2023 Registration Open

Talent Development from home – 2023 Virtual Winter Workshop

Virtual Winter Workshop is a time to come together; to learn, share and celebrate! Some topics are unique, and some are universal. Sharing experiences and learning is what Virtual Winter Workshop is all about.  Content crafted specifically for rural library staff, plus the convenience of online access — all for just $25!

Registration Open 

Workshop Dates – February 23 – 24, 2023.

  • Thursday, 2/23, 2-4:30 pm | Welcome and opening remarks with Jim Duncan, followed by energizing & inspiring sessions.
  • Friday, 2/24, 8:45 – 3pm | 6 concurrent sessions across five time slots and NEW this year, shorter, microlearning sessions.

2023 Virtual Winter Workshop Schedule is available here.

2023 Virtual Winter Workshop Session Descriptions are available here.

CLiC Virtual Winter Workshop is a chance to connect with your peers from across Colorado – folks in rural and small libraries, from the mountains to the prairies.  The hallmark of CLiC Virtual Winter Workshop is practical content geared for rural communities.  And of course, mixing work and play for FUN.

Connecting. Energizing. Inspiring.

We’re excited to connect!

Questions? Just ask at clichelp@clicweb.org

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Turkey Takeover

When turkeys aren’t just hanging out in the oven/sauna for 2 to 2.5 hours at 325 degrees, they’re looking for a bargain. Because turkeys are notoriously thrifty.Happy Thanksgiving Day! (Turkey waving)

CLiC’s money-saving deals are all the rage among the entire poultry community. We see turkeys subscribing to EBSCO databases, chickens licensing Pebble Go Next, and pheasants doing research through Infobase products.

Take from us — e-resource products really are for the birds.

Lightbox Learning


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.

If you are looking for the direct URLs for these new resources, please contact Kira Zimmerman.

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 regarding the difference between interfaces and databases so you are better equipped to arrange your EBSCO resources in a more efficient way for your patrons.

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