Web posted: 9 a.m.. Friday, Nov. 17, 2000
In this Issue:
WYLD begins upgrade
Preserving intellectual freedom
By Jerry Krois
Deputy State Librarian
The right decisions
|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.
What, how, how and how
Funding from grant
"Once that energy is sparked . . ."
New vice president
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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."
|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.|
"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.
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,firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com.