Supporting Developing Readers at the Library: Outreach for K-3rd Graders

Part 4 of a 4 part series about services designed for kids K – 3.

Learn how the Children’s Librarians at Denver Public Library are expanding their services to developing readers and the grown ups in their lives using the five Grade Level Reading Skills. We’ll discuss outreach best practices, different types of outreach currently being piloted in Denver, as well as challenges and successes.

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 be recording this session. All archived sessions are available on the CSL in Session website.

Supporting Developing Readers at the Library: Collection Development for K-3rd Graders

Part 3 of a 4 part series about services designed for kids K – 3.

Learn how the Children’s Librarians at Denver Public Library are expanding their services to developing readers and the grown ups in their lives using the five Grade Level Reading Skills. Selecting, cataloging, and shelving books for developing readers presents a number of unique challenges. We’ll talk about ways DPL has evaluated and enhanced their collection to make developing reader titles more accessible. Information on DPL’s recent diversity audit will be shared.

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 be recording this session. All archived sessions are available on the CSL in Session website.

CALCON (Colorado Association of Libraries Conference)

Registration is now open for CALCON 2019!

This is the largest Colorado-based library conference, with plenty of great sessions specifically about youth services plus many other useful topics around librarianship, plus 3 days of excellent networking opportunities. 2019’s conference will feature keynote speaker Loida Garcia-Febo, ALA President.

 

Find out more about CAL and the conference at http://www.cal-webs.org/.

CSL Resource Kits: What’s In Them For You!

The Colorado State Library Resource Kits are bundled tools and materials that enable you to provide exciting programs to engage with your community in new and interesting ways.

Join us as we discuss how to take advantage of the ‘Let’s talk about it!: CSL Big Red Resource Kits’ kits in order to gain awareness of social issues facing our communities, hold community conversations, and how to work with identified under-served patrons more successfully.

Free Archives and Digital Collections 101 Workshop

The Colorado Historical Records Advisory Board (CHRAB), in partnership with the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), invites you to attend a FREE, 2-day, Archives and Digital Collections 101 Workshop.

When: June 27 and 28, 2019

Where:  James A. Michener Library at the University of Northern Colorado in Room 303: 1400 22nd St, Greeley, CO 80639

 

For more information about the event and registration details, visit the Colorado Virtual Library!

Cyber Education Discovery Forum

NICERC, (National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center) is holding their three-day Education Discovery Forum in Broomfield this year.

The three days include lunch, and sessions & workshops on cybersecurity, robotics, coding, computer science and more.

A 50% discount is being offered to Colorado educators and librarians, reducing the fee to $50. To register, go to CEDF registration, choose the K-12 educator option, (for librarians too), and look for “enter promotional code”. The promotional code is CYBERSCHOLARSHIP.

 

Visit their website for more information at NICERC CEDF and to view the detailed schedule go to CEDF.

InnEdCO 2019 Learning Academies

InnEdCO is hosting a day-long Computer Science Learning Academy at the Keystone Conference Center.

The cost is $127 to attend and includes lunch and after reception.

The Learning Academy Day includes a Digital Literacy and a Leadership strand. Attendees can choose sessions of interest to them. Here is a link to the website along with registration and schedule information – InnEdCO Academies. The keynotes for the day are Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel from Digital Pedagogy Lab, (University of Mary Washington).

Learn more!

The full InnEdCO 2019 Conference takes place June 11th-13th, with more robotics and computer science related sessions and playgrounds. For  more information & registration go to InnEdCO 2019.

 

Welcoming Transgender Customers at Your Library

As rights for transgender people continue to be debated, at the library we welcome the youth, adults, and colleagues who are in our communities. Join us to learn how to provide excellent internal and external customer service to transgender individuals at your library. This session will help participants re-frame ideas around gender, give them best practices for serving trans customers, and end with developing strategies to make their libraries trans-inclusive.

GlobalMindEd Conference

Collaboration is at the heart of the GlobalMindED conference – among educators, entrepreneurs and business leaders, policymakers in government and nonprofits, and first-generation college students themselves. Hundreds of dedicated professionals and students will come together to learn from world famous keynote speakers and take part in breakout sessions that target educational change. They will share what has worked in classrooms throughout the country and come away with ways to craft innovative approaches in different settings. Most importantly, they will talk with each other – and build on one another’s successes  as they grapple with preparing today’s first generation students for tomorrow’s workforce. GlobalMindED is about having a collective impact on students who want to succeed at a time when our country needs them to succeed.

Find more info and register at https://globalminded.org/.