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Free SIPA Services and Grants Webinar

Do You Know About SIPA?

SIPA (https://www.colorado.gov/sipa) stands for the Statewide Internet Portal Authority.  SIPA was formed by the Colorado General Assembly to provide efficient and effective e-Government services for Colorado government entities and their citizens through the use of modern business practices and innovative technology.

Some of the services they provide – at free or discounted cost – include, but are not limited to:
– Payment Processing
– Event Registration
– Websites on Colorado.gov
– Google Apps for Government

SIPA also offers micro-grants to help you improve and streamline services that will assist in providing more information and technology online to citizens. In the past, these grants have been used for everything from scanners to funding historic newspaper digitization.

Briana Milligan from Colorado’s SIPA will share the possibilities and power of working with SIPA. She’ll also tell us more about their upcoming fall grant cycle.

Join us at 12:00 on October 9th to learn more about what SIPA and SIPA’s grants can do for your library and community.  This webinar will be hosted  by Christine Kreger and Mary McCarthy of the Colorado State Library.

Webinar access:

Next CSL in Session – Tending the Garden of Innovation


  • Does everyone have the potential to be innovative?
  • What does it take to cultivate your own creativity?
  • What tools could you use to stimulate the growth of new ideas from the group you’re working with?
  • What are three key tools to ensure that your project is grounded in fertile soil?

Please join us as Jane Martel, Customer Experience Coordinator for the Arapahoe Library District shares practical information and tips for harnessing your inner innovator!

The session will be offered via Adobe Connect. You can access the classroom via the CSL in Session website. No registration is necessary!

Next CSL in Session: Wildly Successful Meetings: Impossible Dream or Easy Peasy Reality?

  • CSLinSessionWith: Sharon Morris
  • When: 04/17/2014 | 12:00p – 1:00p, Mountain Time
  • Where: CSL in Session



So… you have to run a meeting and you want it to awesome…or at least not as bad as those meetings that people walk out of saying, “What a waste of time.” Join this interactive session!

Sure, we will start by kvetching about what goes wrong in meetings, but by the end you will have practical and easy techniques for meetings. You will get tips for planning so that everyone is focused and the content is relevant, facilitating so that you bring out the best in everyone in the room, and be able to come to consensus about where you are heading.

Bring your own success stories and strategies too, because with CSL in Session, everyone shares expertise.

REGISTER NOW! – Project Management with Pat Wagner

The Project Management webinars with Pat Wagner are getting full, so please REGISTER NOW for all 3 sessions!

  1. Project Management Foundations: What’s the Big Fuss?
    January 18, 12:00-1:00pm

  2. Project Management Case Studies: Who Forgot to Measure the Bookcases?
    February 1, 12:00-1:00pm

  3. Proof of Concept: Applying Project Management Principles to Your Workplace
    February 15, 12:00-1:00pm

This three-part series is for anyone who works in a library at any level. Although it is meant as an introduction, experienced project managers might appreciate the refresher and discover new ways to present information to their teams. We encourage you to attend all three, but we welcome you attend whichever programs you can.

New Online Learning Series: CSL In Session

The Colorado State Library is pleased to announce a new online learning series, CSL In Session. The series is made up of free, hour-long virtual classes on a broad range of topics, delivered once a month. These won’t be your standard information-dump-style “webinars” – we’re planning interactive online classes where participation is central to the learning, and where learners go away with distinct takeaways that can be immediately applied in your libraries and in your professional lives.

We’re kicking off with:
Taking Off the Blinders: Customer Service Lessons from Other Industries
Wednesday, November 16 at 12:30 p.m.

Description: Be honest. How often do you look ONLY at other libraries for examples of customer service strategies and enhancements? This session will broaden your view, drawing together ideas, lessons and examples of customer service strategies from non-library industries and organizations. When it comes to brick-and-mortar and online services alike, libraries MUST look beyond their own backyards to ensure future success and to better serve their communities—or risk irrelevance. Continue reading ‘New Online Learning Series: CSL In Session’

REMINDER: School Library Survey Webinar this Thursday, February 17

The Library Research Service will be hosting a School Library Survey Webinar this 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 an Internet connection for your computer and a separate phone line. Attendees will be able to communicate with each other both on the phone and via text chat.

  • Step 1: Access the meeting room online. Please choose “Enter as a Guest” and type in your name when you log in.
  • Step 2: Upon entering the meeting room, you will see a pop-up form to Connect My Audio. You have the option to “Dial-in to the conference,” or, to “Receive a call from the meeting (Dial-out).” If you choose to receive a call, be sure your phone is on the hook so the call can come through!

Changes in E-rate for Libraries

I recently attended an excellent e-rate webinar presented by WebJunction. Even if you have applied for e-rate in the past, I would highly recommend viewing the archived webinar because there have been several changes to the e-rate process.

For instance, certified technology plans are only required for those seeking Priority 2 services. If you are applying for telecommunications or Internet access only, you are no longer required to submit a technology plan for certification. (Although no longer required for all libraries, technology planning is a crucial part of an organizations strategic planning, and highly recommended). Continue reading ‘Changes in E-rate for Libraries’

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)

Attend a Webinar on Colorado Libraries 2.0 – Feb 4th

Colorado Libraries 2.0 is a free, professionally developed online training program designed in modules that relate to tasks we perform in our libraries. To find out more, please plan on attending a webinar describing the program. The webinar will provide information for both staff and administration.

Date: February 4, 2010
Time: 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

An Internet connection and a USB headset is required for this session.

To join the webinar:
Step 1:
Access the meeting room online. Please enter your name as a guest as you log in. Continue reading ‘Attend a Webinar on Colorado Libraries 2.0 – Feb 4th’

Colorado State Library Webside Chat Archives

If you missed the chance to participate in the State Library’s January 27, 2010 Webside Chat – an introduction to the State Library and updates on current activities – the archives are now available on our webinars page.

For those who attended the Webside Chat live (not those who viewed it later), please take a moment to give us your feedback in this short evaluation.

Join us for our next Webside Chat on Wednesday, February 24.  More information coming soon!