Colorado State Library at CALCON18

Connect with CSL staff at this year's conference!

CALCON, the annual conference of the Colorado Association of Libraries, is September 13-15, 2018 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 CALCON18 to view full event details.

As in previous years, the Colorado State Library is pleased to support CALCON18 in multiple ways. We are sponsoring keynote speaker Dr. Isabel Hawkins, an astronomer at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, who will speak about broadening the participation of underserved groups in the sciences.

In addition, several CSL staff members will present sessions throughout the conference, ranging in topics from User Experience (UX) and photography to procrastination and collaboration. See the schedule below for details.

Finally, we are excited to showcase service animals at our exhibit hall booth. Hearing Dogs for the Deaf  and Veteran’s Puppy for Life will visit on Thursday, and Dogs for the Blind will be with us on Friday. We hope you will stop by to say hi and meet a friendly pooch.

Colorado State Library Sessions

See the full schedule.

Thursday, September 13


Don’t Say Cheese: How to Take Great Photos | Dave Hodgins & Linda Hofschire


Connecting Families in a Digital World | Christine Schein

Friday, September 14


The Secret Life of Procrastinators | Jean Marie Heilig & Christine Kreger


Doing UX? What you can do to Improve User Experience | Babi Hammond, Tiffany Clendenin, Chris Evjy, Kati Polodna, Anthony White

The Magic Bullet for Increased Productivity | Linda Hofschire


Discover Colorado: Taking the Library Outdoors | Beth Crist

Learning IS the Work: Taking Charge of Your Learning | Christine Kreger & Sharon Morris

Collaboration: It CAN be learned | Becky Russell & Molly Gibney

Saturday, September 15


The Hidden Biases of Good People | Beth Crist & Jean Marie Heilig


The 2 Generation Approach to Eliminating Poverty | Beth Crist & Becki Loughlin

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