New Collection Unveiled

Created specifically for small and rural libraries.

It began with an observation: every week, we see email messages on listservs asking, “Hey, does anyone have a policy on [topic] they’d be willing to share?” followed by lots of “YES! I’m interested, too!”

An idea took root. CLiC’s Sara Wright and ARSL President Kieran Hixon started fertilizing their plan. What if there could be a central place where policies could be stored, searched and retrieved (but without a lot of complication)? How would it be nurtured and grown? Who would tend to this evolving tree of knowledge?

And the Tech Gnomes at CLiC went to work with their Digital saws and Hexcoded glues and Bit-sized hammers…

A new Public Library Policy Collection web site was grown — a mix of organic matter and online carpentry. The collection is the tree; the interface is the tree house.

We hope you enjoy playing in it.

   

Created by CLiC staff with ARSL enthusiasm. Hosted by CLiC!

What are “Extras?”

The Future. What’s on the horizon for Colorado libraries?

Pushing the envelope on behalf of libraries, staff members constantly scan the horizon for opportunities to enhance library services and collections. Our current special projects are captured under the Innovations & Initiatives section of our web site, while our past experiments are captured under the Things We’ve Tried section. [Read more…]

Growing a new web site

Our old web site. It served us well.

We’ve been hard at work for many months, establishing CLiC’s new web site!

The #1 goal: make it easier for YOU to reach us. As easy as picking up the phone. As easy as hollerin’ out your back door, across the alley, “Can I borrow a cup of sugar?”

“Whatcha baking?” we ask, because we love cookies and cakes and pies, too.

So contact us! We’re ready with our mixing bowls.

About Our NEW Web Site

In a phrase: “They’re our kind of people.” By that, we mean the folks at Ramblin Jackson, the Boulder-based digital market + video production agency that took seriously our crazy ideas for this web site and actually brought those to life. On the surface, you might think it’s no big deal because the user interface is so easy to navigate and the design is cohesive… but the reality is that under the hood of this seemingly-simple site there exist structural complexities and utility beyond compare. This is a web site built around the concept that CLiC staff should be easy to reach and interact with AND should be reflective of our mission + core values. Ramblin Jackson surpassed our expectations. If you’re looking at revitalizing YOUR web presence, go talk with them, now!

Wi-Fi Woes?

Maybe your wifi is unreliable, or on the slow side. Or maybe you’re tired of “gathering” wifi usage statistics in your library by roving around with a clipboard, counting people on their devices.

Our solution is simple, affordable and elegant.

“Our wifi network is awesome – this is obviously a very slow time of the year in La Veta, but there are still cars parked outside every evening when we leave the library.  Right now, with the bakery & the coffee shop closed for owner vacations, people without wifi have literally no other place to get online…

“Anyway – we love our new access points – our patrons are spoiled & don’t even know it, but we do!  Thank you again for this great solution!” – La Veta Public Library

Installed in 12 locations as of Dec 2018:

  • West Custer County Library District (Westcliffe)
  • Penrose Public Library
  • John C Fremont Library (Florence)
  • La Veta Public Library
  • Fowler Public Library
  • Carnegie Public Library (Trinidad)
  • Spanish Peaks Library District (Walsenburg)
  • Flagler Community Library
  • Northern Saguache County Library District (Saguache & Crestone)
  • John Rawlings Heritage Center (Las Animas)
  • Lake County Public Library (Leadville)
  • CLiC (yes – we use this system, also!)

Interested? Read a little more, then contact us!