Supporting Developing Readers at the Library: Literacy-Based Programs for K-3rd Graders

Part 2 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. Using the skills as a framework, we’ll look at strategies for developing programming intentionally created to support developing readers. Program examples will be shared, along with the challenges and successes of each.

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.

CATS Spring Workshop

Register now for the CATS Spring Workshop – a free workshop for youth services professionals. We have a full day of presentations lined up that will help you improve your services to children and teens, including: early literacy and tough topics for teens. The Spring Workshop will take place on Friday, May 10th from 8am-4pm at the Durango Public Library in Durango, CO. Light snacks will be served in the morning; lunch will be on your own, but a list of nearby restaurants will be provided. There will also be ample time for networking and information sharing with other youth services professionals.

Agenda:

8-9: Light refreshments and networking.

9-10: Tour and Spotlight of the Durango Public Library.

10:15-11: Drag Queen Storytime.

11:15-12: Middle Grade Programming.

12-1:30: Lunch on your own.

1:45-2:15: Let’s Talk About… Tough Topic Bags.

2:15-3: Early Literacy with Bright by Three.

3-4: Networking and Idea Sharing.

Save the Date – Curious about Library Supervision? Part I (Online version)

To register for this workshop, email Christine Kreger directly at kreger_c@cde.state.co.us. This registration applies to the online session on May 8, 2019 only.

  • Interested in moving into a supervisory position in libraries, but wonder if it is the right career path for you?
  • Curious about the specific skills needed to be an effective supervisor?

Part I – This session is an abbreviated version on of in-person session online (The in-person session is on May 1, 2019).

Join us for this unique look at the life of a library supervisor. During this 2-part workshop, Pat Wagner will share her perspective on what the job entails, the challenges, the rewards, and the quirks of being a boss.  Interested participants will also have the opportunity to submit a resume for anonymous review in during Part II.

Part II – This online session will take place on May 15, 2019 at noon

Pat will share overall themes from the resumes submitted (everything will be anonymous), as well as strategies for effectively applying for supervisory positions.

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.

The 2 Generation Approach to Eliminating Poverty

What is the 2Gen approach? You’re probably already doing it! The 2Gen approach is a method that helps families escape the cycle of poverty by intentionally serving children and their parents or adult caregivers together. Join us to brainstorm about how to support all members of the family and learn new ways to fight poverty in your community through library programs and services. Discover how you can expand and implement 2Gen more proactively. Explore examples from High Plains Library District and other Colorado communities and share your own examples and ideas for partnerships and programs from your own community.

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.

CAL Maker Division Workshop

Join colleagues from around the state to explore all things maker, with excellent networking opportunities. More info and registration opening soon at the CAL website:

https://calwebs.starchapter.com/Makerspace

We’ll have a full day of useful information to help you develop and improve your library makerspaces and programs. There will be time for networking with other library staff, a keynote from Monika Wittig from CU Denver’s Inworks, and breakout sessions throughout the day.

Session One

  1. Values Driven Planning
  2. So You Want to 3D Print?
  3. Natural Ink Making

Session Two

  1. Facilitating Learning Through Making
  2. Stabby Circuits
  3. Troubleshooting Sewing Machines

Session Three

  1. Evaluating Your Maker Program
  2. Making with Really Young Ones
  3. Intro to Raspberry Pi

Session Four

  1. Microbits and Puzzle Solving
  2. Making Builds Resiliency
  3. Considering Accessibility in Making

We look forward to seeing you there!

Curious about Library Supervision? Part I (In-person version)

To register for this workshop, email Christine Kreger directly at kreger_c@cde.state.co.us. This registration applies to the in-person session on May 1, 2019 only.

Due to anticipated high demand, we will limit registration for each workshop to 2 staff members per organization. (If for some reason we do not fill all of the slots, we will take additional registrations from a wait list in the order in which they are received.

  • Interested in moving into a supervisory position in libraries, but wonder if it is the right career path for you?
  • Curious about the specific skills needed to be an effective supervisor?

Part I – This session is in-person (Unable to attend in-person? Register for our abbreviated online version).

Join us for this unique look at the life of a library supervisor. During this 2-part workshop, Pat Wagner will share her perspective on what the job entails, the challenges, the rewards, and the quirks of being a boss.  Interested participants will also have the opportunity to submit a resume for anonymous review in during Part II.

When: May 1, 2019 from 1 – 5 PM

Where: Arapahoe Library District Support Services Building – 12855 E Adam Aircraft Circle Englewood, CO 80112

Registration Fee: There is no charge for this workshop.

Requirements: This workshop is open to Colorado library staff currently NOT working as a supervisor.

 

Part II – This online session will take place on May 15, 2019 at noon

Pat will share overall themes from the resumes submitted (everything will be anonymous), as well as strategies for effectively applying for supervisory positions.

 

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, hofschire_l@cde.state.co.us or 303.866.6827.

Helping Patrons With Legal Questions: Part 3: Federal Laws and Secondary Sources

This is the third and final webinar in the Helping Patrons With Legal Questions series presented by the Colorado Association of Law Libraries and the Colorado State Library.

In this session, attendees will learn about researching federal laws and secondary sources. This will include an overview about federal laws and information about where to find federal statutes. The session will also provide attendees with a basic overview of the various types of secondary sources and why they are useful.