2019 E-Rate Training – Alamosa

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.

Alamosa Training | Register 

Date: December 5th, 2018

Time: 10AM – 3PM

Location: San Luis BOCES
2261 Enterprise Drive
Alamosa, CO 81101

Summer Program Ideas – Featuring the theme of space

As space as the 2019 Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) theme, we’ll discuss ideas for space-themed programs and collections, CSLP resources, and more for all ages, with examples and time for open discussion and crowdsourcing. Bring your ideas and questions, and come prepared to participate!

No registration is required to attend this webinar. To log onto the session:

2019 E-Rate Training – Greeley

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.

Greeley Training | Register 

Date: December 3rd, 2018

Time: 10AM – 3PM

Location: Greeley-Evans School District Admin Building
1025 9th Ave
Greeley, CO 80631

2019 E-Rate Training – Grand Junction

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.

Grand Junction Training | Coming Soon! 

Date: November 29th, 2018

Time: 10AM – 3PM

Location: Mesa County Library

What’s in Your Medicine Cabinet? Resources for Medication Safety

Ten percent of all hospital admissions are the result of patients not taking medications correctly. Twenty-eight percent of all hospital admissions for those over 65 are caused by medical non-compliance.  Many adults over 60 years of age take two or more prescriptions, with around 20% taking five or more in a single month. The health consequences of misunderstanding how to take a medication can be significant – even deadly. There are many free authoritative and reliable medication safety resources. The majority of resources provided are from institutes that comprise the National Institutes of Health, such as the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). Others are highly-respected non-profit or governmental organizations.

DailyMed (https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/), from the NLM, provides high quality information on nearly 106, 000 marketed drugs. Search by drug name or drug class and receive an abundance of information on adverse reactions, patient counseling information, consumer health information, material for breastfeeding mothers, clinical trial information, and biomedical literature resources.

Drug Information Portal (http://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/) provides quick access to quality drug information. The site contains information on over 30,500 drugs and is searchable by drug name or category. In addition to links to MedlinePlus for consumer information, the database pulls additional information for breastfeeding mothers, clinical trials and US Food and Drug Administration information (FDA).

LactMed (https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/newtoxnet/lactmed.htm) from the NLM is a peer-reviewed database for breastfeeding mothers and their healthcare team to understand potential effects of drugs on breastfeeding infants. Developed by a pharmacist, the site contains over 1,000 frequently used complementary and alternative medicine products.

LiverTox (https://livertox.nih.gov/) from the NLM provides current, accurate information on liver injury attributable to prescription and nonprescription medications, herbals and dietary supplements.

MedlinePlus (https://medlineplus.gov/druginformation.html) is the premier consumer health resource in English and Spanish from the NLM. In addition to information on over 1,000 health topics in English and Spanish, there is a wealth of information on drugs, supplements and herbal topics. This is a great site to learn about prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications – including side effects and dosing. You can also research dietary supplements and herbal remedies to learn about effectiveness, dosage, and potential interactions with prescription medications. MedlinePlus also has health information in nearly 50 additional languages (https://medlineplus.gov/languages/languages.html).

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (http://nccam.nih.gov/), or NCCAM, provides research-based information on all aspects of complementary and alternative medicine. Of particular interest is the use and side effects of herbs and botanicals, and information on clinical trials for these substances. This site is available in English and Spanish.

PillBox (https://pillbox.nlm.nih.gov/), provides information and images to quickly identify prescription, over-the-counter, homeopathic, and veterinary pills marketed in the United States. You can search by a pill’s shape, imprint (letters or numbers), or color, in addition to the drug name or ingredient or pill size.

Avoiding Medication Errors

Keeping a Personal Health Record (PHR) can help reduce medication errors, and assist healthcare providers and family members if you are unable to communicate your medication history. It is also an invaluable resource for all of your personal health history. A PHR is different from the medical records a healthcare team keeps. A PHR can be information that you maintain and keep current, or provided by another source such as your healthcare provider, insurer, employer, or a commercial product. There are many tools available to help you collect, track, and share prescription drug and over the counter medication information.

The American health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has developed a web site just for the personal health record. At http://www.myphr.com/ you will find information on how to choose a PHR – from web-based to paper-based, and from free to fee-based.  You can also find information on what to include in your PHR and ways you can use the information – when traveling, when making decisions about treatments, and communicating with your healthcare team and caregivers.

Drugs.com has Mednotes, a free personal medication eRecord. You can receive instant access to detailed warnings and drug interactions, email notifications of drug warnings, access easy-to-read health information, and generate printer-friendly reports to share with caregivers or your doctor.  Visit https://www.drugs.com/mednotes/ to learn more and get started.

Disposing of Expired and Unused Medications

Drinking water can be contaminated by improper medication disposal. Traces of steroids, antibiotics, anti-depressants and hormones have been found in municipal water sources. There are safe methods for disposing of unused, unneeded or expired prescription drugs. The FDA has great information on how to properly dispose of medications at http://tinyurl.com/fdaflush. Here are a few guidelines:

  • Take unused, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs out of their original containers.
  • Mix prescription drugs with an undesirable substance, such as used coffee grounds or kitty litter, and put them in impermeable, non-descript containers, such as empty cans or sealable bags.
  • Do not flush prescription drugs down the toilet unless the label or accompanying patient information specifically instructs doing so. Visit http://tinyurl.com/fdaflush for a list of drugs that the FDA recommends flushing.

Participate in the National Take Back Initiative occurring several times each year. This program, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration, provides local venues for disposing of unwanted and unused prescription drugs. With support from local law enforcement and community partners, the April 2018 National Take Back Initiative event brought in 475 tons of unwanted or expired medications! Click here to find collection sites in your area year-round.

Dana Abbey, MLS, is the Colorado/Community Engagement Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region.  She can be reached at dana.abbey@ucdenver.edu.

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This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012344 with the University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.

2019 E-Rate Training – Denver

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.

Denver Training | Register 

Date: November 19th, 2018

Time: 10AM – 3PM

Location: Daniel’s Fund
101 Monroe Street
Denver, CO 80206

2019 E-Rate Training – Colorado Springs

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.

Colorado Springs Training | Register 

Date: November 14th, 2018

Time: 10AM – 3PM

Location: Pikes Peak BOCES
2883 S. Circle Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

The Data We Don’t Collect: How It Drives Funding Decisions By People Who Don’t Use the Library

Join us for our next webinar in the RIPL Quarterly Series on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 12:00-1:00 Eastern/9:00-10:00 Pacific.

Presenter: John Chrastka, Executive Director, EveryLibrary

We know from both the 2008 and 2018 iterations of “From Awareness to Funding” that the library user status of the voter does not matter on Election Day. Funding decisions for libraries are often made by voters with little-to-no familiarity with the library, or by elected officials who are themselves non-users. Our industry’s focus on measuring, understanding, and improving the user experience is well developed and robust. But we lack a consistent and disciplined approach to collecting and sharing insights about the value system of non-users. Join EveryLibrary executive director John Chrastka for an overview of the “From Awareness…” findings and participate in a discussion of how concerned library data professionals could cooperatively begin to fill in these missing data pieces.

You do not need to register for this free webinar. Please note that it is limited to the first 100 participants. It will be recorded and the archive will be available afterward at ripl.lrs.org/webinars.

For more information, including connection information, click here.

Library Marketing 1.0: How to successfully market your library without getting another degree

Join us for an overview of marketing basics for libraries. Learn about your library brand, basic marketing components, and merchandising tips to create a thrifty, simple, and effective marketing system for your library. This webinar is perfect for accidental marketers; no previous experience is necessary!

No registration is required for either session! They will both be offered via Adobe Connect, and you can access the classroom via the CSL in Session website listed below.

http://cslinsession.cvlsites.org

All archived sessions are available on the CSL in Session website.

Accessibility Workshop

Calling all Colorado Libraries! Let’s make our libraries the most accessible in America.

Join us for a 1/2 day workshop focused on making our websites and digital systems accessible to everyone. You’ll learn the basics of accessibility, plus:

  • Answers to questions from an accessibility expert
  • Live Demos of select Colorado Library Systems
  • Practical Solutions to improve your systems now

 

November 7, 2018  9:30am – 2:30pm

The Commons on Champa, 1245 Champa St, Denver, CO 80204

  • 1st Person: $175
  • 2nd Person: $125
  • Each Additional: $100

Lunch will be provided

RSVP at events@blindit.org