Practical, Affordable.

Spring Workshop registration is now open. Grab your seats soon before these events fill up…

  • Grand Junction – Thursday, March 15 & Friday, March 16 at Colorado Mesa University
  • Fort Morgan – Thursday, March 29 at Morgan Community College
  • Pueblo – Thursday, April 19 & Friday, April 20 at Pueblo Community College

Click here for the 2018 Spring Workshop lineup, including details like schedules and session descriptions.

Also, if $$ is tight and you need assistance, apply for a scholarship here!

Registration is Open! 2018 Spring Workshops

Spring Workshop registration is now open. Grab your seats soon before these events fill up… [Read more…]

WorldBook

CLiC is always working to save your library money. We are excited to announce our newest partnership – WorldBook!

Stop thinking about the dusty books from your childhood. This is image-driven navigation, videos of experts answering questions, and timelines containing historical notes.

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Save the Date! 2018 Spring Workshops

Mark your calendars!

CLiC is excited to announce the dates and locations for the 2018 Spring Workshops: [Read more…]

CLiC Honored with Award

In a surprise announcement at the recent 2017 Colorado Association of Libraries annual CAL Awards banquet, CLiC received the 2017 President’s Award!

During her introduction of the award, CAL President Dana Abbey shared these thoughts:

“The recipient of the 2017 President’s Award is a colleague to all who work in and support libraries in Colorado. They are eager to share their skills and expertise, but are just as happy to listen to your needs, concerns, and ideas. They log thousands of miles a year traversing lone two-lane highways, treacherous mountain passes, and rush-hour traffic to provide training, support, and materials.

“I am pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 President’s Award is the staff of the Colorado Library Consortium, or as most of us say, “CLiC.” I would like Jim Duncan, Executive Director, to accept the award on behalf of CLiC, and would also like to have any CLiC staff join us on stage. The CLiC dream team includes:

  • Ross Callender
  • Sandy Messick
  • Sara Wright
  • Kira Zimmerman
  • Lauren Conley
  • Bob Bennhoff
  • Sharon Walker
  • Ashley-Sneesby-Stippich
  • Jo Hunter
  • Andrea Pettegrew

“Congratulations, and thank you for supporting vital library services including AspenCat, the Library Courier, the CLiC Spring Workshops (as well as other professional development), Colleague on Call, Electronic Resources licensing, and just generally being awesome!”

2017 AspenCat Users Group Meeting Digested!

The 2017 AspenCat Users Group Meeting continued the tradition of a fun and informative event focused toward AspenCat libraries. It was great to see so many of you this year and we really appreciate your participation and enthusiasm. [Read more…]

Call for Presenters – 2018 Spring Workshops

Our Moms taught us to share…

…and we would like you to share YOUR knowledge and enthusiasm with us at the 2018 CLiC Spring Workshops. [Read more…]

2017 AspenCat Users Group Meeting!

It’s September and you know what that means … time for our annual in-person AspenCat Users Group Meeting! [Read more…]

What are “Extras?”

The Future. What’s on the horizon for Colorado libraries?

Pushing the envelope on behalf of libraries, staff members constantly scan the horizon for opportunities to enhance library services and collections. Our current special projects are captured under the Innovations & Initiatives section of our web site, while our past experiments are captured under the Things We’ve Tried section. [Read more…]

AspenCat Regional Workshops — Coming to a Service Area Near You!

Bringing training right to your back yard!

We will be offering the regional workshops on a variety of different dates and locations to best accommodate AspenCat member libraries all over the state. We did our best to find dates and locations that would work well for everyone’s schedules and we hope to see lots of you there for a fun, focused afternoon of learning.

This year’s workshops will be shorter, have more focused content, and more breaks sprinkled throughout. These workshops should provide a good breadth of different topics that should be useful for AspenCat library staff in all areas of service.

The workshops are free of cost to you and CLiC will be providing lunch and light breakfast snacks. We will try to accommodate dietary restrictions to the best of our ability, however if you have a very specialized diet, we recommend that you bring along your own lunch and snacks.

All workshops start at their respective locations at 10AM and run until about 2PM. Dates and locations are listed below, for reference. When registering, you’ll be required to pick ONE location.

  • Pueblo County Library (Rawlings Branch) – Pueblo, CO : July 17th
  • Center Consolidated Library – Center, CO : July 18th
  • Berthoud Community Library District – Berthoud, CO : July 21st
  • Dolores Public Library – Dolores, CO : July 27th
  • Las Animas Bent County Library District – Las Animas, CO : August 2nd
  • Yuma Public Library – Yuma, CO : August 3rd
  • Hub City Senior Center – Limon, CO : August 4th

REGISTER HERE!