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3 Library briefs

Wyoming Snapshot Day just two months away The next Wyoming Snapshot Day is on Tuesday, Oct. 11, and we’d love to have your library participate! On Snapshot

Day, Wyoming libraries collect patron stories and comments, photos, video and statistics to show how big an impact libraries have every single day. Learn more at If your library would like to participate, contact Susan Mark at or 307-777-5915, or fill out a brief survey at

FY10 public library circulation drops slightly Data from the WYLD system shows Wyoming public library circulation down for FY10 was 5.1 million, down slightly from 5.2 million in FY09. Of those transactions, 1.7 million (33.6%) were children’s materials. The 23 systems held 2.8 million copies in their collections as of June 30.

Wyoming Library Laws 2011 now available The latest edition of Wyoming Library Laws has been posted on the State Library’s publications page at

slpub. A print copy will be mailed to each county library. This document is a compilation of state statutes that have an impact on libraries.

Books for school librarians from the WSL professional collection Students will soon be back in their classrooms and visiting their school libraries. The Wyoming State Library has a num-

ber of titles for teacher-librarians and other school library media center staff. Below is a sample of newer titles – many more are available:


Administering the school library media center, 5th ed. Betty J. Morris. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Libraries Unlimited, Assessing for learning : librarians and teachers as partners, 2nd ed., rev. and expanded. Violet H. Harada and

Joan M. Yoshina. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Libraries Unlimited, c2010. Being indispensable : a school librarian’s guide to becoming an invaluable leader. Ruth Toor and Hilda K. Weis- burg. Chicago: American Library Association, 2011. Choosing Web 2.0 tools for learning and teaching in a digital world. Pam Berger and Sally Trexler ; foreword by

Joyce Valenza. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Libraries Unlimited, c2010. Empowering learners: guidelines for school library media programs. Chicago, Ill.: American Association of

School Librarians, c2009. Guide for developing and evaluating school library programs 7th

ed. Nebraska Educational Media Association. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Li- braries Unlimited, c2010. The resilient school library. Carol A. Doll and Beth Doll. Santa Bar- bara, Calif.: Libraries Unlimited, c2010. Request books through interlibrary loan using your personal library card and PIN or through the VDX system. Contact Susan Mark at susan. or 307-777-5915 with any questions.

Pew Internet offers data on teens and

technology The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project offers a

variety of reports and data sets that examine the use of technology by teens age 12-17. Learn more at

openings Job

Powell Branch Librarian, Powell Library, Powell, WY

Children’s Specialist, Big Piney Library, Big Piney, WY

Administrative Services Manager, Albany County Public Library, Laramie, WY

August 2011

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