One year ago today I started my job here in Meeteetse. I put together a handout of some of the things that we’ve done–and I should emphasize the we, because most of these things would not be possible without the work of my coworkers–in the past year for the Legislative Reception last month. I thought that for my one-year anniversary, I’d post it (with various self-promotional hyperlinks) here.
In 2006, the Meeteetse Branch Library. . .
- Hosted programs with Craig Johnson, author of The Cold Dish and Death Without Company and Betty J. Schmidt, author of Meeteetse: The Start of the Big Horn Basin.
- Enrolled 106 kids in Summer Reading and had an Adult Summer Reading Program for the first time ever with 40 participants.
- Held classes and workshops on digital photography and MedlinePlus.gov, and provided individual tutoring on computers.
- Offered story time for preschoolers every Tuesday and a monthly book discussion group for adults.
- Participated in the Meeteetse Schools’ Education Fair and hosted meetings of the Wyoming Humanities Council and the University of Wyoming Outreach Office.
- Provided internet access, magazines, books, and comfy chairs to residents, tourists, Tour de Wyoming bikers, and US Forest Service firefighters.
- Started a Flickr.com account for photos, a wiki for the county library system, and a del.icio.us bookmark account to keep track of recommended resources for students and teachers.
- Had librarians attend What’s New in Children’s Literature in Billings, MT; the Wyoming Libraries Database meeting in Sundance; and the American Library Association conference in New Orleans.
There are many more things I’d like to do, and many I’d like to do differently, or better, but for today I’m just focusing on all the stuff that we have done, which, if I do say so myself, seems like quite a bit.