Colorado State Library News
May 8, 2013
Latest Fast Facts from LRS: More Opportunities, Lower Pay: 2012 Insights from Library Jobline
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May 6, 2013
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May 2, 2013
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April 24, 2013
Libraries in the news: Library Thefts Result in Big Losses (Pikes Peak)
April 17, 2013
Libraries in the news: Library Adopts Open Records Policy (Telluride)
April 15, 2013
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'Paws to Read' Program Enhances Library (Pikes Peak)
Our View: Library Delivers on Public Promise (East Routt)
Libraries Launch Pre-K Books Program Next Week (Park County)
April 12, 2013
Libraries in the news: National Library Week - April 14 - 20 (Julesburg)
April 11, 2013
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April 10, 2013
Libraries in the news: Jefferson County Public Library Renews Website
April 9, 2013
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April 8, 2013
Libraries in the news: East Middle School in Grand Junction recognized as a Highly Effective School Library
March 28, 2013
Make a Case for School Libraries: New Impact Studies Infographic
Registration Open for Protecting Cultural Collections: Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response & Recovery Workshops in Glenwood Springs
February 15, 2013
Latest Fast Facts from LRS: Early Literacy Information on Colorado Public Library Websites
January 25, 2013
Cast your vote for One Book 4 Colorado
Again in 2013, public libraries and Reach Out and Read health clinics will give out copies of the same book to 4 year olds between May 6 - 20! Vote for your favorite title of the 3 final book selections and learn more about the project at its website.
Latest Fast Facts about Colorado School
21st-Century Instruction Strategies in Colorado School Libraries and
Colorado School Libraries and the Use of Web Technologies
Early Literacy Mini-Grant Applications Available
The Colorado State Library is accepting applications through January 31, 2013 for $250 grants for early literacy Summer Reading Programs and 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten programs.
Teen Video Contest
The Colorado State Library and the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) are excited to announce a teen video contest. Colorado teens, 13-18, are invited to create a short Public Service Announcement promoting the 2013 summer reading theme "Beneath the Surface."
November 19, 2012
Annual School Library Survey Deadline Has Been Extended
The deadline for completing the 2012-13 Colorado School Library Survey has been extended to November 30, 2012. Participation by all public school libraries is vital! If you have not yet responded to the survey, it can be accessed at http://www.lrs.org/slsurvey.
School librarians–your responses really do matter, and we hope you will take the time to complete the survey! The results provide important information about the state of school libraries in Colorado that school library staff and administrators can use for advocacy, planning, evaluating, and budgeting.
For questions regarding the survey, or to obtain your username and password, feel free to call Library Research Service at 303-866-6900 or email email@example.com to get your information.
October 5, 2012
October Is Colorado Literacy Month
Governor Hickenlooper signed a proclamation to make October 2012 Colorado Literacy Month. Celebrate literacy month at your library!!!
October 4, 2012
2012-13 Colorado School Library Survey Now Open
Letters have been sent to public school libraries throughout the state announcing the opening of the 2012-13 Colorado School Library Survey. It can be accessed at http://www.lrs.org/slsurvey. The data gathered in the annual school library survey provides library professionals with important information for planning, evaluating, and budgeting. In addition, the survey's results serve as the basis for studies that demonstrate the impact of school libraries on student achievement.
October 2, 2012
ILEAD USA Colorado Applications Now Available
The Colorado State Library invites all interested library staff (no MLIS required) to apply to be an iLeader on a 5 person team, a mentor, or an instructor for this unique and innovative leadership and technology program.
Colorado's Public Computer Center Fast Facts Available from LRS
This series provides highlights of the CSL BTOP project's first year.
September 27, 2012
Colorado State Library Receives IMLS Grant
The Colorado State Library has received a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The grant project, SPELL: Supporting Parents in Early Literacy through Libraries, will research best practices in reaching low-income parents of children birth through 3 with an early literacy message.
September 14, 2012
FY12-13 LSTA Grant Awards Announced
The Colorado State Library announced grants to one special library, one school district, and 10 public libraries for innovative projects designed to promote continuous improvements in library services in all types of libraries in order to better serve the people of the State of Colorado.
September 7, 2012
AskColorado/AskAcademic Marks Ninth Anniversary
On Sunday, Sept. 2nd, ASK (AskColorado & AskAcademic) marked its ninth anniversary! On Sept. 2nd, 2003, ASK opened for business and has been fielding questions from eager information seekers ever since.
August 9, 2012
Latest LRS Fast Facts Available
School Librarian Numbers Decline from 2004-2005 to 2010-2011 and Clearer Skies Ahead? Using Statistics from LibraryJobline.org to Gauge Changes in Colorado’s Library Job Climate
August 1, 2012
State Library staff recognized by American Correctional Association (ACA)
The Institutional Library Development team members who serve as "Regional Librarians" to Colorado Department of Corrections have been recognized by ACA as "Best in the Business"!
July 31, 2012
YS News, July 2012 (PDF)
Newsletter from Beth Crist, Youth & Family Service Consultant. Part 1 of "Elementary Reads," focusing on learning and reading development for different age groups.
July 27, 2012
Tech Training Site Has Launched
Part of the Colorado Public Computer Centers project, this site has instructor materials and information related to technology training in public libraries. Resources include lesson plans, trainer outlines and handouts, and information on ADA assistive technology programs and support.
July 16, 2012
New StoryBlocks Videos
CLEL and Rocky Mountain PBS have added 8 new videos to the StoryBlocks website (including 2 in Spanish) which provide early literacy tips to increase caregivers’ understanding of child development and pre-literacy needs.
July 9, 2012
Results Are In for Public Library Funding & Technology Access Survey
Includes briefs on employment, e-government, digital literacy, and broadband, plus a statewide data summary.
June 22, 2012
CO Virtual Library Adds Financial Literacy Info
Six quick lessons to help you build a successful financial future. Includes tools for learning about financial matters, spending plans and debt management.
June 18, 2012
LSTA grant project discussion webinars posted
Includes an overview of the grant application and timeline, Q & A session, and an open discussion on project ideas.
June 13, 2012
Coloradans Embrace AskColorado and AskAcademic
LRS recently completed an evaluation AskColorado and AskAcademic. Results show that users are happy with the services and likely to become repeat users.
May 16, 2012
Keep Children Reading This Summer
“Find a Book, Colorado” is a free online tool that helps parents find books that match their child’s reading level and interests. It also finds the local libraries that carry those books.
May 11, 2012
AIRS Committee Announces NEW Database Program
Libraries spoke and the committee listened. More database content. Affordable pricing. Transparency in communications. Equity among libraries of similar/like types and sizes. It's all there!
May 7, 2012
Protecting Cultural Collections workshops
Complete a disaster response & collection salvage plan, train staff to implement your plan, set pre- and post-disaster action priorities, and more.
May 2, 2012
YS News, April 2012 (PDF)
Youth Services newsletter from Beth Crist, Youth & Family Service Consultant. Part 4 of "Thrive By Five," focusing on learning and reading development for different age groups.
April 27, 2012
2012-13 Grants Available for School, Public, Academic and Special Libraries
These competitive LSTA grants must focus on either community/outreach services or youth services. Funds may be used for a new program or to expand a previously funded grant. Extra consideration for projects that develop partnerships. Due August 1, contact Jean Marie Heilig for more info.
April 13, 2012
Highly Effective School Libraries Recognized
47 exemplary school libraries have earned “Highly Effective School Library Program” status and integrate 21st century skills into daily lessons.
April 10, 2012
AskColorado/AskAcademic Seeking New Members, Renewing Current Members
The AskColorado/AskAcademic (ASK) Virtual Reference Cooperative is seeking new members for the 2012-2013 fiscal-year as well as renewing current memberships. ASK is similar to public radio: It is member and grant supported. Won't you join us? Information available at:
http://www.askcolorado.org/info/libraries.html & http://www.askacademic.org/libraries.html
as well as via the following materials:
Contribution Schedule (PDF)
Letter of Agreement (PDF)
Contact Kris Johnson for more details or if you have questions: firstname.lastname@example.org; 303-866-6922
April 5, 2012
Interested in exploring other funding opportunities? Take a look at the following Web site for a listing of foundations and organizations that offer grants to libraries. http://www.libraryworks.com/LW_Grants/GrantsCurrent.aspx
March 30, 2012
YS News, March 2012 (PDF)
Youth Services newsletter from Beth Crist, Youth & Family Service Consultant. Part 3 of "Thrive By Five," focusing on learning and reading development for different age groups
February 28, 2012
Colorado Literacy Week and Summer Reading
The week of Feb 27 - March 2, the Lt. Governor's office is traveling the state, highlighting new efforts to improve early literacy and celebrating early literacy programs that work, including Colorado's statewide summer reading program.
February Issue of YS News (PDF)
The second issue of YS News - for youth services librarians - is now available. It features early literacy, summer reading, El Dia de los Ninos resources, and much more.
February 15, 2012
LSTA Funding Survey
We want your input on how CSL spent LSTA funds between 2008-12 and how funds should be spent for 2013-18. Please respond by Friday 2/17. Responses are anonymous.
Summer Reading Mini-Grants Awarded
73 summer reading program mini-grants of $200 each have been awarded to public libraries to buy SRP theme-related books for their collection. Congratulations!
February 6, 2012
CSL In Session: El Día de los Niños / El Día de los Libros
Do you work in a school or public library and want new ways to link children with reading, cultures, and languages? Join us for an interactive conversation of El Día de los Niños / El Día de los Libros, Children’s Day / Book Day, an annual event that celebrates childhood, literacy, and the many cultures and languages in the United States.
Tuesday, February 7 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
This interactive online session will be held online in Adobe Connect at http://connect.enetcolorado.org/cslinsession
January 30, 2012
Get Involved With Water 2012
The Water 2012 Initiative kicked off with its first author event and a booth at the CO Stock Show to educate kids about the importance of water in our communities.
January 18, 2012
YS News (PDF)
Check out the first issue of the new monthly newsletter for youth services librarians!
For additional information, contact Gene Hainer, 303-866-6900.