Save the Date: CLEL (Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy) Conference

This conference is the only one in the country to focus on library services to young children and their family! The 2018 conference will be bigger and better than ever; don’t miss this unique opportunity to focus on early literacy and network with like-minded colleagues!

Registration and more about this event will be available soon!

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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.

Submit your proposal for a session by February 15!

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Digging into Assessment Data: Tips, Tricks, and Tools of the Trade

You know what you want to know and how to ask the right questions. Now what? This session will delve into assessment tools and data collection methods—and how to choose the method that works best for you. You also will learn how to analyze your data and turn it into information your library can use. Don’t worry if using qualitative and quantitative data is new to you. You’ll gain the insight you need to use both with confidence.

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Presented by Linda Hofschire, PhD, Director, Library Research Service, Colorado State Library; and moderated and co-presented by Lynn Silipigni Connaway, PhD, Senior Research Scientist and Director of User Research, OCLC Research

Who should attend?

Public, academic, or research library staff who:

  • have never worked with data before,
  • have some experience but need a refresher, or
  • would like to learn how to best leverage assessment data to benefit their library.

RIPL 2018

Registration is now full!

The Colorado State Library and Colorado Library Consortium are excited to announce that the next Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL) will take place July 29-August 1, 2018 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. Join 110 public library staff from the United States and beyond for an immersive, bootcamp-style event to learn practical methods for gathering, analyzing, and using data for planning, management, and communicating impact. The registration fee and other details will be announced in fall 2017, and registration will open January 17, 2018.

Cost: The institute fee is $1,200, which includes registration, three nights lodging, and most meals.

And, we’re excited to announce that up to 20 scholarships are available to staff working in rural and small public libraries in the United States. These scholarships are funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be employed by a U.S. public library that is located in a rural area AND serves a population of less than 25,000. To determine whether your library meets these criteria, please see this webpage. In addition, you must be a first-time participant of RIPL – if you have already attended a national or regional RIPL event, you are not eligible for a scholarship.

For more information and to apply, please see Scholarship applications are due by 8 PM Eastern/5 PM Pacific on Friday, October 27, 2017.

Don’t want to wait until summer 2018? We’re offering regional events in Texas (October 2017), and New York (April 2018). Check out for more information.


Save the Date! CoALA Bi-annual Summit

The Colorado Academic Library Association, CoALA will have its bi-annual Summit on July 17th at the University of Denver, Anderson Academic Commons.  This year, the theme is: Diversity and Inclusion in the Academic Library.  The keynote speakers will be Dr. Myron Anderson, Associate to the President for Diversity at Metropolitan State University and Brenda Allen, Vice-Chancellor, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Colorado Denver- Anschutz Medical Campus. Stay tuned for further details.

Successful Supervision Workshop – Rifle – Registration Required

The Colorado State Library is thrilled to offer the 2-day Successful Supervision Workshop facilitated by Pat Wagner in 3 locations this year!

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.


  • Participants must be available to attend both days of the workshop.
  • Participants must be currently working as a supervisor in a Colorado library (Includes public, school, academic and special).

Due to high demand, we will limit registration for each workshop 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.)

Locations and Dates

April 3 & 4, 2018 | Arapahoe Library District – Administration Building | Registration will open February 20, 2018

May 16 & 17, 2018 | Pueblo City-County Library District – Rawlings Branch | Registration will open April 2, 2018

June 19 & 20, 2018 | Garfield County Library – Rifle Branch | Registration will open May 2, 2018

INNEDCO Conference

Registration is open for the INNEDCO (Innovative Education Colorado) June 11 – 14. The main conference will run June 12 – 14, 2018 and the following academies are available on June 11, 2018.

  • Leadership Academy
  • Google in Education Academy
  • Digital Literacy Academy


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: 2018 Kraemer Copyright Conference

The 2018 Kraemer Copyright Conference will be held June 4-6 on the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs campus. Due to popular demand, we are expanding the event to three days! Once again, thanks to the generosity of our conference sponsors, registration for the event will be free.

This year the conference will explore in-depth the exceptions in US copyright law that impact libraries and academia as well as international law and treaties pertaining to copyright. Proposals for break-out sessions, panel presentations, and contributed paper proposals will be accepted through December 15, 2017 and can be submitted through the conference website:

We are looking for volunteers to serve on the program review committee for session proposals. More information about this opportunity can be found here:

Conference registration will open in late January, 2018.