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Powering Small Libraries

AspenCat is a shared catalog (integrated library system-ILS) that includes more than 115 libraries and more than a million items. Participating libraries share more than 4,500 physical materials and ebooks each month.

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Sending and receiving right from your back door

CLiC’s key service that delivers physical materials between member libraries throughout the state, as well as providing connections to resource sharing in other states. Learn More!

Growing Library Staff

CLiC is dedicated to providing affordable talent development opportunities in-person and online for library staff.   
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On the ground for libraries across Colorado

CLiC is meeting libraries at their point of need with three regionally-based consultants. Consultants work with libraries to support them with operations, governance, community engagement and more.   
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Saving money? Yes please!

CLiC enables libraries to have access to electronic resources, databases, supplies and more through discounts negotiated by CLiC.   
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Pushing the envelope

Staff members constantly scan the horizon for new opportunities beyond our core services. We'll even experiment, try out new products and services to see if they meet libraries' needs. Learn More!

Why CLiC?

Whether your library is large, small, or somewhere in the middle, CLiC makes things happen. We are your colleagues and part of the Colorado library community.   
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Spring Workshop Submission Form

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – cloudLibrary Pledges are Here!

Every December, we ask AspenCat Member Libraries to pledge money for the upcoming year, so that we ensure your patrons have access to a wide variety of eBooks and eAudiobooks. This year, with many of your patrons staying home, that pledge is even more important. If you do not know much about cloudLibrary or do not see the benefit to your patrons, please see the following fast facts!

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2021 Virtual Spring Workshop

CE in your comfy clothes – 2021 Virtual Spring Workshop

Now, more than ever, this is a time for us to come together and share our struggles and successes. Some are unique and some are universal, but we won’t know until we combine our experiences!

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2021 Virtual Spring Workshop

CE in your comfy clothes – 2021 Virtual Spring Workshop

Now, more than ever, this is a time for us to come together and share our struggles and successes. Some are unique and some are universal, but we won’t know until we combine our experiences!

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Returning to Service: Libraries and COVID-19

With various counties and states operating under a range of public health orders, many directors and managers continue to adapt, seeking a return to “normal” in the wake of various waves of COVID-19. CLiC’s guides try to answer a variety of questions:

“As we start to re-open our buildings, how can we do this safely?”

“What’s the potential for material (returned by patrons, or transported by the statewide courier) to be ‘infected’ with COVID-19?”

“What HR considerations are involved with a return to service?”

Guide 1: “Libraries Returning to Service and COVID-19” – V2.0 Dec 1, 2020. First published Apr 5, this updated short guide features four sections:

  • Protect Your Employees and Volunteers
  • Deep Clean Your Library
  • Handle Materials Safely
  • Variables Out of Your Control

Guide 2: “Human Resources Q&A: Libraries and COVID-19” – V1.0 Apr 29, 2020. This 5-page guide features a handful of Q&A-style sections involving the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and other nuanced HR considerations.

We’ll update these guides sporadically as new information emerges.