After AspenCat Con

Last week, we held another 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 and notes. Thank you for helping to make this experience educational and enjoyable!

Agenda and Recordings

  • CLiC Update with Jim Duncan (Recording)Cartoon Orange Cat
  • State of the AspenCat Union with Bob Bennhoff (Recording)
  • ILL and Release Updates with Andrew Fuerste-Henry from ByWater (Recording)
  • Courier Update with Jim Duncan (Recording)
  • Library Tech in a Changing World: Frameworks for Mastery with Carson Block (Recording)
  • Aspen Discovery Updates with ByWater (Recording)


We discussed a lot of with Carson about technology and the changes our libraries have had to implement, as well as what makes our libraries special. Here are some notes from our libraries!

What hyper local things are great about your library? [Graphic] "Our toys and manipulatives for checkout, the availability of resources like 24/7 WiFi." Red feather Lakes Community Library - "At West Custer County Library we serve a large portion of retirees, veterans, and elderly. We try to make technology easy for our patrons and offer tech when needed." - "Our Users." - Lincoln County Libraries - "We're an academic library with a kid's corner with colorading books and toys." - Community College of Aurora. - "We are a library/museum. This allows our patrons additional local research." - Fort Morgan Public Library. - "Very popular storytime and craft programs. Also as a safe space to hangout. We have students come in after school and they wait for their parents to pick them up at 5:00. Small libraires have time to enjoy long readers' adviory chats that create real relationships." Lyons Regional Library