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Technology in Libraries & Education

The State Library offers many resources and the expertise of several consultants to librarians and teachers interested in improving integration of technology and digital resources into their programs and classes.

Technology in Libraries

Technology in School Libraries and Teaching

 

Makerspaces

Assistive Technology

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Library Leadership & Development

Leadership & Library Trends

Library Law

Institutional & Correctional Libraries Development

School Library Development

Digital Literacy and Digital Learning in Schools

Volunteer Engagement

 

 

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Continuing Education & Professional Development

The Colorado State Library offers opportunities for continuing education and professional development through conferences, training, websites, and webinars.

See our main website for more information about Continuing Education and Professional Development. For School Librarians, see our Colorado School Libraries page.

Other Resources

Contacts

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School Libraries Development

Training and consulting to help educators to create meaningful, collaborative, and challenging learning opportunities for their students.

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Mailing Lists

Colorado State Library’s Network & Resource Sharing unit hosts numerous mailing lists for the Colorado library community, and can create new lists for eligible libraries and library-related organizations.

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Research & Statistics

The State Library’s Library Research Service (LRS) provides library professionals, educators, public officials, and the media with research and statistics about libraries. LRS reports and analyzes statistics on school, public, and academic libraries, and conducts studies on major library issues that are reported in the Fast Facts and Closer Look series. Find library research news on the LRS News page.

LRS also hosts and supports the popular Library Jobline job resource and DART reference tracker tool.

LRS Resources

LRS Contacts

Library Jobline and Library Directory

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Children’s & Youth Services

The State Library provides consulting and training on child development, library programming and activities as well as public/school library collaboration.

Reading Tips Brochures

Cover of Getting Ready to Read brochure, with picture of parents reading to a small childTalking, singing, reading, writing and playing with your baby, toddler, or preschooler can help them learn to read and write in kindergarten. The Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado State Library have prepared a handy brochure with tips and activity ideas to help your child get ready to read. You can download the brochure as a PDF in English or Spanish.

If your Colorado group or organization would like to distribute Getting Ready to Read brochures, you can order copies from the State Library free of charge. Fill out the online order form to let us know how many you want.

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Books for Book Clubs

The State Library’s Colorado Book Club Resource has a plethora of titles to loan if you need additional copies for your library’s book club.

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Grants & Grant Writing

The Colorado State Library administers three different annual grants to eligible Colorado libraries.

Grant Opportunities

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Technical Services Consulting

The State Library’s staff has expertise in many areas, and we’re glad to field your questions.

Original Cataloging

Preservation

Digital Collections

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Websites for Libraries & Library Organizations

The State Library’s Network & Resource Sharing department (NRS) provides websites free-of-charge for libraries, museums, and related organizations. NRS can help you create your site, host it for free, and deliver hands-on training to help you keep your site up and running. More than 40 Colorado Libraries and other organizations are using this service already. Setting up a site with us does not require any technical expertise. Most sites run WordPress, a stable, easy-to-use open-source web publishing platform.

See our Website Creation & Hosting section for more information, contact us using our online form, or e-mail Kieran Hixon or Babi Hammond directly.

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Library Job Listings

LibraryJobline is free for job seekers and employers. Signing up as a job seeker gives you a custom RSS feed and custom job notifications. Signing up as an employer gives you the ability to post jobs.

You can also follow job listings via RSS or Twitter.

 

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SWIFT ILL

A statewide ILL service for libraries of any size or type, allowing your patrons to search and place requests for materials located throughout the state of Colorado.