CLiC is Closed – January 20

A friendly heads up that the CLiC office will be closed Monday, January 20 for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

This is a day to reflect on and celebrate the achievements of one of America’s greatest leaders.

Learn more by visiting: https://thekingcenter.org/about-dr-king/

– CLiC Staff

 

CLiC Spring Workshops

CLiC brings the learning to you!

Registration is open for the 2020 Spring Workshops.  Knowledgeable presenters,  your choice of 5-6 concurrent sessions during each time slot, and compelling content such as

  • Reigniting Your Superpowers as a School Librarian: gain insights on change leadership, communication strategies for advocacy, and how to engage in inclusive mindsets
  • People Making Change: Working with justice involved citizens: Are you interested in serving men and women involved in the criminal justice system but don’t know how to begin? Start here!
  • Design for How People Learn: Bring interactivity to your staff training and educational programming.

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

Want to attend, but money is tight?

Apply for a scholarship.  Deadline is Wednesday, 2/5/2020.

New this year in Pueblo– FREE Trustee Workshop. 

Join fellow public library trustees at the Pueblo Spring Workshop for networking and discussion of best practices when serving on a public library Board of Trustees.  The workshop is free, and includes lunch.  Bonus Day: if you attend the workshop you can also attend the second day of the Spring Workshop for $25, half off the regular cost.

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CLiC is Closed – Dec 24 & 25, Jan 1

Source: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/animals/general-animals/cats-that-ruined-christmas/

A friendly heads up that the CLiC office will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Some of us will be relaxing. Others will be dealing with unruly cats. Read more examples at:

Cats that Ruined Christmas

Happy Holidays to all Colorado libraries!

– CLiC Staff

 

Census 2020 For Libraries

CLiC: Helping you make sense of Census 2020

The Census is coming so start prepping now!  We’re not talking canned goods and barrels of bottled water. We’re talking library expertise – using every resource at hand to build strong communities.

CLiC is gearing up to connect libraries to an array of resources designed to help you go beyond survival mode and be a key player in getting a complete count in your community.

Census folks at both the State and Federal level recognize that libraries will be a powerful partner in getting a complete count for Census 2020.  As a result, libraries across the state have a seat at the planning table on both local and state level Census committees.  Sara Wright, CLiC Deputy Director, is a member of the state Complete Count Campaign (CCC), a governor’s commission established to increase awareness about Census 2020.

Here at CLiC we are prepping our website to be Census Central for Colorado libraries. In the coming months we’ll start curating a collection of resources.  These will fall into two broad categories, informing your community AND training your staff.

The go to authority in Colorado for Census 2020 is the State Demography Office where you will find the official Colorado Census 2020 web page.

Take a look at the fact sheets prepared by the Demography office. Want to get involved in your community?   Need some basic Census 101 info?  What about guidance on the proposed citizenship question?  There’s a fact sheet for that!  Best of all, there is a fact sheet just for public libraries!

Here are a few more Census 2020 resources to get your started.

CLiC kicked off our census support efforts at the 2019 Spring Workshops with a session by Adam Bickford of the State Demography Office,  “Demography, Libraries and the 2020 Census.” The presentation is available on our website.  Adam reminds us that “the census is a cornerstone of our democracy” and shares facts on why the census is important, easy, and safe.

 

New Collection Unveiled

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 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 new 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 by CLiC!