School Library Resources

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Literacy Education Conference at UW September 23-24
The University of Wyoming Literacy Research Center and Clinic hosts an annual literacy conference for teachers around the state. This year’s conference, “Writers and Writings,” will take place Sept. 23-24 at UW in Laramie. Registration is free, but required, and closes Friday, Sept. 16. PTSB credit is available. LEARN MORE


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Selecting for the School Library Collection

You know that you have to purchase materials to keep your library collection updated and relevant for your school community. With tightening budgets and overwhelming schedules, how do you find the time and money for quality materials that still meet curriculum needs, even as we move towards more robust and active spaces? In this webinar we will look at resources for increasing the collection without breaking the budget or losing relevance. Alternate video link if YouTube access is restricted
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June 2016 – 41 minutes

Previously archived webinars

Summertime Inspiration for School Librarians
Some inspiring ideas for enjoying the summer and exploring learning opportunities in Wyoming at the same time.  15 minutes
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School Library Conferences
Professional development is a critical component of any career, and school librarianship is no exception. Staying up to date with new ideas and colleagues in our field increases our effectiveness as teacher librarians. Explore with Paige Bredenkamp, School Library Consultant at Wyoming State Library, some of the local and national conferences of interest to Wyoming school librarians and staff. We will also look at funding opportunities. 21 minutes
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Screencast Design for Librarians
Screencasts are digital recordings of a computer screen that can be narrated. They are valuable tools for demonstrating how to do various tasks, particularly tech-based tasks. While creating a screencast may seem daunting at first, this webinar will show you just how easy it can be, as well as free! 22 minutes
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School Library Resources for Wyoming
An introduction of the resources Wyoming has to offer school librarians. Here we take a look at the resources freely available to all K-12 librarians and staff in Wyoming. This is a chance to see what the state library has available in terms of professional learning communities, tools for program support, free money for you and your library, and more! 20 minutes
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Questions? Contact WSL School Library Consultant Paige Bredenkamp at or (307) 777-6331.


The Wyoming Library Association has an Interest Group and email list that is open to anyone interested in school libraries.  Find out more here:

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Find the archives from past Wyoming State Library webinars (including the Database of the Month series) here:

Find local and national statistics and research to support your school library:

Find contact information for other Wyoming library workers in the Wyoming Libraries Directory:

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