Colorado Health Literacy Coalition Networking Event

COPIC Office – 7351 E. Lowry Blvd., Denver, CO 80230 – Mile High Room, 2nd Floor

Please join the Colorado Health Literacy Coalition for its first networking event. Meet and talk with people who are interested in health literacy from a variety of settings while enjoying morning-time beverages and refreshments. Our generous sponsors have allowed us to make this event free! And parking is free too.

REGISTRATION: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3353428/5a8c33a25ce6

QUESTIONS: Contact Dana Abbey at dana.abbey@ucdenver.edu

Crisis in the Library: Are You Prepared?

This webinar is for the library workforce with ten simple steps to take to be aware of potential hazards and serve as a guide to actions needed to be ready for any disaster affecting the library!

The session is based on the 10-Step Approach to Service Continuity Planning developed by Dan Wilson at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia Health System. Participants will be shown the tools to assess risk, identify core services and resources at the library and what can be included in a one page disaster plan.

Although the webinar is a good overview for those in health sciences libraries, all kinds of libraries can benefit from and adapt the information to their needs. For more information and to register: https://nnlm.gov/class/crisis-library-are-you-prepared/7226

Financial Literacy for Library Staff

The Colorado State Library is partnering with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to promote their Community Financial Education Libraries Project.

The goal of this project is to help libraries become the go to location in their community for free financial education tools and resources, and as part of this goal, we are offering a one day training session on free financial education tools and resources for librarians.

Topics this workshop will cover include:

  • An overview of the Community Financial Education Libraries Project
  • Basic Financial Planning
  • Common Cents for Colorado
  • Retirement Planning
  • Fraud Prevention
  • Partnerships

When: April 14, 2017

Where: Pikes Peak Library District – Library 21c

Registration Fee = $0.00
There is no charge for this workshop. Workshop registration includes the speaker and materials for the workshop. (Lunch will be on your own).

Registration: Please fill out this short registration form to secure your spot!
https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3391813/Financial-Literacy-Workshop

 

Spring Treasures Event

The Friends of the Libraries, University of Colorado Boulder, will be sponsoring their Spring Treasures Event.

On Thursday, April 13, 2017, at the Boulder Public Library, Canyon Theatre, Linda Arroyo-Holmstrom and Marjorie K. McIntosh will speak about the Boulder County Latino History Project and what has been learned from the research.

Light refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m., and the presentation will begin at 6:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, and Marjorie McIntosh will sign copies of her book (which will be for sale at the event) immediately following his presentation.

For more information, please contact Lisa Kippur, lisa.kippur@colorado.edu, (303) 492-7512 and visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2720476

Successful Supervision – Registration Required

The Colorado State Library is pleased to offer another round of our in-depth 2-day supervision workshop facilitated by Pat Wagner from Pattern Research Inc.

Using case studies and their own real-life performance management issues, participants will review proven supervision models and apply practical concepts in hands-on work sessions.

Upon completion of the workshop attendees will have the skills needed to:

  • Improve productivity and workplace relationships.
  • Grow the skills and commitment of supervisors and employees.
  • Use positive reinforcement and workplace contracts to effectively manage employees.
  • Better address the lifecycle of an employee, from recruitment and orientation to departure.
  • Better manage workplace conflict, discipline, and termination.


When: April 4 & 5, 2017

Where: Arapahoe Library District Administration Building

Due to high demand, we will limit registration to one staff member per organization. (If for some reason we do not fill all of the slots, we will consider wait list registrants, but will limit to just one staff member per building or location.)

Registration is now full:

However, if you were hoping to register, please send me an email at kreger_c@cde.state.co.us noting your interest, and include your library location information.

I have started a waiting list for the workshop on April 4 & 5 because we do typically get a few cancelations. Additionally, I can use that list to gauge interest for possibly adding sessions next year and/or  adding regional trainings.

Library Services: Making the atypical, typical

  • Does your library offer unusual services?
  • Is there a population in your community that you are finding hard to reach?
  • Is there an innovative program that you would love to try?

We all know that libraries are so much more than books, but the services and programs we offer to our communities can be as diverse as the population segments we serve.

Join us as we share one library’s journey into “atypical services”…and how atypical is now often the norm. Come ready to share your thoughts and questions as we share unique ideas, brainstorm potential partnerships, and discuss how to define and measure success.

Health and Wellness @ the Library

Interested in consumer health? Registration is now open for the spring offering of the 4-week online class Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services. This free online course defines the core competencies of providing consumer health information services and then dives directly into the essential skills and knowledge that library staff need to build those competencies. Attendees will participate in a robust class that includes four weeks of interactive instruction, discussion, and activities followed by an additional week to complete a final project. This course was developed to help all library staff provide excellent services and health information to consumers, patients, students, and other members of the community.

Due to the comprehensive nature of this class, participants can expect to spend between 3 and 4 hours per week to fulfill the requirements of this course. Upon completion, participants will be awarded 12 Medical Library Association (MLA) CE units. In addition, this is an approved CHIS class; participants who complete the class are eligible to apply for Level I or Level II of the Consumer Health Information Specialization from MLA.

NNLM librarians Kelli Ham, Consumer Health Librarian from the Pacific Southwest Region (PSR) and Bobbi Newman, Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist from the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) are teaming up to teach this class!

The class will run from March 20 – April 21, 2016. We will be using Moodle for this free, self-paced class. More information will be sent out to registrants by March 17, and the course will open Monday morning, March 20th. Register now at https://nnlm.gov/class/health-wellness-spring-2017 NOTE: If this time frame doesn’t work for you, the next session will be taught in June.

Please contact Kelli by email if you have any questions. Thank you for your interest in this NNLM course!