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Powering Small Libraries

AspenCat is a shared catalog (integrated library system-ILS) that includes more than 115 libraries and more than a million items. Participating libraries share more than 4,500 physical materials and ebooks each month.

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Sending and receiving right from your back door

CLiC’s key service that delivers physical materials between member libraries throughout the state, as well as providing connections to resource sharing in other states. Learn More!

Growing Library Staff

CLiC is dedicated to providing affordable continuing education opportunities in-person and online for library staff.   
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On the ground for libraries across Colorado

CLiC is meeting libraries at their point of need with three regionally-based consultants. Consultants work with libraries to support them with operations, governance, community engagement and more.   
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Saving money? Yes please!

CLiC enables libraries to have access to electronic resources, databases, supplies and more through discounts negotiated by CLiC.   
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Pushing the envelope

Staff members constantly scan the horizon for new opportunities beyond our core services. We'll even experiment, try out new products and services to see if they meet libraries' needs. Learn More!

Why CLiC?

Whether your library is large, small, or somewhere in the middle, CLiC makes things happen. We are your colleagues and part of the Colorado library community.   
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After the Conference

Last week, we held a successful virtual conference for AspenCat libraries. However, if you were not able to attend, we’ve got you (mostly) covered. Please see below for recordings, slides, and notes. Thank you for helping to make this experience educational and enjoyable! [Read more…]

Access Video on Demand

Looking to add streaming video to your library’s offerings?

CLiC has a Discount!

  • Sit down and view the full series of HBO®’s Chernobyl
  • Get up and learn Bruce Lee’s Fighting Method: Basic Training & Self Defense Techniques
  • Get serious and study Career Tips: Tips for a Successful Phone Interview.

CLiC has a great discount with Infobase. Check out its Master Public Library Video Collection which contains thousands of hours of video from Oscar®, Emmy®, and Peabody award-winning documentaries. Take a look at how-to programs that make life easier and richer, top-quality performances spanning the arts, biographies of history makers (past and present), a variety of TV shows and movies, and more.

Did we also mention it includes content from HBO® Documentary Films, A&E, BBC Learning, PBS, National Geographic, ABC News, NBC News, CNBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Bill Moyers, Rick Steves, Globe Trekker, Julia Child, Open University, Annenberg Learner, TED, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, and many more.

Want to learn more? Contact Kira Zimmerman

New Guide

Whether it’s your first day as a Colorado library director or it’s your seven-hundredth day, there’s always a lot to know. Wouldn’t it be great to have an uncomplicated guide? Well, here it is! Introducing the New Director’s Guide for Public Libraries from your Colleagues on Call at CLiC.

  • First time working with a board? This guide covers it.
  • Confused about what to do at the beginning of the year vs. the end of the year? We offer an annual planning calendar.
  • Wondering what statistics to keep and for whom? “Your Library by the Numbers” section has got you covered.
  • Do you have a Friends group or a Library Foundation? Or is it both? Should I have one or the other?  It’s there—in the guide.

The guide provides succinct foundational information with links to find out more when you are ready. No need to page through non-relevant google results or let your questions go unanswered. This guide is written for library directors who are working in the field and need answers now (or maybe yesterday).

The CLiC Colleague on Call team created this guide expressly for new library directors in rural communities just like yours. Not a new Director? You never know what you might find to inspire and refresh.

Sign up for the virtual AspenCat Conference!

This year, we will be meeting together online. Our goal has been to create a virtual experience that draws on elements from a typical in-person conference while also trying to adapt to the virtual setting. The best way we can do this is to ask for your full participation. As always, the AspenCat Conference is FREE! We look forward to seeing you October 27, from 12:00-4:00 PM! [Read more…]

CLiC is Closed – July 3

A friendly heads up that the CLiC office will be closed Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day.

This is a day to reflect on and celebrate our cherished freedoms, and to grill meats and veggies with reckless abandon.

– CLiC Staff