Monthly Archive for April, 2012

2012-13 LSTA Grants Available for School, Public, Academic & Special Libraries

DUE: August 1, 2012

The Colorado State Library has announced competitive grants for fiscal year 2012-2013 through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) program, designed to distribute federal funds to eligible school, public, academic or special libraries. Total amount awarded during this funding period will be approximately $300,000.
For the purpose of this grant, project activities must focus on either community/outreach services or youth services in one or more of the following areas: Continue reading ‘2012-13 LSTA Grants Available for School, Public, Academic & Special Libraries’

AskColorado to Discuss Providing VR Services to California Library Users

For Immediate Release, April 1, 2012 (posted on behalf of Kris Johnson, Operations Manager for AskColorado)

“AskColorado to Discuss Providing VR Services to California Library Users”

AskColorado, Colorado’s popular state-wide virtual reference (VR) service, is pleased to announce it has entered into discussions to provide VR services for California library users. Potential names for the new service include AskCACO, ASKCalico, and AskColofornia, with the front-runner being AskCACO. “We’re concerned that AskCalico might be associated exclusively as an online sewing Q&A while AskColofornia sounds too much like “cauliflower” and nobody likes that nasty vegetable,” commented Kris Johnson, Operations Manager for AskColorado. Continue reading ‘AskColorado to Discuss Providing VR Services to California Library Users’