Monthly Archive for August, 2012

That All May Read – The Colorado Talking Book Library has an open position for a Reader Advisor

Do you love working with patrons? Do you love talking on the phone? Do you know cataloging? Can you provide technical service for the web OPAC and digital download of books? Then you may be just who we are looking for. Go to for all the details.

CTBL provides free library service to over 7,000 Coloradans of all ages who are unable to read standard print material due to visual, physical or learning disabilities whether permanent or temporary. CTBL provides audio, Braille and large-print books and magazines. We have a large volunteer program and Friends group that support the library in serving our patrons.

Colorado State Library Partners to offer Leadership and Technology Training to Colorado Library Staff in 2013!

Immerse yourself in technology and leadership training through a new program offered by the Colorado State Library.

As part of a $470,000 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the ILEAD USA program is designed to help library staff develop new leadership and technology skills while being supported by peers in a network of collaborating teams. Building on a successful statewide project in Illinois, this continuing education immersion initiative links practical leadership and technology opportunities to identifiable local community needs.

Twenty-eight five-member teams in, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Ohio and Utah will attend immersive, in-person sessions on March 25–28, June 17–20, and October 21–24, 2013. The sessions will be held simultaneously in each of the five states with plenary sessions broadcast live on streaming video. In-person sessions, virtual meetings and activities will allow participants to sharpen their newly-acquired skills, experiment with participatory technology tools, and contribute to ongoing communication with the ILEAD USA network of participants.

Library staff members from all types of libraries across Colorado are eligible to participate, and local state organizers encourage interested individuals to begin thinking about being part of a team or serving as a mentor or instructor. Applications to participate at all levels will be available Fall 2012. If you have questions about ILEAD USA, please contact Christine Kreger at or 303-866-6946.

State Library Staff Recognized by American Correctional Association

The State Library is lucky to have its Institutional Library Development team, some of whom serve as “Regional Librarians” to the  Colorado Department of Corrections.  This team was just recognized by the American Correctional Association (ACA) as Best in the Business“!
Check out the article in the June/July 2012 issue of Corrections Today magazine.  The article, “Prison Libraries Make A Difference in Colorado,” is also one of the few that is featured directly on the ACA website.
Note: A former member of the team, Diana Reese, retired on June 30 after 22 years of service, and what a way to go!

(from left: Diana Reese, Diane Walden, and Eva Hallock)