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October/November 2001
Volume 33,
Number 10 and 11



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People/Staff changes
  • Sheridan High School Library has two new staff members: Linda Bircher replaces Kelly Kraft as librarian, and Carol Olovich is a library aide.

  • Marilyn Caracena is the new librarian at Rawlins High School.

  • Mary Ann Hensarling is the new librarian at Jackson Hole High School.

  • Carolyn Winkler now works for the Jackson school district with literacy and library/technology integration.

  • Dale Anderson has been appointed to the Laramie County Library System Board of Directors. Anderson is an engineer with the State of Wyoming’s Water Development Commission.

  • The Sheridan County Public Library has staff changes: Diane Ford has joined the staff in the Wyoming Room and will work Monday and Tuesday evenings and Saturdays, while Cynde Georgen and Pat Carlson will serve as substitutes; and Earl Buchanan will no longer serve as the clipper of obituaries, Kaelene Wright will take his place.

  • Mark Spragg will receive the Literary Contribution Award from the Mountain Plains Library Association.

  • Melisa Nicoud is the new librarian at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson.

  • Phyllis Miller’s email at Sweetwater County Library System is

  • Patricia Miller’s email at Powell Branch Library is


  • Teton County Library’s outreach coordinator Kirsten Corbett trained for an upcoming library program Oct. 19-20 in Chicago. The program, “Presidents, Power and Politics,” is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and an initiative of National Video Resources and the American Library Association. It is a video discussion series that uses documentary films, text and scholar-led discussion to engage the public in a study of the United States’ strongest leaders. Teton County Library is one of 20 libraries in the nation chosen as a pilot site for the series. Corbett will coordinate the program and Peter Anderson of Driggs, Idaho, will lead the discussions. The six-week series will begin Jan. 24, 2002, and will be accompanied by an art exhibit, “They Also Ran: the Presidential Hopefuls,” which features men who ran for President but never won. The exhibit will be on display from Jan. 14-Feb. 23, 2002.

  • Phillip Washburn of Cheyenne was the lucky winner of a brand new laptop computer thanks to the Laramie County Library System and the Laramie County Library Foundation. September was National Library Card Sign-Up Month, and anyone who used their library card to check out items during the month received an entry form for the drawing. Donations and funds sought by the Laramie County Library Foundation made the winning prize possible.


  • The Big Horn County Library received $10,000 donation from Bette and Bob Jaedicke in honor of her father, Adam Hartman, on his 90th birthday, and her mother, Madonna Batenhorst Hartman.

  • The Fremont County Library Foundation received a $2,000 donation from First Interstate Bank, which will be matched by the Pforzheimer Foundation of New York. The foundation hopes to raise $14,000 more, which will also be matched by Pforzheimer.

    Continuing Education

  • Are you a new school librarian? The Wyoming State Library’s Library Development office has prepared a packet containing helpful information including a list of core readings on school librarianship, WSL 800-number and contacts, licensed databases, WYLD CAT access and central acquisitions. Contact Chris Van Burgh, 307/777-3642, ,, or Jerry Krois, 307/777-6496,

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