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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 better integrating technology into their programs and classes.

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Library Leadership & Development

Experts on library leadership, library law, and institutional and correctional libraries.

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Continuing Education & Professional Development

Opportunities for Continuing Education and Professional Development in person and online.

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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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Resource Sharing

Spotlight on Sharing: Rethinking Large Print

Readers of large print come in all ages and abilities. Large print is appealing because the font size, combined with more white space and anti-glare paper, reduces eye strain and helps with deep reading, comprehension, and fluency. Who reads large print? People of all ages, from young children to older adults; People who are blind […]

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Meet the COLibraries Community

Take a peak at some of our COLibraries clients!

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Website Creation & Hosting

CVL Sites Redesigned

The State Library’s CVL Sites is a free service that creates and hosts websites for libraries, museums, and related organizations. Sites for Voice Preserve, One Book 4 Colorado, and StoryBlocks were recently redesigned to be easier to use on desktops, tablets, and mobile devices. Check out the new designs below. To learn more about the […]

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Library Learning & Creation Center…Refreshed!

The Library Learning & Creation Center website has a new look! As we work to expand this website to become a portal for your library continuing education needs, we decided to start with a face-lift. Don’t worry, we still offer wonderful, self-paced learning modules on Customer Service and Technology Training, as well as curriculum you can […]

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COLibraries Levels of Service

The State Library works with COLibraries clients to determine which level best fits your needs. The decision for which level your needs will be based on the tech skills at your institution, website needs, and resources available.

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COLibraries Integrations and Plugins

New Titles Display for PIKA Libraries If you are an AspenCat member, COLibraries offers special integration for PIKA featuring book cover streams based on your library’s newest tiles, children’s materials or any other designated collection. Return-On-Investment Calculator COLibraries also offers a special plugin to COLibraries users as well as any library using WordPress. The Return […]

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Website Creation & Hosting Inquiry

Use this form to contact us with questions about our website creation and hosting services.

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COLibraries Samples and Template Pages

COLibraries can help you with templates for content (and some content you can use!) Using RSS feeds (and columns) can give your institution up-to-date information customized for your community. Kids Page – This page highlights a multi-column option and the importing and displaying content from any RSS feed. Content can include your own blog, or […]

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Free Collection Development Workshop for Colorado Youth Services Staff

Registration is open and room is still available for all three of the FREE regional sessions about collection development for youth services staff, led by Carol Edwards! These sessions are great for ALL youth services library staff, not just those directly responsible for selecting and purchasing materials for collections. May 4: Estes Valley Library May […]

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Resource Sharing

NRS Services Across Colorado

The Networking and Resource Sharing (NRS) unit supports Colorado libraries through a variety of technology-related services. The map below, while not a comprehensive representation of all that we do, is a visualization of our reach across Colorado’s public libraries. For more information about these and the other programs and services offered by the Colorado State Library, please visit the Colorado […]

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Research & Statistics

Library Research Service (LRS) provides library professionals, educators, public officials, and the media with research and statistics about libraries.

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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.

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Resource Sharing

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. Learn more about how to start using mailing lists: Mailing Lists 101. Mailing Lists The following mailing lists are hosted by the Colorado State Library, unless otherwise noted: CAL-IFC […]

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Books for Book Clubs

Get additional copies of popular titles for your library book club.

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Grants & Grant Writing

Info on grants administered by the State Library, and grant-writing assistance.

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Technical Services Consulting

Help with original cataloging, preservation, and digital collections.

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Websites for Libraries & Library Organizations

The State Library provides websites free-of-charge for eligible libraries and library organizations.