Monthly Archive for May, 2008

Cell Phones – Who would have guessed?

I just finished watching a webinar on how to get the most out of your cell phone. Mobile Phones: They’re Not Just for Talking Anymore!
(Trainer: Shelly Drum)

Wow! There are soooo many things you can do with a cell phone, especially if you have internet access and text messaging. Shelly does a fantastic job explaining the fun things you can do with your phone, and she actually has the audience break out their phones to join in. One participant from the Clark County Library District, in Las Vegas Nevada showed the group his new catalog interface which allows patrons to surf the library’s catalog remotely from their phone.

Thanks to BCR’s Free Friday Forums you can pop in for a live session, or watch at your leisure.

Have you found a clever use for your phone? Please share it with us through the comment button.

New Video by CLiC Staff and Friends

See Judy and Kieran latest HOT You-Tube Video.

Thank you, Barbara Kingsolver!


2009 CLiC Greeley Spring Workshop planned for March 19-20

Save the date!! We’re on our way to planning next year’s Spring Workshop in Greeley.

The 2008 workshop was very successful. There were many wonderful and informative sessions to choose from. Some attendees said they had a difficult time deciding which session to attend.

CLiC offered scholarships to several attendees; I’m sure many of you saw my emails.

Click on the comments link to see what scholarship recipients had to say.

Summer Reading

Looking for a summertime read! Check out the eclectic reading tastes of the CLiC staff. We’re using Shelfari so you can see another web 2.0 tool in action as well.

Valerie Horton

Brand New!

Not only is this library brand new, the district has a brand new name too! The High Plains Library District (formerly Weld Library District) opened the Carbon Valley Branch Library on March 15th 2008. Janine Reid, Library District Director and Colorado Public Library Association (CoPLA) President gave a special tour to CoPLA board members. What a treat! This spacious 35,000 sq. ft. library is very functional (Green!) and beautiful. One can tell how much effort was put into making this library a happy and fun place to visit. To see the entire tour of the new library click here.

ARLIS/ NA Conference in Denver

I am attending the ARLIS/ NA, Art Libraries Society of North America, 36th Annual Conference in Denver. I wasn’t familiar with this library society before my friend Tom Riedel, Distance Services Librarian at Regis University, advertised the conference on various email discussion lists. Tom and Peggy Keenan, are Local Arrangements Co-chairs. After chatting with Tom, I knew that I wouldn’t want to miss this chance to attend. I’ve met some fabulous librarians from all over the United States and Canada.

I’ve attended a variety of activities but I’d like to mention a couple.

Patricia Limerick, Faculty Director and Chair of the Board of the Center of the American West and Professor of History at the University of Colorado spoke at the Convocation and Awards Ceremony Friday night. Her talk was charming and funny. If you have an opportunity to hear her speak, don’t miss it.

The “New Voices in the Profession” session was a showcase of exceptional academic work by students and new professionals (under 5 years post MLS.) The speakers and their topics:

Tracy Bergstrom, Notre Dame University
A Content Analysis of Visual Resources Collection Websites

Patrick Tomlin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Art Library 2.0: What Does it Mean to Be a New Art Librarian in the Digital Age?

Jenica Baty, Tiffany Chao, Jill Zawacki, University of Michigan Assessment of an Archive: Photographs from Taipei

Go to CLiC’s Flickr site to see more conference photos.

Tonight is the “ARLIS/NA at Altitude: A Big DAM Party” at the Denver Art Museum!