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Powering Small Libraries

AspenCat is a shared catalog (integrated library system-ILS) that includes more than 100 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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Public Library Annual Report (PLAR) Regional Workshops

Registration Open!

LRS and CLiC staff will be in your area soon to share expert guidance in collecting and using data you need every year for the PLAR.

Workshops will include practical techniques for making data collection easy, ways to use the data for strategic planning, and ideas for demonstrating your library’s impact using the data you’ve collected for the PLAR.

Any staff who work on the PLAR are encouraged to attend. The Pueblo, Brush, and Grand Junction workshops will focus on strategies for addressing the challenges that small and rural libraries face when collecting and reporting PLAR data, whereas the Denver workshop will have more of an urban/suburban library focus. However, staff are welcome to attend whichever workshop is most convenient for them.

Click on a location to register:

  • Pueblo – Pueblo City – County Library District – Rawlings, 100 E Abriendo Ave.  Wednesday, February 6, 10:00-2:30
  • Brush – East Morgan County Library, Thursday, February 28, 10:00-2:30
  • Grand Junction – Mesa County Libraries – Central Library, Wednesday, March 20, lunch available at 12:30, workshop 1:00-5:00. The CLiC Grand Junction Spring Workshop will begin the following morning, Thursday, March 21.  The Colorado State Library will provide up to 5 lodging stipends covering hotel costs for one night for participants attending both the PLAR Workshop and CLiC Spring Workshop. Applications are due February 1. To learn more about this opportunity and to apply, please see https://s.lrs.org/PLARstipend
  • Denver – Denver Public Library – Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch, Wednesday, May 1, 10:00-2:00 (both in-person and virtual options for attendance)

 

Questions?  Just ask at lrs@lrs.org or clichelp@clicweb.org.

Regional Workshops

On the ground, at the point of need

Where is Ross? He can be found roving all across the Western Slope.

CLiC Consultants – your colleagues on call. They create connections for libraries: one-on-one visits or one-with-many gatherings. They share their expertise, inform about library trends, teach skills, support library initiatives, and most of all listen.

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The best part; as your colleagues on call, their help is FREE. Each one is a quick phone call or email away.

Spring Workshops

In person CE in your backyard

CLiC brings the learning to you!

Registration is open for the 2019 Spring Workshops.  Knowledgeable presenters,  your choice of 5 concurrent sessions during each time slot, and compelling content such as

  • Danger in the Comfort Zone: Is change a challenge?  Learn how to master new habits and skills
  • Demography, Libraries and the  2020 Census:  The Census is coming!  Start planning now and help Colorado have a complete count
  • Community Engagement Through Dialogue & Deliberation: Facilitating meaningful conversations can transform your community

All this – and much more – for only $50 per day.

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