Colorado State Library Presentations at 2020 CLiC Spring Workshops in Grand Junction

Colorado State Library staff will be giving a wide variety of presentations at the 2020 Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) Spring Workshops, which will be held in Grand Junction on March 19 & 20. We hope to see you there!

Not going to Grand Junction?  Stay tuned for more info on sessions we’ll be presenting in Fort Morgan on March 27, and in Pueblo on April 27 & 28.

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

March 19, 2020

EQUIP YOUR READERS ADVISORY TOOLBOX: SAVE TIME WITH SIMPLE T
Erin Boyington
Get hands on insight into how Goodreads and Novelist can make your life easier, and walk away with a simple form-based Readers Advisory tool to keep in your back pocket.

HOW TO IDENTIFY, PRIORITIZE & TACKLE COMMUNITY NEEDS
Katie Fox, Christine Kreger & Kieran Hixon
Our communities face complex challenges like loneliness, depression, suicide, health issues, addiction, abuse, the rising cost of living, job security, and adapting to a changing world.
Join a data nerd (not my word), a rural libraries champion, and a staff learning pro to learn a simple process for how to identify, prioritize, and tackle community needs that you can immediately apply.

**These presenters suggest that you bring your own device

DISASTER PLANNING AND ASSISTANCE FOR LIBRARIES
Amy Zimmer
This presentation will offer tips on how to create a disaster plan for your library collection, and how to get help if a disaster occurs. Information in this presentation can also be beneficial to archives and small museums/historical societies.

UNCONSCIOUS BIAS IN HIRING DECISIONS
Jean Marie Heilig & Beth Crist
Are unconscious biases impacting your hiring/promotion process? Learn how to recognize and eliminate bias in your library’s hiring process.

STATE LIBRARY UPDATE
Nicolle Davies
Join Colorado’s State Librarian for an update from the State Library.

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 2020, and walk out with a plan for promoting the award in your library.

RELATIONSHIPS: THE “ACTIVE INGREDIENT” OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT
Joyce Johnson
Join Joyce Johnson, Growing Readers Together Coordinator, to learn about the power of simple, everyday interactions between adults and children and how you can harness that power to both effectively support children and reflect on your own practice.

HOW RUDE! THE PRICE OF INCIVILITY IN THE WORKPLACE
Jean Marie Heilig & Christine Kreger
Learn about tactics staff can use to minimize the effects of rudeness on performance and well-being and strategies that managers can to keep their own behavior in check and to foster civility in others.

COUNT YOUR IMPACT! GETTING STARTED WITH PROJECT OUTCOME
Linda Hofschire & Crystal Schimpf
In this session, gain practical tips for getting started with Project Outcome, a free, outcome-based evaluation toolkit offered by the Public Library Association. Learn more about Project Outcome at https://www.projectoutcome.org/.

March 20, 2020

PROTECTING PATRON PRIVACY (PART 1): POLICY & PROCEDURE
Crystal Schimpf
This session will cover the basics of what to consider, and what to include, when developing or revising patron privacy policies and procedures. Bring your questions and be prepared to discuss patron privacy issues.

PROTECTING PATRON PRIVACY (PART 2): CUSTOMER SERVICE
Crystal Schimpf , Austin Mullenix & Andrew Hamilton (Mesa County Libraries)
Come to this interactive session to learn why patron privacy is a foundational principle of library service, which laws protect patron privacy, and what you should do when faced with a situation that challenges patron privacy rights at your library.

CONNECTED LEARNING: LINKING TEEN INTERESTS & OPPORTUNITIES
Beth Crist & Catherine Boddie (Arapahoe Libraries)
Tweens & teens learn best when their experiences are guided by their own interests, supported by their peers and mentors, have tangible connections to real world career and civic opportunities, and include diverse backgrounds. In this interactive session, explore the benefits of Connected Learning, what it looks like in different library settings, and how you can cultivate it in your library, using content from YALSA.

TEEN MENTAL HEALTH: IN THEIR OWN WORDS
Christine Kreger & Beth Crist
Teen suicide is on the rise nationally, and Colorado’s statistics are higher than many other states. In this interactive session we will highlight this issue by sharing interview clips from teens who have experienced mental health issues, as well as experts in the field in order to brainstorm how libraries can be part of a larger community conversations.