AspenCat Regional Workshops — Coming to a Service Area Near You!

Bringing training right to your back yard!

We will be offering the regional workshops on a variety of different dates and locations to best accommodate AspenCat member libraries all over the state. We did our best to find dates and locations that would work well for everyone’s schedules and we hope to see lots of you there for a fun, focused afternoon of learning.

This year’s workshops will be shorter, have more focused content, and more breaks sprinkled throughout. These workshops should provide a good breadth of different topics that should be useful for AspenCat library staff in all areas of service.

The workshops are free of cost to you and CLiC will be providing lunch and light breakfast snacks. We will try to accommodate dietary restrictions to the best of our ability, however if you have a very specialized diet, we recommend that you bring along your own lunch and snacks.

All workshops start at their respective locations at 10AM and run until about 2PM. Dates and locations are listed below, for reference. When registering, you’ll be required to pick ONE location.

  • Pueblo County Library (Rawlings Branch) – Pueblo, CO : July 17th
  • Center Consolidated Library – Center, CO : July 18th
  • Berthoud Community Library District – Berthoud, CO : July 21st
  • Dolores Public Library – Dolores, CO : July 27th
  • Las Animas Bent County Library District – Las Animas, CO : August 2nd
  • Yuma Public Library – Yuma, CO : August 3rd
  • Hub City Senior Center – Limon, CO : August 4th

REGISTER HERE!

2017 Spring Workshops Presenter Materials

It feels like the 2017 Spring Workshop season was just a few weeks ago, but we’re already gearing up for our 2018 season!

So, while we prep for the next amazing set of workshops, you might want to review some of the fantastic content from last spring (2017). [Read more…]

CLiC By the Numbers : AspenCat Financial Summary FY15-16

AspenCat returns significant value to the 100+ libraries served by their participation and support of a shared ILS (integrated library system). [Read more…]

About CLiC

Librarians know us as colleagues that provide great services to their libraries. We aim to connect, energize and inspire greatness in the libraries we serve throughout Colorado. Read more about who we are, or better yet, contact us directly!

Electronic Resources for your library

CLiC licenses electronic resources and database products for YOUR library to deliver to your patrons/students. Don’t see a product listed within our site? Contact us to discuss possibilities!

Recently we’ve added a package of Gale/Cengage databases for multi-type libraries to consider, and we’ve added BrainHQ to the roster of public library offerings.

Check out the variety of products available to Public Libraries | Schools (K-12) | Academic Libraries

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.