Monthly Archive for November, 2011


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Do you have 23 minutes? Then join in Wednesdays @ 9am to learn about free, authoritative consumer health information resources. These sessions are conducted virtually, and are available to you at no charge. You will need a computer with internet connection and a telephone.


Wednesday – November 30, 2011 – All-purpose Health Information

Wednesday – December 7, 2011 – Medication Safety

Wednesday – December 14, 2011 – Alternative and Complimentary Medicine

Wednesday – December 21, 2011 – Environmental Health

Wednesday – December 28, 2011 – Mental Health

9:00-9:23A (MT) – no kidding! 23 minutes, that’s all!

Click on the link below a few minutes before 9am to join in Continue reading ‘MID-WEEK BOOSTER SHOTS FOR HEALTH INFORMATION’

AskColorado/AskAcademic Holds First UnWorkshop

Following the popular ‘unConference’ model, AskColorado/AskAcademic (ASK) held its first UnWorkshop on Oct. 13th. Unconferences are loosely structured gatherings in which participants drive the content. Forty librarians attended, and loosely wrangled by members of the ASK Quality Assurance Committee, introduced themselves and offered topics for discussion and learning. Participants then gathered in small groups and discussed topics such as how to effectively assist students when classes log into the service; best practices for working with college students; managing excitable customers, and more.

ASK has held an annual workshop for the past seven years, but this was the first unworkshop. While new to participants, the majority were excited about the format. Continue reading ‘AskColorado/AskAcademic Holds First UnWorkshop’

Power Outage at Talking Book Library

There is a power outage affecting the area near the Colorado Talking Book Library, so it will be closed today, Wednesday November 9th. The online catalogs including Pandora are still available for browsing. CTBL will reopen tomorrow, Thursday November 10th, at 8:00am.

Deadline Extended for 2011-12 Colorado School Library Survey

The deadline for completing the 2011-12 Colorado School Library Survey has been extended to November 30, 2011. Participation by all public school libraries is vital!

We have made substantial revisions to the survey based on respondents’ comments to better reflect the current state of school libraries, and we look forward to getting the input of all Colorado public school librarians! The data gathered in the annual school library survey provides library professionals with important information for planning, evaluating, and budgeting.

For questions regarding the survey, or to obtain your username and password, feel free to call Library Research Service at 303-866-6900 or email to get your information.