The Colorado State Library staff has been busy preparing a wide variety of presentations for the 2019 Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) Spring Workshops in Pueblo on April 15 & 16. We hope to see you there!
See the CLiC website for schedules, session details, and registration.
April 15, 2019
DOC Libraries : Program Plans & Proposals
Bring your program ideas to this hands on session (or use one of ours), and draft a program plan that you can submit to your management team with confidence, and use as a template for future proposals
Libraries are Under Threat
Come learn why we should all pay attention to the disturbing trend that suggests that the idea that libraries should no longer exist is moving from the fringe, into the mainstream.
DOC Libraries Poster Session
Come learn more about exciting programs and services available at DOC libraries.
State Library Update
Nicolle Davies, Assistant Commissioner
Join Colorado’s new State Librarian for an update from the State Library.
STEAM in a Small Space
See CSL’s resource kits in action! Play around with the kits and get ideas for promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math with inventive programming at your small, rural, or correctional library.
CSL Resource Kits: What’s In Them For You!
Kieran Hixon & Madison Basch
Learn how to take advantage of CSL Resource kits to gain awareness of social issues facing our communities, hold community conversation, and become more aware of identified underserved populations and how to work with these patrons more successfully.
Learn ways to survey youth and adults as they use your library’s services and take home a tool to help you create your own surveys.
Do You Speak Possibility?
Attendees will leave this highly-interactive session, based on “The Art of Possibility” by Benjamin Zander and Rosamund Stone Zander, having learned three skills associated with speaking possibility, and having had the opportunity to consider how these examples from outside “libraryland” apply to our daily work.
Planning for the Future: Trends Influencing Public Libraries
Crystal Schimpf & Sharon Morris
This session will share trends shared at the ALA Symposium on the Future of Libraries. Participants will be given a chance to discuss how these trends might impact their communities and influence library planning. Recommended for directors, trustees, and anyone else involved in library planning.
Creating Meaningful Google Analytics Reports
Bring your laptop to this hands-on workshop, where you will gain a deeper understanding of Google Analytics, and how to create more cogent and meaningful analytics reports.
Purpose & Motivation: Let’s slay some monsters!
Katie Fox & Christine Kreger
In this hands-on workshop, we’ll dive into the importance of meaningful work, help you develop your own purpose statement, and determine concrete actions for moving forward with your individual journey.
Your Website as a Branch of your Library
Spring cleaning for your website! Explore ideas and develop a framework for creating the same sort of inviting and welcoming space you have in your library building – but for your online presence.
Community Engagement through Dialogue & Deliberation
This session will present a framework for varying degrees of community engagement, as well as specific dialogue and deliberation techniques that can be effective in libraries of all sizes and types.
Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award
This statewide award gives teens an opportunity to nominate and vote on their favorite books. Come learn about the nominees for 2019, and walk out with a plan for promoting the award in your library.
DOC Libraries: Creating an Interactive Program Activity
Bring an activity idea to this hands on session (or use one of ours), to create an activity you can take back to your library and use in your programming.
The Hidden Biases of Good People
Jean Marie Heilig & Beth Crist
During the session, an overview of unconscious bias and examples of its impact will be discussed, and you will be encouraged to examine your own biases and assumptions so that you can make more informed decisions.
NASA@ My Library Comes to Colorado
Come to this interactive session to learn about opportunities to participate in NASA @ my library, this year and beyond.
Drag Queens, Porn Peddlers, and Book Burnings, Oh My!
Miranda Doran-Myers, Martin Garnar (University of Colorado Colorado Springs) & Shannon Foster (Pitkin County Library)
Join members of CAL’s Intellectual Freedom Committee for an overview of the local, national, and international intellectual freedom topics that are currently affecting librarianship.
Danger in the Comfort Zone
Jean Marie Heilig
Learn how to change when change doesn’t come naturally by mastering new habits and skills.
Creativity Power-Up: New approaches to old problems
Katie Fox & Kieran Hixon
In this session, you’ll learn strategies for approaching those same old challenges with a new perspective, including generating multiple
solutions to the same problem, identifying your underlying assumptions, and focusing on the areas you can control.