Spotlight on Sharing: CVL Shares!

We’ve had a lot of new visitors to Colorado Virtual Library lately. If this is your first visit, welcome! We hope you keep coming back to read new and interesting content.

CVL is the product of contributions by many members of the Colorado State Library, and even though we all have different specialties, one thing we all love is sharing resources. Here are a few of our favorite resource sharing posts.

How and where to get free images for your website

Every image you find online is fair game to post on your website, right? Not so. Learn how to find good images that you can safely use without running the risk of copyright infringement.

6 things you can do to make your website more accessible

You wouldn’t build a library that didn’t have a wheelchair ramp, so why design a website without considering accessibility? This post gives you tips on improving your website to make it easier for screen-readers and other adaptive technologies.

Take advantage of E-rate funding

If you’re a small or rural library, you might be considering applying for E-rate funding to expand your broadband capacity. The application process can be cumbersome, but in this post we provide some hints that can make it a little easier.

Free backchannel chat service

CVL has lots of free resources for teacher librarians and students. This post is an introduction to TodaysMeet, a free app for having discussions during class. Who said that passing notes had to be a bad thing? Try it in the classroom or in your next meeting to extend the conversation.

Send group text messages with Remind app

Here’s another resource that is appropriate for everyone, and especially teachers. Many of us prefer to communicate via text, but what if you want to text a large group, like parents, without giving out your cell number? This post gives an overview of Remind, a group text app.

Free online resources

Here’s a fun one: a big ol’ collection of all kinds of free resources, organized by category. Whether you’re looking to replace an existing tool or just want to know what’s new in the world of free stuff, there’s something here for everyone and every skill level.

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This post is part of our Spotlight on Sharing series, which aims to increase the visibility of resource sharing in Colorado. How is YOUR library sharing? Let us know by filling out this super short form. If you’re on Twitter, tweet @hitchlib or use the hashtag #spotlightonsharing.

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