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Continuing Education

Free Continuing Education Opportunities for January 2018

Ready to make 2018 a year of learning? These free online learning opportunities can help! Many thanks as usual to the Wyoming State Library who curates this list each month! For Colorado-specific continuing education events, make sure to check out the Library Learning and Creation calendar – https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/. ADVOCACY Jan 30: How Libraries Can Help Job-seekers […]

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Continuing Education

Free Continuing Education Opportunities for December 2017

Happy December! Another great line-up of free online learning opportunities put together by our friends at the Wyoming State Library!  For a full list of Colorado programs (in-person and online), don’t forget to check out the Library Learning and Creation Center calendar! https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/ What do you want to learn today?   December Summary: ASSESSMENT & PLANNING Dec. […]

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Continuing Education

Free Continuing Education Opportunities for November 2017

Thanks again to the Wyoming State Library for curating this list of free online learning opportunities in November! For Colorado specific continuing education events, make sure to check out the Library Learning and Creation calendar- https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/. What do you want to learn today?   November Summary:  ADVOCACY Nov 30: Social Media Analytics: What to Measure and Why (WebJunction) […]

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Resource Sharing

Adult Education and Family Literacy Week 2016

September 26 through October 1, 2016 has been declared Adult Education and Family Literacy (AEFL) Week by members of Congress. In the video below, Jessica Fuller, Program and Support Services Specialist for the Adult Education Initiatives office at the CDE, explains what AEFL encompasses and how it interacts with other support systems, including libraries. Jessica also outlines […]

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Lifelong Literacy

Adult Tech Literacy Classes at Estes Valley Library: Supporting a Community on the Move

Don’t let the serene surroundings fool you: Estes Park is a busy place. Hikers and shoppers, visitors and locals flock to this bustling community surrounded by the stunning peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park. The intense beauty draws people from all over the world, and some of them decide to stay and call Estes Park […]

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Resource Sharing

Spotlight on Sharing: Crafting, Creating, and Making

The rise of the library makerspace, a popular emblem of the DIY culture, is often associated with tools like 3D printers, video equipment, and laser cutters. But makerspaces don’t have to be high-tech to be places for making and creating. Many libraries now offer tools and programs for all kinds of crafting: sewing, knitting, quilting, and […]

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Resource Sharing

Spotlight on Sharing: Libraries Support Memory Care

Libraries are a reflection of the communities they serve, and communities across the United States are experiencing a steep increase in people with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Currently, 5.4 million people have Alzheimer’s, with 5.2 million of them over the age of 65. By 2050 that total is expected to climb to at least […]

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Technology

Where to start if you’re a technology beginner

It probably happened slowly. While you were busy with the demands of daily life, the world of technology grew around you. One day you were the expert with Hi-Fi sound systems, and the next you are hiring the neighbor kid to hook up your new “smart” TV that plays music through your speakers. It suddenly […]