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State Library Renews Support for ReadingRecord Summer Reading Tracking Software

The Colorado State Library has once again renewed their support for ReadingRecord summer reading tracking software!  ReadingRecord is a web-based application for libraries to track reading program participants. It is a cloud (hosted) service, meaning that no additional equipment is required to use ReadingRecord. It can be used to track most any kind of reading […]

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Deadline for CALCON Session Proposals is Coming Soon!

Colorado Association of Libraries Presenting is great for professional development, helping to build strengths in interpersonal communication, presentation skills, and more. But even beyond that, it’s an opportunity to share experiences, tips and techniques with colleagues across the state. So whether you’ve never presented, or it’s your 5th time, think about the awesome things you’ve accomplished […]

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Digital Literacy

Learning Edge February #1

In February, we typically think of President’s Day or Valentine’s day, however, there are many more events to recognize and celebrate. February is also Black History Month which originated from the work of Carter G. Woodson in 1925. Read more at Civil Rights and for information on how to honor Black History Month with your […]

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Colorado Commission on Higher Education approves $550,000 in OER grant funding 

The Colorado Commission on Higher Education approved 20 proposals that will provide nearly $550,000 in funding for higher education Open Educational Resources (OER) projects throughout the state. “I applaud the work of the commission to bolster innovation and save our students money,” said Governor Jared Polis. “These grants will no doubt have a huge impact on […]

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Continuing Education CSL News

Feeling the love? We have two CSL in Session webinars this month!

Join us on Wednesday February 20, 2019, from 12 – 1 PM MT for Tear Down This Wall: Find & Remove Barriers to Library Use. While your library is ADA compliant and welcomes all, there may be hidden barriers for some in your community that hinder them from using your library. Who isn’t using your library, and […]

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Continuing Education

Free Continuing Education Opportunities for February 2019

  These free online learning opportunities are curated by our friends at the Wyoming State Library!  Thank you Wyoming State Library peeps – you are the best! For Colorado-specific continuing education events, make sure to check out the Library Learning and Creation calendar – https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/. **Tuesday, Feb 12 (8am-1pm) North American Virtual Reference Online Conference! https://sites.google.com/view/navrconference/ : […]

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Learning

Open Education Week: March 4-8, 2019

Founded in 2013 by the Open Education Consortium, the goal of Open Education Week is to raise awareness and showcase the impact of open education on teaching and learning worldwide. Open Education Week has become one of the foremost global events recognizing high achievement and excellence in open education. The week-long event spotlights amazing work from […]

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Lifelong Literacy

Grants Available for Colorado Teen Literature Conference in April

Grants are now available for teens and adults to attend the 31st Annual Colorado Teen Literature Conference on Saturday, April 13th, 2019, featuring keynote authors Sandhya Menon and Bill Konigsberg. This annual conference offers breakout sessions that have appeal for teens, educators, librarians, and anyone interested in teen literature. The conference will be held at the […]

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Digital Literacy

Learning Edge January #2

We are back in full swing of a new semester with students that we may or may not have met before.  Take some time each day to build relationships with those students and also take time for yourself as an educator for self-care. Renew your energy by spending time with colleagues for support. Spend time […]

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Digital Literacy

Civil Rights Primary Sources

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated across our nation to honor one of the most influential and iconic leaders of the civil rights movement. “The holiday must be substantive as well as symbolic. It must be more than a day of celebration . . . Let this holiday be a day of reflection, a […]

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Registration is open for the Public Library Annual Report Workshops

Are you interested in learning practical techniques and strategies for streamlining your Public Library Annual Report (PLAR) data collection and using the data for decision-making, strategic planning, and communicating the impact of your library? This winter and spring, the Colorado State Library and CLiC will offer free, interactive PLAR workshops in Pueblo, Brush, Grand Junction, […]

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Digital Literacy

Learning Edge January 2019 #1

As we begin a new calendar year and we move into the 2nd half of the school year, let’s plan some time to spend with our colleagues to support one another and to renew our energy and passion for education.  This edition of the Learning Edge provides a multitude of opportunities and ideas to gather […]

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Continuing Education

Do you speak possibility? – Upcoming CSL in Session

Do you speak possibility? Learn more on Thursday January 17, 2019 from 12 – 1 PM MT. Based on “The Art of Possibility” by Benjamin Zander and Rosamund Stone Zander and using examples from fields as diverse as classical music and early childhood, this presentation will focus on the ability to “speak possibility” as a […]

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Continuing Education

Free Continuing Education Opportunities for January 2019

These free online learning opportunities are curated by our friends at the Wyoming State Library!  Thank you neighbors to the north! For Colorado-specific continuing education events, make sure to check out the Library Learning and Creation calendar – https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/. **Innovative Libraries Online Conference: “Libraries at the Center of Community Life” Jan 17 (8 am-6:30 pm). For […]

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Digital Literacy

Digital Primary Sources

Primary sources are original items or records that have survived from the past, such as clothing letters, photographs, and manuscripts…they are part of a direct personal experience of a time or event. Primary sources are the raw materials of history — original documents and objects which were created at the time under study. They are […]

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Family Literacy Resources

Winter break is a great time to read with your kids! Learning doesn’t just happen at school; it happens at home, too. The Colorado Department of Education defines family literacy as the following: Family Literacy Integrates all the following activities: Parent or family adult education and literacy activities that lead to readiness for postsecondary education […]

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Digital Literacy

Learning Edge December 2018 #2

This semi-monthly newsletter for educators is posted here at the Colorado Virtual Library site on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month.  Please share it with your colleagues! The newsletter welcomes information and happenings from the education community.  If you have something you would like to share with the learning community please complete the form located […]

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Continuing Education CSL News

Utah RIPL Regional – Travel Stipend Opportunity

Do you work in a small and rural public library? Are you interested in learning about evaluation and data use for management, planning, and communicating the impact of your library? Five travel stipends for the Utah RIPL Regional in Salt Lake City, March 6-7, 2019, are available to staff working in small and rural public libraries in […]

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Digital Literacy

Learning Edge December 2018 #1

This semi-monthly newsletter for educators is posted here at the Colorado Virtual Library site on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month.  Please share it with your colleagues! The newsletter welcomes information and happenings from the education community.  If you have something you would like to share with the learning community please complete the form located […]

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CSL News Lifelong Literacy

One Book Colorado Voting has Started.

One Book is back for its 8th year!   The One Book Colorado program launched its 2019 book selection voting on December 1st.   The name of the program has changed, but the mission is the same  – to give away 75,000 copies of the same book, one to every four-year-old in the state. Pick up a free […]