Colorado State Library at CALCON 2020

CALCON, the annual conference of the Colorado Association of Libraries, is going virtual this year on September 10-12. Visit CALCON2020 to view full event details.

As in previous years, Colorado State Library staff members will present sessions throughout the conference, ranging in topics from the future of libraries, to playing well with other, to identifying and addressing community needs. 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: 2020 CALCON Trustee Track

Colorado State Library Sessions

See the full schedule.

Thursday

8:30 – 11:30
Trend Scanning, the Pandemic, and the Future of Libraries –
Speakers: Miguel Figueroa, Sharon Morris – Sponsored by the Colorado Library Consortium
https://calcon2020.sched.com/event/643d66b6c5ec3de55c631a67d81e7058?iframe=no

The School Library Crisis: Harnessing Your Power to Survive and Thrive! –Speakers: John Chrastka, Sharon Morris, Linda Hofschire, Becky Russell, Nicolle Davies
https://calcon2020.sched.com/event/d7f3fa0521f2a5c215646d351869351d?iframe=no

1:30 – 2:30
Let’s Connect: Learn more about the new CAL Mentorship Interest Group
Speakers: Rose Nelson, Christine Kreger, Donna Walker, Bailey Wallace, Padma Polepeddi
https://calcon2020.sched.com/event/1adb91a68fc46e9ec25e432430cc8f0c

2:45 – 3:45
Breaking Down Barriers: Computational Thinking for Teens
Speakers: Catherine Boddie, Beth Crist, Claire Ratcliffe
https://calcon2020.sched.com/event/df642474fb637bedb123a6538baff69c

4:00– 5:00
When a Kid Needs More Help: Libraries as Key Connectors for Homeless Youth and Families
Speakers: Sharon Morris, Joanna Rendon, Sarah Wolfe, Kerry Wrenick
https://calcon2020.sched.com/event/35b87e05ba5874bfdfa4492d220432c1

Friday

10:30 – 11:30
Creating Engaging Spaces & Activities: Lessons from Beyond Library
Speakers: Beth Crist
https://calcon2020.sched.com/event/2f92d723425c61f017c3fbfd4f006ee6

Our Library Future: Like Lightning – Bright, Fast-Moving, & Potentially Terrifying
Speakers: Lu Benke, Kieran Hixon, Christine Kreger, Rose Nelson, Tiffanie Wick, Sara Wright
https://calcon2020.sched.com/event/a5e4a9e0189034061cb86f71c1278651

1:15 – 2:15
Into the unknown: Two data dilettantes & an analyst venture into the messy process of evaluation
Speakers: Britt Bloom, Katie Fox, Rebecca Philipsen
https://calcon2020.sched.com/event/c99cd3a799b6a41b3f37a1bef4720c2d

Trustee Talk: Idea Sharing & Information Exchange
Speakers: Crystal Schimpf
https://calcon2020.sched.com/event/655edf87176b07c2ca7244bbf04b87be

 2:30 – 3:30
Playing Well with Others – At Work
Speakers: Christine Kreger, Kieran Hixon, Sharon Morris
https://calcon2020.sched.com/event/5768fa5e9422087656d05be561dd415e

Public Libraries and the 4 Day School Week – and New Pandemic School Schedules
Speakers: Beth Crist, Maria Kramer
https://calcon2020.sched.com/event/3f94d59b2c02748f8fb3bc78144514a4

4:00 – 5 :00
Census! What is it good for? (Absolutely Everything!)
Speakers: Kerri-Ann Rowe, Chris Brown, Samantha Hager, Allan Van Hoye
https://calcon2020.sched.com/event/a8a893965b06266433defb73fa6a61eb

Future Ready Babysitter Training for Tweens and Teens
Speakers: Becky Van Den Berg, Kate Brunner
https://calcon2020.sched.com/event/08819fc13c03a0c907add5b63e036d7a

Saturday

9:00-10:00
Protecting Patron Privacy: Customer Service
Speakers: Crystal Schimpf, Lauren Seegmiller, Austin Mullenix
https://calcon2020.sched.com/event/28322579f0bcfacb21351a9cc06eff6b

10:15 – 11:15
How to Identify, Prioritize & Tackle Community Needs
Speakers: Christine Kreger, Katie Fox, Kieran Hixon
https://calcon2020.sched.com/event/1701c810968a1ceb19a253c97ba300a0