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Announcement: Preservation Site Assessment application

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Preservation Assessment Application

The Colorado Connecting to Connections initiative is accepting applications for preservation assessments for both traditional (analog) collections and digital collections. These assessments are funded through an IMLS grant and will support five digital preservation readiness assessments and twenty-five assessments of traditional collections. These assessments are to be undertaken between July, 2013 and September, 2014. 

Assessments will be performed by trained and experienced assessors at no cost to the selected institutions. 

Program description: Colorado archives, historical societies, libraries and museums are eligible for this program. Each assessment involves an onsite visit and a follow-up report. The digital preservation readiness assessment is a full day onsite visit, while the traditional collection assessments are conducted in 2-3 hours.

For a more detailed description of each of the assessments:  Traditional  Digital

Online Applications: https://collectioncare.auraria.edu/forms/preservation-assessment-application

Applications are due by June 30, 2013.

Posted on behalf of:

Dana Echohawk | Project Manager

Colorado Connecting to Collections

CollectionCare.Auraria.edu

Managing Director | Center for Colorado & The West | Auraria Library

1100 Lawrence St | Denver, CO 80204-2041

303.556.5818 | Dana.Echohawk@UCDenver.edu | ColoradoWest.Auraria.edu

Colorado Connecting to Collections Workshop

The Collection Guardianship:  Preservation Policy Development session will be presented at the CWAM – SRMA Conference on Friday, April 26, 1:45 – 5:30:  Golden, Colorado.

Conference Information at CWAM:

Presenters: Leigh Grinstead, Digital Services Consultant, LYRASIS Thomas Clareson, Senior Consultant for Digital & Preservation Services, LYRASIS

Workshop Description:

As an outgrowth of a 2009 CWAM pre-conference seminar, this workshop will build on a sustaining the culture of preservation by offering training for traditional and digital preservation policy development.  The training is open to organizations of all sizes, as well as professionals at all levels, who are interested in preservation of collections. Whether you are counting and inventorying your collection for the first time or expanding the number of digital items your organization holds, this session will assist you in policy development.

Audience:

Administrators and staff responsible for emergency preparedness, response, and decision-making in all types of libraries, archives, museums and other cultural heritage environments.  When possible, institutions will be encouraged to send a minimum of two attendees so they can work together on the disaster response activities.

Participants will:

•          Build knowledge of preservation planning and gain an understanding of the components required for a strong preservation plan.

•          Learn to develop a preservation plan meeting the needs of one’s organization.  Attendees will leave with a draft preservation plan in hand, stored on a flash drive.

Cost: No charge to CWAM conference attendees.

ARE YOU READY? Testing Your Disaster Plan

Additional information was left out from the last post on the ARE YOU READY workshop – WESTPAS is conducting this workshop.

Will your disaster plan work in a real disaster situation?  It’s better to find answers now than after a disaster has occurred! Attend this scenario-based and collaboration workshop to help heritage institutions – libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, etc. – improve disaster preparedness and response for collections.

Please join us on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 – 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Colorado Springs, Colorado: University of Colorado, Kraemer Family Library. This workshop is free.

Register with WESTPAS.

When possible, send 2-3 participants from your institution to work together on disaster preparedness activities:

•   Staff member(s) responsible for emergency preparedness

•   Administrator and/or manager responsible for the building/collection

•    Key members of the emergency/disaster team responsible for decision-making

Learning Outcomes:

  • Help you assess your vulnerabilities
  • Test your plan using a scenario table top exercise
  • Explore how collaborations can help you respond to a disaster
  • Build a shared vision for regional disaster preparedness

Posted on behalf of Dana EchoHawk. Questions? Contact Dana at dana.echohawk@ucdenver.edu

ARE YOU READY? Testing Your Disaster Plan

Will your disaster plan work in a real disaster situation?  It’s better to find answers now than after a disaster has occurred! Attend this scenario-based and collaboration workshop to help heritage institutions – libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, etc. – improve disaster preparedness and response for collections.

Please join us on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 – 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Colorado Springs, Colorado: University of Colorado, Kraemer Family Library. This workshop is free.

Register here.

When possible, send 2-3 participants from your institution to work together on disaster preparedness activities:

•   Staff member(s) responsible for emergency preparedness

•   Administrator and/or manager responsible for the building/collection

•    Key members of the emergency/disaster team responsible for decision-making

Learning Outcomes:

  • Help you assess your vulnerabilities
  • Test your plan using a scenario table top exercise
  • Explore how collaborations can help you respond to a disaster
  • Build a shared vision for regional disaster preparedness

Posted on behalf of Dana EchoHawk. Questions? Contact Dana at dana.echohawk@ucdenver.edu

Western Slope Supervisory Workshops Begin!

Mark your calendars for April 29th – the first of four supervisory workshops being held on the Western Slope.

Here are some comments Beth received from previous supervisory workshops.

“Beth ROCKS!”

“She was highly engaging and entertaining.”

“Truly knows her stuff. She had me thinking in different ways which I found refreshing and invigorating.”

Best Practices for Supervisors
April 29, 2013
Montrose — Main Library Map

When: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Fee: $40 (lunch/snacks provided)

5 essential skills for managing people and yourself.

Know your staff

Be the behaviors you expect from your staff

Listen to feedback

Correct poor performance

Reward good performance

REGISTER

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Building Team Agility

April 18, 2013

Castle Rock – East Community Room

Learn to help your staff keep from getting lost in the details in order to meet patron and organizational expectations on the fly.  This hands-on workshop is designed to prepare you to:

Understand what agility means and doesn’t mean

Recognize when a policy is in staff’s way of being agile

Teach your staff to analyze a situation and make quick decisions

9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Fee: $40  (lunch and snacks included)

Register – http://clicweb.org/supervisory-classes

Correcting Job Performance – Windsor, CO

Geez, it’s March already! Don’t miss Beth Jones’ Correcting Job Performance supervisory class on March 12th @ the Clearview Library District in Windsor, CO (9:30 am – 2:30 pm).
Three simple steps to help staff better understand your expectations, their responsibilities, and the consequences of non-compliance, for the job. This hands-on workshop is designed to prepare you to:

Set expectations
Coach to motivate
Document performance
Discuss disciplinary action

$40/day. Lunch and snacks included register here.

Reference book give-away for academic libraries

At the Denver Public Library, librarians in our Reference and Books and Borrowing departments are in the process of evaluating and weeding our collection.  Over the past few months they have identified a number of volumes that  might be a better fit for an academic library collection.  While some of the items are quite old, all are in good condition.  I’ve listed bibliographic information for a number of these items and sets below.  If you would like to add any of them to your collection, please contact me via email or phone and I can ship them to you through the Colorado Library Courier at your earliest convenience.  Also, please feel free to contact me with any questions or requests for additional information. Continue reading ‘Reference book give-away for academic libraries’

Western Slope Supervisory Classes

Hey all! Beth Jones, from Red Feather Services, will be conducting four supervisory classes in four different on the Western Slope. Attend one or attend all. These events are sponsored by the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC). A certificate from CLiC will be electronically available after each class. Below are the classes being offered starting in April. Reserve your seat now!
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CLiC Offers Library Support Staff Certification Enrollment Assistance Awards

The Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) is offering financial assistance to library support staff applying for certification in the American Library Association’s Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program.  The LSSC Program offers library employees a new career path in the library profession and the opportunity to achieve recognition for their experience, enhance library service, and increase skills and knowledge in areas like the foundations of librarianship, technology, and communication.

The LSSC Program is funded by a grant to ALA from the federal Institute for Museum and Library Services, and managed by the ALA-Allied Professional Association.

Through LSSC, CLiC will offer FOUR Enrollment Assistance Awards (EAA) this spring.  CLiC will match these LSSC Awards giving a full scholarship to four applicants.  CLiC will offer FOUR additional partial Enrollment Assistance Awards.   The awards are for $175, one-half of the LSSC registration/application fee.  Those receiving partial awards will be asked to pay the remainder of the registration fee with their own funds or funds obtained from other sources.  ALA-APA has offered EAAs in the past and with the ending of the federal grant that supports them, these will be the last Awards offered under this grant.

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