Colorado State Library Presentations at 2019 CLiC Workshops in Fort Morgan

The Colorado State Library staff has been busy preparing a wide variety of presentations for the 2019 Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) Spring Workshops in Fort Morgan on March 29. We hope to see you there!

Not going to Fort Morgan? Check out State Library session info for CLiC Spring Workshops in Grand Junction here, and stay tuned for more info on what we’ll be presenting in Pueblo on April 15 & 16.

See the CLiC website for schedules, session details, and registration.

March 29, 2019

Danger in the Comfort ZoneComfort Zone
Jean Marie Heilig
Learn how to change when change doesn’t come naturally by mastering new habits and skills.

NASA@ My Library Comes to Colorado
Beth Crist
Come to this interactive session to learn about opportunities to participate in NASA @ my library, this year and beyond.

Libraries are Under Threat
Debbi MacLeod
Come learn why we should all pay attention to the disturbing trend that suggests that the idea that libraries should no longer exist is moving from the fringe, into the mainstream.

Community Engagement through Dialogue & Deliberation
Crystal Schimpf
This session will present a framework for varying degrees of community engagement, as well as specific dialogue and deliberation techniques that can be effective in libraries of all sizes and types.

Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award
Teresa Allen
This statewide award gives teens an opportunity to nominate and vote on their favorite books. Come learn about the nominees for 2019, and walk out with a plan for promoting the award in your library.

NightwalkerPurpose & Motivation: Let’s slay some monsters!
Katie Fox & Christine Kreger
In this hands-on workshop, we’ll dive into the importance of meaningful work, help you develop your own purpose statement, and determine concrete actions for moving forward with your individual  journey.

Your Website as a Branch of your Library
Kieran Hixon
Spring cleaning for your website! Explore ideas and develop a framework for creating the same sort of inviting and welcoming space you have in your library building – but for your online presence.

State Library Update
Sharon Morris
Join the State Library’s Director of Library Development for an update.

STEAM in a Small Space
Erin Boyington
See CSL’s resource kits in action! Play around with the kits and get ideas for promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math with inventive programming at your small, rural, or correctional library.

The Hidden Biases of Good People
Jean Marie Heilig & Beth Crist
During the session, an overview of unconscious bias and examples of its impact will be discussed, and you will be encouraged to examine your own biases and assumptions so that you can make more informed decisions.

Creativity Power-Up: New approaches to old problemsPower Up
Katie Fox & Kieran Hixon
In this session, you’ll learn strategies for approaching those same old challenges with a new perspective, including generating multiple solutions to the same problem, identifying your underlying assumptions, and focusing on the areas you can control.

Planning for the Future: Trends Influencing Public Libraries
Crystal Schimpf & Sharon Morris
This session will look at trends shared at the ALA Symposium on the Future of Libraries, which convened at ALA Midwinter earlier this year. Participants will be given a chance to discuss how these trends might impact their communities and influence library planning. Recommended for directors, trustees, and anyone else involved in library planning.