NEW EBSCO Package

The wait is over! The NEW EBSCO package is here!

Thank you so much to the volunteers, representing libraries of all types and sizes, who took time out of their busy schedules to review and provide feedback on the different vendor products.

All of the databases from the old package are still included, PLUS we added 7 new databases.

We also have exciting news regarding accessibility!
Coming later this year, EBSCO will have a new interface that is more accessible. Please see all the new features in this short video.
As a reminder:
This cost-savings program isn’t just a subscription for a host of databases and educational content; it’s a full-support service. 32 databases are a lot to manage and promote to your patrons. CLiC is happy to set up a virtual meeting with you — to help you set up your resources within EBSCO, and on your website, to make everything the most user-friendly for your communities/students. Here is a short video (Video Coming Soon) of a few examples of how to arrange your EBSCO resources.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Kira Zimmerman, Cooperative Products Manager
Jim Duncan, Executive Director

 

 

 

Recruiting a Rural Public Library Director?

CLiC is known for its recruitment. Like the preparation of any tasty meal, this requires practice and attention to detail. But it’s not magic!

Here, we’ve shared our recipe for success, in four steps. Crucial: the utilization of resources (quality ingredients) at your fingertips. So, we’ve opened our pantry… with a all-new guide! Check it out.

Our Recruiting & Hiring a Rural Public Library Director guide is now available.

4 Steps to Success [Graphic] - Set Achievable Recruiting Goals; Read, Scan and Consider Using Our Resources, Templates & Expertise; Formulate a Plan and Document It; Implement Your Plan

PebbleGo Create

NEW THIS YEAR!! PebbleGo Add-On PebbleGo Create!

PebbleGo Create is digital workspace for kids to demonstrate what they’ve learned in PebbleGo.  Students can easily draw, type, record a video, and choose from thousands of engaging stickers, animations, and templates to show what they learned.  All while never leaving PebbleGo.  (Formative assessment.)

Teachers have easy access to each students’ creations, providing real-time insights on whether students are mastering the standards being taught.
Quickly sync class rosters with Microsoft 365, Google Classroom* or .CSV file.How PebbleGo Create Works [Graphic] -Step 1 Students clic 'Create' on any PebbleGo or PebbleGo Next article - Step 2 Students select a ready-made or a blank template - Step 3 Students demonstrate what they learned providing educators with authentic assessment
Two-minute video features PebbleGo Create.
PebbleGo Create Flyer

Questions? Contact Kira Zimmerman

Welcome CDOC Libraries!

AspenCat is welcoming 22 Colorado Department of Corrections libraries. Our first round went live Monday, March 28th and our second round went live April 11th.  These libraries will be on a separate Koha instance than our original AspenCat libraries. Colorado Department of Education’s Institutional Library Development team operates on the belief that everyone deserves a great library, and we at CLiC could not agree more! [Read more…]

February AspenCat Users’ Group Meeting Overview

Welcoming new libraries, a new AspenCat team member, a Prospector/SWIFT update and MORE! Look below to see our meeting agenda and notes. You can also listen to the meeting here.
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Update: Courier codes discontinued or changed for 2021/22 service year

Man unloading bins from truck

The Courier Team has wrapped up all the internal details for the 2021/22 renewal process, and 35 libraries have discontinued service for this year. As always, you can check courier status and find codes at https://courier.clicweb.org/.

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!

If you have preprinted courier slips on hand, please discard slips for the libraries listed below.

Courier Codes discontinued

C116.vc  Valor Christian High School
C136  Stephen H. Hart Research Center at History Colorado
C314  Academy School District 20 Colorado Springs
C319  Prairie Heights Elementary
C321.sd  Rocky Ford R-2 School District
C334.sd  Woodland Park RE-2 School District
C376.cs  Custer County C-1 School District
C381  Costilla County Public Library – Blanca – Fort Garland Branch
C387  San Luis Valley BOCES
C404.sd  Alamosa High School
C408.mo  Moffat 2 School District
C420.sd  Las Animas Schools
C422.ec  Pueblo ECC
C426.ba  Baca County Library
C548  West End RE-2 School District
C582.db  Basalt Drop Box
C590.dv  Connie Delaney Medical Library-Valley View Hospital
C598.sd  Pagosa Springs High School
C710  Colorado Northwestern Community College – CNCC – Craig
C720.rm  RM ECC- Gypsum
C804.ju  Julesburg RE-1 School District
C810  Northeast Colorado Bookmobile Services
C836.af  Arriba-Flagler C-20 School District
C848  East Cheyenne County Library District
C856.ps  Park (Estes Park) R-3 School District
C876.ic  Imagine! Community Centered-Board
C886  AORN – Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses
C900  Clinical and Research Library – Children’s Hospital
C934  Johnson and Wales University – Denver Campus
C942  Weld County School District 6
C950  Clear Creek Library District – John Tomay Memorial Library Georgetown
C962  Porter Adventist Hospital
C964  National Jewish Health
C970  Saint Joseph Hospital
C974  National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Courier Code Changes

C338   Guffey Branch of Park County Library (formerly C346.gl)

C846.hu   Hugo Public Library  (formerly C842)

C722.nw   Northwest Colorado BOCES  (formerly C707)

cloudLibrary Pledges are Here!

Every year, we ask AspenCat Member Libraries to pledge money for the upcoming year, so that we ensure your patrons have access to a wide variety of eBooks and eAudiobooks. This year, with many of your patrons continuing to stay home more, that pledge is even more important. If you do not know much about cloudLibrary or do not see the benefit to your patrons, please see the following fast facts!

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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.

2022 CLiC Courier Impact Stories

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2022 Vendor Database RFP

CLiC Colorado Library Consortium Logo     Request for Proposal

The Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) seeks proposals from database and e-resource vendors that have products able to satisfy the needs of a statewide consortium of all library types.
Please find the complete RFP here.

We think you and your colleagues will find this RFP to be a breath of fresh air. It’s NOT a lengthy or bureaucratic tome, demanding detailed checklists for your company to stipulate every aspect of its product and service offerings.

Just a little more than six pages of reading for your team. We welcome any and all of your questions.

Proposals are due in the Colorado Library Consortium office no later than Friday, February 4, 2022.

All bids and proposals should be mailed to emailed to kzimmerman@clicweb.org

Questions about this RFP should be directed to: Kira Zimmerman, 303-422-1150 or kzimmerman@clicweb.org

After AspenCat Con

Last week, we held another successful virtual conference for AspenCat libraries. However, if you were not able to attend, we’ve got you (mostly) covered. Please see below for recordings and notes. Thank you for helping to make this experience educational and enjoyable! [Read more…]