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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get your information.
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 email@example.com to get your information.
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.
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.
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)
Colorado’s Statewide Library Awareness Campaign is: What’s Next?!
Vision: * Libraries move communities into the future. Every resident of Colorado will discover their library to be a place of curiosity & discovery; ideas & experiences; inspiration & imagination. They are places of endless possibilities.
Mission: * Libraries are excited about patron’s questions, we assist patrons with their needs during transitional times in their lives. What’s Next?!
Goals: * To shift the general public’s perceptions so they understand that libraries change with the times, are not just books and provide critical help to people during times of personal or community transition. * To reinvigorate the value of libraries and secure future funding of Colorado Libraries.
Tagline: * What’s Next?! Your future. Libraries help get you there
We are moving forward and have the logo, mark, fonts and style guide. Please refer to the style guide for explanations on file types. These are all available on the Brand Items page.
We are working on the website and marketing kits which should be ready by the CAL conference in October 2010.
Contact Debbi MacLeod with any questions.
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.
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’
I 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’