Blog Post: What is CMR Anyway?

CMR is one of the divisions of the library, it stands for Community & Media Relations. Let me give you a little insight as to what goes on in this fast paced office. First, an introduction to the staff members of CMR:

Blog Post: Season of Change

Are you experiencing any changes in your life?  I just saw a friend this morning when getting coffee that I hadn’t seen in years.  She’d just started a new job after being out of the workforce for a year.  We jokingly talked about change and having to get to a job on time and take direction from a supervisor.  Big …

Blog Post: From Here to There: Shelvers + Sort Machine

700,000 items – that is a lot of stuff to move in and out in a year. For those in the library, these items are what you take off library shelves and carry home (movies, video games, books, memory kits, book club kits, and more!). After you’ve gotten the story, the entertainment, or the prize of discovering something new, you …

Blog Post: The Mystery of Why a Book is Shelved in Mystery Volume 3

READ VOLUME 1 and VOLUME 2 So 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 …

Blog Post: Gravitate to the Library – Change for Charity

One important aspect of an employee’s job at Laramie County Library System is being a  “Greeter.” The Greeter Desk is positioned at the entrance to the library near the gates. Chances are, when you’ve entered the library previously, you’ve seen someone standing there. Each employee serves in this role; it is our pleasure to interact with our patrons and be …

Library Lingo: Test Your Library Snuff!

Have you ever conversed with a librarian? Searched for titles with our shelvers? Ordered a beverage from the café with a side of caf-half-foam-whip-mocha-java (stirred, not shaken)?

Blog Post: LCLS hosts 1,300+ 1st Graders for Wyoming Reads

More than 1,300 first graders descended upon the Laramie County Library System on May 17th 2016 to listen to tales of lore, humor, silliness and fun. The students were arranged by class throughout all floors of the library—and each group had a volunteer storyteller that hand-chose stories for their groups. Children were encouraged to participate, yelling out answers to questions …

Blog Post: LCLS mends books?

A common question in libraries is, “If a book is in need of repair what should I do with it?” Please do not tape it back together.   Just let a staff member know it needs attention.  Most likely, you would not be charged for the damages but this is not guaranteed. Books needing mending are marked for staff to inspect. …

Blog Post: #PLA2016: A Conference of Librarians

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 …