Stories from the Field

At CLiC, we connect with rural libraries and provide hands on support for almost any kind of project. This includes school libraries, public libraries, special libraries and higher ed libraries. If you're rural, we are here to help. This space highlights stories about how CLiC Colleagues on Call connect across the state.

Delta County Library District
Board & Staff Development – Spring 2024

Anna Szczepanski & Sara Wright tour the new Delta Library.

CLiC was invited to plan and facilitate two days of development for the Delta County Library District on the Western Slope. Colleague on Call Consultant Anna Szczepanski and Deputy Director Sara Wright facilitated back-to-back days of engagement and discussion: one day with the Library Board of Trustees and the following day for the entire front-line staff.

Activities included:

  • Celebrating Wins
  • Finding Common Ground
  • Clarifying Roles & Responsibilities for Board & Staff
  • Building Trust
  • Practice Scenarios
  • Follow-Up Activities

Thanks to input from CLiC’s Talent Development Consultant Winnie DuBois, the sessions were designed with adult learners in mind. The customized training was planned for Delta County based on their specific needs. We felt their appreciation when we received a thank-you card signed by the whole district.

In the survey responses, one attendee said that the information from the development day gave them more clarity in their role. Another wrote,  “The difficult situation prompts at the end of the day were very thought provoking.”

Have a training or board development need? Help is just an email away:

Rocky Ford School District
Library Consolidation Project – Spring 2024

Cathy Maestas, Jefferson Intermediate School in Rocky Ford & Chelsea Coleman, Colleague on Call | Eastern Colorado

Rocky Ford School District is combining all K-12 schools into one building, which means three school libraries need to merge into one. This move requires a reduction in collection size by more than half.

Chelsea Coleman, CLiC Colleague on Call, has been on hand to help develop a staff procedures manual, weed the collections, plan the layout of the new space, and get those books boxed up. Next step? Moving into the new library in Fall 2024!

Want an extra set of hands for your big collection project?  Help is just an email away: