Census 2020 For Libraries

JOIN US FOR AN ONLINE CENSUS PARTY

This is not a webinar! You will not only hear from the experts, but we will begin with professional storyteller Megan Wells to inspire us all. You will also be able to participate in the call, ask questions and talk with fellow library staff.

So make sure you have a cup of coffee and your favorite morning snack so you can relax and enjoy the one-hour event.

This unique and highly engaging online experience is exclusively for Colorado library staff to share best practices, answer questions and get excited to start the countdown to the count! Meet some of your peers from around the state while hearing from top census experts and Jim Duncan of CLiC.

Our panelists include:

Natriece Bryant Deputy Executive Director, CO Dept of Local Affairs

Rosemary Rodriguez
Executive Director, Together We Count Colorado

Gillian Winbourn
Project Director, Together We Count

Jim Duncan
Executive Director Colorado Library Consortium CLiC

Join the party
Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ 10am

Registration is mandatory!

You can register for your library and have your team meet in a conference room, or register individually.
Let’s see how many Colorado libraries we can gather together at the same time!

CLiC is Closed – January 20

A friendly heads up that the CLiC office will be closed Monday, January 20 for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

This is a day to reflect on and celebrate the achievements of one of America’s greatest leaders.

Learn more by visiting: https://thekingcenter.org/about-dr-king/

– CLiC Staff

 

Explore AspenCat’s New Discovery Layer

On January 27th, we will be moving to a new discovery layer.

No need for a lifeboat, however, since the look and feel will be very similar! [Read more…]

CLiC Spring Workshops

CLiC brings the learning to you!

Registration is open for the 2020 Spring Workshops.  Knowledgeable presenters,  your choice of 5-6 concurrent sessions during each time slot, and compelling content such as

  • Reigniting Your Superpowers as a School Librarian: gain insights on change leadership, communication strategies for advocacy, and how to engage in inclusive mindsets
  • People Making Change: Working with justice involved citizens: Are you interested in serving men and women involved in the criminal justice system but don’t know how to begin? Start here!
  • Design for How People Learn: Bring interactivity to your staff training and educational programming.

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

Want to attend, but money is tight?

Apply for a scholarship.  Deadline is Wednesday, 2/5/2020.

New this year in Pueblo– FREE Trustee Workshop. 

Join fellow public library trustees at the Pueblo Spring Workshop for networking and discussion of best practices when serving on a public library Board of Trustees.  The workshop is free, and includes lunch.  Bonus Day: if you attend the workshop you can also attend the second day of the Spring Workshop for $25, half off the regular cost.

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In person CE in your backyard

CLiC brings the learning to you!

Registration is open for the 2020 Spring Workshops.  Knowledgeable presenters,  your choice of 5-6 concurrent sessions during each time slot, and compelling content such as

  • Reigniting Your Superpowers as a School Librarian: gain insights on change leadership, communication strategies for advocacy, and how to engage in inclusive mindsets
  • People Making Change: Working with justice involved citizens: Are you interested in serving men and women involved in the criminal justice system but don’t know how to begin? Start here!
  • Design for How People Learn: Bring interactivity to your staff training and educational programming.

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

New this year in Pueblo– FREE Trustee Workshop. 

“Better Boards = Better Communities”  What drives that passion for serving on a library board? Join fellow public library trustees at the Pueblo Spring Workshop for networking and discussion of best practices when serving on a public library Board of Trustees.  The workshop is free, and includes lunch.  Bonus Day: if you attend the workshop you can also attend the second day of the Spring Workshop for $25, half off the regular cost.

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CLiC is Closed – Dec 24 & 25, Jan 1

Source: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/animals/general-animals/cats-that-ruined-christmas/

A friendly heads up that the CLiC office will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Some of us will be relaxing. Others will be dealing with unruly cats. Read more examples at:

Cats that Ruined Christmas

Happy Holidays to all Colorado libraries!

– CLiC Staff

 

Bringing CE to You – Spring Workshops 2020!

Mark your calendars!

CLiC is excited to announce the dates and locations for the 2020 Spring Workshops: [Read more…]

AspenCat – After the Conference

Thank you to all who came to the conference this past month. We had a fantastic time!

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Is This CLiC’s Newest Employee? Nope.

Thanks to our own Katherine Weadley for alerting us to this individual who claims to work at CLiC…

…presumably from our international field office in India?

Although the profile (below) has been reported to LinkedIn as fake (this is NOT our organization’s newest employee), YOU may be interested in our open position as our Regional Consultant for Western Colorado. See our job ad on Library Jobline.

LinkedIn-Fake-Profile

This individual does not work at CLiC, nor for our organization.

Water: The Bain of Books

[A message for our eagle-eyed, copy-editing colleagues: as soon as we sent this message we caught our mistake. Bane, not bain! And then we learned bain is French for bath. So we’ll just “pretend” our misspelling was intentional. Wordplay… 🙂 ]

A thunder & lightning storm is blowing through Centennial as we send this message. How fitting…

Recently CLiC received two bins containing a variety of heavily water-damaged books. It’s still a mystery how these arrived at our offices, and where these bins have been held. See below for a list of owning libraries; we WILL be reaching out directly to these libraries to share specific details involving their materials.

  • Auraria (C105)
  • Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility (C367)
  • CSU Pueblo (C422)
  • Denver Public Library (C132)
  • Sterling Correctional Facility (C808)
  • Western State College (c532)
  • Woodruff Memorial Library (C410)

But the key reason we’re writing today is to share a best-practice approach to handling reporting material damage involving water and MOLD. Yes, this could even be black mold. Ewww. Nasty. Dangerous.

Preservation experts shudder when they see paper material with damage like this. At CLiC, we mask-up, glove-up and do a bit of forensics work. And then we take the material straight to the dumpster.

Here’s why: most often with damage like this there’s little anyone can do to salvage the item. Again, CLiC strongly recommends that libraries NEVER send rare, irreplaceable material through the courier system. With nearly 3 million items transported every year, the system is not flawless, and unlike UPS, Fedex or the USPS — our carrier cannot provide item-level tracking nor insurance protection.

If YOUR library were to ever receive items in this condition, we strongly recommend taking precautionary action. Gloves and masks at minimum. Disinfecting material for cleaning non-porous hard surfaces.

Our process:

  1. Note details like the item title, author last name, and owning library 2. Take photos to sufficiently document the extent of damage.
  2. Submit a report using our Contact Library Courier page (https://www.clicweb.org/library-courier/contact/). If it’s an entire bin, rather than submitting item-by-item the online form, consider simply sending us a single email to courierhelp@clicweb.org AND attach your photos and a spreadsheet/file with those items’ details.

CLiC’s commitment is to review your report thoroughly and respond in a timely fashion.

Now, for the main event… some graphic images… Please see enclosed (click to see closer). Viewer be warned.