Save the Date! Annual AspenCat Users Group Meeting!

Even though we’re only a few weeks into 2018, it’s time to start planning for our annual in-person AspenCat Users Group Meeting. [Read more…]

A New Year’s Present

It’s a new year, and we have a present for you! The Marmot Digital Archive became accessible via Pika (the patron interface for AspenCat) starting on January 2, 2018.

The Marmot Digital Archive has been beautifully integrated into Pika and allows for seamless discovery for anyone using the interface. You’ll see links to relevant “digital archive objects” in search results as well as in grouped works and individual records.

For example, if a patron searches for the keyword “quilts” they’ll see books and the usual material AND ALSO see links to items in the Vail Vintage Quilts archive collection! At that point, the patron can click on one of the archive objects and will be drawn directly in to explore that item and other digital objects.

Similarly, when exploring digital archive objects, will see links to other related objects in other collections as well as physical holdings at the library.

The Marmot Digital Archive holds several different collections provided by participating Colorado libraries featuring a range of topics and items specific to Colorado history. The value of these digital collections is immeasurable. Dive in for yourself and you’ll soon be “thumbing” though all kinds of digital objects: oral histories, postcards, yearbooks, quilt squares, and photographs. These collections will have particular value for students looking for primary resources, patrons doing genealogy research, and anyone who loves to follow the rabbit hole of discovery!

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you might have.

Oh, and did we mention: this new access to digital content comes part and parcel (with a bow!) with your library’s membership in AspenCat, so there will be no additional cost for access to this amazing resource.

Practical, Affordable.

Spring Workshop registration is now open. Grab your seats soon before these events fill up…

  • Grand Junction – Thursday, March 15 & Friday, March 16 at Colorado Mesa University
  • Fort Morgan – Thursday, March 29 at Morgan Community College
  • Pueblo – Thursday, April 19 & Friday, April 20 at Pueblo Community College

Click here for the 2018 Spring Workshop lineup, including details like schedules and session descriptions.

Also, if $$ is tight and you need assistance, apply for a scholarship here!

Registration is Open! 2018 Spring Workshops

Spring Workshop registration is now open. Grab your seats soon before these events fill up… [Read more…]

WorldBook

CLiC is always working to save your library money. We are excited to announce our newest partnership – WorldBook!

Stop thinking about the dusty books from your childhood. This is image-driven navigation, videos of experts answering questions, and timelines containing historical notes.

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Save the Date! 2018 Spring Workshops

Mark your calendars!

CLiC is excited to announce the dates and locations for the 2018 Spring Workshops: [Read more…]

CLiC Honored with Award

In a surprise announcement at the recent 2017 Colorado Association of Libraries annual CAL Awards banquet, CLiC received the 2017 President’s Award!

During her introduction of the award, CAL President Dana Abbey shared these thoughts:

“The recipient of the 2017 President’s Award is a colleague to all who work in and support libraries in Colorado. They are eager to share their skills and expertise, but are just as happy to listen to your needs, concerns, and ideas. They log thousands of miles a year traversing lone two-lane highways, treacherous mountain passes, and rush-hour traffic to provide training, support, and materials.

“I am pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 President’s Award is the staff of the Colorado Library Consortium, or as most of us say, “CLiC.” I would like Jim Duncan, Executive Director, to accept the award on behalf of CLiC, and would also like to have any CLiC staff join us on stage. The CLiC dream team includes:

  • Ross Callender
  • Sandy Messick
  • Sara Wright
  • Kira Zimmerman
  • Lauren Conley
  • Bob Bennhoff
  • Sharon Walker
  • Ashley-Sneesby-Stippich
  • Jo Hunter
  • Andrea Pettegrew

“Congratulations, and thank you for supporting vital library services including AspenCat, the Library Courier, the CLiC Spring Workshops (as well as other professional development), Colleague on Call, Electronic Resources licensing, and just generally being awesome!”

2017 AspenCat Users Group Meeting Digested!

The 2017 AspenCat Users Group Meeting continued the tradition of a fun and informative event focused toward AspenCat libraries. It was great to see so many of you this year and we really appreciate your participation and enthusiasm. [Read more…]

Call for Presenters – 2018 Spring Workshops

Our Moms taught us to share…

…and we would like you to share YOUR knowledge and enthusiasm with us at the 2018 CLiC Spring Workshops. [Read more…]

2017 AspenCat Users Group Meeting!

It’s September and you know what that means … time for our annual in-person AspenCat Users Group Meeting! [Read more…]