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…]

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…]

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!

Powering Small Libraries

Joining the AspenCat union catalog transforms a library’s collection. Equivalent to the second largest public library in Colorado with more than 1.4 million items, AspenCat demonstrates that small libraries together form a “big gorilla.” Unified, small libraries can exponentially increase access to material for their patrons, literally exploding the size of their collections.