Fall Youth Services Workshops – Ridgway State Park

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 – Eagle Valley 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

 

Training Staff When You Don’t Have Time to Train Staff

Your time is precious, limited, and you can’t do everything yourself. You hire people to handle some of the load, but they need to be trained before they can help out. Learn best practices for efficient and comprehensive staff training. Easily track employee training progress with training guides and checklists. This presentation will offer simplified methods for supervisors and managers to train staff with varying learning styles, and ways to empower staff to take charge of their own training.

Register here – https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4544527133702170625

 

Creative Partnerships: Cooking Matters Classes for Childcare Providers

As experts in early literacy, librarians already know how crucial good nutrition is to overall health and development, but may wonder what the library can do to support healthy food practices among the families and children it serves.  By attending this webinar,  you’ll learn about a potential partner that can help address that need.  Cooking Matters helps families shop for and cook healthy meals on a budget, as part of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.  This webinar will focus on the classes Cooking Matters offers for Child Care Providers (both professional and informal), and will discuss what’s involved in offering a class, what the possibilities for partnership are, and consider ways that librarians’ unique areas of expertise can support and expand on the information provided during class.   Specific attention will be paid to current opportunities for libraries that are part of Growing Readers Together (GRT), an early literacy program of the Colorado State Library, although partnerships with Cooking Matters are open to any library.

 

CSL in Session: Is It Really Dead? How to rescue programs for hard-to-reach communities

Sometimes programs for diverse communities languish, even if they’re a good idea in theory. In this session we will share a simple method for how to get down to the root of the problem of why a program isn’t successful, develop a plan to address the roots of the problem, and evaluate if it should be cut or rescued. We will include case studies from the presenter, and we also invite you to share your thoughts, questions and real life examples from your libraries.

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.)

Buy-In Not Opt-Out: Creating a culture for staff driven metrics

Presenter: Chris Cairo

Is staff in your Library reluctant to participate in the measurement of institutional performance? Do they seem confused by the logic model and struggle to apply it to their work? Would you like Senior Staff to make data driven decisions?

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn a method for engaging staff at all organizational levels in program evaluation.
  • Improve staff analytical skills and help the entire organization, including your Board of Trustees, focus on institutional strategy.
  • Be introduced to a performance measuring system that works.

Connection Information:

You do not need to register for this free webinar. Please be aware that the capacity of the webinar room is 100 participants; get there early to get a “seat!”

Audio will be via VOIP. You can listen to the webinar with a USB headset or your computer speakers.

In advance of the meeting, please run through the connection test:

https://na1cps.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

Access the meeting room online at https://enetlearning.adobeconnect.com/ripl/

Please enter your name as you log in as a guest.

Please consider logging in to the meeting 5-10 minutes in advance to make sure we can troubleshoot any technical issues, and not take time away from our session to do so.

The webinar will be recorded and the archive will be available afterward at ripl.lrs.org/webinars.

CLEL Annual Conference

Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy (CLEL) is committed to training and staff development.  We have a yearly conference to fill this need.  We provide workshops, keynotes and networking to anyone who is involved or wants to be involved with early literacy.  Past conferences have had information about brain research, working with the bilingual community, sensory storytimes and much more.  We encourage you to join us each year for an educational day!

When: Friday, September 8th, 8:00-5:00 at

Where: Best Western Plus Hotel and Convention Center | 1900 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, CO 80501.

Fee: $55 – Continental breakfast and lunch included. Payment information will appear after you click “submit.”*

Conference Registration can be found here! Registration closes on August 25, 2017.

12 scholarships are available this year! For the scholarship application, please click here.

Accommodations: CLEL has been given a discounted rate at the Best Western Hotel in Longmont. Call 303-776-2000 to book rooms.

Adult Programming Summit

Interested? Please complete this form by 7/12/17. We will send out an email with more details early in August. More than one person from a library is to welcome attend.

August 25th, 2017 9am-4pm at Library 21c, Colorado Springs, CO

Questions? Contact Christine Dyar at 719-884-9672

CSL in Session: Workplace Bullying: words can hurt more than you think

Remember being bullied in grade school? The tears, fears, and anxiety of facing bullies may have shaped who you have become today. Do you ever wonder what happened to those bullies? It’s sad to say but many have grown up and are now creating havoc in our libraries! This engaging session will show you how to remain calm and stay strong when coping with the bullies you work with or serve in your community.

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.)