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!

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!”

Gale Database Packages

You asked, and we delivered. CLiC is excited to announce its new partnership with Gale/Cengage! In our continuing drive to bring great products to libraries at phenomenal discounts, we’ve assembled packages of Gale databases geared for schools, public libraries, community colleges and four-year academic institutions.

How do you order? Talk to us about your options then we will send you an individualized quote. With our new ordering system we will send you an email where you can easily review exactly what you want and even pay immediately by credit card should you so choose.

If you have any questions please Contact Us.

Growing a new web site

Our old web site. It served us well.

We’ve been hard at work for many months, establishing CLiC’s new web site!

The #1 goal: make it easier for YOU to reach us. As easy as picking up the phone. As easy as hollerin’ out your back door, across the alley, “Can I borrow a cup of sugar?”

“Whatcha baking?” we ask, because we love cookies and cakes and pies, too.

So contact us! We’re ready with our mixing bowls.

About Our NEW Web Site

In a phrase: “They’re our kind of people.” By that, we mean the folks at Ramblin Jackson, the Boulder-based digital market + video production agency that took seriously our crazy ideas for this web site and actually brought those to life. On the surface, you might think it’s no big deal because the user interface is so easy to navigate and the design is cohesive… but the reality is that under the hood of this seemingly-simple site there exist structural complexities and utility beyond compare. This is a web site built around the concept that CLiC staff should be easy to reach and interact with AND should be reflective of our mission + core values. Ramblin Jackson surpassed our expectations. If you’re looking at revitalizing YOUR web presence, go talk with them, now!

Wi-Fi Woes?

Wifi installation sites, Spring 2017

Maybe your wifi is unreliable, or on the slow side. Or maybe you’re tired of “gathering” wifi usage statistics in your library by roving around with a clipboard, counting people on their devices.

Our solution is simple, affordable and elegant.

“Our wifi network is awesome – this is obviously a very slow time of the year in La Veta, but there are still cars parked outside every evening when I leave the library.  Right now, with the bakery & the coffee shop closed for owner vacations, people without wifi have literally no other place to get online…

“Anyway – I love our new access points – our patrons are spoiled & don’t even know it, but I do!  Thank you again for this great solution!” – Sandy Hackbarth, Director, La Veta Public Library

Currently installed in:

  • West Custer County Library (Westcliffe)
  • Penrose Public Library
  • John C Fremont Library (Florence)
  • La Veta Public Library
  • Fowler Public Library
  • CLiC (yes – we use this system, also!)

Interested? Read a little more, then contact us!