Outrider

October 2000


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Web posted: 9 a.m.. Friday, Nov. 17, 2000

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On the road again
WSL personnel offer training
for statewide electronic resources

Wyoming State Library (WSL) personnel are on the road, training elementary, middle-school and high-school librarians on statewide electronic resources.

Chris Van Burgh, outreach librarian, and Kim Capron, support specialist, have conducted sessions on the Wyoming Libraries Database Catalog (WYLDCat) and statewide online databases such as EBSCO and SIRS Researcher.

Incredible reception

"The reception has been incredible," Van Burgh said. "They feel this is a phenomenal service. They have been enthusiastic about access to these databases and thrilled with the content that’s available for their students."

She said participants were eager to put these tools to work in their schools and were thankful to the Wyoming State Legislature for funding the databases.

Van Burgh traveled to Torrington, Rock Springs, Sheridan and Jackson to train more than 30 library media personnel from those communities and from Lingle-Fort Laramie, Yoder, Green River and Farson-Eden. Capron trained school library media personnel from Cody, Powell, Lovell and Basin at a session in Powell.

These training sessions are intense, with three hours of demonstrations and hands-on work with the electronic resources.

"Squashed training

"It’s almost like a full day of training squashed into three hours," Van Burgh said.Particular emphasis is placed on EBSCO and SIRS Researcher as they relate to the K-12 curriculum."Wow! What a lot of ‘stuff!’ This is great -- just need to get the patrons using it," said one participant.

Another commented, "can’t wait to get it back in my school."

These two databases are especially useful for students researching topics for school reports.

Van Burgh said she has more training requests from all across the state and is working to schedule training in the Fremont County and Converse County areas.

The state library’s Public Programs, Publications and Marketing (P3M) office has supported the outreach effort with an updated "Thousands of Magazines at the CLICK of a Mouse" brochure that has been made available at no cost. More than 15,000 of the brochures have been distributed through public and school libraries.

For more information on training, contact Chris Van Burgh at 800/264-1281, press 1, then 3, 307/777-3642, or cvanbu@state.wy.us.

To request copies of the brochure, contact Susan Vittitow, WSL public information specialist, at 800/264-1281, press 1, then 6, 307/777-6338, orsvitti@state.wy.us.

WYLD begins upgrade
of ‘Will’ Server Nov. 13

On Monday, Nov. 13, staff members of the state library’s Wyoming Libraries Database (WYLD) began upgrading the "Will" Server, and aspects of the process will affect users of "Will" email accounts along with anyone needing to update Web pages hosted on the server.

To begin the process, the Web site and user accounts need to be "mirrored" on a backup server.

During this time, there may be a few minutes when the Web site will not available or users may not be able to access their "Will" email during the morning of Nov. 17.

WYLD personnel said the impact on users should be minimal; however, users should take a few precautions.

Everyone who has "Will" email account accessed through 'Pine," are encouraged to download or print all critical email.

Anyone who uses "Eudora" to download email will not be affected.

WYLD personnel stressed they cannot guarantee that all email stored on the server will be transferred properly to the test server and then back again to the upgraded server.

It’s suggested that "Pine" users review their accounts because "Sent Mail" and other folders could be hiding long-forgotten email.

Those needing assistance setting up "Eudora" or discussing other options on managing email accounts can contact Desiree Sallee, WYLD systems librarian, at 307/777-6258 or dsallee@wyld.state.wy.us, or Marc Stratton, WYLD systems manager, at 307/777-6294 ormstratton@wyld.state.wy.us.

During the upgrade process of the original server, the ability to edit Web pages will also be affected. Adding new or editing existing pages on a Web site on "Will" will not be possible for a short period of time.Anyone needing to post a page that can’t wait until regular services are restored, can contact Sallee or Stratton to work on a solution.

No WYLD staff accounts will be affected. They are run on a different server. The upgrade will affect only users who have an "@will" user account.

Sallee emphasized it is important for everyone using "Will" email to take precautions.

SIRS/WLA honors attorney Bruce Moats
for role in ‘preserving intellectual freedom’

Bruce Moats, a Cheyenne attorney, was presented with the SIRS/Wyoming Library Association (WLA) Intellectual Freedom Award at WLA’s annual conference held recently in Riverton.
Bruce Moats

SIRS, an education publishing company providing databases and computer technology for libraries, established its intellectual freedom awards in 1981 to honor individuals or groups who have met or resisted attempts at censorship and have otherwise furthered the cause of intellectual and academic freedom.

Preserving intellectual freedom

"The freedom to express and explore ideas, without a censor dictating what is good or bad for us, was a revolutionary principle that has served this country well," Moats said. "We cannot take this vital freedom for granted, as many professing good intentions strive to limit it. I am honored to be recognized for the small role I play in preserving intellectual freedom."

Moats has been described as a major champion of public access to government documents in Wyoming. He worked as a reporter and editor for 13 years before returning to school to earn a law degree.

Counselor, lobbyist

For the past five years, he has specialized in media law while serving as counselor to the Wyoming Press Association and as a lobbyist.

He has also donated his time to media access issues.

In the past year, Moats has been involved with research for a Public Records Access tabloid that was distributed statewide, media access for the widely publicized Matthew Shepard trial in Laramie, the release of a medical report related to the death of a public official, the public’s right to restaurant inspection reports, the findings of an investigation into several suicides at a county jail, and reports on the performance of county assessors.

SIRS presented Moats with $500 with the award and donated another $500 in his name to Bain Elementary School in Cheyenne.

Sweetwater Library celebrates 20 years;
looks toward future for changes

  • The anniversary almost could have been another grand opening.

Sweetwater County Library celebrated 20 years at its present location on Sept. 28.

Work on the building, two blocks east of the old Carnegie Library, began in the summer of 1978. The doors were opened on Aug. 11, 1980, and the official grand opening was Sept. 21, 1980.

Built at a cost of $1.1 million, the library was designed with capacity for 100,000 volumes.

Carla Hardy, head librarian, commented in a news interview that libraries have changed so much over the past 20 years that this anniversary felt as if it could be another grand opening.

When it opened, the library had filmstrip projectors, 16mm movie projectors and long-play records; now, it circulates compact discs, videos and books on tape.

The card catalog has been replaced by an online catalog, and circulation has been automated. And the future? Hardy says it will bring more changes.

Tips to help keep
the customer (patron) happy

Libraries call them patrons, the retail world calls them customers, but they are the same -- they are the people who walk through the doors and expect good service.

Linda Millemann, general manager of the Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver, shared tips on how to keep the customer happy in a session at the Wyoming Library Association conference in Riverton.

So what keeps customers coming back? Millemann offered this list:
  • Reliability - Does the library and its staff fulfill promises?
  • Responsiveness - How willing were they to give good service?
  • Credibility - Can the customer believe and rely on the information he or she receives?
  • Empathy - Does the customer receive individual attention?
  • Intangibles - What kind of "feel" does the library have?

In another study, Millemann shared that customers wanted friendliness, understanding, fairness, control over their situation, options and alternatives, and information from the places they patronized.

Service equals attention to detail, Milleman said, and each customer encounter is important. That person can walk away with more faith in the library or less faith in it, depending on how the situation is handled.

Correction

Last month’s story on library budgets stated that Sublette County Library would not add retirement benefits.

The library is adding retirement benefits for all who meet the minimum requirements of the Wyoming Retirement System. This benefit will begin in January 2001.

Sublette County Library will not require staff to pay into the system out of their paychecks; all contributions are paid by the library.

Trustees’ Corner
Identify library’s successes;
then build

By Jerry Krois
Deputy State Librarian

Too often we take the traditional management track. We look at an issue as a problem to be solved.

There are always problems to be solved and challenges to be addressed, but be sure to commit equivalent time identifying your library’s successes and building upon them.

It is important to build upon the positive elements of library programs and services because those are the facets that bring support and recognition to your organization.

Our libraries are evolving organisms: changing to meet technological expectations; competing with other information resources; and trying to determine our best role in the community.

The right decisions

We can easily make decisions based upon budgets or staffing commitments but must ask ourselves if these are necessarily the right decisions.

To determine our best decisions or directions, the board must undertake a process that involves more than itself: it needs the participation of staff and consumers of library services.

The process of building upon successes requires us to change our assumption that the organization has a problem to be solved; we analyze possible causes, develop possible solutions and set in place a remedy plan.

Rather, we have to move to valuing and appreciating the best of what is, envision what else might be possible and generate dialog of what should be. This leads to an outcome of planning of what will be.

The participation of consumers of our services is vital, for they see our outputs and decisions from a much different perspective than we on the inside.

Through this approach, the mission and goals of the organization become more clearly defined because you understand what the community values and how you can build on your positive deliverables.

WYLD working out technical ‘glitches’
found in statewide classroom use

With school in session, the Wyoming Libraries Database (WYLD) office has been working out technical "glitches" that have occurred as students in the classrooms log on to the statewide online databases.

Schools have been the biggest new group of users from the expanded access to these electronic resources.

WYLD staff have worked closely with the vendors for EBSCO, Wilson Web, SIRS Researcher, Britannica Online and Novelist to fix technical problems.

In some cases, users received a 'maximum users" error message; under the statewide licensing arrangement, Wyoming residents have unlimited access and should not receive this message.

Not all problems have been on the vendor side. WYLD staff have worked to fix authentication problems with the Wyoming Education Network (WEN).

Most of the problems have been worked out, but the WYLD office needs users to call immediately if they encounter any problems accessing these databases. If problems are not reported immediately, it can be difficult or impossible to determine what caused them.

To report database access problems, contact the WYLD Help Desk at 307/777-6954 or 800/264-1281, press 1, then 2.

Mother Goose, times 2,
pays a visit
to correctional facilities

Mother Goose paid a visit to two Wyoming correctional facilities recently. She came in the form of two presenters from the Wyoming State Library (WSL) who conducted day-long sessions titled Mother Goose Asks "Why?" (MGAW).

The program uses children's literature to spark conversation, interaction, a love of books and the ability to see science in everyday activities.
MGAW at Casper Even Star
Jerry Jones, Natrona County Public Library Youth Services coordinator (standing), watches as a Mother Goose Ask "Why?" workshop participant from the Even Start program tries out one of the science projects. The library and Even Start are co-sponsoring the program with a special grant they received for funding.

Chris Van Burgh and Linn Rounds worked with 15 fathers in medium and minimum security areas at the Wyoming State Penitentiary in late September and completed a similar session at the Wyoming Women's Center in April with an equal number of mothers.

What, how, how and how

MGAW uses nine children's books to cover the topics: What is It? How Many? How Do You Do It? and How Does It Grow?

After reading the books in a group, inmates participated in science-related activities using common household materials.

Themes that encourage communication with their children included: observation scale, point of view, measuring and counting, scarcity and sharing, trial and error, experimentations, and the way air, weight and shape affect falling objects.

Participants received a set of nine children's books, a book bag and science kit to send to their children.

Funding from grant

Funding for the materials came from a National Science Foundation Grant to the Wyoming Center for the Book (WCFB) which operates as a program at the WSL.

With the assistance of Dawna Erickson and Virginia Pullen at the respective education departments, the materials were shipped to the workshop participants’ children right after the session.

Here is a sample of the comments from the Rawlins participants:
  • "I am a new father, and I am very nervous about what the future has in store for me and my newborn. The helpful insights that the two very nice ladies shared with us are very much appreciated and I look forward to being able to share them with my children very soon."

  • I found it useful to be able to see things from a child's point as well as remembering how much fun it was to learn."
  • "Once that energy is sparked . . ."

  • Realizing that the most simple object may be used to spark relationships with our children in the avenue of science, philosophy and once that energy is sparked, that energy may not be shut off."

A participant from the WWC wrote:
  • "It is not often that we get to participate in workshops that involve things to do with our children. We learned science can be fun and simple. We learned to apply the books in more than one way, amongst many other lessons."

MGAW, operating in 12 states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands, is in its third year of operation.

Van Burgh is the outreach and training librarian at the WSL and Rounds is the WSL publications and marketing manager and coordinator of the Wyoming Center for the BookBoth have attended three national MGAW training programs and have presented to hundreds of parents, day care providers, Head Start and Even Start teachers in the state.

2 WSL staff members
elected to WLA offices

Two Wyoming State Library (WSL) staff members were elected to Wyoming Library Association (WLA) offices at the organizations annual conference in late September.

New vice president

Trish Palluck

Trish Palluck was elected vice president of WLA after finishing her term as chair of the Paraprofessional Section. Next year, she will serve as WLA president.

Palluck is a Wyoming Libraries Database (WYLD) technician. She joined the state library in 1979 in government documents.

She spent the next nine years in bibliographic services before transferring to WYLD in 1989.

"I think it’s very exciting to be a part of such a progressive library community," Palluck said. "Wyoming is way ahead of the national curve in terms of technology and collaboration."

Palluck has been a member of WLA for approximately 10 years. She helped organize the Paraprofessional/Support Staff section and served as section chair for two years.She encourages librarians to make plans to attend the next WLA conference in Cody in 2001.

New secretary

Alta Hepner was elected secretary of the Government Information Section.She is a first-year member of WLA. Hepner, a technical services specialist, has worked at the state library for more than five years.
Alta Hepner

She works in the Bibliographic Services office and has also worked in Central Acquisitions.

In her current job, she checks in federal documents and serials and helps maintain the Marcive database.

She also has public library experience; in high school she worked part-time at Pine Bluffs branch library.

‘Letters About Literature’ selects three judges
for state entries; deadline for students is Dec. 1

Three volunteers from Wyoming will judge the "Letters About Literature 2001" contest.

Barbara Allen Bogart of Evanston, Anne Marie Lane of Laramie, and Jennifer Sutter of Laramie/Cheyenne will judge the students’ letters.

Wyoming students in grades 4th to twelfth are invited to compete in 'Letters About Literature 2001," a national writing contest sponsored by the Wyoming Center for the Book (WCB), the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and the Weekly Reader Corporation.

The contest consists of eacg student writing a letter to an author -- living or dead -- and explaining how the book changed the student’s way of thinking about the world. The entry deadline is Friday, Dec. 1, 2000.

Bogart is the owner of Bear River Books.

She holds a doctorate and has worked as a historian at the Wyoming State Museum and has served on the Wyoming Council for the Humanities Board.

Lane is curator of rare books at American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming.

She has given numerous presentations on rare books, video and multimedia introduction to special collections. She holds master’s degrees in library science and art history.

Sutter has a master’s degree from the University of Wyoming in English and literature.

She is currently teaching English at Laramie County Community College (LCCC) as a sabbatical replacement in the Fine Arts Department. Sutter lives in Laramie and is originally from Sterling, Colo.

There are two competition levels: Level I (up to a 500-word essay) is open to students in grades 4th through 7th, and Level II (up to 1,000 words) is open to students in grades 8th through twelfth.

Judges will select the top essayist in the state in both Levels I and II. The first-place state winners will each receive cash awards for $100, second-place state winners will each receive $50, and third-place state winners will each receive $25.

The essays of the two first-place winners in each level will be sent on to the national level to compete for $500.

Information about the contest, including the LAL 200 entry coupon, can be found at .

For more information, interested persons may contact Candice J. VanDyke, Wyoming State Library (WSL), cvandy@state.wy, 307/777-5453, or Linn Rounds, WSL, lround@.state.wy.us, 307/777-5915.

Around the State

  • Big Horn County Library closed its doors for a few days for some improvements. The interior was modified to accommodate patrons with disabilities.

    A chair lift, new staircase and fire escape were added. A $151,000 Community Development Block Grant financed the modifications. The Big Horn County Commission also contributed $6,000.

  • Crook County Library hosted a visit by Willa Cather, as portrayed by "living historian" Lynne Swanson of Cheyenne.

    Swanson has portrayed Cather and six other women with Wyoming connections, including Mabel Wilkinson, an early library organizer. The Wyoming Council for the Humanities, through its 2000 Speakers Bureau, offered Swanson’s presentation.

    Crook County Commissioners are seeking bids for the demolition and/or removal of the old County Library Building, which opened in 1938.

    Eastside School Library in Cody is a zoo, thanks to the efforts of artist Vivian McCord.

    McCord used 20 gallons of donated house paint from Ace Hardware to transform the library walls into a large mural with trees, lions, lizards and other wildlife.

  • Fremont County Library Foundation has received a $25,000 grant for its trust fund from the Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Inc., of New York City.

    Fremont County Library received a donation of three used computer systems from the Fremont County Library Foundation. The machines, originally donated by the architectural firm of Quinn/Richardson/Kucera, will be used to expand public access to the Wyoming Libraries Database (WYLD).

    The Fremont County Commission will submit a grant request for approximately $380,000 to the Wyoming State Land and Investment Board to help construct a new Dubois library.

  • Greybull Elementary School students can curl up with a book in a new, wooden, two-story reading loft in the school library. The school’s parent council funded its construction.

  • McCracken Research Library is closed to public access through April 2001 because of construction of the new Draper Museum of Natural History as a new addition to the Buffalo Bill Historical Center.

    Staff will still be present, but reference will be limited to library publications.

    The law library in the Natrona County Courthouse is in a budget bind, receiving only 49 percent of the $65,000 it requested.

    The library committee is looking at ways to cut its costs, including reducing book purchases or switching to a CD-ROM system.

  • On Oct. 3, Powell Branch Library hosted a discussion on the affect computers and the Internet have on free speech and privacy. Rex Gntenbein, a computer science educator and researcher led discussion.

  • Saratoga Elementary School received a $5,000 Good Neighbor Award from State Farm Insurance for former teacher Linda Hileman’s innovative oceanography unit project. The grant money will be used during the next five years in the school library to augment the collection of science books.

  • Helen Graham, recently retired after 31 years with Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library, was selected to receive the Wyoming Historical Society’s top honor, the "Cumulative Contribution" Award.

  • Shoshoni Library has implemented homebound services to bring books to Shoshoni residents who are unable to visit the library.

  • Sarah Cummings, head of youth services for Sweetwater County Library has announced her plans to retire in January after 23 years of service.

  • Images of China’s peasants will be the focus of the exhibit "In Deepest China: Photographs by Wang Gangfeng" at Teton County Library through Jan. 18.

    Wang, a resident of Shanghai, has traveled extensively throughout China capturing simple but striking images of life in both city neighborhoods and county villages. The 30 black and white photographs have been exhibited in Toronto, Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

  • Teton County Library closed its doors for a few days to make improvements, including a reorganized computer center with Ken Fiske as a full-time attendant in the center.

    The library’s Dial-A-Story, which allows children to call and have a story read to them, is now available in both English and Spanish. Spanish-speaking staff as well as Latino community volunteers are participating in the expanded program.

  • The University of Wyoming American Heritage Center, held a week-long series of tours from Oct. 7-14.

    The center holds more than 7,500 manuscripts, 45,000 rare books and 500,000 photographs on the history of Wyoming and the West, 20th century American culture, world affairs, politics, transportation, conservation and industry.

    Tour topics included record-setters, Buffalo Bill Cody, Wyoming history, WWII leadership, railroad history, mining and Owen Wister’s classic novel "The Virginian."


Burns Branch Library
has grand opening

The grand opening for the Laramie County Burns Branch Library’s new location was held on Saturday, Nov. 4.

The library has moved to its new location at 112 Main St. in the Wyoming Bank and Trust Building in Burns.

The library closed from Oct. 7 until Oct. 16 to move the books, shelving, equipment and other materials to the library’s new home.


Personnel-ly Speaking

Four Wyoming State Library (WSL) employees recently received recognition for their years of state employment.

Linn Rounds, Public Programs, Publications and Marketing manager, celebrated 25 years of service; Judy Yeo, library development officer, 20 years; Jack Willmarth, acquisitions manager, 10 years; and Karen Mydland, federal publications access librarian, 10 years.
Four Wyoming State Library (WSL) employees recently received recognition for their years of state employment. Present at the awards ceremony (photograph, l-r) were Gov. Jim Geringer, Mydland, Willmarth, Rounds and Lesley Boughton, Wyoming state librarian.

Present at the awards ceremony were Gov. Jim Geringer, Mydland, Willmarth, Rounds and Lesley Boughton, Wyoming state librarian.

Janet Williams, WSL cataloger, was recently elected secretary of the Mountain Plains Library Association’s Preservation, Archives, and Special Collections Section.

Erin Kinney, reference librarian, attended "The Facets of Digital Reference" conference in Seattle Oct. 16-17. The conference, which drew 500 participants from 40 states and nine countries, explored the nature of Internet-based, human-mediated information service and examined issues in providing digital reference and expert information service.

Brian Greene has accepted the chairmanship, beginning June 30, 2001, of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) Web Task Force. ASCLA is a division of the American Library Association.

Workshops encourage librarians
to learn the political ropes

  • Libraries may not be partisan, but they are political.

Several workshops at the recent Wyoming Library Association (WLA) conference in Riverton explored the need for librarians to learn the political ropes.

Libraries rely on public support and the good graces of elected officials for adequate funding. It’s a constant job to build the support that will ultimately keep the doors open.

As Isabel Hoy, Goshen County Library director, said, libraries may not be partisan but they are political.

Jamie LaRue, director of the Douglas County Library District in Castle Rock, Colo., talked about successful strategies for libraries in the workshop, "Becoming a Player: Library Advocacy in Your Backyard."

LaRue offered three simple rules for success:

  • Show up -- attend chamber of commerce or rotary luncheons, go to community events, be visible as a librarian in your community;

  • Pay attention -- keep abreast of local news, learn who the influential members of your community are, listen to what people think about your library; and

  • Keep in touch build good relationships with your supporters and local government officials.

When a library needs something from its voters and those who fund projects, LaRue said it is necessary to build the case for the issue, build a core team of support, hone the message, and then deliver the message.

LaRue encouraged librarians to get out of the library and into the community, ask for advice, take risks, try to win on library issues but be prepared to lose graciously.


River of Words contestteachers’ guides available

The Wyoming Center for the Book at the Wyoming State Library (WSL) has a limited number of free teacher’s guides available for the River of Words contest.

River of Words is a national environmental art and poetry contest for K-12 students on the subject of watersheds.

The teacher’s guides offer help for incorporating River of Words into the school curriculum. It includes classroom and field activities, a watershed map, poems, annotated bibliography, and tips on teaching poetry.

To request a guide, contact Susan Vittitow, WSL public information specialist, at 800/264-1281, press 1, then 6, 307/777-6338, or svitti@state.wy.us.

More information on the contest is available online at ROW.html

The teacher’s guides were provided for River of Words through a nonpoint source grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality. Wyoming’s participation in River of Words is also sponsored by the Wyoming Center for the Book and the Nature Conservancy - Wyoming Chapter.


George Norris Butler III, 54,
dies at home Oct 10, 2000

George Norris Butler III, 54, died Oct. 10, 2000, at his home in Newcastle.

He was the husband of Cathy Butler, Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library director, whom he married in 1975.Butler was a fourth-generation Wyoming native.

He served on the Newcastle City Council from 1991 to 1994 and was an active member of the Newcastle Cambria Lion’s Club.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy; parents George and Mary of Newcastle; brother, Greg, of Roy, Wash.; sister, Margaret; great aunt, Norma Cagle; uncles; aunts; and nine nieces and nephews.Memorials were established in his name to The Nature Conservancy and the Weston County Humane Society.

Memorials may be mailed to Worden Funeral Directors, 111 Railway Ave., Newcastle, Wyo. 82701.

Briefs

  • The American Library Association (ALA), in cooperation with the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) of the Smithsonian Institution, is sponsoring a tour to public and academic libraries of "Listening to the Prairie: Farming in Nature’s Image."

    "Listening to the Prairie," a 1,200-square-foot, freestanding modular panel exhibition will be on display at the NMNH in Washington, D.C., from November. 2000 until April 2001, and then will tour libraries from May 2001 through April 2003, spending six weeks at each site.

    Deadline for applications is Thursday, Nov.30, 2000. To obtain an application form for "Listening to the Prairie,' visit the ALA Public Programs Office Web site, http://www.ala.org/publicprograms.

    For further information, contact: ALA Public Programs office, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, ILL. 60611, 312/280-5054,sbrandeh@ala.org or malittle@ala.org.

  • "Ring of Fire, a book of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction from writers of the Yellowstone region is available from Rocky Mountain Press.

    Among the contributors are Carol Deering, director of Central Wyoming College Library.

    Bill Hoagland, editor, is an English instructor at Northwest College and member of the Wyoming Center for the Book board. For more information, contact Hoagland at P.O. Box 2713, Cody, Wyo. 82414, 307/587-7607,hoaglanb@nwc.cc.wy.usor bill_hoagland@hotmail.com.