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Protecting Cultural Collections: Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response & Recovery

The “Protecting Cultural Collections” workshops are presented in a 2-part sequence to produce the following outcomes for disaster preparedness activities:
  • Complete a disaster response & collection salvage plan by the end of Part 2
  • Learn how to train staff to implement your plan effectively
  • Set pre- and post-disaster action priorities for your collections
  • Understand practical decision-making skills needed during an emergency
  • Experience salvage procedures for a wide variety of material including books, documents, photos & objects
Part 1: Prevention & Preparedness
Denver: Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 9am-4pm – University of Colorado, Anschutz Campus
Part 2: Response & Recovery
Denver: Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 9am-4pm – University of Colorado, Anschutz Campus

Fall Youth Services Workshops a Success!

The State Library offered 6 interactive, informative youth services workshops in Rifle, Eagle, Pueblo, Englewood, Boulder, and Dolores in October and November. A total of 132 attendees (an unfortunately timed snowstorm near Pueblo lessened attendance) from 47 library jurisdictions came to learn about the 2012 summer reading program and early literacy, and to network with colleagues.

Kathy Barco, Children’s Librarian at the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library System in New Mexico, presented the lively morning session highlighting the 2012 summer reading program theme of night time at all 6 sessions. Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy (CLEL) members Jana Ackerman, Lisa Chipouras, Laura Baldassari-Hackstaff, Melissa Depper, and Becky Campbell offered informative, useful afternoon sessions on early literacy, including an overview of the newly revised Every Child Ready to Read program.

Handouts from the workshops are available, including Becky Campbell’s early literacy presentation. Continue reading ‘Fall Youth Services Workshops a Success!’

Youth Services Workshops – Register Now!

Registration for the 2011 Youth Services Workshops is now open. Public librarians, school librarians, and those interested in youth services programming are all welcome and encouraged to attend. Register now! (Please register at least 1 week in advance.)

Download flyer (PDF)


November Workshop Opportunities – “Standards Galore!”

November is just around the corner and there are two “Standards Galore!” workshops you don’t want to miss:

  • *Monument, COTuesday, November 10th
    (please attend this one if you can’t make it to the Colo. Springs workshop on Friday, December 11th)
  • *Brush, COThursday, November 12th


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Youth Services Workshop – Westminster, 10.16.09

Last week, I was fortunate enough to attend the last of six Youth Services workshops being held around the state.  The College Hill Library in Westminster hosted (and couldn’t have been more gracious), and I do believe a great time was had by all.

In the morning, Kathy Barco from the Albuquerque Public Library presented ideas for 2010 summer reading, including decorations, crafts, celebrations, activities, refreshments, programs, and more. The themes are “Make a Splash @ Your Library” (children) and “Make Waves @ Your Library” (teens).

The afternoon included discussion of after-school programming, a report on the LSTA Early Literacy (CLEL) Storytime grants, an update on State Library youth services initiatives, and of course distribution of the 2010 statewide summer reading program manuals.

Here are some of the photos I took during the day. Enjoy!

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Kathy Barco presenting an activity (making fish headbands out of balloons), and some of the participants enjoying their new looks.

The fabulous staff at the College Hill Library in Westminster. Continue reading ‘Youth Services Workshop – Westminster, 10.16.09’

Workshop Opportunity for School Librarians – Register Now!

Nance Nassar of CDE / Colorado State Library will be presenting the first of her “Standards Galore!” series of workshops in Alamosa on Thursday, October 22, and in Greeley on Tuesday, October 27. She will also present workshops in 13 additional cities around the state. Continue reading ‘Workshop Opportunity for School Librarians – Register Now!’

Youth Services Workshops – Registration Deadlines This Week & Next

The deadlines to register for the Youth Services workshops in the Western Slope area are this Wed-Fri:
–Durango workshop on 10/7 – REGISTER TODAY, 9/30/09
–Delta workshop on 10/8 – REGISTER THURSDAY, 10/1/09
–Vail workshop on 10/9 – REGISTER FRIDAY, 10/2/09

The Front Range-area workshop deadlines are next Wed-Fri:
–Greeley workshop on 10/14 – REGISTER WEDNESDAY, 10/7
–Pueblo workshop on 10/15 – REGISTER THURSDAY, 10/8
–Westminster workshop on 10/16 – REGISTER FRIDAY, 10/9

Visit http://tinyurl.com/YSWorkshops for more information and to register.

Please contact Michelle Gebhart, 303-866-6894, if you have questions.

Two Workshop Opportunities

For School Librarians and Other Educators:
“Standards Galore!” Workshops – October 2009-February 2010 – register now!

Join your fellow school librarians and learn about the COMPANION DOCUMENTS that correlate with the new school library “Standards for the 21st Century Learner.”

The attendees will participate in lively discussions and work in groups to develop a better understanding of the new standards documents mentioned above and how to implement them into lesson development and into their school library program.

For Public Library Youth Services Librarians:
Youth Services Workshops – in October – register now!

Annual workshops for public library youth services librarians to network and learn about the 2010 Statewide Summer Reading Program and other youth services in public libraries:

-2010 statewide summer reading programs, presented by Kathy Barco:
-“Make a Splash” (children) and “Make Waves” (teen)

-Lunch and networking

-After-school programming including “The After-School Network”

-Report on the LSTA Early Literacy (CLEL) Storytime grants

-Update on State Library youth services initiatives

-Summer Reading manuals

Contact Michelle Gebhart, 303-866-6894, for more information.

Author Fest of the Rockies

As always, Margaret Morris and the Friends of the Manitou Springs Public Library have been hard at work creating interesting ways to support the library and connect with the community.

Author Fest of the Rockies is another terrific example!

The event features education and training workshops, contests, keynote presentations and much more. Be sure to check out the schedule; the diversity of topics is excellent!

Proceeds for two-day event, featuring more than “50 published authors, editors, coaches, Internet marketing experts, illustrators, poets and publishers from throughout the state of Colorado” will benefit the Manitou Springs Public Library and contribute to its plans for expansion. Check it out at: http://www.authorfestoftherockies.org/

IMLS & Congressional Offices to Hold Grant Workshops for Museums & Libraries in CO and WY

IMLS, in conjunction with members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, will hold free workshops for potential applicants to its grants programs on June 22 and 23 in Colorado and Wyoming.

: U.S. Representative Jared Polis (D-CO-02)
Co-hosts: U.S. Senators Mark Udall (D-CO) and Michael F. Bennet (D-CO), and U.S. Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO-01), Betsy Markey (D-CO-04), Mike Coffman (R-CO-06), and Edwin G. Perlmutter (D-CO-07)

Place: Butterfly Pavilion, 6252 West 104th Ave, Westminster, CO 80020 Date and Time: June 22, 2009, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

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