It probably won’t surprise you to know that there are professional conferences for librarians out there. There’s a conference for everything, right (http://www.pcma.org/news/news-landing/2013/09/03/the-world-s-weirdest-conferences#.VwxNSOIrKUk)? The PLA, Public Library Association, conference was in April 2016, and a litter of librarians descended upon downtown Denver (to paint a better picture, imagine thousands of well-read people wearing sensible shoes and carrying advance copies of books) in a bevy of excitement.Read More
You’ve found an author or read a book you really like and want more of the same. What to do? Ask at the Ask Here Desk. We have training and experience in reader’s advisory. As you might imagine, reader’s advisory is the skill (or is it an art?) of recommending books. One way we attempt to come up with books you might like is by learning out what authors you currently enjoy and suggesting books by authors who write in the same genre.Read More
You might be surprised by the number of volunteers who help our library. There are many tasks associated with keeping a library this size clean, orderly and functioning well. Normally our volunteers are 12 years old and up (and up and up and up!).
Recently, I came to work at 9 a.m. and found 6 little boys working with Larry, one of our facilities guys. They were Tiger Scouts, all 7 years old, and were at the library to volunteer along with their Cub Scout leaders.Read More
Located on the third floor of the Laramie County Library, our computer center is—well—awesome. Our staff members are always on hand to monitor usage and assist with minor concerns. Because we’re often front and center, we see a variety of different things happening on the computers that often makes our space tucked away on the upper floor seem like a community hub.Read More
The primary responsibility of a Circulation Assistant is to serve the general public in relation to materials they borrow or return to the library. The position requires someone who works well under pressure in a fast-paced, complex environment. Computer experience is required.
Please submit a completed Library application to:
Did you know that prior to 1960, if your family was of Hispanic origins, you were not allowed to live in housing north of Pershing? Or that your grandfather might have been passed up for certain jobs due to his race? In Laramie County, 17.4 percent of the population is of Hispanic origin. (http://www.census.gov/quickfacts/table/PST045215/00).Read More
Not long ago I had a good conversation with a patron about IT stuff (which is fitting, since that’s what the library pays me to do). During the discussion, he shared that he was apprehensive about updating software on his personal computer and asked me what I thought.Read More
Walking through the library is often a visual treat. In display cases, on many walls, and available surfaces, you might find an intriguing piece made of clay, handcrafted paper, turned wood, or a quilt with a complicated pattern. Perhaps you’ve wondered how something was made and what techniques were used and have thought you’d like to learn how to do that.Read More
Total dollar value of grants awarded to agencies and individuals in Wyoming since 2006:
As the Digital Marketing Specialist for the Library, one might assume I possess a great deal of artistic ability. Unfortunately, one would also be mistaken!Read More