GRT@Your LIbrary: Explore & Examine with Kate & Melody

Join Kate & Melody to learn about the GRT Outreach Success Cycle. We’ll explore our libraries’ existing assets, examine how to build relationships with families, caregivers, and early childhood experts in our communities, and expand our expertise as we begin creating a network of support for engaging FFN caregivers in our area.

This webinar is part of a four-part GRT@Your Library, series of webinar learning opportunities for Colorado children’s librarians and staff interested in developing or expanding their relationships with informal family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) caregivers in their communities.

Success Cycle

Fall Youth Services Workshop – Grand Junction

Please join state library youth services staff for a very interactive day of exploration, learning, idea exchange, and networking! We’ll explore the why’s and how’s of summer programs, the 2020 summer theme of Imagine Your Story (fairy/folk tales, fantasy, mythology), the many improvements to the Collaborative Summer Library Program and the manual, and why and how to seek input from your community when planning your summer program (and all your youth services programming). The Growing Readers Together Expansion Team will present approaches for building relationships with special populations through really knowing your audience, connecting with community organizations,  dreaming big, and inspiring change. Following that, an interactive session will give you ideas to demonstrate easy ways to engage our youngest library patrons and their caregivers, whether parents, grandparents, or teen baby-sitters, and help you with talking points about how libraries empower and support life-long learning and growth.

Unlike the past few years, this time around we will need to charge $25 to attend these workshops to cover lunch and a light breakfast. If you prefer to bring your own food, there will be no fee. The lunch break will be about 45 minutes.

Here’s a brief description of what the sessions will cover (all 4 will cover the same content), in 3 main sections:

Who’s Watching the Kids This Summer? Intro to Family, Friend and Neighbor Care In the first part of this 2-hour section of the workshop, the Growing Readers Together (GRT) Expansion Team will present the GRT Success Cycle, to guide building relationships with special populations through really knowing your audience, connecting with community organizations, dreaming big, and inspiring change. During the summer months, the childcare landscape shifts and many teens, grandparents, and neighbors find themselves caring for younger children. By investing in relationships with these Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FNN) caregivers now, you set the stage for a summer of learning. In the second part, we will demonstrate easily replicated early literacy games and activities from the Growing Readers Together FFN workshops that can be taught to teen babysitters, grandparents, or other caregivers; or grown into a program of its own.

Summer Program Time!

In this 2-hour section of the workshop, we’ll explore the why’s and how’s of summer programs, including trends in tracking, incentives, and moving from summer reading to summer learning. We’ll look at the many improvements to the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), and then take a fun, interactive dive into the 2020 summer theme of Imagine Your Story (fairy/folk tales, fantasy, mythology), with a look at the artwork and much changed CSLP manual along with lots of brainstorming, hands-on activities, and programming and partnering ideas. So much to explore!

Best. Summer. Ever. How to Create the Summer Program Your Community Wants Ever wonder what your community REALLY wants and needs in youth programming and services? In this 1-hour section of the workshop, we’ll investigate why and how to gather input from your community members of all ages on their needs and desires for a summer program—and library services year-round. From parent focus groups to dot boards in the grocery store to happy hour brainstorming sessions, we’ll look at a variety of ways to seek input about your services. Then we’ll shift to translating that input into do-able programs and services that will be of high interest to your community.

GRT@Your Library: Look & Listen with Gail & Kate

Join Gail & Kate to learn about the GRT Outreach Success Cycle. We’ll investigate how to spark new community conversations about FFN care in our area, look beyond our library walls, and gain a clearer understanding of our communities’ early childhood landscapes as we begin to build or strengthen relationships with the FFN caregivers in our area.

This webinar is part of a four-part GRT@Your Library, series of webinar learning opportunities for Colorado children’s librarians and staff interested in developing or expanding their relationships with informal family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) caregivers in their communities.

Success Cycle

Reading and Research: Expanding our Reach and Impact

Join us on Saturday, October 5th to connect and learn about how to empower your students and teachers about reading and research.  Have lunch with a Denver author, sponsored by Scholastic and Bound to Stay Bound Books, and choose from over 16 different breakout sessions!

If you have any questions about this event, please contact CASL at CASLBoardinfo@gmail.com.

Tickets:

$25.00 Member Ticket

$35.00 Non-Member Ticket

How To Write A Cover Letter & CV If You Don’t Have Library Experience

CoALA and the Front Range Community College Library are offering a workshop titled, “How To Write A Cover Letter & CV If You Don’t Have Library Experience,” on Friday, October 4th from 11am-12pm.  During this workshop we will:

  • Describe the job search process
  • Select the most important pieces of the job description
  • Develop a strategy to gain additional skills
  • Draft and refine your cover letter and CV
  • Describe a strategy for answering interview questions

Feel free to bring in a job ad if you are preparing an application for a particular posting! Bring a printed copy of your CV or resume, or resume/CV on your laptop. After the workshop, attendees can meet in the cafeteria for socializing and purchase lunch.

Address: 3705 W 112th Ave, Westminster, CO 80031

Date/ Time: Friday, October 4th from 11am-12pm

Cost: Free

RSVP: Alejandro Marquez – Alejandro.Marquez@frontrange.edu

Bullet Journaling: The Magic Bullet for Increased Productivity

Do you struggle each day to get through your “to do” list? Are you losing track of projects and missing deadlines because you don’t have a system to manage all of your responsibilities? In this session, you will learn about an increasingly popular planning method – bullet journaling – as a means to gain control of your work and personal lives. We will also consider the bigger picture about productivity by discussing how we can exploit our natural tendencies to increase motivation and optimize our workflow. Come to the webinar ready to share your best productivity tips and tricks.

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.

Power Up Reports With Google

Presented by Lynn Hoffman, Director of Operations, Somerset County Library System of New Jersey

Google Sheets includes a variety of lesser-known tools that can help you power up your library’s reports, including conditional formatting and basic scripting. This webinar will cover strategies and approaches you can use to automate regular reporting and analytical tasks, such as scheduling updates to data used for periodic circulation tasks, and pulling data from emailed reports into a spreadsheet. Use your new knowledge to impress your colleagues with fancy, on-demand reports.

Lynn Hoffman has worn a wide variety of hats throughout her twenty-plus year public library career, but has found her niche in administration, implementing big ideas on the front lines at the assistant director level at several large public library systems in the Midwest. She is also a self-professed data nerd and wannabe coder, and loves finding ways to make it easy for her colleagues to gain new insights from the data we already collect. Lynn is currently Director of Operations at the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey and served on the Public Library Association’s Measurement, Evaluation and Assessment Committee.

This webinar is offered as part of the quarterly Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL) webinar series.

Connection Information:

You do not need to register for this free webinar. It will be recorded and the archive will be available afterward at https://ripl.lrs.org/webinars/.

Audio will be via VOIP. You can listen to the webinar with a USB headset or your computer speakers.

In advance of the meeting, please run through the connection test:
https://na1cps.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

Access the meeting room online at https://enetlearning.adobeconnect.com/ripl/

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/.

Quick Bites: Process Over Product: Explore the Magic of Open Ended Creativity

Offering young children the opportunity to explore with art materials without a product in mind unleashes their creativity and engages young minds. Process art can come in many forms, from truly messy, free form projects, to easy adaptions to a storytime craft. Join Melody Garcia from our new Growing Readers Together (GRT) Early Literacy Support Team for a “Quick Bites” look at how the process art model can be adapted to fit any library.

GRT Quick Bites are 20-minute micro-learning opportunities designed for busy children’s librarians across Colorado who are interested in accessing a bit of fresh early learning information and inspiration. No registration is needed for these Quick Bites. This session will be offered via Adobe Connect, and you can access the classroom via the URL listed below.