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.

Click Expertise to learn more.

The best part; as your colleagues on call, their help is FREE. Each one is a quick phone call or email away.

Growing Library Staff

Spring Workshops in Grand Junction, Ft. Morgan and Pueblo are the must-attend event each spring. Rich content delivered by experts inspires attendees to be creative and innovative in their libraries. Staffers return from workshops invigorated and eager to improve the library experience in their communities.

With its ear to the ground CLiC also develops custom content to meet the special needs of library staff. From leadership topics to emerging tech, CLiC is responsive to the learning needs of the library community.

Send and receive materials right from your back door

Few services are as ubiquitous or as cost effective as the Courier, the physical delivery side of interlibrary loan.

Colorado libraries lend or borrow millions of items from one another: books, CDs, DVDs and more! At an average of $.23 per item (2016), participating libraries pay to transport material throughout Colorado, receiving courier service three, four or five days a week.

Each year more than 2.6 million items move through the statewide courier. That’s enough materials to stack 30 items high on every seat at Sports Authority Field.

Powering Small Libraries

Joining the AspenCat union catalog transforms a library’s collection. Equivalent to the second largest public library in Colorado with more than 1.4 million items, AspenCat demonstrates that small libraries together form a “big gorilla.” Unified, small libraries can exponentially increase access to material for their patrons, literally exploding the size of their collections.

Gale Database Packages

You asked, and we delivered. CLiC is excited to announce its new partnership with Gale/Cengage! In our continuing drive to bring great products to libraries at phenomenal discounts, we’ve assembled packages of Gale databases geared for schools, public libraries, community colleges and four-year academic institutions.

How do you order? Talk to us about your options then we will send you an individualized quote. With our new ordering system we will send you an email where you can easily review exactly what you want and even pay immediately by credit card should you so choose.

If you have any questions please Contact Us.

Growing a new web site

Our old web site. It served us well.

We’ve been hard at work for many months, establishing CLiC’s new web site!

The #1 goal: make it easier for YOU to reach us. As easy as picking up the phone. As easy as hollerin’ out your back door, across the alley, “Can I borrow a cup of sugar?”

“Whatcha baking?” we ask, because we love cookies and cakes and pies, too.

So contact us! We’re ready with our mixing bowls.

About Our NEW Web Site

In a phrase: “They’re our kind of people.” By that, we mean the folks at Ramblin Jackson, the Boulder-based digital market + video production agency that took seriously our crazy ideas for this web site and actually brought those to life. On the surface, you might think it’s no big deal because the user interface is so easy to navigate and the design is cohesive… but the reality is that under the hood of this seemingly-simple site there exist structural complexities and utility beyond compare. This is a web site built around the concept that CLiC staff should be easy to reach and interact with AND should be reflective of our mission + core values. Ramblin Jackson surpassed our expectations. If you’re looking at revitalizing YOUR web presence, go talk with them, now!

Wi-Fi Woes?

Maybe your wifi is unreliable, or on the slow side. Or maybe you’re tired of “gathering” wifi usage statistics in your library by roving around with a clipboard, counting people on their devices.

Our solution is simple, affordable and elegant.

“Our wifi network is awesome – this is obviously a very slow time of the year in La Veta, but there are still cars parked outside every evening when we leave the library.  Right now, with the bakery & the coffee shop closed for owner vacations, people without wifi have literally no other place to get online…

“Anyway – we love our new access points – our patrons are spoiled & don’t even know it, but we do!  Thank you again for this great solution!” – La Veta Public Library

Installed in 12 locations as of Dec 2018:

  • West Custer County Library District (Westcliffe)
  • Penrose Public Library
  • John C Fremont Library (Florence)
  • La Veta Public Library
  • Fowler Public Library
  • Carnegie Public Library (Trinidad)
  • Spanish Peaks Library District (Walsenburg)
  • Flagler Community Library
  • Northern Saguache County Library District (Saguache & Crestone)
  • John Rawlings Heritage Center (Las Animas)
  • Lake County Public Library (Leadville)
  • CLiC (yes – we use this system, also!)

Interested? Read a little more, then contact us!