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Deadline Extended for 2011-12 Colorado School Library Survey

The deadline for completing the 2011-12 Colorado School Library Survey has been extended to November 30, 2011. Participation by all public school libraries is vital!

We have made substantial revisions to the survey based on respondents’ comments to better reflect the current state of school libraries, and we look forward to getting the input of all Colorado public school librarians! The data gathered in the annual school library survey provides library professionals with important information for planning, evaluating, and budgeting.

For questions regarding the survey, or to obtain your username and password, feel free to call Library Research Service at 303-866-6900 or email lrs@lrs.org to get your information.

2011-12 School Library Survey Now Open

Letters have been sent to public school libraries throughout the state announcing the opening of the 2011-12 Colorado School Library Survey.

The Library Research Service (LRS) has made substantial revisions to the survey based on respondents’ comments to better reflect the current state of school libraries, and looks forward to getting the input of all Colorado public school librarians!

The data gathered in the annual school library survey provides library professionals with important information for planning, evaluating, and budgeting. Login information is included in the letter, but if you haven’t received your letter and would like to get started, feel free to call LRS at 303-866-6900 or email lrs@lrs.org to get your information.

New Fast Facts on the state of library jobs in Colorado

There appears to be more competition than ever for Colorado’s library jobs, based on recent activity on LibraryJobline.org.

A new Fast Facts about the jobs posted on the site over the past four years has just been published.  Colorado’s Library Job Climate : 2007-2010: Insights from LibraryJobline.org (PDF) highlights trends in total job postings, salaries, degree requirements, and the most popular jobs from the site. Job postings are up slightly from 2009, but drastically more people are viewing them, and part-time, temporary positions continue to replace full-time, permanent ones.

New 60-Second Survey: What is the Value of an MLIS to you?

On behalf of the Library Research Service:

In 2008 Library Research Service (LRS) launched our first 60-second survey, “What is the Value of an MLIS to You?,” in response to lively discussions about this topic on various listservs. Close to 2,000 library professionals weighed in, with over 1,000 leaving thoughtful comments about the MLIS degree. Three years later, as libraries and the environments in which they serve continue to change and evolve, LRS wondered how has the value of an MLIS fared?

LRS has launched a new 60-Second Survey on the value of an MLIS to you. Do you feel your MLIS degree was/is worth the time and money invested in it? If asked today, would you recommend pursuing an MLIS degree? You tell us.

Take the 60-Second Survey on the Value of an MLIS Degree to You

Please pass this on to your colleagues-locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

School Library Survey Webinar on February 17

Library Research Service will be hosting a School Library Survey Webinar on Thursday, February 17, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. The purpose of the webinar is to get feedback from school librarians about the annual Colorado school library survey—suggestions for improvements, changes, additions, deletions, etc. To participate in the webinar, you will need access to the Internet as well as a separate phone line.

Interested in attending? Please email Linda Hofschire to get information about how to access the webinar.

View the current school library survey (PDF)

National Bookmobile Day 2010

National Bookmobile Day

Does your library have a bookmobile? Celebrate the first annual National Bookmobile Day on Wednesday, April 14, 2010!  ALA has free resources your library can use to promote your bookmobile.

Learn How to Create a Technology Plan

The wonderful folks at WebJunction invite you to join them on October 29 to explore the technology planning features in WebJunction’s free resource, TechAtlas for Libraries. This is an excellent place to begin for those of you who need to develop a Technology Plan in order to apply for e-rate funds. Continue reading ‘Learn How to Create a Technology Plan’

TechFest 2009

Anythink LogoI spent an awesome day at the Anythink Brighton location last Monday for TechFest 2009. The day started off with a bang with a presentation by David Lee King, followed by a full schedule including staff presentations on web 2.0 tools, and technology,  a Technology Petting Zoo, and gaming. Continue reading ‘TechFest 2009’

2009 National Book Festival

The 2009 National Book Festival (NBF), organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress, was held on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. NBF celebrates the joys of reading and lifelong literacy and is free and open to the public. More than 70 authors, poets and illustrators were featured this year. The crowd was estimated to be 130,000!

NBF - Crowd

As in the past, the Colorado State Library partnered with Colorado Humanities and the Center for the Book to represent Colorado in the Pavilion of the States, where reading and library-promotion programs are highlighted from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. trusts and territories. Continue reading ‘2009 National Book Festival’