Volume 37, Number 8
Governor receives Library Card
In celebration of September being library card sign-up month, the State Library presented Gov. Dave Freudenthal with a library card. The presentation took place at a press conference in the Governor's office on September 22nd. The Governor commented that a library card is an important part of lifelong learning and encouraged parents to take their children to get their library cards. He also commented that he would probably check out an historical biography with his new library card.
New AV Rotating Collection
The State Library has started its newest rotating collection. This amazing collection of books on tape and on CD will remain with the county and can be moved within the participating branches. This collection was made possible by a grant from the McMurry Library Foundation and by the Central Acquisitions Program with the State Library.
Between the Lions
To start off this school year, the Wyoming Library Community is underwriting the public television show, Between the Lions through Sept. 2005. This show is an award-winning PBS television series that premiered in April 2000. It's designed to foster the literacy skills of its viewers, while playfully demonstrating the joys of reading. Each show aims to give kids four to seven years old some of the experiences they need in order to become successful readers. In Wyoming, the show is on at 8 a.m. on your Wyoming Public Television station. Before and after the show is a 15 second "commercial" promoting the Wyoming Library Community.
University of Nebraska Press offers donation special for libraries
To help local libraries, schools and other non-profit organizations, the University of Nebraska Press is offering to sell a selection of their books at a 40% discount to someone who would like to donate them to one of these groups. Libraries will receive book plates to recognize each donor. Some of the books included in their selection are the Encyclopedia of the Great Plains and The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. For more information, go to http://unp.unl.edu/news/projectSchoolAndLibrary.jsp
Two libraries celebrate milestones
Washakie County Library celebrated its 90th anniversary in August and the Niobrara County Library celebrated the 85th anniversary of their Carnegie Building. The photo on the left is from the Niobrara County Library celebration.
To access their website, go to www.unshelved.com.
AROUND THE STATE
Katie Jones has joined the Wyoming State Library as the Federal Publications' Librarian. Katie will primarily be focusing on federal document's records in WYLD. She will also be working closely with selective depositories in Wyoming as well as the Regional Depository at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Debra Adams has been named the Teton County Library Director. Adams has served as Acting Director twice in the past two years. On being selected as director, Adams says, "I'm ready to move our library to the forefront of public libraries as an inviting community center where excellent customer service, an outstanding selection of books, creative programs and current technology are available to all."
The Wyoming State Library has joined with other BCR member libraries to bring the College of DuPage teleconferences to sites around the state free of charge.
Unlimited site licenses have been purchased to downlink all of the satellite teleconferences to be broadcast by the College of DuPage during the 2004-05 season. Through this cooperative project, downlink licenses for the teleconferences are available - at no cost - to any BCR member library. To obtain the free downlink, site coordinators should register on BCR's Web site at http://www.bcr.org/training/teleconferences/register.html. Videotapes of the programs will also be available for viewing from those few libraries unable to gain site access.
This year's regular schedule includes:
Soaring to Excellence Series
All teleconferences are scheduled for broadcast from 10 a.m. to noon. You may register for all of the programs now or wait until more details on each broadcast. To learn more about each program, click to http://www.cod.edu/teleconf/ To register for the programs, click to http://www.bcr.org/training/teleconferences/register.html For a listing of current broadcast sites, click to http://www.bcr.org/training/teleconferences/wyoming/soaring.html If you do not see a site near you, contact Jill Rourke at the Wyoming State Library for assistance, 307-777-5914 or email@example.com
Montana State University-Bozeman Online Library Media K-12 Graduate Certificate
MSU is pleased to announce that its Library Media K-12 program is available online to teachers as a graduate certificate to add to a teaching credential. Fall classes 2004 are open for registration and may also be taken by practitioners who want recertification credits as long as space is available. Classes are limited to 20 students.
The fall classes are:
EdCi 522 3 cr. Information Resources & Services (reference)
EdCi 545 3 cr. Organization of Information in School Library Media Center (cataloging)
The program is 21 credits and leads to K-12 library media certification. You will need to locate a "mentor" librarian and library unless you are already working in a school library.
MSU has received official approval from accreditation officials in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota (level 1), and Wyoming. The education programs are accredited by the Montana Office of Public Instruction, Montana Board of Public Education, NCATE, and they participate in the NASDTEC's Interstate Certification Contract. Accreditation links are listed below. The information page for Library Media which contains admission form and procedures is http://www.montana.edu/libmedia. Teachers only needing the recertification credits only have to register directly for the course.
Library Media Accreditation Links
Montana Office of Public Instruction and Montana Board of Public Education http://www.opi.state.mt.us (search for Accreditation then Teacher Education and Licensure then "pull down" on MSU-Bozeman and find library)
Montana State University-Bozeman is part of the NASDTEC's Interstate Certification Contract. http://www.nasdtec.org/contract.tpl
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