in 1914.
"Wayne Johnson is an advocate for librarians as well as libraries," Boughton said. "His work at the Wyoming State Library, first as chief of business services, and from 1976 to 1989 as state librarian provides abundant evidence of his advocacy."
Elected to the Wyoming Legislature in 1993, Johnson uses his influence in that body to promote policies that benefit the Wyoming library community, she said.
"Agnes Milstead’s influence on library service extends far beyond Wyoming’s geographical borders; she is as beloved in the Philippines as she is in ‘The Cowboy State,’" Boughton said in her nomination.
She is also an advocate for the rights of children and young adults to receive quality library service in schools and public libraries. Milstead was director of the Library Service Education Program at the University of Wyoming.
Central to a community’s vitality
A successful businesswoman and author, Denice Wheeler is a "community booster who vigorously promotes libraries as central to a community’s vitality," Boughton said.
Wheeler has been appointed by members of both major political parties -- including the governor -- to statewide boards and commissions and always holds her meetings in the local libraries. She joined the Wyoming State Library Board in 1994 and is an articulate spokeswoman for library issues in Wyoming.
In 1990, she served on the steering committee for the White House Conference on Library and Information Services and was a delegate to the conference in 1991.
17 years strong
"Since 1983, Cherry Williams has been actively involved in the Sheridan County Public Library System," Boughton wrote in her nomination.
In addition to serving on the Friends of the Library Board, the library foundation board and the board of trustees, Williams also organized the Friends of the Library Annual Auction, which is in its 17th year.
James C. Crawford, was a petroleum chemist with the U.S. Geological Survey and founder of Chemical and Geological Laboratories in Casper.
Boughton said Crawford began researching papers for articles he was writing and became interested in improving the library. He subsequently served 17 years on the Natrona County Public Library Board of Trustees from 1946-57 and 1965-71. He coordinated a bond issue to purchase additional land and bookmobile, and improve facilities. The bond failed by 349 votes; however, he initiated a second campaign that passed.
In 1968, the voters of Sheridan County rejected a $350,000 bond issue to build a new library. Recognizing the need to expand the existing Carnegie Library, Harry B. Fulmer stepped forward with funds to build the new library in memory of his late wife, Margaret.
"Sadly, Mr. Fulmer died before construction was completed," Boughton said in her nomination. The library became the sole heir to Fulmer’s estate and opened in 1974. His will established a permanent endowment, which has grown to more than $1.4 million.
Rose Mary Malone, a Natrona County High School and Casper College (CC) librarian, played a very important role in WLA. She was hired at CC as the western history librarian and named Wyoming’s Outstanding Librarian by the WLA in 1981. The college library is also home to the Malone Reading Room.
Grace Raymond Hebard was appointed UW librarian in 1898. Boughton said she had strong influence at the university and was a founder of WLA. She resigned from UW in 1919 but was made librarian emeritus. In 1932, the Hebard Room at UW opened. It exists today as the Hebard Collection at the American Heritage Center in Laramie.
In January 1915, the Platte County Library Board was established and Mabel Wilkinson was hired as library organizer.
Her paper, Establishing Libraries Under Difficulties, was read at the 38th annual meeting of the ALA in 1916.
Wilkinson was recently featured on the WSL Second-day Cover celebrating the Library of Congress bicentennial stamp. In searching for photographs for the cover, the Wyoming State Archives, Division of Cultural Resources, came across a photo of Wilkinson atop a hill with her pistol.
State librarian honored by SBA
On May 19, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recognized Lesley Boughton, Wyoming state librarian, for her role in a unique partnership between Wyoming’s library and business communities.
Dane Jervis, SBA’s Business Information Center (BIC) manager, presented Boughton with the agency’s Special Achievement Award for the key role she played in making the Business Information Center’s library resources available through the Wyoming Libraries Database (WYLD) system. Jervis, who took the lead on the BIC side of the arrangement, announced the award at the WYLD network’s annual meeting in Riverton.
Susan Vittitow, Wyoming State Library public information specialist and former Wyoming Small Business Development Center newsletter editor, nominated Boughton for the award.
"Entrepreneurs need information to get their business ideas off the ground, and information is the business of libraries," Vittitow wrote in the nomination letter. "Boughton ... has taken a leadership role in providing resources to the business community to help promote economic development in the state."
In 1998, the BIC in Casper joined with the Wyoming State Library (WSL) to make its resources available through WYLD. This partnership was the first of its kind in the nation.
Natrona County Library, then under Boughton’s direction, agreed to handle the inter-library loan process for the BIC. When Boughton was named state librarian in January of 1999, she continued her support of the BIC/WYLD arrangement.
"The WYLD network really made this partnership happen," Boughton said. "I was glad to play my part, but the credit really goes out to all of those Wyoming librarians who made this a reality."
The addition of the BIC’s collection made hundreds of books, videos and other resources available to Wyoming entrepreneurs through their local public libraries. Of these, 160 titles were new to the WYLD catalog.
WYLD manager to retire in July
Corky Walters, Wyoming Libraries Database (WYLD) manager, has announced that she will leave the Wyoming State Library (WSL) in early July due to family commitments in Fort Collins, Colo.
Walters has worked at the state library since June 1978, when she was hired to organize the Wyoming Governor’s Conference on Libraries and Information Services. She worked in collection development, continuing education and library development before she was named WYLD manager in 1990.
"Corky leaves the state library with a wide range of accomplishments to her credit," Lesley Boughton, state librarian, said. "She has been a positive force in her years here and will be missed. We wish her luck in her next endeavor."
Walters managed the WYLD office through the migration from the old GEAC system to the DRA (Data Research Associates) system now in place for the network. She oversaw the migration in the last couple of years to WEB2, the Web-based interface for the online catalog.
She has also successfully negotiated licensing for WYLD members to access additional databases during the past few years.
Walters said she enjoyed working with the librarians throughout the state.
"I think I will miss the library atmosphere in Wyoming where you can know almost everyone by their first names," Walters said.
After this early retirement, she plans to work part-time at the Fort Collins Public Library, which also serves Front Range Community College.
It’s a tough job
By Jerry Krois
Wyoming State Deputy Librarian
Question: How tough is it to be a public library director?
Answer: Can’t be all that bad because you are around books all day and the staff all seems so helpful.
A public library director, whether working in a small, large, rural or metro community, has a tough job. A director must be or become knowledgeable about many issues and deal with many challenging or even adverse situations.
How many department heads in local government have to deal with facility issues or operating an agency that includes evenings, Saturdays and Sundays? How many other non-elected officials have to have a working relationship with educators, business leaders or community members? How many of those same managers have to deal with philosophical issues equal to intellectual freedom or the digital divide? What about the skills needed to resolve daily customer complaints or participate in local political processes? How many other departments have a community board to set organizational policy affecting county residents?
The library board needs to fully understand that the job description it uses for the director is only the "tip of the iceberg" in describing the director’s leadership for the organization.
The job description identifies the human resources management, knowledge level in library science and organizational planning that goes into the job. But those elements do not reflect the coaching time and work, which some employees need on a daily basis, or the conflict resolution required when staff disagree on methodology to implement board policy.
Even as friendly as library staff can appear to the public, we are all opinionated and headstrong; we practice passive-aggression and cultivate rumors; we are unforgiving on director decisions and let others know how it should have been done.
Wyoming libraries have been fortunate that only a few individuals in recent years have found directorship overwhelming, but a recent trend indicates that the match of person and position have not been perfect due to inadequate perception of the position or poor communication from the governing officers to the director.
Directing a library requires that the person in the position or selected to be director knows that there is a list of issues below the waterline of the iceberg: some of major impact, some requiring one-time action.
Being director means giving up favorite aspects of librarianship like collection development. Directing a library requires that the board members also know the internal issues (the director can act based upon board policies) and external issues (the board needs to be involved).
It isn’t an easy job; some days it can be downright overwhelming.
Have you given your director a word of encouragement recently?
- With the blessing of the newly reconvened Resource Sharing council, the Wyoming Libraries Database (WYLD) office at the Wyoming State Library (WSL) is planning the Internet Gateway page. The WYLD office will start with a sample gateway and work with representatives from around the state to further develop the interface.
- Licensing for the extra databases will be in place to begin broadened statewide access by July 1. In addition to the broader access, the only change in databases is the replacement of Electric Library with SIRS Researcher.
- University of Wyoming Statistics Department has begun analysis of the WYLD Users Survey, and the WSL is compiling results of the Continuing Education Survey. Summary results from both will be in The Outrider in coming months.
- The Online Quality Committee scheduled two conference calls. One was to work on the look and feel of the new WEB2. The other was to address some database quality issues that have recently become more controversial.
- Three additional libraries have taken initial steps to join the WYLD system. They are the McCracken Research Library at Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center in Cheyenne, and the Yellowstone Research Library.
Ada Howard to retire in October
Ada Howard, Fremont County Library System director, has announced her plans to retire in October 2000.
A native of Powell, Howard and her husband, Arlie, lived in Texas for 40 years where she raised her two daughters, earned her degree in library science and became a full-time librarian.
Howard was director of the Seguin-Guadalupe County Library near San Antonio for nine years before moving to Lander to accept the director’s post in Fremont County.
In addition to other pursuits, Howard plans to volunteer more at the library after her retirement.
Advertising for her position began in May.
Resource Sharing Council takes leadership role, explores ‘preferred future’ of libraries
- Training, marketing, school libraries top list
Libraries in Wyoming are facing a number of statewide issues, including changes in database licensing, brought about by the Legislature’s infusion of $240,000 to make the resources available to all Wyoming residents.
With this in mind, Lesley Boughton, Wyoming state librarian, reconvened the Resource Sharing Council in May so that it can take a leadership role in this and in other resource sharing issues, such as WYLD’s (Wyoming Libraries Database) identity with legislators, Information Power efforts, library science education, Early Childhood Development Council efforts, and library roles in the age of the Internet.
The council met on May 18 in Riverton to discuss and explore a "preferred future" for Wyoming libraries and seek ways to make it happen.
Suzanne Walters Clarke of Evergreen, Colo., facilitated the meeting.
Wyoming libraries have a number of strengths, as identified by the council: enthusiasm for collaboration, common goals, shared and interlocking customers, legislative clout, WYLD support, strong communication and "high touch" services.
In the next few years, librarians may find Internet growth, telecommunication providers and their practices, licensing issues, increasing expectations from users, diversity among users, technological change, intellectual freedom and the philosophy of local control influencing their "preferred future." Wyoming also faces additional challenges from its struggling economy and resistance to change.
Four areas topped the list of the council’s concerns:
Council members broke into smaller groups to set goals and objectives for these four topics. In one of the first steps toward reaching one of these goals, the state library sponsored a marketing retreat in Cheyenne on June 20 and 21.
Complete minutes of the Resource Sharing Council’s meeting are posted on the WSL Web site at http://will.state.wy.us/admin/rsc052000min.html.
The council plans to meet again on Friday, Aug. 11, in Casper.
- training and education,
- marketing and advocacy,
- advocacy for school librarians to the Wyoming Department of Education, and
- Internet collection development and selection, portal page.
WSL launches new online WULP and discard list
The Wyoming State Library (WSL) office launched two new online services in May: the Wyoming Union list of Periodicals and the Discard List.
Wyoming Union List of Periodicals (WULP)
The last printed version of the WULP, an index of the periodicals held by Wyoming libraries, was produced more than five years ago.
The WULP is now in a searchable format at http://cowgirl.state.wy.us/wulp/ and is linked from the main Wyoming Libraries Database (WYLD) menu page.
Although the information in WULP is contained in the main WYLD catalog, it is often problematic to search for common titles that way.
Searches can be slow, or no holdings may appear if the number of issues is extremely high. The WULP provides a more convenient way for library patrons and staff to find magazine and other periodical holdings.
WULP also shows the availability of periodicals that are in the licensed databases.
Information in the WULP is pulled from the DRA serials module, so it lists only magazines from WYLD libraries using that module and not holdings from non-WYLD libraries, including the University of Wyoming. Library staff should also note that this is not a "live" database that is updated constantly; updates are only made about once a month.
More information on the WULP is available in WYLD Technote 63.
The discard list has gone online to allow libraries to add their own discards or request other libraries' offerings at any time. The mailed, paper copy discard list from WSL has been discontinued.
The discard list is sorted by general, government document and periodical titles. Library staff can also search by broad subject areas.
All libraries may enter information manually, and WYLD libraries can have the system extract their discards. Participating libraries must make their own shipping arrangements.
The discard list is found at http://cowgirl.state.wy.us/ccd/. More information is available through WYLD Technote 64. Technotes are found at http://will.state.wy.us/wyld/technotes/index.html.
Non-WYLD libraries must contact Bobbi Thorpe, State Library database manager, for a numeric location code. An email address is required; Thorpe may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, 307/777-3668 or 800/264-1281, option 2, selection 3.
Second Day celebrations ‘seal’ cachet history
Wyoming’s Second Day of Issue celebration on May 9, featuring the Library of Congress Bicentennial postage stamp and the Mabel Wilkinson commemorative cover, drew hundreds of people to participating libraries and generated positive news coverage across the state.
About 100 people attended the Wyoming State Library’s cancellation event, including representatives from all three members of the Wyoming Congressional Delegation. A highlight of the program was a "visit" from "Mabel Wilkinson" herself, as portrayed by Lynne Swanson. Several participating libraries, including Laramie County Library System, held related programs later in the day. LCLS’s foundation is selling covers to raise funds.
Platte County Public Library in Wheatland had 40 people attend their event, and they sold 60 covers. "Mabel Wilkinson" made an appearance there as well, this time portrayed by Patsy Parkin.
Sublette County held a small reception. Those that attended purchased about 80 of the covers with the Sublette County Libraries Station postmark.
Isabel Hoy, Goshen County Library directory, reported that they had from 40 to 50 people attending their morning ceremony.
The local Veterans of Foreign Wars provided a color guard and backdrop for speaker Harold Ramirez. There were several local governmental representatives in attendance, and the event drew news coverage from the Torrington Telegram.
Sweetwater County Library System held ceremonies at both Rock Springs and Green River.
They sold about 200 covers that day and were still receiving orders. Vicki Roth reported that participants seemed to enjoy the events.
Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library served refreshments to a gathering of about 25 people. They sold 40 covers.
LCLS asks county commissioners to withdraw project from ballot
The Laramie County Library System (LCLS) board of directors asked the Laramie County Commissioners to withdraw the library project from the General Election 2000 ballot recently.
The board made the move due to emerging issues and the short time period available to fully inform the public of all facts relating to the project.
Although the LCLS Board of Directors has addressed the need for more space since 1994, through a facility advisory committee, a master-plan oversight committee, and strategic planning committees, some members of the public do not feel fully informed.
The board wants to ensure that the public has the necessary information before being asked to make a decision at the polls.
Individuals interested in participating in the planning process should contact Lucie P. Osborn, Laramie County librarian, at 635-1032, Ext. 122, or email@example.com.
Library Literature Index is key to periodicals
One service the Wyoming State Library (WSL) makes available to professional librarians on its Web site is the Library Literature Index, or "Library Lit." The H. W. Wilson Company produces Library Lit.
It is a bibliographic database that indexes articles and book reviews in more than 234 key library and information science periodicals published in the United States and elsewhere as well as books, chapters in collected works such as conference proceedings, library school theses, and pamphlets.
Using WilsonWeb, H. W. Wilson's subscription-based information retrieval system for the World Wide Web, users can search for references pertaining to a topic of interest, display details regarding that reference and print, save and email that information. A user name and password is required to access Library Lit.
To obtain one, contact Statewide Information Services (SIS) at the WSL at 307/777-6333, 800/264-1281, option 1, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Venice Beske, SIS manager, said the WSL will consider adding journals indexed in Library Lit to its professional development collection if specifically requested by librarians using the index.
Powell High School student takes on role of state librarian
The Wyoming State Library (WSL) received a visit from a Boys’ State representative in June.
Jake Greenlee of Powell High School visited WSL after choosing the role of state librarian for the Boys’ State program.
Elected to office
Many, including Greenlee, were elected and appointed to fill the offices of comparable state and local officials.
He was one of approximately 220 young men who participated in the annual Boys’ State one-day Capitol Visit and Mock Legislature.
Staff members gave Greenlee a tour of the state library and explained the functions of each office so he could better understand the role of the agency and the job of Lesley Boughton, Wyoming state librarian.
Growing up around libraries
Greenlee, the son of Jill Greenlee, Powell Middle School librarian, said he chose the state librarian’s role because he was brought up around libraries.
In addition to libraries, he has an interest in molecular biology and plays baritone saxophone and guitar.
He will enter his senior year in the fall.
Around the State
- William L. "Bill" Stewart is the recipient of this year’s Agnes Milstead Distinguished Librarianship Award from the University of Wyoming.
- Stewart, associate director of UW libraries, has been at the forefront of UW library and information technology developments since coming to the university in 1980 as coordinator for library technical services. He led planning and implementation of the first online catalog, and his work to migrate the libraries to the CARL System was chronicled in a benchmark study. His scholarship appears regularly in essay book reviews published in Technical Services Quarterly.
- Patty Myers, Platte County Public Library (PCPL) director, is completing her work on a master’s of public administration degree through the University of Wyoming. In May, she was named Outstanding Off-Campus MPA Student. Myers recommends the program saying, "All of us have experienced management, partnership, budget issues that are studied."
- Cowboy poet Baxter Black will be in Wheatland on Thursday, July 20, for the Platte County Library Foundation’s benefit event for the children’s department. Tickets, $12.50, are available from PCPL.
- A place of learning has found a new home in a former place of worship in Chugwater. St. Theresa’s Church donated its old building to the town of Chugwater. It was moved across town and will become the new home of the Platte County Library System’s Chugwater Branch Library.
- Thirty people in Lander joined more than 3,000 others nationwide in a national conversation on America’s national and international policies. Discussions took place at Fremont County Library in Lander during four weeks beginning in late April. The series was funded through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
- Fremont County Library recently received two large book collections. The first, from the estate of Mary Henry, included a large collection of quilting books. The second, donated by the family of John Murphy, included many military books, especially those focusing on World War II. The collections will reside at the main library in Lander.
- Dubois Friends of the Library closed on four lots on North First Street that will be the site of a new library.
- Helen Pepper has been hired as Fremont County Library’s new business manager, replacing Kathy Cleveland, who left in May.
- Laramie County Library System (LCLS) unveiled a new sculpture by artist Tim Werrell in May, paid for with a gift from Dr. George Guidry, depicts books taking flight as stylized birds.
- LCLS has hired Troy Rumpf as its public relations specialist. He previously worked at the library in the circulation and technical services divisions.
- Sid Stanfill is leaving the Laramie County Library and will also be leaving the Resource Sharing Council.
- Dorothy Middleton has retired from East High School in Cheyenne, where she was the librarian for 31 years. A reception in her honor was held May 10.
- Rachel Garner is the newest member of the Carbon County Library Board, filling the seat vacated by Zoda Furgason. In an article in the Rawlins Daily Times, Garner stressed her commitment to library advocacy and to children’s reading.
- Eileen Nugent is Glenrock Branch Library’s new children’s librarian. Nugent worked as the Southridge School librarian in Casper for several years, performed volunteer work at the school and worked for several months at Natrona County Library before moving to Glenrock.
- Park County Library hosted U S WEST’s Widening Our World (WOW) Internet classes at the main branch in Cody and at Powell Branch Library. For more information, contact Marcy Kester, WOW Outreach, at email@example.com.
- The Powell branch has a new microfilm/microfiche reader and printer, provided by its Friends of the Library.
- Niobrara County Library Foundation is planting a "Garden of Memories" as a fund-raiser. For a donation the foundation will plant a pansy in honor of someone in the flowerbeds around the newly renovated library. All money raised goes to the endowment fund.
- Debbie Sturman, Niobrara County Library director, Lynnette Anderson, Casper College Library director, and Jan Segerstrom, Jackson Hole Middle School Ken Thomasma Media Center library media specialist, are new members of the Resource Sharing Council.
Erin Kinney of Cheyenne is the Wyoming State Library’s (WSL) new reference librarian. Kinney worked most recently for the F.E. Warren Air Force Base Library.
She has also worked as librarian at Preston University in Cheyenne and has experience working for government agencies in Florida.
She has a master’s degree in library science from Florida State University. Her husband, Scott Kinney, works for Laramie County Library System.
Jerry Krois, WSL deputy state librarian, has been elected vice-president (president-elect) of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies.
Susan Vittitow, public information specialist, was elected president of Wyoming Writers Inc. at the organization’s 26th annual conference in Sheridan in June.
Vittitow was also took first place in adult fiction with her short story, "Old Lady Hands," in the annual contest sponsored by Wyoming Writers.
She and the other winners had their work published in an anthology.
Norma Cloyd, Wyoming State Library executive assistant, was elected vice president of the Colorado-Wyoming-Montana Division of the International Association of Administrative Professionals.
She will also serve as the CWM Division Membership Committee and Newsletter/bulletin Review Committee.
Debbie Buchmeier, financial/statistical specialist for the WSl business office, was promoted to the rank of master sergeant in the Air Force Reserves.
2000 Wyoming Libraries Directory updates
The Wyoming State Library (WSL) received a number of updates and corrections to the 2000 Wyoming Libraries Directory that was published in April. Those updates are listed here.
The libraries directory is posted on the WSL Web site at http://cowgirl.state.wy.us/directory/, and updates are made to the online directory continually throughout the year.
Please send updates and requests for additional copies of the directory to Susan Vittitow, Wyoming State Library public, information specialist, 2301 Capitol Ave., Cheyenne, Wyo. 82002; 307/777-6338 or 800/264-1281, option 6; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wyoming State Library
- Page 1 - Wyoming State Library: Under Reference (Statewide Information Services) and Collection Development, add Erin Kinney, reference librarian, email@example.com; Under Public Programs, Publications & Marketing, Candice VanDyke's phone number is 307/777-5453.
County and branch libraries
- Page 5 - Albany County Library: The library closes at 8 p.m., not 9 p.m.; Ada Grabowski is now a cataloger and no longer uses the firstname.lastname@example.org email address; add Stacey Wiegand, interlibrary loan, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org; delete Susan Schwem, reference assistant; add Keri Bjorklund, reference assistant, email@example.com, and Peggy Benedik, reference assistant.
- Page 5 - Rock River Branch Library: Delete Alice Shaffer.
- Page 6 - Campbell County Public Library: The director's phone is 307/687-9201, not 9210.
- Page 8 - Converse County Library: Delete Deb Yearout.
- Page 8 - Glenrock Branch Library: Library hours have changed and are now Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday.
- Page 8 - Fremont County Library: Replace Kathy Cleveland with Helen Pepper, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Page 9 - Riverton Branch Library: Gloria Brodle's email and the main email for the branch is email@example.com, not firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Page 14 - Sweetwater County Library: Add Michelle Maser, reference librarian, ext. 190, email@example.com.
- Page 15 - Reliance Branch Library: The mailing address has changed to P.O. Box 140, Reliance, WY 82943-0140.
- Page 33 - Moorcroft Elementary School: The Web site has changed from http://www-me.crooknet.k12.wy.us to http://www.crooknet.k12.wy.us/me.
- Page 34 - Dubois School Libraries: Add Joan A. Busby, elementary/middle school librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org, 307/455-2900
- Page 35 - Shoshoni Schools: Librarian is Mary Lynn Eisenmenger, email@example.com.
- Page 42 - Natrona County Schools Library Services: The main phone is 307/261-6866 and the fax is 307/577-6767.
- Page 43- Evansville Elementary School Library: Beth Lupien's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Page 50 - East Junior High School and Farson Branch Library/Farson-Eden School: Judy Prevedel now has a second email address at email@example.com.
- Page 59 - Harold McCraken Research Library (Buffalo Bill Historical Center): The main phone is 307/578-4059, not 587-4059.
- Page 59 - F.E. Warren Air Force Base Library: Add Flora O'Connor, reference assistant; delete Erin Kinney.
- Page 63 - Ivinson Memorial Hospital Medical Library: Wendye Ware's email is firstname.lastname@example.org, not email@example.com
- Page 67 - Carbon County Library Board: Add Rachel Garner, end of term July 1, 2002.
- Page 67 - Converse County Library Board: Tammy Townsend's phone number is 307/358-2439, not 2539.
- Page 68 - Hot Springs County Library Board: Margaret "Wendy" Buehler's address is 1100 Sunrise, not 110 Sunrise.
- Page 70 - Uinta County Library Board: Tony Vehar's correct mailing address is P.O. Box 1510, Evanston, WY 82931; add fax number 307/789-5050.
- Page 70 - Washakie County Library Board: Carolyn Harrington's end of term is June 30, 2001, and Kay Morrison's is June 30, 2002.
Job listings in Wyoming are posted on the Wyoming State Library’s Web site at http://will.state.wy.us/wyld/libraries/libjobs.html.
- Library Director/Contract Manager, F.E. Warren Air Force Base Library, Cheyenne.
- Director is the administrator of the library and the onsite contract manager. Director has full authority to manage the facility and day-to-day operations of the contract; plans, organizes, directs, evaluates, and reviews the library’s resources, services, programs; provides general oversight of all functions; and has overall responsibility for all library functions.
- Qualifications: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen able to receive a favorable National Agency Check.
- Requirements: Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited program; minimum of three years of experience administering a public library; ability to interact with high level government officials; ability to speak, read, write, and understand English; and ability to perform work requiring physical exertion.
- To apply: Send resume, salary requirements and references to: Pat Powell, Information International Associates Inc., P.O. Box 4219, Oak Ridge, Tenn. 37831-4219; fax, 865/481-0390, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Library Director, Fremont County Library System, Lander
- Chief administrative officer and head librarian for the library system under policies and supervision of a citizen Board of Directors/Trustees.
- Requirements: Knowledge of standard library and management practices, ability to communicate and work effectively with any and all individuals and groups, analyze and modify policies and procedures for optimum effectiveness in meeting library goals, set priorities and meet deadlines.
- Education: A master’s in library and information science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program; at least five years’ increasingly responsible experience in a library, or equivalent experience and training; experience in an automated library; and considerable experience with computers, word processing, spread sheet, and database management software along with successful experience with a building program and knowledge and use of telecommunications desirable.
- Salary: low- to mid-$30,000s, benefits, state retirement.
- To apply: Send application letter and resume to: Search Committee, Fremont County Library System, 451 N. 2nd, Lander, Wyo. 82520. Open until filled; available Oct. 1.
- Library director, Park County Library System, Wyoming
- The Park County Library Board is seeking a dynamic, innovative director to lead the organization to a new level of customer service, public support and desirable funding.
- Education: Master’s in library science with several years of progressively increasing administrative experience is required.
- Salary: $32,000 to $40,000 DOE; standard benefits including the Wyoming Retirement System.
- To apply: Contact Karling Abernathy at email@example.com, 307/527-8821 or send a letter to Park County Library, 1057 Sheridan Ave, Cody, Wyo. 82414.
- Applications due: Open until filled.
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