Monthly Archive for September, 2012

Cooking up a School Library Workshop/Cohort Opporunity

Do you want to grow as an educator so that you can empower your students to be 21st century workforce ready? Do you want to grow in a collaborative environment with colleagues so that you can better get to a “yes” in a world built on “I don’t have time right now?”  Do you want to collaboratively learn from your colleagues to be a better educator?! If you answered yes to these questions, we encourage you to participate in the Highly Effective School Library Cohort for 2012/2013.  We invite you to a kickoff workshop for this opportunity on Nov. 2, 2012.    Follow the link below for more information on how you can transform your school libraries from a grocery store model to a creative kitchen!  Register today for this unique learning workshop and cohort opportunity!

Register here.

Becky Russell, MLS |School Library/21st C. Skills Specialist | Colorado Department of Education | 303.866.6772

| School Librarians Teach 21st Century Skills

Consumer Health Complete Webinar

Join us for the third in a rousing series of webinars covering selected EBSCO databases. Your brain will thank you, as will your pocketbook, because NO TRAVEL is involved for this continuing education event!
The third webinar covers Consumer Health Complete
Consumer Health Complete
Thursday, Oct. 11th. @ 12:00 pm
Register today:
Find consumer-oriented health content in a variety of sources, from evidence-based reports, health reference books and encyclopedias to videos, animations and medical images, all in an interface designed to provide an intuitive means of searching.

We Want You!

to Be a Part of iLEAD USA!

  • Are you innovative and interested in learning about new technology?
  • Are you interested in motivating others and able to inspire creativity?
  • Are you motivated to experiment with technology and willing to share your expertise with others?
  • Are you eager to help your library staff be the best they can be?

If so, iLEAD USA is for you!

iLEAD USA is a grant-funded IMMERSIVE leadership and technology program which aims to develop library staff excited about working together, using technology, and developing solutions to local community needs. Continue reading ‘We Want You!’

Making Each Other Look Good!

Jamie LaRue, Executive Director of the Douglas County Libraries, presents – Making Each Other Look Good: Building a Healthy Partnership Between Board and Director. It’s easy to make each other look bad. But how do you make each other look good? AND make your community a better place. This workshop will focus on a frank discussion of the roles of trustee and director, tips for building relationships, and some attention to the issue of recruitment and review of your most valuable assets: each other.

Jamie will be presenting in these two locations.

Durango Public Library – November 2nd 2012 (1:30 pm – 3:30 pm)

Lafayette Public Library – January 18th 2013 (1:30 pm – 3:30 pm) – The Downstairs Room

Fee $10. Register here.

AskColorado/AskAcademic Marks Ninth Anniversary

AskColorado Logo

On Sunday, Sept. 2nd, ASK (AskColorado & AskAcademic) marked its ninth anniversary! On Sept. 2nd, 2003, ASK opened for business and has been fielding questions from eager information seekers ever since. Here’s what a recent patron had to say about the service:

“Great service! I wish I had known about it a long time ago. What a great way to promote Colorado libraries!”

ASK is a member-based organization that operates on a model similar to NRP, being grant and member funded and supported. A current list of our member libraries is available here: Continue reading ‘AskColorado/AskAcademic Marks Ninth Anniversary’

CLiC Spring Workshops – Call for Presenters!

I know it isn’t even fall yet, but CLiC is already thinking Spring.

The Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) is on the hunt once again for presenters. Think original, fun and educational! If you’re interested or curious about a topic, chances are your colleagues are as well.

Where and when?

Grand Junction, March 4th & 5th

Fort Morgan, March 29th

Pueblo, April 4th & 5th

You are welcome to submit for one or both workshops.

Our Spring Workshops are a great opportunity to learn and network with others. The program will include competitively-selected presentations and invited speakers. Sessions are 75 minutes.

Continue reading ‘CLiC Spring Workshops – Call for Presenters!’