Save the Date: CALCON (Colorado Association of Libraries Conference)

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.

Submit your proposal for a session by March 1!

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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.

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Save the Date: Reforma Colorado Conference

REFORMA is the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking.  The Colorado Chapter works on matters of importance to Colorado’s Latino/Hispanic communities; this conference supports that mission by providing high quality professional development and networking opportunities to Colorado library staff.

Submit your proposal for a session by January 18!

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Annual Association of Children’s Museums Conference – InterActivity 2019

This conference, is the world’s largest convening of children’s museum professionals. Programming includes content-rich professional development sessions, inspirational keynote speakers, insightful museum study tours, multiple networking opportunities, and an exhibit hall.

It will feature sessions that challenge and inspire us to think boldly about the work we do, to question norms and assumed barriers, to take strategic risks in exhibit and program development, and to think broadly about our role in our communities. It’s an excellent and unique opportunity for library staff to learn from and network with those in the very complementary field of children’s museums that has a strongly similar philosophy, and many lessons that each field can learn from one another.

Check out the conference website for the full schedule of events, session descriptions, and registration info:


Sessions include designing for an immersive experience, using Vroom to turn a space into a brain-building building, guided learning, inclusion, and so many more! Tours of the Children’s Museum of Denver, Denver Art Museum, and Anchor Center for Blind Children are options as well.

Public Library Annual Report Workshop in Denver

Are you interested in learning practical techniques and strategies for streamlining your Public Library Annual Report (PLAR) data collection and using the data for decision-making, strategic planning, and communicating the impact of your library?

This winter and spring, the Colorado State Library and CLiC will offer free, interactive PLAR workshops in Pueblo, Brush, Grand Junction, and Denver. Roundtrip mileage and lunch for all participants will be provided by the Colorado State Library and CLiC.

Any staff who work on the PLAR are encouraged to attend. The Pueblo, Brush, and Grand Junction workshops will focus on strategies for addressing the challenges that small and rural libraries face when collecting and reporting PLAR data, whereas the Denver workshop will have more of an urban/suburban library focus. However, staff are welcome to attend whichever workshop is most convenient for them.

Here are the event details:

Denver Public Library – Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch, Wednesday, May 1, 10:00-2:00 (both in-person and virtual options for attendance).

Advance registration is required

Questions? Please contact Linda Hofschire, Library Research Service, Colorado State Library, or 303.866.6827.

50th Annual Colorado Interlibrary Loan Conference

The 50th Colorado ILL Conference will be held on April 25-26, 2019 at the Westin Hotel in Westminster, CO.  There will be a join Prospector-Swift pre-conference on April 24th.  Please check back for more information.  We hope you will be able to join us next year!

Registration is now open! The preliminary conference program for the 50th Colorado ILL conference can be found here.

Kyle Courtney, copyright advisor at Harvard University, will serve as keynote speaker for the 50th Colorado ILL conference.  There are two free preconferences scheduled for Wednesday, April 24th.

  • Prospector, SWIFT, and Courier discussion will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • ILLiad updates and discussion presented by Heather Black and Atlas Systems will take place from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Registration for the preconferences can be found here

We hope you will join your library colleagues for this historic event marking 50 years of the Colorado Interlibrary Loan Conference.

The Colorado ILL Conference Committee

CLiC Spring Workshops – Pueblo

These conveniently located workshops are an excellent all-around opportunity for learning, networking, sharing, and exploring new ideas about youth services and all aspects of libraryland. With a wide range of session topics and excellent keynotes, you’re sure to find many relevant opportunities.

The conference agenda is available and registration is open.