Looking for ways to grow your leadership skills? Look no further than the CAL Leadership Institute(CALLI).
The CAL Leadership Institute develops leaders within CAL and the Colorado Library Community. During the year-long Institute participants engage in personal discovery and growth through a series of workshops, online discussions, relationships with peers, and mentors. A recent graduate said:
“My experience in CALLI was a catalyst for professional growth. The readings, activities, and discussions had a dramatic effect on my day-to-day work as a library team member. The leadership training played a big role in my career opportunities. Most memorable are the friendships and collegial connections I made statewide. CALLI made me a better, and happier librarian.”
The Institute begins September 2014. Applications are due April 11.
For more information and to apply please visit the CAL website or contact Elizabeth Kelsen Huber- firstname.lastname@example.org or Joanna Nelson- email@example.com.
Building upon leadership research, Sharon Morris will introduce a handy tool for identifying your unique leadership strengths. During this interactive session you will have the opportunity to reflect on leadership activities, share your thoughts, learn from others, and feel more empowered to use your natural abilities to lead – regardless of your position in a library.
Learn more about this leadership learning event at the CSL in Session website!
Recording programs and events for archival purposes and to share with members of your community likely seems like a less than revolutionary idea. But what about live-streaming events so that people in your community, throughout the state, and possibly around the world could join in?
Recently, the Pueblo City-County Library has decided to embark on streaming their programs, with their storytime as their pilot program! (Future videos will be hosted on the Pueblo website.)
One Book 4 Colorado streamed an author event with David Shannon last May, and schools and other library sites were able to join in, even if they couldn’t make it to the packed event at Anythink. Plans are in the works to stream this year’s One Book events, and possibly library events around Literacy Week.
How has your library used technology to reach a broader audience? Could live-streaming be a way you could reach new and different patrons?
In honor of Computer Science Education Week , a challenge was issued to learners of all ages to participate in an Hour of Code to in order to show how easy and fun coding can be! The response was overwhelming as students, educators and libraries helped contribute to well over 600,000,000 million lines of code.
Many Colorado libraries also participated. Here are some of the programs that were offered during Computer Science Education Week! Continue reading ‘Colorado Libraries Helped Rock Hour of Code’
The Colorado State Library held a great webinar on December 12, 2013 presenting the findings from SPELL (Supporting Parents in Early Literacy through Libraries), our year-long research project funded by an IMLS National Leadership Grant.
The webinar archive and presentation slides are now available: http://spellproject.weebly.com/webinars.html. View the webinar archive and slides to find out research-based, effective strategies to reach low-income parents of children ages birth through 3 with an early literacy message using best practices from existing programs and literature, along with input from parents themselves. The webinar was presented by Dr. Mary Stansbury and Dr. Duan Zhang of the University of Denver, in partnership with the Colorado State Library.
The project report, along with the blueprint that libraries and other organizations will be able to use to help put the findings into practice, will be available soon on the SPELL website; stay tuned right here for updates.
We welcome your feedback on the webinar, the SPELL research findings, and next steps for the project; please share your questions, comments and suggestions here or contact Beth Crist, Youth and Family Services Consultant, Colorado State Library at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-866-6908.
Submitted on behalf of Alejandro Marquez, Reference Librarian at the Fort Lewis College and recent ILEAD USA graduate.
Information is available everywhere. Blogs are a great way to stay abreast of new information that keeps us up-to-date on all the latest news related to job search, the library profession, and the work world in general. The easiest way to aggregate this information is to use RSS feeds. RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. It’s an easy way for you to keep up with news and information that’s important to you, and helps you avoid the conventional methods of browsing or searching for information on websites.
Below are some blogs that you might find useful. Please add any blogs to the comments that you find useful.
The 9th MPLA (Mountain Plains Library Association) Leadership Institute will again be facilitated by nationally known organizational development consultant Maureen Sullivan. Ms. Sullivan has over 25 years of experience in leadership development and is the Past President of the American Library Association. She helped establish the ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute and is a faculty member for its annual program.
The Institute will be held April 27 – May 2, 2014 in Estes Park. Colorado.
Criteria for applicants:
- Employed in a library organization in MPLA’s 12-state region
- Current member of one of MPLA’s 12 affiliated state library associations
- Minimum of 5 years in a library-related job with progressive experience
- Record of experience that demonstrates leadership potential
- Expected continued contribution to the profession
- A thoughtfully completed application
- Two letters of recommendation
Interested? Visit the MPLA website for more details and application instructions, or read past attendee testimonials. Applications are due November 1, 2013!
Library staff across Colorado embraced the challenge and applied for ILEAD USA! We are proud to announce Colorado’s ILEAD USA participants!
Seven days! This is a nudge, a reminder about the approaching application deadline for participation in ILEAD USA…
If you’re one working on an application to be a program attendee (iLeader), it’s not too late to gather up others for your team (or align with a team seeking an additional member). You CAN DO IT!
Team applications are important. Why are we requesting that interested individuals form teams before the application process? You’ll find that answer here, in our FAQ entry.
Need help finding team members?
ILEAD USA is about taking risk, pushing yourself. Show us you’re made of the right stuff!
All applications for iLeaders (team members), mentors, and instructors are due Friday December 14, 2012! Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity!
We always welcome your questions.