CSL Share & Learn: Glenwood Springs

During 2017-18, consultants from the Colorado State Library have been traveling around the state for CSL Share & Learn, an event that combines professional development with time to share with colleagues. This free event is perfect for anyone working in libraries and cultural heritage organizations. CSL Share & Learn will be at Glenwood Springs Branch Library on May 11, 2018. We hope you’ll join us!

Register online through May 8.

What can you expect at CSL Share & Learn?

We designed CSL Share & Learn to be interactive, useful, and fun. Your day will include two types of activities:

Interactive learning sessions – The sessions at CSL Share & Learn: Glenwood Springs are focused on youth services and school libraries, though they are appropriate for all types of library of staff. In the first session you’ll learn about forming innovative partnerships, with an emphasis on partnerships between schools and public libraries. In the second session you’ll experience new tech tools perfect for kids, teachers, and patrons of all ages.

Small and large group sharing – If you’ve ever wanted to have some unstructured time to just “talk shop” with your colleagues, this is it. Use the small group time to form new partnerships, ask questions, swap ideas, or just get to know your neighbors in the region. We’ll bring some of the topics to the large group for discussion.

What to Bring

  • A device – laptop, iPad, tablet, or smartphone
  • Topics or questions for group sharing time

Date & Time

May 11, 2018
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

*You will be entering the library before it opens to the public. Someone will be stationed at the door by 9:30 am.


Glenwood Springs Branch Library
815 Cooper Avenue
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Community Meeting Room


There are two free 24-hour public lots a within a block of the library.

  • The City Parking Garage. Located at 9th Street and Cooper Avenue, 1 block south of the library. The entrance is on Cooper Avenue.
  • Cooper Street Public Parking. Located on the east side of Cooper Avenue between 8th & 9th Streets, across the street from the library.


CSL Share & Learn is FREE!


Register online through May 8.

Food & Drink

Light snacks will be available, but you are responsible for your own meals and beverages, including coffee.

We will have 75 minutes for lunch. You are welcome to bring a lunch, or there are several restaurants within a block of the library.


  • 10:00-10:10, Welcome and Introductions (Amy Hitchner; CSL Consultants)
  • 10:10-10:30, Game: How Well Do You Know CSL? (Amy Hitchner)
  • 10:30-12:00, Session 1: What would Willy Wonka Do? School and Public Librarians Taking a Ride on the Glass Elevator.  What are the unique challenges of public/school librarians? How can we forge meaningful partnerships that will help our students thrive and fulfill community needs? Learn about innovative partnerships that are mutually beneficial and will result in irresistible and engaging experiences for our schools and communities. (Beth Crist and Becky Russell).
  • 12:00-1:15, Lunch on your own
  • 1:15-2:45, Session 2: Build Your Tech Toolkit. Free tech tools abound online, but which are right for you? During this session you’ll try your hand at a variety of free online tools that are perfect for you, your students, teachers, and patrons of all ages. *Please bring a device – laptop, iPad, tablet, or smartphone. (Kieran Hixon)
  • 2:45-4:00, Small and Large Group Sharing Time; Wrap-up (CSL Consultants)

Event Resources

Slides and other resources will be posted as they are available.


Please contact Amy Hitchner, Collaborative Programming Coordinator, at ahitchner@coloradovirtuallibrary.org.

Amy Hitchner

Amy Hitchner

Statewide Collaborative Programming Coordinator at Colorado State Library
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