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Library Development Office

Provides leadership and support to all libraries in Colorado. Through consultation, presentations, continuing education programs, shared projects, best practices and standards, the consultants of Library Development specifically support initiatives in the following areas:

  • Youth and Family Services
  • School Libraries, including Highly Effective School Library Program
  • Public Libraries, including board of trustees training
  • Instructional Design and Technology

Address: 201 E. Colfax Ave., Denver CO 80203
Room Number(s): 309

Unit Supervisor: Sharon Morris
Administrative Lead: Ashley Kazyaka
Lead Email Address:
Lead Phone Number: 303-866-6894


Office Responsibilities

  • Library staff continuing education and professional development
  • Literacy and Life Long Learning Initiatives
  • Library services, programs and outreach activities including Libraries as Place
  • Planning for the future of libraries and the development of the library profession
  • The transformational role of libraries in the lives of individuals and the community
  • Support and leadership to public, school, academic, institutional, and special libraries
  • Summer reading
  • Highly Effective School Libraries Program (formerly Power Libraries)
  • Board of Trustee training


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Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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