Quick Bites: Connecting with Regional Colleagues for Support with Gail Yerbic

Holding space to connect with others during busy work schedules can be a challenge. And, the challenge is well worth it. Building trust and engaging with peers boosts creativity and confidence. Let’s exchange ideas on how to plant seeds and develop meaningful connections for networking and staying in touch.

No registration is required! The session will be offered via Adobe Connect. You can access the classroom via the link below.

https://enetlearning.adobeconnect.com/librarydevelopment/

Quick Bites: Windows and Mirrors: Making Diversity a Part of Every Storytime with Melody Garcia

All children need diverse books to offer them windows into the experiences of others, and mirrors that reflect their own experiences. Together we will explore how to integrate picture books and music that honor our differences into every storytime theme as well as how to evaluate diverse materials that respect different cultures, lifestyles, and “own voices” literature.

No registration is required! The session will be offered via Adobe Connect. You can access the classroom via the link below.

https://enetlearning.adobeconnect.com/librarydevelopment/

Quick Bites: Speaking ECCE: Early Learning Domains with Kate Brunner and Joyce Johnson

Join us for a down & dirty introduction to developmentally appropriate practice and Colorado’s domains of early learning. We’ll talk about how to connect your early learning services to evidence-based early childhood practices and check out where to go to learn more about how to translate your library services into Early Childhood Care & Education language for families, FFNs, and other community stakeholders.

No registration is required! The session will be offered via Adobe Connect. You can access the classroom via the link below.

https://enetlearning.adobeconnect.com/librarydevelopment/

Library Board Essentials (for Governing Boards)

Library boards play an essential role in the governance of a public library, and library trustees have a responsibility to serve their communities. This workshop provides a foundation of essential information to help Colorado Public Library Trustees be better prepared to meet the responsibilities of library board service. Topics covered in this workshop include the link between governance and operations, roles and responsibilities of library boards, open meeting requirements, core principles of public library service, and an overview of current library trends. This workshop will be interactive and allow for trustees to share ideas and ask questions.

This workshop is intended for Library Governing Boards:
Library governing boards are typically found with library districts, and serve as the governing authority for the library. This workshop is intended for public library trustees currently serving in Colorado who would like to gain a better foundation for their role as a member of the library governing board. This workshop may also be beneficial to library directors, as well as other library administrators who work closely with the library governing board.

This workshop will be limited to 25 participants, so register soon!.

If you register and later realize you cannot attend, please email Crystal Schimpf at schimpf_c@cde.state.co.us so your place can be given to someone on the waitlist.

Library Board Essentials (for Advisory Boards)

Library boards play an essential role in the governance of a public library, and library trustees have a responsibility to serve their communities. This workshop provides a foundation of essential information to help Colorado Public Library Trustees be better prepared to meet the responsibilities of library board service. Topics covered in this workshop include the link between governance and operations, roles and responsibilities of library boards, open meeting requirements, core principles of public library service, and an overview of current library trends. This workshop will be interactive and allow for trustees to share ideas and ask questions.

This workshop is intended for Library Advisory Boards:
Library advisory boards are typically found with municipal, county, and multi-jurisdictional (joint) libraries, and commonly serve in an advisory capacity to the library director and to the governing authority. This workshop is intended for public library trustees currently serving in Colorado who would like to gain a better foundation for their role as a member of the library advisory board. This workshop may also be beneficial to library directors, as well as other library administrators who work closely with the library advisory board.

This workshop will be limited to 25 participants, so register soon!

If you register and later realize you cannot attend, please email Crystal Schimpf at schimpf_c@cde.state.co.us so your place can be given to someone on the waitlist.

Library Friends & Foundations Forum: Book Donations & Books Sales During a Pandemic

How is your library’s Friends or Foundation handling book donations and book sales during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Join us virtually on July 9, 2:00-3:30pm, for an interactive forum to listen, share, and learn. Listen to a panel made up of staff and volunteers from several Colorado Public Library Friends and Foundation organizations as they discuss their strategies for safety, partnership, volunteer engagement, and fundraising alternatives. You will have the chance to participate, to ask questions, as well as share your ideas and experiences using chat.

Panelists:

  • Erica Brandse, Arapahoe Library District
  • Gretchen Roberts, Denver Public Library Friends Foundation
  • Shelly Oxhandler, Friends of the Durango Public Library

Moderator:

  • Crystal Schimpf, Colorado State Library

This forum is hosted by the Colorado State Library, and will be held on the Zoom online meeting platform. It will feature panelists from the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation, the Friends of the Durango Public Library, and the Arapahoe Library District. This forum will be recorded and archived, and shared directly with all registrants.

Please register to receive the Zoom login information, as well as a link to the recording. There is no cost to register.

Successful Supervision – Online Cohort II – Session 4

Due to the uncertain state of affairs, we are transitioning this 2-day in-person workshop into a 4-part online workshop, with assignments between sessions.

The State Library is working with Pat Wagner to offer our Successful Supervision workshop! 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.

When: All meetings will be online using GoToWebinar

  • June 2 from 1 – 2:30 MT
  • June 9 from 1 – 2:30 MT
  • June 16 from 1 – 2:30 MT
  • June 23 from 1 – 2:30 MT

There is no charge for this workshop.

Requirements:

  • Participants must be available for all 4 online sessions at the time they are offered.
  • Participants must be able to spend approximately 2 hours each week on assignments between sessions.
  • Participants must have (or be willing to create) a LinkedIn account for networking and assignments.
  • Participants must be currently working as a supervisor in a Colorado library (Includes public, school, academic and special).

Due to previous high demand, we are limiting to 1 staff member per library/organization.

To register for this workshop, please email Christine Kreger at kreger_c@cde.state.co.us and let indicating your interest and which cohort you are registering for.

Successful Supervision – Online Cohort I – Session 4

Due to the uncertain state of affairs, we are transitioning this 2-day in-person workshop into a 4-part online workshop, with assignments between sessions.

The State Library is working with Pat Wagner to offer our Successful Supervision workshop! 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.

When: All meetings will be online using GoToWebinar

  • June 1 from 1 – 2:30 MT
  • June 8 from 1 – 2:30 MT
  • June 15 from 1 – 2:30 MT
  • June 22 from 1 – 2:30 MT

There is no charge for this workshop.

Requirements:

  • Participants must be available for all 4 online sessions at the time they are offered.
  • Participants must be able to spend approximately 2 hours each week on assignments between sessions.
  • Participants must have (or be willing to create) a LinkedIn account for networking and assignments.
  • Participants must be currently working as a supervisor in a Colorado library (Includes public, school, academic and special).

Due to previous high demand, we are limiting to 1 staff member per library/organization.

To register for this workshop, please email Christine Kreger at kreger_c@cde.state.co.us and let indicating your interest and which cohort you are registering for.

Successful Supervision – Online Cohort II – Session 3

Due to the uncertain state of affairs, we are transitioning this 2-day in-person workshop into a 4-part online workshop, with assignments between sessions.

The State Library is working with Pat Wagner to offer our Successful Supervision workshop! 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.

When: All meetings will be online using GoToWebinar

  • June 2 from 1 – 2:30 MT
  • June 9 from 1 – 2:30 MT
  • June 16 from 1 – 2:30 MT
  • June 23 from 1 – 2:30 MT

There is no charge for this workshop.

Requirements:

  • Participants must be available for all 4 online sessions at the time they are offered.
  • Participants must be able to spend approximately 2 hours each week on assignments between sessions.
  • Participants must have (or be willing to create) a LinkedIn account for networking and assignments.
  • Participants must be currently working as a supervisor in a Colorado library (Includes public, school, academic and special).

Due to previous high demand, we are limiting to 1 staff member per library/organization.

To register for this workshop, please email Christine Kreger at kreger_c@cde.state.co.us and let indicating your interest and which cohort you are registering for.

Successful Supervision – Online Cohort I – Session 3

Due to the uncertain state of affairs, we are transitioning this 2-day in-person workshop into a 4-part online workshop, with assignments between sessions.

The State Library is working with Pat Wagner to offer our Successful Supervision workshop! 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.

When: All meetings will be online using GoToWebinar

  • June 1 from 1 – 2:30 MT
  • June 8 from 1 – 2:30 MT
  • June 15 from 1 – 2:30 MT
  • June 22 from 1 – 2:30 MT

There is no charge for this workshop.

Requirements:

  • Participants must be available for all 4 online sessions at the time they are offered.
  • Participants must be able to spend approximately 2 hours each week on assignments between sessions.
  • Participants must have (or be willing to create) a LinkedIn account for networking and assignments.
  • Participants must be currently working as a supervisor in a Colorado library (Includes public, school, academic and special).

Due to previous high demand, we are limiting to 1 staff member per library/organization.

To register for this workshop, please email Christine Kreger at kreger_c@cde.state.co.us and let indicating your interest and which cohort you are registering for.