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UW to Host Wellness, Destress Events for Students

A variety of free activities are planned to help University of Wyoming students deal with stress in healthy ways as the semester comes to a close.

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From the Dean

The summer and fall months at UW Libraries proved to be rather interesting.

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Library Employee News

Announcements about UW Libraries employees

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Wyoming State Librarian, Archivist Appointed as Adjunct Faculty With UW Libraries

The Wyoming state librarian and state archivist were recently awarded adjunct faculty status by the University of Wyoming.

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Debut Issue of UW-Published Journal Now Available

The debut issue of an open peer-reviewed journal, published by University of Wyoming Libraries, launched today (Wednesday).

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UW Libraries Launches Peer Research Mentor Program

University of Wyoming Libraries recently launched a Peer Research Mentor (PRM) program to better support UW students in their academic success.

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‘Habitat: Artists’ Books’ Exhibition on View at UW’s Coe Library

An exhibition where artists explore the relationship between words and images is now on display through Sunday, Oct. 30, at the University of Wyoming’s Coe...

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UW’s Coe Library Houses Model of Schooner Wyoming

An exhibit featuring a model of the schooner Wyoming that was built by a UW alumnus and former professor is on permanent display in the University of...

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University of Wyoming Press to Offer Workshop, Open House Sept. 14 at UW

Representatives of the University of Wyoming Press (UWyoP) will be on campus to meet with members of the UW community Wednesday, Sept. 14.

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UW Libraries Partners With New York Times to Provide Complimentary Memberships

University of Wyoming Libraries and The New York Times (NYT) have partnered to provide school-sponsored NYT memberships to all UW and Wyoming community...

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UW Libraries Names Alternative Textbook Grant Recipients

University of Wyoming Libraries recently awarded alternative textbook grants to eight faculty members and two graduate students to implement open educational...

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University of Wyoming Press Seeks Book Proposals, Offers Editorial Support

The University of Wyoming Press (UWyoP), a new imprint of the University Press of Colorado consortium, is seeking proposals for book-length scholarly...

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Orrin Koenig Receives UW Libraries Outstanding Staff Award

Orrin Koenig, a senior library assistant, is the recipient of the University of Wyoming Libraries Outstanding Staff Award for his contributions in 2021.

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Stephen Boss Named Agnes Milstead Distinguished Librarian at UW

Stephen Boss, an associate librarian at University of Wyoming Libraries, is the recipient of UW’s 2022 Agnes Milstead Distinguished Librarianship Award.

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Tickets on Sale April 16 for Yellowstone Conference Keynote Dinner Co-Hosted by UW Libraries

Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 16, for the “Conversations on Collecting Yellowstone” conference’s keynote dinner. The conference is co-hosted by...

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Award-Winning Author Jesmyn Ward to Speak at UW April 20

Acclaimed memoirist, essayist and award-winning author Jesmyn Ward will speak Wednesday, April 20, at the University of Wyoming.

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From the Dean

At UW Libraries it feels like things are returning to normal, or near-normal, as cases of Covid in the State of Wyoming continue to drop and reported...

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Yellowstone Collector to Give Talk at UW March 31

An avid collector of materials that document the history of America’s first national park will speak Thursday, March 31, at the University of Wyoming.

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UW Libraries to Launch Journal of Open Educational Resources in Higher Education

University of Wyoming Libraries soon will launch the Journal of Open Educational Resources in Higher Education (JOERHE), a new, open peer-reviewed journal.

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Registration Open for Yellowstone Conference Co-Hosted by UW Libraries, MSU Library

Registration is now open for the 2022 “Conversations on Collecting Yellowstone” conference, which will be co-hosted by University of Wyoming Libraries and...

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Yellowstone Poster Exhibition To Be on View at UW’s Coe Library

A first-of-its-kind exhibition that focuses on the history of Yellowstone National Park posters will be on display at the University of Wyoming’s Coe Library...

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UW Libraries to Participate in Streaming Media Study

University of Wyoming Libraries will participate in a study to better understand the educational need for streaming media and improve related services and...

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UW Creates New Student Learning Commons

The University of Wyoming’s Coe Library is home to the new Student Learning Commons, a centralized, one-stop academic support network for UW students.

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UW Professor, Author Colleen Denney to Speak on Campus Dec. 2

A University of Wyoming professor who has published extensively on the visual culture of women’s activism worldwide will speak Thursday, Dec. 2, at UW.

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From the Dean

This year the University of Wyoming moved our “Giving Day” from post-Thanksgiving to Homecoming Weekend, noon to noon, October 20 and 21, 2021. Giving Day...

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Wyoming Library to Business

Over the past two summers, Stephen Boss, UW Libraries' Information Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Librarian spent his sabbatical researching how...

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Library Employee News

Announcements and news about UW Libraries employees.

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UW Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center Hosts ‘Open October’

University of Wyoming Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center (DSC) is hosting “Open October,” a series of virtual programs focusing on open access and open...

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Author and Former UW Faculty Member Ann McCutchan to Speak on Campus Oct. 6

Ann McCutchan, an author, lyricist, librettist and former professor at the University of Wyoming, will speak Wednesday, Oct. 6, at UW.

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UW Libraries, MSU Library to Co-Host Conference on Documenting Yellowstone

A conference focused on collecting, preserving and using materials that document the history of Yellowstone National Park will take place next summer at...

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UW Receives Second NEH Grant for Wyoming Digital Newspaper Project

University of Wyoming Libraries has received a second round of funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support ongoing newspaper...

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UW Libraries Signs Open Access Publishing Agreement With Cambridge University Press

Research published by corresponding authors based at the University of Wyoming will be made open access at no additional cost, thanks to a new partnership...

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9/11 Educational Exhibition on View at UW’s Coe Library

An educational exhibition that presents the history of 9/11, its origins and its ongoing implications is on display at the University of Wyoming’s Coe Library.

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UW Libraries Launches Digital Scholarship Center

To support scholarly output at the University of Wyoming, UW Libraries has launched the Digital Scholarship Center (DSC).

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UW Libraries’ Complimentary Access to The Washington Post Now Easier Off Campus

University of Wyoming community members now have more options to access a free subscription to The Washington Post.

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UW Libraries Names Alternative Textbook Grant Recipients

University of Wyoming Libraries recently awarded alternative textbook grants to two faculty members to implement open educational resources (OER) in their...

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UW Libraries Partners with Wyoming Libraries to Offer Free Access to Language-Learning Resources

University of Wyoming Libraries has partnered with the Wyoming State Library and county libraries to provide free access to Pronunciator, the world’s most...

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UW Libraries Partners with Wyoming Community Colleges, State and County Libraries to Offer Access to New E-Content Provider

University of Wyoming Libraries has partnered with Wyoming’s seven community colleges, the Wyoming State Library and county libraries to provide statewide...

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Shannon Person Receives UW Libraries Outstanding Staff Award

Shannon Person, manager of the Circulation Help Desk in Coe Library, is the recipient of the University of Wyoming Libraries Outstanding Staff Award for her...

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UW Libraries Partners with The Washington Post to Provide Complimentary Access

University of Wyoming Libraries and The Washington Post have partnered to provide university-sponsored access to WashingtonPost.com for all UW students,...

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UW Libraries to Partner in $10 Million National Library of Medicine Cooperative Agreement

University of Wyoming Libraries will partner with the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL) at the University of Utah to implement a five-year,...

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Fire on the Mountain

Library Specialist and volunteer firefighter, Harry Whitlock, shares his experience in helping to fight the Mullen Fire last fall.

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A Note from the Dean

Springtime usually turns into budget season at UW where each unit undergoes various rounds of preparation and presentation. Some years are upbeat, others...

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Library Employee News

Announcements and news about UW Libraries employees

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UW Libraries Partners with Wall Street Journal to Provide Complimentary Memberships

University of Wyoming Libraries and The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) have partnered to provide school-sponsored WSJ memberships to all UW students, faculty and...

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UW Libraries, Wyoming State Library Launch New Digital Historic Newspaper Collection

University of Wyoming Libraries and the Wyoming State Library have partnered to launch the Wyoming Digital Newspaper Collection online.

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UW Libraries Selects Alternative Textbook Grant Recipients

University of Wyoming Libraries recently awarded alternative textbook grants to seven faculty members and a graduate student to implement open educational...

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Nominations Accepted for UW’s Agnes Milstead Distinguished Librarianship Award

Nominations for the Agnes Milstead Distinguished Librarianship Award for University of Wyoming faculty members will be accepted through Monday, March 1.

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A New Chapter in Library Tech

Derrick Mason takes the reins as UW’s first innovative media and learning spaces librarian.

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Mountain Scholar Content Freeze

UW Libraries is in process of upgrading to a new repository system and is temporarily freezing content for WyoScholar

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UW Libraries to Adjust Hours, Services During Phase 4 of Fall Semester

University of Wyoming Libraries will adjust hours and services during Phase 4 of the university’s fall semester, scheduled Nov. 16-Dec. 11.

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UW Museum of Vertebrates Launches 3D Scans Database for Remote Research, Teaching

Some of the skeletons in the University of Wyoming’s storage closets are now available for the public to view.

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Lift Every Voice

University of Wyoming Libraries is partnering with the Albany County Public Library (ACPL) to offer a series of events to celebrate African American poetry...

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Library Employee Announcements

Announcements about UW Libraries employees

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A Note from the Dean

The University welcomed its new President, Ed Seidel, on July 1 and, on the same day, Anne Alexander as Interim Provost...

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UW Libraries Extends Deadline to Submit Alternative Textbook Grant Proposals

University of Wyoming Libraries has extended the deadline to submit alternative textbook grant proposals for the next round of 2020-21 funding to Friday,...

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UW Libraries-Led Project Adds First Set of Wyoming Newspapers to National Database

The Wyoming Digital Newspaper Project, led by University of Wyoming Libraries, has added its first batch of historical newspapers to the Chronicling America...

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UW Libraries Requests Volunteers for Café of Poetry Readings Event

The University of Wyoming Libraries is offering a free virtual program series about African American poetry and is seeking volunteers to read poems for the...

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UW Libraries Offers Contactless Curbside Pickup

University of Wyoming Libraries has started a contactless pickup service for the university community.

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UW Libraries Names Alternative Textbook Grant Recipients

University of Wyoming Libraries recently awarded alternative textbook grants to six faculty members to implement open educational resources (OER) in their...

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UW Libraries: We Got You

It started as a simple sentiment in a marketing brainstorm with our student graphic designer, Kacie Pallan, last semester. What's a way that we can...

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A Note from the Dean

Since publishing our fall 2019, Newsletter, it’s no overstatement to say we have experienced tectonic shifts for UW Libraries...

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Hutchens Named Agnes Milstead Distinguished Librarian at UW

Chad Hutchens, an associate librarian and head of Digital Collections at the University of Wyoming Libraries, is the recipient of UW’s 2020 Agnes Milstead...

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Amundson Receives UW Libraries Outstanding Staff Award

Gayle Amundson, University of Wyoming Libraries accounting associate, is the recipient of the UW Libraries Outstanding Staff Award for her contributions...

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NEH Wyoming Digital Newspaper Project Update

In August 2019, the University of Wyoming was awarded one of 215 humanities projects grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)...

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Library Employees Accomplishments & Announcements

Announcements and accomplishments about UW Libraries employees.

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UW’s Kvenild Receives Distinguished Education and Behavioral Sciences Librarian Award

Cass Kvenild, University of Wyoming Libraries associate dean, is the 2020 recipient of the Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS) Distinguished...

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UW Libraries Names Alt-Textbook Grant Recipients

University of Wyoming Libraries recently awarded alt-textbook grants to five faculty members and four graduate students to implement open educational...

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Database Spotlight: African American and Diaspora Studies Research Resources

The University of Wyoming Libraries subscribes to a variety of online resources documenting the histories, experiences, and cultures of African Americans,...

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UW Libraries Joins University Press of Colorado

University of Wyoming Libraries recently was accepted as a member of the University Press of Colorado (UPC), a nonprofit scholarly publisher supported by...

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Building a Better Book

The BBB project seeks to help empower school and library makerspaces to “engage youth in the design and fabrication of inclusive media, including picture...

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Impact of Open Education Resources at UW

In the winter of 2018, the UW Libraries established their “Alt-Textbook Grant” program. The purpose of the grant program is to motivate UW faculty to create...

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UW Receives National Endowment for Humanities Grant

A University of Wyoming project is among 215 humanities projects nationwide selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to receive a total of...

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UW Professor, Award-Winning Author Alyson Hagy to Speak at UW Nov. 12

Alyson Hagy, an award-winning author and a University of Wyoming professor, will discuss her latest book, “Scribe: A Novel,” Tuesday, Nov. 12, at UW.

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UW Libraries to Screen ‘Paywall’ Documentary Oct. 21

University of Wyoming Libraries will screen “Paywall: The Business of Scholarship” Monday, Oct. 21.

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