2022 Winter Workshop

Internet Filtering

Recently we heard several libraries asking about Internet filtering software. We did some research and prepared CIPA Filtering for E-Rate Compliance : Product Options for Small Public Libraries.

This brief guide provides a short overview, along with a list of potential software options. This is not comprehensive, and CLiC is not promoting any specific product.

Library best practice is to develop public policies regarding Internet use and CIPA filtering.

Have questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact the Colleague on Call team.

Just For Kids

Affordable videos for kids!

  • Kid-safe, advertisement-free media platform they can freely explore and enjoy.
  • Just for Kids has the educational videos children want to watch, plus songs, games, and other interactives that are sure to entertain, educate, and inspire young patrons.
  • Public performance rights to facilitate library programming for kids and their parents.

Want to learn more? Contact Kira Zimmerman

New Guide

Whether it’s your first day as a Colorado library director or it’s your seven-hundredth day, there’s always a lot to know. Wouldn’t it be great to have an uncomplicated guide? Well, here it is! Introducing the New Director’s Guide for Public Libraries from your Colleagues on Call at CLiC.

  • First time working with a board? This guide covers it.
  • Confused about what to do at the beginning of the year vs. the end of the year? We offer an annual planning calendar.
  • Wondering what statistics to keep and for whom? “Your Library by the Numbers” section has got you covered.
  • Do you have a Friends group or a Library Foundation? Or is it both? Should I have one or the other?  It’s there—in the guide.

The guide provides succinct foundational information with links to find out more when you are ready. No need to page through non-relevant google results or let your questions go unanswered. This guide is written for library directors who are working in the field and need answers now (or maybe yesterday).

The CLiC Colleague on Call team created this guide expressly for new library directors in rural communities just like yours. Not a new Director? You never know what you might find to inspire and refresh.

Public Library

Created specifically for small and rural libraries.

It began with an observation: every week, we see email messages on listservs asking, “Hey, does anyone have a policy on [topic] they’d be willing to share?” followed by lots of “YES! I’m interested, too!”

An idea took root. CLiC’s Sara Wright and ARSL President Kieran Hixon (2018) started fertilizing their plan. What if there could be a central place where policies could be stored, searched and retrieved (but without a lot of complication)? How would it be nurtured and grown? Who would tend to this evolving tree of knowledge?

And the Tech Gnomes at CLiC went to work with their Digital saws and Hexcoded glues and Bit-sized hammers…

A Public Library Policy Collection web site was grown — a mix of organic matter and online carpentry. The collection is the tree; the interface is the tree house.

We hope you enjoy playing in it.

   

Created by CLiC staff with ARSL enthusiasm. Hosted and managed by CLiC!