October is Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado – Let Book Club Help Spread the Word

Each year, Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado recommends a book for the community at large with the goal of spreading information and encouraging conversation on ways to manage conflicts of all types and in a variety of situations. This year’s title is a picture book appealing to all ages. In this year’s selection the protagonist, […]

Five Fall Favorites for Your Book Club

It’s autumn, Keats’ “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,” and while we may be short on mist here in the State Library, I can share with you some of our fruits. I’m not talking about pumpkins, but the fruits of our Book Club Resource, of course! Here are five books from our collection as we […]

The Colorado State Library Book Club Resource: Taking Stock

Greetings! As the new King of the Book Club (not a title bestowed by me, but one I shall accept), I’m impressed by how excellent the State Library’s Book Club Resource (BCR) is. Right now, our collection houses hundreds of titles in all different types of genres, both nonfiction and fiction, from classics to contemporary […]

New Book Club Resource Contact at the Colorado State Library

All you Colorado Book Club Resource enthusiasts  will be pleased to know that we have a new King of the Book Club in the house.  Michael Peever joined the Colorado State Library team earlier this week  and will be the guiding force behind our Book Club Resource service going forward.  Michael is well suited for […]

Borrowing a Book Club Set from the Colorado State Library

Have you got patrons who want to host book clubs for their friends?  It can be hard to find enough books for these events – but there is a service to help you out – the Colorado Book Club Resource, offered by the Colorado State Library, is just what you and your book club patrons […]

Free Online Learning Opportunities for June 2019

The snow has finally quit flying (we hope)! Time to jump start your summer with some FREE learning opportunities! **Library 2.019 Virtual Conference. Wednesday, June 5 (1-4 pm). This web conference will explore how librarians are using open data, teaching others about it, and even creating it. You’ll learn about tools you can implement in […]

New CSL in Session Webinar: Helping Patrons With Legal Questions, Part 3: Federal Laws and Secondary Sources

Join us on Thursday April 25, 2019, from 12:00 – 1:00 PM MT for Helping Patrons with Legal Questions, Part 3: Federal Laws and Secondary Sources with Michele Masias. This is the third and final webinar in the Helping Patrons With Legal Questions series presented by the Colorado Association of Law Libraries and the Colorado State […]

New CSL in Session Webinar: Collaborating with Local Health Organizations to Address Health Disparities in your Community

Join us on Wednesday April 17, 2019, from 12 – 1:00 PM MT for Collaborating with Local Health Organizations to Address Health Disparities in your Community with Maggie Shawcross. We now accept that our race and socioeconomic status affects our health. Recognizing these indirect factors is the first step in addressing and promoting health to the […]

Literary Libations: Get Lit with DPL and Denver Distillery!

This month, we’re back with a very special installment of Literary Libations from the Colorado State Library in collaboration with Denver Public Library’s Get Lit Pop-Up Book Club, the Colorado Chapter of Sister’s in Crime, and Denver Distillery. The book: Dashiell Hammett’s The Thin Man. The Genre: Mystery. The vibe: LIT. If you’ve ever wanted […]

Colorado State Library Presentations at 2019 CLiC Workshops in Fort Morgan

The Colorado State Library staff has been busy preparing a wide variety of presentations for the 2019 Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) Spring Workshops in Fort Morgan on March 29. We hope to see you there! Not going to Fort Morgan? Check out State Library session info for CLiC Spring Workshops in Grand Junction here, and […]

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 […]

Friday Grab Bag, March 1, 2019

The Friday Grab Bag is a weekly series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting happenings in Colorado libraries, and includes news from the Colorado State Library. Let’s open the Friday Grab Bag! [row cols_nr=”2″ class=”narrow”] [col size=”6″] Books in the Wild Inspired by the mission of the Free Little Library movement, the Clear Creek County […]

Successful Supervision Registration is Now Open!

Registration for the 2-day Successful Supervision Workshop with Pat Wagner is now open. What can participants expect at the Successful Supervision Workshop? Using case studies and their own real-life performance management issues, participants will review proven supervision models and apply practical concepts in hands-on work sessions. Upon completion of the workshop attendees will have the skills […]

CSL Book Club Resource Brief Hiatus Beginning January 31st

The Colorado State Library’s Book Club Resource and Resource Kit Program will be taking a brief hiatus while our friends at the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) complete their AspenCat migration, which is scheduled to begin the first week of February. During this time, we will not be able to add or change any records, or […]

The Book Club Guide to Literary Libations

You’ve finally done it. You’ve formed your book club. Congratulations, because just getting more than two people together in a room that they’re not getting paid to be in is a feat all in itself. Whether you finally got all the names you needed on your library’s sign-up sheet, got a firm commitment from everyone […]

Book Club Updates: You Spoke and We Listened!

The Colorado State Library’s Book Club Resource would like to thank everyone who participated in our partner library survey and to let you know that we heard you! According to your responses, the number one factor in your decision on a particular title is the number of copies available.  So for the next several months, the […]

Friday Grab Bag, November 16, 2018

The Friday Grab Bag is a weekly series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting happenings in Colorado libraries, and includes news from the Colorado State Library. This is a very special issue of the Friday Grab Bag because it is the last one I will write. November 15 is my last day at the Colorado […]

Friday Grab Bag, November 9, 2018

The Friday Grab Bag is a weekly series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting happenings in Colorado libraries, and includes news from the Colorado State Library. Let’s open the Friday Grab Bag! [row cols_nr=”2″ class=”narrow”] [col size=”6″] Art & Music Pueblo Community College is hosting El Movimiento, an exhibit from History Colorado that chronicles the […]

Free Continuing Education Opportunities for November 2018

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/. AT YOUR LEISURE – Pre-recorded webinars to view at your convenience How to design a library that makes kids want […]