Register Now for Curious About Library Supervision

Considering a move into a supervisory position in a library and wondering if it’s the right career path for you? Curious about the specific skills needed to be an effective supervisor? The Colorado State Library, is partnering with Pat Wagner from Pattern Research, Inc., to offer our Curious about Library Supervision two-part webinar series: a practical […]

Free Online Learning Opportunities for March

**Free Online Conferences** Mar 3-4. 2020 Southeast Collaborative Online Conference. https://sites.google.com/view/secollaborativeconference Mar 4 (9-1:45 pm) Grow Your Good (Network for Good). https://www.networkforgood.com/webinars/ Mar 10 (1-4 pm). Wholehearted Libraries – Library 2.0. https://www.library20.com/   2020 CENSUS Mar 4: Libraries and the Census (American Libraries Live) Mar 25: The 2020 Census: The Challenges Facing Libraries (Georgia Library […]

Upcoming (FREE) Workshop: Teen Development and Connected Learning in Libraries

As part of the Transforming Teen Services project from YALSA, over the next 2 years, Catherine Boddie from Arapahoe Library District and Beth Crist from the State Library will offer sessions about teen growth and development, connected learning, cultural competence, computational thinking, and more, across Colorado. Take advantage of this opportunity to build and develop […]

Free Online Learning Opportunities for February

This Leap Year gives us all one extra day to learn something new! Check out all of the FREE online learning opportunities that the Wyoming State Library has curated!  ADVOCACY Feb 17: Champions:  We are in This Together – Advocating for Libraries on the Local, State and National Level (Indiana State Library) Feb 25: Marketing […]

Save the Dates for Spring Training 2020!

The Colorado State Library is delighted to share our awesome lineup of Spring Training opportunities in 2020! We have hit it out of the park by partnering with 3 all-star facilitators to offer 6 home run learning opportunities. So make sure to make note of when each workshop’s registration will open, so that you don’t […]

Upcoming CSL in Session Webinar – Serving the Underserved: tips for serving the homeless

Join us on Thursday January 23, 2020 from 12:00 pm -1:00 pm MT for Serving the Underserved: tips for serving the homeless. Sometimes, community services in rural areas don’t have resources to meet growing needs. As such, libraries become the primary service provider for those experiencing homelessness in the community. In an already busy library, how […]

Free Online Learning Opportunities for January

Ring in 2020 with some new topics and ideas with free, online professional development in January! This list, adapted from the master list provided by Wyoming State Library, features options of particular interest to youth services staff. All sessions should be free and listed in Mountain Time. Take an hour or two to re-energize with […]

Upcoming Webinar Series: Patron Data Protection

Join us for this 4-part webinar series (February 4 – March 31) that will look at practical methods for protecting library patron data, along with considerations when updating technological and procedural practices in your library. These webinars are sponsored by the Colorado State Library, and are free to attend. No registration required. Library Patron Data […]

Library Leadership Webinar: The Community Centered Library

One of the key changes in 21st Century public librarianship has been a shift in focus from library-centric to community-centric. This is sometimes called “turning out.” But pragmatically, what does this shift mean to library operations? In this archived webinar, Jamie LaRue, former public library director, author, and consultant, explored the Community Centered Library as […]

Free Online Learning Opportunities for December

Black Friday may be over, but you can still score FREE learning this month thanks to the folks at the Wyoming State Library!   AT YOUR LEISURE – Pre-recorded webinars to view at your convenience One Book Wyoming 2019: Ernest Hemingway and Race (Wyoming State Library) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=is7-yyo_BZg  : Hear presenter Charles Fournier discuss the theme […]

Free Online Learning Opportunities for November 2019

Once again – Wyoming State Library makes things easier for us by gathering a wonderful list of FREE online learning opportunities for November! Thanks Wyoming and Happy learning Colorado! AT YOUR LEISURE – Pre-recorded webinars to view at your convenience CTD Answers Your Questions About AT! (Center on Technology and Disability) https://www.ctdinstitute.org/cafe : This webinar is a […]

Upcoming CSL in Session Webinar – Bullet Journaling: The Magic Bullet for Increased Productivity

Do you struggle each day to get through your “to do” list? Are you losing track of projects and missing deadlines because you don’t have a system to manage all of your responsibilities? Join us for our next CSL In Session webinar, Bullet Journaling: The Magic Bullet for Increased Productivity on Thursday September 26 from […]

Upcoming RIPL Webinar – Power Up Reports With Google

Join us on Tuesday September, 24 2019 at 10:00 am MT for Power Up Reports With Google, presented by Lynn Hoffman, Director of Operations at Somerset County Library System of New Jersey Google Sheets includes a variety of lesser-known tools that can help you power up your library’s reports, including conditional formatting and basic scripting. This webinar […]

Upcoming CSL In Session Webinar – Supporting Developing Readers at the Library: Collection Development for K-3rd Graders

Join us for our next CSL In Session webinar, Supporting Developing Readers at the Library: Collection Development for K-3rd Graders on Tuesday September 24 from 12:00-1:00 pm MT. This is part 3 of a 4 part series about services designed for kids K – 3. Learn how the Children’s Librarians at Denver Public Library are […]

Free Online Learning Opportunities for September 2019

Once again the Wyoming State Library has curated a huge list of FREE online learning opportunities for library staff! AT YOUR LEISURE – Pre-recorded webinars to view at your convenience Integration Nation: Combining Technology and Library Media (Wyoming State Library) https://youtu.be/ya2L_AnU_2U : Join Megan Dingman and Maggie Unterseher, Library Media Specialists in Campbell County, Wyoming, […]

Free Continuing Education Opportunities for March 2019

Thanks again to the Wyoming State Library for curating this great list of FREE online training events! For Colorado-specific continuing education events, make sure to check out the Library Learning and Creation calendar – https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/. **Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design (Library 2.0) Wednesday, Mar 13 (1-4 pm) This is a conference for […]

New CSL in Session Webinar – Supporting Developing Readers at the Library

Join us on Wednesday March 14, 2019, from 12 – 1:30 PM MT for Supporting Developing Readers at the Library: Reader’s Advisory for K-3rd Graders, with Liesel Schmidt & Ann Schwab. In part 1 of a 4 part series, learn how the Children’s Librarians at Denver Public Library are expanding their services to developing readers and […]

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 […]

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/ : […]