Public Library Annual Report (PLAR) Regional Workshops

Registration Open!

LRS and CLiC staff will be in your area soon to share expert guidance in collecting and using data you need every year for the PLAR.

Workshops will include practical techniques for making data collection easy, ways to use the data for strategic planning, and ideas for demonstrating your library’s impact using the data you’ve collected for the PLAR.

Any staff who work on the PLAR are encouraged to attend. The Pueblo, Brush, and Grand Junction workshops will focus on strategies for addressing the challenges that small and rural libraries face when collecting and reporting PLAR data, whereas the Denver workshop will have more of an urban/suburban library focus. However, staff are welcome to attend whichever workshop is most convenient for them.

Click on a location to register:

  • Pueblo – Pueblo City – County Library District – Rawlings, 100 E Abriendo Ave.  Wednesday, February 6, 10:00-2:30
  • Brush – East Morgan County Library, Thursday, February 28, 10:00-2:30
  • Grand Junction – Mesa County Libraries – Central Library, Wednesday, March 20, lunch available at 12:30, workshop 1:00-5:00. The CLiC Grand Junction Spring Workshop will begin the following morning, Thursday, March 21.  The Colorado State Library will provide up to 5 lodging stipends covering hotel costs for one night for participants attending both the PLAR Workshop and CLiC Spring Workshop. Applications are due February 1. To learn more about this opportunity and to apply, please see https://s.lrs.org/PLARstipend
  • Denver – Denver Public Library – Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch, Wednesday, May 1, 10:00-2:00 (both in-person and virtual options for attendance)

 

Questions?  Just ask at lrs@lrs.org or clichelp@clicweb.org.

Regional Workshops

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.

Spring Workshops

In person CE in your backyard

CLiC brings the learning to you!

Registration is open for the 2019 Spring Workshops.  Knowledgeable presenters,  your choice of 5 concurrent sessions during each time slot, and compelling content such as

  • Danger in the Comfort Zone: Is change a challenge?  Learn how to master new habits and skills
  • Demography, Libraries and the  2020 Census:  The Census is coming!  Start planning now and help Colorado have a complete count
  • Community Engagement Through Dialogue & Deliberation: Facilitating meaningful conversations can transform your community

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

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Phones are Down

Don’t remember what a busy signal sounds like? Call the CLiC office and you can feel the nostalgia of listening to a busy signal.

We always love to hear from you; however, the past few days it appears our phone system doesn’t agree. ☹

CLiC’s phones are currently down. While you may not be able to hear our voices, we are still here for you through the written word.

Please email us with anything we can assist you with.

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

Share your Enthusiasm!

Share your Enthusiasm!

Share your knowledge and enthusiasm with your peers!

Yes, that’s right, it is time to submit your Presentation Proposals for the 2019 CLiC Spring Workshops.

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