Turkey Takeover

When turkeys aren’t just hanging out in the oven/sauna for 2 to 2.5 hours at 325 degrees, they’re looking for a bargain. Because turkeys are notoriously thrifty.Happy Thanksgiving Day! (Turkey waving)

CLiC’s money-saving deals are all the rage among the entire poultry community. We see turkeys subscribing to EBSCO databases, chickens licensing Pebble Go Next, and pheasants doing research through Infobase products.

Take from us — e-resource products really are for the birds.

Courier ILL Data

Additional ILL Data Form

Statistics for July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022

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Please fill in your library’s totals for Borrowing and Lending, adding together your numbers for ONLY the following categories/streams: OCLC, ProMo, BlueSky, COKAMO and Other.
The data should represent activities in courier usage from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.

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Update: FY22-23 Courier Estimates

Man unloading bins from truck

The Courier Team has initiated the annual process of sending out courier cost estimates. Those should be showing up in your email inboxes starting September 23. If you have an urgent need for your library’s estimate, please email courierhelp@clicweb.org and we’ll work to expedite that document.

Pause for a moment and think about the impact of statewide resource sharing. Here’s a quote from a Western Slope library patron about why statewide resource sharing is so important, “I am an avid reader, usually having at least 2 books on my reading table, as well as one audio book in my car for commuting and another audio book in my house for distraction during housework and exercising. I always have several materials on my Hold list (today I have 8). I am so grateful for the courier service that brings me materials from our District, as well as outside it. In fact, my life would be so much drearier without it!

That right there is why we do all the work that makes statewide resource sharing happen!

Your Voice Matters

Believe it or not, it’s been more than 16 years since CLiC has received an increase to the state appropriation it uses to subsidize the statewide courier and other services provided to libraries.

CLiC is working on an advocacy project and is looking for stories about the positive impacts the statewide courier system has on your library, your patrons, and your community. Short and sweet is great, and if you have more you’d like to share please contact us at clichelp@clicweb.org. We’ll be passing on selected stories of impact to members of the CAL Legislative Committee, and we’ll be sharing your library name as well. Thank you for helping us build a picture of how and why courier is a key service for your library, and why resource sharing is crucial for Colorado libraries.

Returning to Service: Libraries and COVID-19

With various counties and states operating under a range of public health orders, many directors and managers continue to adapt, seeking a return to “normal” in the wake of various waves of COVID-19. CLiC’s guides try to answer a variety of questions:

“As we start to re-open our buildings, how can we do this safely?”

“What’s the potential for material (returned by patrons, or transported by the statewide courier) to be ‘infected’ with COVID-19?”

“What HR considerations are involved with a return to service?”

Guide 1: “Libraries Returning to Service and COVID-19” – V2.0 Dec 1, 2020. First published Apr 5, this updated short guide features four sections:

  • Protect Your Employees and Volunteers
  • Deep Clean Your Library
  • Handle Materials Safely
  • Variables Out of Your Control

Guide 2: “Human Resources Q&A: Libraries and COVID-19” – V1.0 Apr 29, 2020. This 5-page guide features a handful of Q&A-style sections involving the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and other nuanced HR considerations.

We’ll update these guides sporadically as new information emerges.