Monthly Archive for October, 2006

Courier 101 Tutorial

CLiC has added a second online tutorial for your training needs. The Courier 101 tutorial provides an overview of the Colorado Courier Service and explains in detail how to prepare materials for handling by the courier. Some libraries are including this tutorial as part of their training program for new employees. You can either watch the tutorial online:
or contact the CLiC office to receive a CD version to keep on hand at your librar. Certificates of completion are available to all Colorado library staff who successfully pass the quiz.

Tell us how this tutorial has helped you do your job better or how its changed an attitude toward the courier. What tidbits of wisdom did you gain from the tutorial?

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SW Area Librarians Mtg in Pagosa Springs

Our last quarterly meeting was hosted by the Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library at the Community Center, 451 Hot Springs Blvd, Pagosa Springs — THANKS Sisson library for hosting this meeting!!

MINUTES from 10/12/06 meeting

Next Mtg: Jan 4, 2007 11-3pm at Reed Library, Fort Lewis College

See ya there!

Educator Institute

CLiC is pleased to announce that we are supporting two school library staff members to participate in an Educator Institute in Washington, D.C. at the Library of Congress with Sherrie Galloway, Educator in Residence. CLiC was able to offer two $250 scholarships to Claudia Pierce from Vera Scott Elementary in Colorado Springs and Fran Adams from Ridgeway Elementary from Ridgeway, CO, on the western slope. Each of the recipients will be presenting their experience at the Library of Congress at one of our spring workshops.

Other news on scholarships… Jan Ryan from Crawford Public Library in the Delta County Public LIbrary District reported back on her scholarship for summer reading. Says Jan, “Please realize that this is a very small town (about 350 residents)…Thirty-two kids registered for SPR (actually, that being nearly 10% of the population, maybe it’s not so bad!) The kids who signed up were pre-school through 8th grade. Nineteen of them actually worked on the program, completing most–and in some cases–all of the activities and reading…We presented two special programs related to the SRP theme. A clown did magic tricks, a bit of comedy, a juggling act, and he made balloon animals. For the second program, a local resident brought her pet goat into the park that is adjacent to the library. She talked about goats –their diet, lifespan, myths about them, etc. All the kids had an opportunity to pet the goat.” All in all, it sounds like Jan helped to make a difference with her community’s children during the summer. Thanks to her and all of you out there who work so hard to put together fantastic summer reading programs.