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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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cloudLibrary Pledges are Here!

Every year, 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 continuing to stay home more, 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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Your Voice Matters

Believe it or not, it’s been more than 16 years since CLiC has received an increase to the state appropriation it uses to subsidize the statewide courier and other services provided to libraries.

CLiC is working on an advocacy project and is looking for stories about the positive impacts the statewide courier system has on your library, your patrons, and your community. Short and sweet is great, and if you have more you’d like to share please contact us at clichelp@clicweb.org. We’ll be passing on selected stories of impact to members of the CAL Legislative Committee, and we’ll be sharing your library name as well. Thank you for helping us build a picture of how and why courier is a key service for your library, and why resource sharing is crucial for Colorado libraries.

2022 CLiC Courier Impact Stories

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2022 Vendor Database RFP

CLiC Colorado Library Consortium Logo     Request for Proposal

The Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) seeks proposals from database and e-resource vendors that have products able to satisfy the needs of a statewide consortium of all library types.
Please find the complete RFP here.

We think you and your colleagues will find this RFP to be a breath of fresh air. It’s NOT a lengthy or bureaucratic tome, demanding detailed checklists for your company to stipulate every aspect of its product and service offerings.

Just a little more than six pages of reading for your team. We welcome any and all of your questions.

Proposals are due in the Colorado Library Consortium office no later than Friday, February 4, 2022.

All bids and proposals should be mailed to emailed to kzimmerman@clicweb.org

Questions about this RFP should be directed to: Kira Zimmerman, 303-422-1150 or kzimmerman@clicweb.org

After AspenCat Con

Last week, we held another successful virtual conference for AspenCat libraries. However, if you were not able to attend, we’ve got you (mostly) covered. Please see below for recordings and notes. Thank you for helping to make this experience educational and enjoyable! [Read more…]

Join us for the 2021 AspenCat Conference!

We are going virtual again this year! We will have informative guest speakers, some usual favorites, and meaningful discussions with your fellow AspenCat libraries. As always, this event is free! Please register here by November 30th. Look below to see our agenda! [Read more…]