Colorado State Library at CALCON 2019

CALCON, the annual conference of the Colorado Association of Libraries, is September 19-21, 2019 in Loveland. The event features keynote speakers, sessions, lightning talks, vendor exhibits, and after-hours activities. This year’s theme is “Ignite the Magic”. Visit CALCON19 to view full event details.

As in previous years, Colorado State Library staff members will present sessions throughout the conference, ranging in topics from job hunting to unconscious bias. See the schedule below for details.

This year CSL is also supporting CALCON’s new Trustee Track, which includes program sessions targeted at public library boards (for both district and non-district libraries), as well as general conference keynotes, awards, lunches, and networking opportunities. A highlight of daily events in the Trustee Track can be found here: 2019 CALCON Trustee Track

Finally, stop by the Colorado State Library booth in the exhibit hall to “check out” one of our Early Literacy Librarians for a one-on-one conversation on early literacy. Kate Brunner (southern region),  Melody Garcia (metro Denver & northeastern region) and Gail Yerbic (western region), bring years of experience in Colorado public libraries, family and community engagement, and development of early literacy offerings in a library setting and they look forward to connecting at CALCON!

Colorado State Library Sessions

See the full schedule.

Thursday, September 19

9:00am-12:00 pm

Pushing the Sage Off the Stage & Putting the Learner First  | Christine Kreger

2:30-3:30 pm

Booktalking the Blue Spruce YA Book Award to Teens  | Teresa Allen

3:45-4:45 pm

Creating Engaging Check Out and Facilitation Kits  | Anne Holland, Beth Crist, Brooks Mitchell

Friday, September 20

10:30-11:30 am

Purpose & Motivation: Let’s slay some monsters!  | Christine Kreger, Katie Fox

1:15-2:15 pm

Services for people making change: working with justice involved citizens | Diane Walden, Tiffany Clendenin, Jhil Marquantte, Suzanne

Strengthening Local Relations: Library Leadership & Government Officials  | Crystal Schimpf, Tim O’Shea, Kathleen Owings, Brena Smith

Saturday, September 21

9:30-10:30 am

Job Hunting Like a Boss | Miranda Doran-Myers, Dave Hodgins

1:00-2:00 pm

Speed Mentoring  | Tania Hajjar, Hillary Dodge, Jenifer Fisher, Jon D. Solomon, Logan Macdonald, Jen Mayer, Amy Shipley, Christopher Evjy, Matthew J Jabaily, Len Bryan, Rose Nelson, Jamie Smith, Shana Wade, Cynthia Kiyotake, Christine Schein, Sharon Morris, Kyle Harmon, Paul Paladino

2:15-3:15 pm

Sorry….you just don’t fit into our culture: unconscious bias in hiring decisions  | Jean Marie Heilig, Beth Crist