How can school librarians have a positive impact on student growth and achievement? What strategies and tools will enable them to get there?
The Colorado Dept. of Education (CDE) and the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) are partnering to offer two workshop opportunities (as well as an opportunity for six $100 scholarships to cover registration and a substitute for the day).
The ASCC Consortium’s new integrated library system, Koha hosted by Liblime debuted last week. The new AspenCat catalog currently includes records from the seven pilot libraries.
Send out a big congratulations to:
Akron Public Library
Dolores Public Library
Manitou Springs Public Library
Nederland Community Library
Ouray Public Library
Wellington Public Library
West End Schools: Nucla and Naturita
They all worked extremely hard over the last several months and their diligence shows!
AspenCat includes over 100,000 items that are readily available to any patron in the participating communities. AspenCat will be growing to nearly 700,000 records from 22 more libraries by September 2010.
AspenCat can be viewed at www.aspencat.info.
Gene Hainer has compiled an update of Colorado State Library initiatives and activities.
Current CSL Funding Initiatives
- Broadband – Round 2 of the Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP) should be available by December. The CSL will work with libraries on a proposal to create regionally-based mobile computer labs for library and community use. Continue reading ‘Colorado State Library Update’
The Colorado State Library and the Colorado Library Consortium hosted a two day forum for new library directors. We had 17 attendees who traveled from all over the state to Buena Vista while viewing a mixture of snow and yellow aspens.
Lots of information was shared, and everyone had several chances to network including at a reception at the Buena Vista Library, thanks to Gail Nottingham.
Jeff Donlan inspired us to think about collaboration in terms of haiku and here are some of the creations. Continue reading ‘New Directors Forum…and Haiku’
Someone who takes advantage of 24 x 7 online training through I’m An Online Learner, a subsidized program offered by the Colorado State Library and CLiC
- Access hundreds of WebJunction self-paced courses in technology, library service, and management
- Improve work skills and performance without leaving their desk
- Pay $10 per course
- Earn a certificate of completion for successful completion
- Have access to the course material for one year
Learn More at: I’m An Online Learner or through the State Library or CLiC websites
Testimonial: Ross Callender, CLiC Regional Consultant,
“I took the Web Graphics class. I appreciated that I could focus on the chapters that were important to me and since it was all online, I could complete them on my schedule.”
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)
Arapahoe Library District has partnered with CLiC to provide a classy interactive tutorial for school librarians. The tutorial (part one of a two part series) is not only for beginner librarians, but also for the folks who have been school librarians for awhile. Pop in, see what you think, and then let us know! If you think other school librarians (especially newbies) would benefit from viewing the tutorial pass it along. A special thanks to Lisa Priebe and Donna Miller for getting this project launched!
Did you know that Colorado has a Continuing Education Forum? This group meets on the third Tuesday of every even month throughout the year. The meetings are open to anyone who coordinates continuing education for library staff in Colorado. Attendees include representatives from the Colorado State Library, Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC), Colorado Association of Libraries (CAL), BCR, MARMOT, Rocky Mountain SLA, several training coordinators for large library districts, as well as representation for school, public, academic and special libraries. The group works on:
- Planning continuing education for library staff
- Collaborating on CE
- Needs Assessment
- Resource sharing
- Reduce duplicative efforts
For more information contact Sharon Morris at Colorado State Library, firstname.lastname@example.org
Save the date!! We’re on our way to planning next year’s Spring Workshop in Greeley.
The 2008 workshop was very successful. There were many wonderful and informative sessions to choose from. Some attendees said they had a difficult time deciding which session to attend.
CLiC offered scholarships to several attendees; I’m sure many of you saw my emails.
Click on the comments link to see what scholarship recipients had to say.
It’s time for libraries to take advantage of the best electronic library information resource. Wilson’s Library Literature is a source for those questions that always seem to come up – Library 2.0, Space Planning, programming, children’s literature, and so much more! This database is offered as a cooperative purchase through CLiC and is affordable for all libraries. The cost is based on the number of professional librarians on staff and this database is exclusively for use by all library staff. Check the CLiC web site for details and access to the trial, http://www.clicweb.org/cooperative_purchasing/dbDescriptions/librarylit.php.
A subscription/renewal form is on the CLiC web site. The trial ends August 31st and subscriptions will be accepted until that date. Please contact me with questions regarding this offer.