Save the Date: RIPL 2018

The Colorado State Library and Colorado Library Consortium are excited to announce that the next Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL) will take place July 29-August 1, 2018 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. Join 110 public library staff from the United States and beyond for an immersive, bootcamp-style event to learn practical methods for gathering, analyzing, and using data for planning, management, and communicating impact. The registration fee and other details will be announced in fall 2017, and registration will open January 17, 2018.

Cost: The institute fee is $1,200, which includes registration, three nights lodging, and most meals.

And, we’re excited to announce that up to 20 scholarships are available to staff working in rural and small public libraries in the United States. These scholarships are funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be employed by a U.S. public library that is located in a rural area AND serves a population of less than 25,000. To determine whether your library meets these criteria, please see this webpage. In addition, you must be a first-time participant of RIPL – if you have already attended a national or regional RIPL event, you are not eligible for a scholarship.

For more information and to apply, please see https://www.lrs.org/ripl-scholarship-opportunity-for-small-and-rural-library-staff/. Scholarship applications are due by 8 PM Eastern/5 PM Pacific on Friday, October 27, 2017.

Don’t want to wait until summer 2018? We’re offering regional events in Texas (October 2017), and New York (April 2018). Check out https://ripl.lrs.org/ for more information.

 

Fall Youth Services Workshops – Anythink Wright Farms

Join us for a hands-on experience on how to plan, implement, and evaluate summer programming with end goals in mind. You’ll leave with a core set of practical skills to align your program to the goals you know are important to your community and customers. You can apply this way of thinking to just one event or a whole program. All of our examples will be based on music (the 2018 Collaborative Summer Library Program theme), but you can apply your new skills to any theme, and use them this summer and beyond.

You’ll get to network with your peers at different libraries, all workshops will include an exciting guest presentation about music, and lunch is included. The price for this wonderful experience: $0. Library staff and administration, volunteers, and students are welcome!

Register here

Note: There are 4 regional sessions of the same workshop, each with a unique guest presentation on music:

  • October 17, 9:30-4:00, Eagle Public Library
  • October 19, 9:30-4:00, Ridgway State Park
  • November 9, 9:30-4:00, Rawlings Public Library in Pueblo
  • November 13, 9:30-4:00, Anythink Wright Farms Library in Thornton

Fall Youth Services Workshops – Rawlings Public Library

Join us for a hands-on experience on how to plan, implement, and evaluate summer programming with end goals in mind. You’ll leave with a core set of practical skills to align your program to the goals you know are important to your community and customers. You can apply this way of thinking to just one event or a whole program. All of our examples will be based on music (the 2018 Collaborative Summer Library Program theme), but you can apply your new skills to any theme, and use them this summer and beyond.

You’ll get to network with your peers at different libraries, all workshops will include an exciting guest presentation about music, and lunch is included. The price for this wonderful experience: $0. Library staff and administration, volunteers, and students are welcome!

Register here

Note: There are 4 regional sessions of the same workshop, each with a unique guest presentation on music:

  • October 17, 9:30-4:00, Eagle Public Library
  • October 19, 9:30-4:00, Ridgway State Park
  • November 9, 9:30-4:00, Rawlings Public Library in Pueblo
  • November 13, 9:30-4:00, Anythink Wright Farms Library in Thornton

Third Annual Colorado Health Literacy Coalition Conference

Third Annual Colorado Health Literacy Coalition Conference: Health Literacy: Building Bridges Within & Between Organizations

When: Friday, November 3, 2017

Where: University of Colorado Hospital Conference Center

With Presentations From

  • Dr. Cynthia Baur, PhD, Director, Horowitz Center for Health Literacy & Horowitz Endowed Chair in Health Literacy, University of Maryland School of Public Health
  • Toni Cordell, National Speaker in Health Literacy

Attend To:

  • Connect with other champions of health literacy
  • Increase your knowledge of and skills in health literacy
  • Improve written and spoken communication with your patients or clients in a variety of settings

Who Should Attend?

  • Clinicians
  • Health Educators
  • Public Health Workers
  • Families
  • Health Insurance Enrollers
  • Medical and Family Health Librarians
  • Patient Navigators
  • Students
  • Hospital Representatives
  • Healthcare Marketers and Writers
  • Anyone Interested in Health Literacy!

Registration is now open!

  • Register now through Sept 30th for the early registration price of $50.
  • Students and Navigators receive 50% off registration. Use code HLCONF at checkout. Please be prepared to show identification upon check-in. Click here to register.

PLEASE NOTE: If you plan to pay by check, please use discount code PAYBYCHECK to bypass the credit card payment. Please make a check payable to UCH-Foundation with fund#14401 on the memo line. Mail to: Allison Knaus 12401 E. 17th Ave. MailStop F448 Aurora, CO. 80045.

For questions, contact Alli Knaus 720-848-7477 or Monique McCollum 720-848-1075.

Follow us at http://www.healthliteracycolorado.org/ or on Facebook for up-to-date conference information!

 

 

 

CSL in Session: North of 50

Join us for our next CSL in Session, North of 50, on Monday October 23, 2017 from 12 – 1 PM MDT.

Seniors are a growing segment of the population, and they need the type of services and programs that libraries are so good at providing.

Join us for a discussion about connecting with and serving seniors in your community — including those seniors who are experiencing memory loss. Staff from the Denver Public Library will share stories, tips, and information about their top senior programs designed for those “North of 50”.

No registration is required! The session will be offered via Adobe Connect. You can access the classroom via the CSL in Session website listed below.

http://cslinsession.cvlsites.org

(We will also be recording this session. All archived sessions are available on the CSL in Session website.)