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.

CLiC is Closed – July 3

A friendly heads up that the CLiC office will be closed Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day.

This is a day to reflect on and celebrate our cherished freedoms, and to grill meats and veggies with reckless abandon.

– CLiC Staff

 

Highlighting eResources

During this time, it is more important than ever to let your patrons/students know that you have resources available to them online.
This list is to help you evaluate and maximize your website to let your community know you have these important online resources. [Read more…]

Wild Days Ahead for Courier

A library requests restart of its courier service, and is chomping to see a courier driver. And waits. And waits.

What’s going on? Why can’t this just start up right now?

We’ve tried to unpack the complexities for you in Wild Days Ahead: Restarting Library Courier.

Have other courier questions specific to your library? We’ve created procedural details through our page Courier Restart: So Much to Know! and as always, welcome your questions via our Contact Library Courier page.

COVID-19

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for all things related to COVID-19 and CLiC.

Guidance During a Turbulent Time…

It’s a dizzying amount of information to sort through out there. We’ve produced a TWO GUIDES involving libraries returning to service, including some HR-related Q&A gems. Read more here, and of course, reach out! Our Colleague on Call service may be able to assist.

Looking for more?

A massive curated resource list is available from our colleagues at the Colorado State Library. Visit: Resources for Decision Makers

FREE Resources…

Several of CLiC’s vendor partners have been providing free access to valuable electronic resources. You really should check these out.

On Courier…

MAY 18, 2020: Delivery and pickup services are starting up again. Is your library ready to jump back into statewide resource sharing? First, we need some information from you.  Please fill out this Resumption of Courier Service form so we can let WPL (Western Peaks Logistics) know that your library is ready to re-start courier service. Want more background? Read our post on Courier Restart: So Much to Know!