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The State Library has put together a Twitter directory for the Colorado library and education community, and we invite you to add your Twitter username to the list.
This directory is an online version of the content that was previously kept in an ever-growing spreadsheet, for those of you who remember it. Anyone on that spreadsheet has automatically been added to the new directory.
Please check out the directory and look for your Twitter username. If you don’t see it, you may add it by following the Submit an Account link at the top of the page. To edit or remove your information from this directory or to pass on any comments or suggestions, please email Michelle Gebhart. And don’t forget to search for colleagues; this new site makes it easy to search by username or category.
The State Library’s booth at CAL in November 2009 had the theme “Libraries: A Place of Endless Possibilities”. Visitors were encouraged to share their stories by writing them, typing them or telling them (to our flip cameras).
Now you can read or listen to the fantastic stories of your colleagues and celebrate the many ways libraries transform lives.
- Listen to some of the library stories on our YouTube channel
- Read the rest of the stories on our presentations page from CAL ’09
Libraries. A place of endless possibilities. The heart of many stories.
Two people meet in nonfiction and fall in love. A boy finds salvation in his local library and becomes the first in his family to attend college. A suburban mother of four relies on the library’s expert reference service to start her own business, and later is named “Entrepreneur of the Year.”
Come visit the State Library’s booth at the CAL exhibit hall to share YOUR story! You can write it, type it, or tell it (we will have flip cameras). Read fantastic stories of your colleagues and celebrate the many ways libraries transform lives.
Need more reason? Submit YOUR story and become eligible to win one of these fabulous prizes!
- A “flip” digital video camera
- Library stories journals
- A tricked-out messenger bag
- Summer Reading Fun Pack
Through a partnership with the American Library Association (ALA), Safeway Inc. is rolling out 5 Safeway-brand cereal boxes with back-panel content about libraries and librarians. The cereal is available at Safeway’s 1,500 U.S. stores across the U.S.
The panels focus on five content areas:
- Get rich @ your library lists free resources available at libraries and encourages readers to add up how much they save by using the library’s resources;
- Learn for a lifetime @ your library features the ways that school and public libraries encourage lifelong learning;
- Great mysteries answered @ your library contains fun facts about libraries, including the number of questions answered weekly by reference librarians at our nation’s academic and public libraries;
- Discover the world @ your library positions a library card as a passport to the world; and
- Discover your family tree @ your library encourages readers to go to the library to research their family tree.
Visit the I Love Libraries site for more information.
The Colorado State Library will have a variety of pre-conferences and workshops at the 2009 CAL Conference. Don’t forget to stop by our booth on Friday and Saturday in the Exhibits Area. We would love to:
- * Share with you the latest services and resources we can offer Colorado libraries
- * Hear how libraries have transformed your lives
We nurture communities, connect people, cultivate ideas, provide inspiration, and tickle the imagination.
Come to the Colorado State Library booth at the 2009 CAL Conference and tell us how libraries have transformed your life. We can attest as to how they have transformed our lives!
Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy (CLEL) is excited to invite you to our first annual meeting!
Since our organization began in early 2008, we have been a small but determined organization working to strengthen children’s literacy through library services and community advocacy. We have had a chance to work on some very cool projects and are now poised to grow in size and influence. We welcome your interest and involvement!
The meeting will include:
* A session on what early literacy programs and services look like at public libraries across Colorado – gather ideas for your library and share your own ideas with others!
* Time to meet and network with other Colorado library staff interested in early literacy
* A reception honoring our first LSTA grant recipients for all their hard work and early literacy efforts
* How you can get involved with CLEL committees, current projects, and our new LSTA grant
* An overview of the CLEL resources available to help you in your community: our member network, website, blog, Facebook page, and Twitter presence Continue reading ‘CO Libraries for Early Literacy Annual Meeting Invitation’
Now that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) has been signed into law, the work to restore our economic stability will become a national priority. Libraries are playing a key role in helping our communities with a multitude of services including resume building, online job searching and free classes.
For additional information about ARRA and how libraries can get involved, visit www.cde.state.co.us/cdelib/LibraryDevelopment/PublicLibraries/ARRA.htm.