Monthly Archive for January, 2012

Get Involved with Water 2012!

The Water 2012 Initiative kicked off with its first author event this week with a presentation from author and photographer Pete McBride. Pete traveled and photographed the entire Colorado River through seven states and two countries and documented his journey with Jon Waterman in the Colorado River: Flowing Through Conflict. One of McBride’s challenges was “to find fresh perspectives while focusing on the beauty within the tragedy of such an overtaxed system.”

McBride certainly finds that balance. He starts his journey at Snowmass Mountain and ends it in Mexico where the Colorado is mostly non-existent. Although the future of the Colorado River seems dire, McBride is optimistic that the delta can be saved. Justice Greg Hobbs interviewed McBride and offered his legal perspective on some of the issues. (Photo attached.)

The second Water 2012 event took place at the Colorado Stock Show. In the children’s educational area on the 2nd floor, a booth was set up by Water 2012 staff to educate school children about the importance of water in our communities. Kids spun a wheel that landed them information on how much water you find in a vegetable or fruit or allowed them to win a free prize. On some days over 700 kids visited the booth! (I have a photo I can send you on this.)

First issue of “YS News” now available

Check out the first issue of the new monthly newsletter for youth services librarians! YS News will feature articles on learning development, summer reading updates, timely tidbits like grant opportunities and interesting resources, children’s and teen literature news, and an exchange of what’s going on in CO libraries.

See the first issue here (PDF)

Would you like to see a topic covered in the newsletter? Want to share info about your programs? Or perhaps contribute an article? Contact the State Library’s Youth & Family Services Consultant, Beth Crist, 303-866-6908.

Library Support Staff Certification Program & CLiC Awards Registration Assistance to seven applicants

The Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSC), in partnership with the The Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) is pleased to announce that it has awarded seven Registration Assistance Awards (scholarships). These awards covered the entire enrollment fee to the LSSC Program for the recipients in Colorado.

The recipients are:

Vickie Freemyer – Haxtun Public Library (Haxtun)

Julia Hall-Payne – Poudre River Public Library District (Fort Collins)

April Hurt – Grand Valley High School (Parachute)

Wendy Conley – McKinley Elementary (Canon City)

Beth Harper – Spanish Peaks Library District (Walsenburg)

Karen Melgares – Adams State College Nielsen Library (Alamosa)

Lynn Martin – Woodruff Memorial Library (La Junta) Continue reading ‘Library Support Staff Certification Program & CLiC Awards Registration Assistance to seven applicants’

Spotlight on Your Career: Capitalize on Change

Photo by Lauren ManningPlease plan to attend “Spotlight on Your Career:  Capitalize on Change” on Saturday, February 25, 2012, from 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM, at the University of Denver’s new education building, Ruffatto Hall.  This joint program, offered by the Colorado Association of Law Libraries (CoALL) and the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (RMSLA), will benefit librarians of every type, no matter where you are in your career path.

Speaker Mary Ellen Bates will discuss the future of library services and how we can capitalize on changes in our profession to make ourselves and our libraries more integral and valued parts of our organizations.  She will also lead an interactive panel discussion (which will include Jamie LaRue) regarding what does (and doesn’t) work in making effective and longstanding change.

Continue reading ‘Spotlight on Your Career: Capitalize on Change’