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CLiC Spring Workshop Draws ‘Unexpected Guests’

Look what a fine and distinguished panel appeared at the CLiC Spring Workshops in Grand Junction this week. A great day of learning, networking, innovation, inspiration and fun is coming your way on April 8 in Fort Collins and April 22-23rd in Pueblo. Check out all the details and don’t miss your chance to be part of Kurtis Kelly’s workshop. Remember, the President and the Senator will be waiting…

Spring is just around the corner — Consider presenting at a CLiC Spring Workshop — Call for Presenters



The Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) invites submissions for presentations at our Spring Workshops in 2010 in the following locations:

Grand Junction, March 1 & 2

Fort Collins, April 8

Pueblo, April 15 & 16


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Order READ Lapel Pins for Summer Reading Now!

You may now place your order for READ pins for the 2010 “Make a Splash @ Your Library” and “Make Waves @ Your Library” summer reading programs.

The Colorado State Library (CSL) received an incredible number of votes for this year’s pin, but one of the designs was the clear winner.
READ Pin for 2010 Summer Reading Program

Following the same procedure as previous years, CSL will place a large pin order and would be glad to “piggyback” and add your order to ours. This is a great way to promote next year’s programs and, as you can see below, placing a large order will make it cost effective for all of us.

Pricing details:
0 – 9,999 = $0.63 ea.
10,000+ = $0.58 ea.
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Rain, Sleet and Snow & Librarians

Librarians arrived from near and far (through rain, sleet, snow and even thunder!) to the CLiC Spring Workshops at CSU-Pueblo last week. Keynote speaker, George Needham – V.P of OCLC, wowed the breakfast morning crowd on Thursday with new discoveries from the latest OCLC report From Awareness to Funding. The two day event offered librarians 50 sessions to choose from, and had the campus buzzing with library talk. We overheard one CSU student curiously asked another student what the heck was going on in the ballroom. The response -“I don’t know, I think a bunch of old people are taking classes”.  Well, we may be a graying profession but there were plenty of exciting ideas, plans, and sharing happening in Pueblo. If you attended the Spring Workshops, we’d love to hear from you. Just click on the Comment button.

George Needham and “From Awareness to Funding”

I have been reading this OCLC study, going to presentations on it, and doing a few of my own. I keep learning new things and getting great ideas for others who have read this study. George Needham has been coming to Colorado for the CLiC Spring Workshops to talk about this study.  After his very insightful and thought-provoking presentation, we have a break out discussion. In Greeley, George joined us for that discussion too.  Very lively. Some of my notes are below.

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State Library Programs at the 2009 Spring Workshops

Colorado State Library staff are offering many workshops around the state as part of the 2009 CLiC Spring Workshops. For more information and the complete workshop schedule, visit the CLiC Web site or call the State Library at 303-866-6900.

CSL Workshop Schedule (PDF)

Spring CLiC Workshops – Registration Open!

The keynote speaker for all three workshops is George Needham V.P of OCLC. Don’t miss this event, because George has some very thought-provoking ideas on how your library can be a transformational force in your community.

On top of that, there will be over 25 workshops to choose from.

Registration fee is $35/day with breakfast and lunch included!

Grand Junction

The registration fee bumps up to $40/day two weeks before the event, so register early!

Complete a scholarship form and you may be selected to receive two days of registration – free!

Building Colorado Story by Story: The Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Collection

Ever heard of Sanborn Maps? Sanborn fire insurance maps are large scale historical city maps, detailed at the block and building level, that show residential, commercial, and industrial uses of sites, building footprints, potential environmental hazards, and construction details of structures. Sanborn fire insurance maps were originally designed to assist fire insurance agents in determining the potential damage from fires, assessing risk, and setting premiums. Today, Sanborn maps are used for a variety of purposes, including environmental site assessment, architecture, urban history, and genealogy.

Building Colorado Story by Story: The Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Collection
is a digital collection of Sanborn fire insurance maps of cities across Colorado. The collection contains 346 maps of 79 principal cities in 52 counties covering the years 1883-1922. The University of Colorado at Boulder is the in the process of digitizing these maps and the beta version is now available online.

CLiC andthe Map Library staff at CUB are running workshops about these Sanborn maps and map librarianship in general. Many people have attended the short overview sessions at our CLiC Spring Workshops. Also check out the last Accidental Map Librarian Workshop in Gunnison May 11.

We have also created a wiki for our Accidental Map Librarian Workshops you can check out at :

CLiC Workshop Financial Assistance

Hi everyone,

Don’t forget to apply for a workshop subsidy or the Alex Project scholarships. Deadline for Greeley and Grand Junction workshops is fast approaching (March 2nd).

$100 is available to offset your expenses to the workshops and can be applied to registration fees, travel costs or even substitute pay if you are a school librarian: Financial Assistance Form

Free Books! Free Registration! Check out the Alex Project session presented by Karol Sacca and you could find an easy way to hook up adults with teen readers:
Alex Project Form

Chance to Earn $100 towards CLiC Workshop Costs

CLiC is offering ten (10) individuals (at each location) a chance to earn $100 to help defray expenses by assisting us at our spring workshops. Selection will be based on a random drawing about 3-4 weeks before each workshop event. At the workshop location of your choice, you will act as the “liaison” for four (4)workshop sessions, hopefully most of your choosing! Your job is to be there in case of problems so you can help or find CLiC staff to assist, introduce the presenter, and write up a evaluative summary paragraph of the session, you attend. Once you are notified of selection, we will allow you to sign up, first come first serve, for the sessions of your choice to attend as liaison while at the CLiC spring workshop.

To apply for this complete the following two tasks: (1) Fill out this application form online. (2) Then, post a comment by clicking on the word comments under this blog entry.

Greeley: Apply by 5pm on FRIDAY March 2 – Notification on Monday 3/5
Grand Junction: Apply by 5pm on FRIDAY March 2 – Notification on Monday 3/5
Pueblo: Apply by 5pm on WEDNESDAY March 21 – Notification on Monday 3/26