CALCON, the annual conference of the Colorado Association of Libraries, is September 19-21, 2019 in Loveland. The event features keynote speakers, sessions, lightning talks, vendor exhibits, and after-hours activities. This year’s theme is “Ignite the Magic”. Visit CALCON19 to view full event details.
As in previous years, Colorado State Library staff members will present sessions throughout the conference, ranging in topics from job hunting to unconscious bias. See the schedule below for details.
This year CSL is also supporting CALCON’s new Trustee Track, which includes program sessions targeted at public library boards (for both district and non-district libraries), as well as general conference keynotes, awards, lunches, and networking opportunities. A highlight of daily events in the Trustee Track can be found here: 2019 CALCON Trustee Track
Finally, stop by the Colorado State Library booth in the exhibit hall to “check out” one of our Early Literacy Librarians for a one-on-one conversation on early literacy. Kate Brunner (southern region), Melody Garcia (metro Denver & northeastern region) and Gail Yerbic (western region), bring years of experience in Colorado public libraries, family and community engagement, and development of early literacy offerings in a library setting and they look forward to connecting at CALCON!
Colorado State Library Sessions
See the full schedule.
Thursday, September 19
Pushing the Sage Off the Stage & Putting the Learner First | Christine Kreger
Booktalking the Blue Spruce YA Book Award to Teens | Teresa Allen
Creating Engaging Check Out and Facilitation Kits | Anne Holland, Beth Crist, Brooks Mitchell
Friday, September 20
Purpose & Motivation: Let’s slay some monsters! | Christine Kreger, Katie Fox
Services for people making change: working with justice involved citizens | Diane Walden, Tiffany Clendenin, Jhil Marquantte, Suzanne
Strengthening Local Relations: Library Leadership & Government Officials | Crystal Schimpf, Tim O’Shea, Kathleen Owings, Brena Smith
Saturday, September 21
Job Hunting Like a Boss | Miranda Doran-Myers, Dave Hodgins
Speed Mentoring | Tania Hajjar, Hillary Dodge, Jenifer Fisher, Jon D. Solomon, Logan Macdonald, Jen Mayer, Amy Shipley, Christopher Evjy, Matthew J Jabaily, Len Bryan, Rose Nelson, Jamie Smith, Shana Wade, Cynthia Kiyotake, Christine Schein, Sharon Morris, Kyle Harmon, Paul Paladino
Sorry….you just don’t fit into our culture: unconscious bias in hiring decisions | Jean Marie Heilig, Beth Crist