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Volume 39, Number 2
February 2006

Wyoming Libraries logo wins ADDY Award

The Wyoming Libraries logo created by Barnhart Communications recently received a local gold medal ADDY Award for superior creative design and advertising. The award was presented by the Denver advertising community in conjunction with the American Advertising Federation (AAF). The logo will now be entered into competition at the regional level. Read all about it in Create Magazine at http://www.createmagazine.com/news.cfm?IssueName=denver&NewsID=4398

WLA Legislative Reception Feb. 28

Don't miss the Wyoming Library Association Legislative Reception on Tues., Feb. 28 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Plains Hotel Ballroom in Cheyenne, 1600 Central Ave. Legislative update at 5 p.m., reception begins at 5:30. WLA has a block of rooms reserved at $59 for a regular room, $79 for a suite; call 866-275-2467 or 307-638-3311 for reservations.

More details on the reception are in the January Outrider. Contact Elaine Hayes with any questions: ehayes@lclsonline.org .

Markus promoted at WSL

Jamie Markus was recently promoted to Continuing Education Coordinator in the Wyoming State Library's Library Development Office. He is the main point of contact for LSTA Continuing Education Grants for Individuals and for information on library science degree programs and other continuing education opportunities. Jamie joined WSL in May 2005 as the LDO Outreach Librarian, and he has been working closely with the 12 Wyoming State Institution Libraries in the past year. He has an MLS from Indiana University, and he holds a B.S. in Liberal Studies in religion and philosophy from Montana State University - Billings.

For information on library continuing education, contact Jamie at jmarku@state.wy.us or 307/777-5914.

Wyoming Libraries Directory 2006 available

The 2006 Wyoming Libraries Directory is now available. You should receive any pre-ordered copies no later than the first week of March. If you need any additional copies, or want to send us directory corrections for the next Outrider, please email Casey King at cking1@state.wy.us . Please take a moment also to check your online listings at http://cowgirl.state.wy.us/directory/ to make sure those are correct. You may use the form or email your corrections directly to Casey.

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Latest State Grants Catalogs now out

Find the latest, greatest grants from the State of Wyoming. The Wyoming 2006 Catalog of State Grant Programs is now available at no cost from the Wyoming State Library's Publications and Marketing Office. To request copies of the grants catalog, contact Casey King at cking1@state.wy.us or 307/777-5453.

Enzi meets with potential IMLS head

Dr. Anne Radice, President George W. Bush's nominee to be the next Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, met with U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., recently in his Washington D.C. office. The two discussed her nomination, which must go through Enzi's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, as well as her work preserving the nation's heritage. Enzi discussed his work with reauthorizing the Museum and Library Services Act in the 107th and 108th Congresses and looks forward to working with Dr. Radice to ensure rural states continue to receive support so that rare and notable collections in rural areas can be preserved.
Photo and story courtesy of the office of U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi

Medicine Bow Branch reopens in new location

Carbon County Library System announced that the Medicine Bow Branch Library reopened for business February 16 at its new location. The branch had been closed since July, following a decision by the Town of MedicineBow not to renew the lease it had with the County for two rooms in "the old school"owned by the town.

The new location is just next door in "the old Senior Center" which was vacated last spring and is owned by the County. Since July the center has been refurbished, repainted and recarpeted, books and shelving have been moved and inventory done.

Bonnie Culver of Medicine Bow is the new Branch Manager, following the relocation of Mary Jo Mintz to Texas. Open hours have been changed to better serve the community. The library is open Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to Noon and on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A book drop is located at Town Hall. The mailing address and phone number for the library remain the same.

Would you? Could you? Celebrate Dr. Seuss's 102nd birthday?

Teton County Library said they will join libraries across the nation in observing the ninth annual Read Across America Day with a "Seuss Celebration" on Thursday, March 2. The event is celebrated by states across the nation and sponsored by the National Education Association (NEA) with the help of 40 national partners. The NEA expects more than 45 million readers, both young and old, to pick up a book and read on this day. To read more about NEA's Read Across America Day, visit http://www.nea.org/readacross/

Celebrate National Library Week in April

National Library Week 2006 will take place April 2-8 with the theme "Change Your World!" First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. For more information, visit http://www.ala.org/ala/events/librarypromotion/librarypromotions.htm

Do you have something extra-special planned for National Library Week in your Wyoming library? Let us know! Email The Outrider at svitti@state.wy.us with all your NLW and other library news.




New Materials at the Wyoming State Library

Visit the New Library Science Publications at the Wyoming State Library webpage (http://will.state.wy.us/ldo/newpubs.html) to view an annotated list of new items added to the State Library's Professional Collection. (All items are available through Interlibrary Loan).

This month's additions include:

For a full list of new items, visit http://will.state.wy.us/ldo/newpubs.html. A subject-organized PDF of recent New Publications is available at http://will.state.wy.us/ldo/NewPublications.pdf.

Online course on selecting Spanish-language materials

The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will offer its first online course, "Selecting Spanish-Language Materials for Adults," April 17 to May 15. It is an introductory course to help public library staff learn the basics of developing a Spanish-language collection. Registration cost is $130 for ASCLA members, $160 for ALA members, $190 for non-ALA members and $100 for students and retirees. For more information, visit http://www.ala.org/ala/ascla/asclaevents/professionaldevelopmentonlinea/prodevonline.htm Funding for this course may be available through your Wyoming library's training credits or by applying for an LSTA Grants to Individuals to (http://will.state.wy.us/training/indivgrant.html).

Apply now for 2006 MPLA Leadership Institute

It's that time of year once again! Time for the Mountain Plains Library Association to recruit the best in the West to apply for the limited positions for the 2006 MPLA Leadership Institute to be held this year October 29th - Nov. 3rd. This year's applicants must have two to 12 years of post-MLS library experience and must be current members of their state library association. Full details and the application form are located on the MPLA website. http://www.mpla.us/ . Questions? Contact Dr. Mary C. Bushing, MPLA Leadership Institute Coordinator at 406/587-4742 or marying@msn.com .

10 library blogs to read

This week's American Libraries Direct features a link to LISNews's recommendations of 10 Blogs To Read in 2006. They're worth looking at, especially if you don't have much experience with or a high opinion of blogs: http://features.lisnews.org/features/06/02/21/1328204.shtml

The Wyoming State Library does not have a blog - but we do have RSS Feeds that you can add to your Bloglines, Google or Yahoo feeders. Check out the Wyoming State Library Current News http://will.state.wy.us/feeds/CurrentNews.html and the WYLD Network News Feeds http://will.state.wy.us/feeds/news.html.


Advertise your used book sale for free

Planning your spring book sale? One way to spread the word about it is through Book Sale Finder; listings are free for traditional used book sales run by charitable organizations. Visit http://www.booksalefinder.com and click "Advertise With Us" at the top of the page for all the details. Questions? Contact publisher@BookSaleFinder.com or 978/562-3400.

Woman's Day magazine asks how libraries change lives

Woman's Day magazine's March 7 issue said that "libraries are magical places" and asked readers to submit stories up to 700 words about how libraries changed their lives. Stories can be sent to womansday@ala.org from now until May 10, 2006, when the promotion closes. Four of the submissions will be featured in an upcoming issue of Woman's Day. For more information and to find promotional tools for this contest, visit http://www.ala.org/ala/pio/campaign/sponsorship/wdchangelives.htm


Find the latest job board news at http://will.state.wy.us/libraries/libjobs.html