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.

CLiC is Closed – Oct 23

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A friendly heads up that the CLiC office will be closed Tuesday, October 23, for a Staff Summit. The last time our organization closed on a weekday for a staff in-service event was more than six years ago, so we hope you’ll forgive the temporary disconnect from you, the libraries we serve.

CLiC always strives to help libraries achieve greatness in their communities. On occasion, we need to step away from our desks and strategize on CLiC’s role in the library community and discuss what the future may hold. This is that time for us.

Thank you for your understanding and patience! We’ve tried to train up some of our four-legged friends to fill in for us, but they keep taking naps.

-Jim Duncan, Executive Director

New Collection Unveiled

Created specifically for small and rural libraries.

It began with an observation: every week, we see email messages on listservs asking, “Hey, does anyone have a policy on [topic] they’d be willing to share?” followed by lots of “YES! I’m interested, too!”

An idea took root. CLiC’s Sara Wright and ARSL President Kieran Hixon started fertilizing their plan. What if there could be a central place where policies could be stored, searched and retrieved (but without a lot of complication)? How would it be nurtured and grown? Who would tend to this evolving tree of knowledge?

And the Tech Gnomes at CLiC went to work with their Digital saws and Hexcoded glues and Bit-sized hammers…

A new Public Library Policy Collection web site was grown — a mix of organic matter and online carpentry. The collection is the tree; the interface is the tree house.

We hope you enjoy playing in it.

   

Created by CLiC staff with ARSL enthusiasm. Hosted by CLiC!

Libraries Under Attack

Schools and libraries possess the expertise and responsibility to choose, license/buy and manage digital content useful to their local communities.

Some individuals in Colorado are attacking libraries and librarians for doing that work and are claiming that databases and e-book collections are full of pornography. These individuals are demanding a statewide ban of all databases and certain e-book products.

This new guide will help the reader better understand these claims. It offers practical information, strategies and facts for libraries and schools to use in discussing this topic with their local communities.

If you have any questions, please Contact Us.

CE for the Season

 

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