The Colorado State Library staff has been busy preparing a wide variety of presentations for the 2019 Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) Spring Workshops in Grand Junction on March 21 & 22. We hope to see you there!
Not going to Grand Junction? Stay tuned for more info on sessions we’ll be presenting in Fort Morgan on March 29, and in Pueblo on April 15 & 16.
See the CLiC website for schedules, session details, and registration.
March 21, 2019
Danger in the Comfort Zone
Jean Marie Heilig
Learn how to change when change doesn’t come naturally by mastering new habits and skills.
Community Engagement through Dialogue & Deliberation
Crystal Schimpf & Rachel Hanson (Mesa County Libraries)
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.
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.
State Library Update
Join Colorado’s new State Librarian for an update from the State Library.
Partner with a DOC Library
Come learn more about exciting programs and services available at Department of Corrections (DOC) libraries and how you can partner with a library in your area to provide programs.
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.
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.
Libraries are Under Threat
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.
Drag Queens, Porn Peddlers, and Book Burnings, Oh My!
Miranda Doran-Myers, Jay Ballenberger (Colorado Mesa University) & 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.
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.
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.
March 22, 2019
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.
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.
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.
Cybersecurity Education & the Community
Join this session to learn more about cybersecurity, cyber careers, discuss building partnerships with schools, public libraries, and community colleges to create opportunities and to prepare our youth and adults for this important industry.
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.