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The Colorado State Library is a division of the Colorado Department of Education.
The Colorado State Library (CSL) helps libraries, schools, museums, and other organizations improve services, making it easier for all Coloradans to access and use the materials and information they need for lifelong learning.
Explore topics and resources curated to inform adult services staff about a range of topics, from programming, Spanish language learning, and digital/media literacy to language translation and interpretation, assessment and evaluation, and so much more!
Find information about MLS/MLIS and other graduate programs, teacher librarian and school librarian endorsement, and professional library organizations in Colorado.
CSL’s early literacy team supports the education (and wellbeing) of children, teens and families by coordinating statewide initiatives for early literacy, summer learning, outdoor experiences, and other campaigns.
The Office of Library Development and Innovation promotes growth, collaboration, and excellence within libraries, with a focus on enhancing access to lifelong learning opportunities for Colorado's diverse communities. Through various initiatives and partnerships, the Library Development team strives to empower libraries to evolve and thrive into the future.
Library Laws, Policies, and Standards provides expert guidance, practical tools, and informative guides developed by CSL staff to support public library board members, trustees, and leadership managing legal and policy-related challenges.
The Library Research Service (LRS) reports and analyzes statistics on school, public, and academic libraries, and conducts studies on major library issues that are reported in the Fast Facts and Closer Look series as well as ongoing blog series on various topics.
CSL’s Literacy and Youth Services team offers extensive resources to support youth services in Colorado’s libraries, from infant story time to teen literature groups, as well as opportunities to join professional groups to connect with youth services staff in libraries around Colorado.
Resource sharing support for Colorado libraries is provided by the Networking and Resource Sharing (NRS) unit. NRS manages statewide services and projects so that libraries don't have to "go it alone."
NRS staff coordinates technology-based services best suited to groups of libraries to utilize the power of library partnerships, cooperative purchasing, and web-based resources designed to meet multi-type library needs.