Monthly Archive for August, 2013

Call for Nominations: Outstanding Public Library/K-12 Entity Partnership Awards

Awards will be offered by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region (NN/LM MCR) to recognize successful partnerships between public libraries and K-12 entities (e.g., school library, school nurse, health/science teachers) involving health information that can serve as a model for other similar partnerships.

Nomination Requirements and Eligibility:

  • One of the partners must be an Affiliate or Full Network Member of the NN/LM MCR
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    • Partnership must be between a public library and a K-12 entity
    • Nominations must demonstrate the success of the partnership
    • Self-nominations are encouraged

Examples of outstanding partnerships can include, but are not limited to:

  • Partnerships to provide access to health information to support health and science curriculum
  • Partnerships to conduct innovative health information outreach programs
  • Partnerships to benefit the overall communities access to health information
  • Partnerships to improve access to health information for underserved/vulnerable populations

Nomination Process:

Questions? Please contact Dana Abbey at, or toll free at 1-800-338-7657, select option 1, then option 2, then option 3

Nominations must be received by: March 16, 2014
Award recipients will be notified by: April 16, 2014

This information is also available on the NN/LM MCR funding page (


Yesterday was Bubble Day!

Sometimes, one’s job is just plain awesome!  Yesterday, in honor of it being “Colorado Day”, the new 2014 Summer Reading Program theme was announced here at CSL.

However, our lovely Beth Crist (she’s the one in the pink shirt and cute hat) decided to have the announcement be interactive and fun!


The theme for next year is STEM Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  So, as a way to demonstrate the theme, bubbles (and the science behind them) were offered up across the street on the State Capitol’s westside to anyone here at CDE that wished to participate (and any passerby were welcome too!).

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It was a tremendously fun way to spend an hour yesterday “working”. Librarians know how to have fun golly darn!

Again, a special thank you to Beth Crist for arranging the fun and an additional thank to her assistants for the day, Ashley Kayzaka and Jayna Ramsey!