Save the Date! 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. Registration will open January 7, 2019 on the CLiC website

Questions? Please contact Linda Hofschire, Library Research Service, Colorado State Library, hofschire_l@cde.state.co.us or 303.866.6827.

Save the Date! 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!

Call for Programs

We welcome proposals for traditional presentations 45-60 minute in length as well as lightning talks 10-12 minutes in length. Library employees from academic, public, rural, and special libraries are ALL encouraged to submit proposals in either category for the Colorado ILL Conference.

If you have interesting, innovative ideas including but not limited to the following topics, please submit a proposal for a presentation or lightning round for the committee’s consideration:

  • Resource Sharing Best Practices
  • Customer Service
  • Value of ILL for research
  • Assessment
  • Workflow enhancements
  • Training
  • Marketing ILL

We are looking for enthusiastic presenters who can inspire, teach, or inform us about a different aspect of resource sharing that could benefit others.

If you are interested in presenting at this conference, complete the call for programs form below by January 1st, 2019. All proposals will be reviewed by the conference planning committee and those presenters who are selected will be notified by February 1st, 2019

The link to our online proposal form is here.

31st Annual Colorado Teen Literature Conference

The 31st Annual Colorado Teen Literature Conference will be held at the University of Colorado – Denver’s Auraria Campus on Saturday, April 13, 2019, with keynote speakers Sandhya Menon and Bill Konigsberg.

We are currently accepting proposals for program sessions at the conference. This is an excellent opportunity to try your hand as a presenter or moderator of a discussion panel.  Traditionally this forum has been a terrific event for networking and learning about best practices for working with our teen populations and keeping current in Teen Literature.

We are looking for workshops that appeal to an audience of both adults (teachers and librarians) and teens, presented by authors, educators or experts in young adult literature.

This year we especially encourage proposals in the following areas: teens as writers, teens as advocates, diversity, inclusivity, equity, and mental health. If you are an educator or work with teens and are doing something fresh and dynamic…we want to hear about it! We would love to include more sessions that serve as professional development opportunities for other professionals that work with teens and YA literature.

To request a proposal form, go to our website at:  http://coteenlitconf.wixsite.com/ctlc  and click on “Call for Presenters” in right menu. Deadline for proposals is November 7, 2018.

Save the Date! Public Library Annual Report Workshop in Grand Junction

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:

Mesa County Libraries – Central Library, Wednesday, March 20, lunch available at 12:30, workshop 1:00-5:00.

The CLiC Grand Junction Spring Workshop will begin the following morning, Thursday, March 21.

The Colorado State Library will provide some lodging stipends covering hotel costs for one night for participants attending both the PLAR Workshop and CLiC Spring Workshop, based on need. Information about the travel stipend application process will be available by January 7, 2019 at lrs.org and will be posted on various email lists.

Advance registration is required. Registration will open January 7, 2019 on the CLiC website

Questions? Please contact Linda Hofschire, Library Research Service, Colorado State Library, hofschire_l@cde.state.co.us or 303.866.6827.

Save the Date! Public Library Annual Report Workshop in Brush

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:

East Morgan County Library, Thursday, February 28, 10:00-2:30

Advance registration is required. Registration will open January 7, 2019 on the CLiC website

Questions? Please contact Linda Hofschire, Library Research Service, Colorado State Library, hofschire_l@cde.state.co.us or 303.866.6827.

Save the Date! Public Library Annual Report Workshop in Pueblo

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:

Pueblo City – County Library District – Rawlings, Wednesday, February 6, 10:00-2:30

Advance registration is required. Registration will open January 7, 2019 on the CLiC website

Questions? Please contact Linda Hofschire, Library Research Service, Colorado State Library, hofschire_l@cde.state.co.us or 303.866.6827.

CATS Division Winter Workshop

The CATS Division Winter Workshop is coming, and we’re sending out the cat signal for fabulous presenters!

The 2019 Winter Workshop will be held on Monday, February 4th 2019 at Library 21C 1175 Chapel Hills Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80920 from 9-4.

There will be no monetary compensation. However, presenters will be able to attend the conference free of charge, with lunch included. (2 presenters for any panel sessions will receive the complimentary registration and lunch.)

Please fill out the form here.

Any questions please contact Maria Kramer at maria.kramer@pueblolibrary.org.

The deadline to submit your proposal is November 1st, so don’t delay!

Do You Speak Possibility?

Based on “The Art of Possibility” by Benjamin Zander and Rosamund Stone Zander and using examples from fields as diverse as classical music and early childhood, this presentation will focus on the ability to “speak possibility” as a crucial skill for all leaders  i.e., anyone – regardless of position on the organizational chart – to cultivate.

Attendees will leave this highly-interactive session having learned three skills associated with speaking possibility, and having had the opportunity to consider how these examples from outside “libraryland” apply to our daily work.   This material will be relevant to any librarian, but particularly those working with families/young children in a public library setting.

The Hidden Biases of Good People

Most of us believe that we are ethical and unbiased but research has confirmed that, in reality, most of us fall short in the way we perceive ourselves. Our experiences shape who we are, and our race, ethnicity, gender, height, weight, sexual orientation, place of birth, and other factors impact how we view the world. Our hidden biases can guide our perception, behavior, opinions, decisions, and attitudes, even when we’re not aware of it. During the session, an overview of unconscious bias and examples of its impact are provided. You will be encouraged to examine your own biases and assumptions so that you can make more informed decisions.

2019 E-Rate Training – Durango

CDE is pleased to offer E-rate training sessions for the 2019-20 funding year. Training will include an overview and update on program rules and procedures, highlight updates to the eligible services list, expiring E-rate C2 funding, and information regarding the Colorado state matching funds opportunity. E-rate training is free and available for all E-rate applicants and service providers.

It is highly recommended that all applicants new to the E-rate program attend this training. Lunch is on your own.

Durango Training | Register 

Date: December 12th, 2018

Time: 10AM – 3PM

Location: Durango Board of Education – Board Room
201 East 12th St
Durango, CO 81301