Wildly Successful Meetings: Impossible Dream or Easy Peasy Reality?

Sharon Morris
  • With Sharon Morris
  • Originally aired 04/17/2014

 

 

So… you have to run a meeting and you want it to awesome…or at least not as bad as those meetings that people walk out of saying, “What a waste of time.” Join this interactive session!

Sure, we will start by kvetching about what goes wrong in meetings, but by the end you will have practical and easy techniques for meetings. You will get tips for planning so that everyone is focused and the content is relevant, facilitating so that you bring out the best in everyone in the room, and be able to come to consensus about where you are heading.

Bring your own success stories and strategies too, because with CSL in Session, everyone shares expertise.

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Geek is the New Chic: Engaging Teens in Libraries with Technology

Catherine Boddie
  • With Catherine Boddie
  • Originally aired 03/17/2014

 

 

  •  Are you looking for ways to engage teens in your library using technology?
  • Is your staff intimidated by both teens and technology?
  • Have you hosted successful technology programs for teens at your library?

As a follow-up to Teen Tech Week, join this interactive CSL In Session to discuss your successes and failures, hear about initiatives from other libraries, talk about ways to extend lessons learned during Teen Tech Week into Summer Reading and beyond, and learn how to get creative with securing funding for these initiatives.

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Webinar Chat Transcripts

Funding Sources

  • Scholastic has a large list of possible grants on their website.
  • The Colorado State Library has information on their website about grant funding through the Colorado Library Service and Technology Act (LSTA):  Check out their website for more funding ideas and resources.
  • The Best Buy Foundation will donate up to $2 million in Community Grants to local and regional nonprofit organizations that provide teens with places and opportunities to develop 21st century technology skills that will inspire future education and career choices.
  • The Programming Librarian has a great list of library awards and grants listed by deadline.
  • The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has a searchable database of available grants.
  • YALSA has compiled a useful wiki with information about awards and grants for teens

Other Resources

Garfield County Public Library District You Tube Videos

  • Astrojax Club – Astrojax Club is an 8-week program where teens sign-up to learn about Astrojax culture and how to perform Astrojax tricks.
  • Light Up the Night – Teens dancing to Barbara Streisand and other music!

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Lead From Where You Are

Sharon Morris
  • With Sharon Morris
  • Originally aired 02/19/2014

 

  •  Do you feel you have leadership potential but wonder how to leverage it?
  • Are you a leader and looking for ways to improve?
  • Or do you simply wonder what the heck people mean when they talk about leadership? 

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this CSL in Session is for you!

Building upon leadership research, Sharon Morris will introduce a handy tool for identifying your unique leadership strengths. During this interactive session you will have the opportunity to reflect on leadership activities, share your thoughts, learn from others, and feel more empowered to use your natural abilities to lead – regardless of your position in a library.

Resources:

Presentation Slides with Notes (PDF)

Chat Transcripts (PDF’s)

 

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Dewey or Don’t We?: Transitioning to a Deweyless Library

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  • With Our Presenters
  • Originally aired 01/22/2014

 

(Note: We had brief audio issues at the very beginning of the session.)

Have you heard about “The Bookstore Model” and wondered what all the fuss is about? Are you ready to ditch Dewey but feel intimidated?  Join us as Logan MacDonald from Anythink Libraries, and Holli Buchter, Media Services Coordinator for the St. Vrain School District share their experiences with going Deweyless.  Both of these presenters have taken a different approach to this concept in their libraries, and they look forward to sharing their insight, process and challenges in this endeavor. Learning Outcomes: By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify potential strategies and partners in helping to transition part or all of their library collection to a “Bookstore Model.”
  • Understand how this model has benefitted end users such as K-12 students and public library patrons.

Intended Audience: School and public librarians interested in rethinking how libraries organize and present their collections.

Session Resources:

Slide Deck (PDF)
Interactive Questions – Chat Transcript (PDF)

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Preservation Management in Colorado: YOU are the First Responder: Part TWO

  • With Thomas F. R. Clareson
  • Originally aired 12/04/2013

Description:

This workshop is presented in cooperation with the Colorado State Library and funded by an IMLS Colorado Connecting to Collections grant.  Two, one-hour online sessions will be held over two days.  The workshop is designed to focus instruction on strategies to manage climate control and the initiation of disaster plan development.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this class, students will be able to:

•       Understand effective building maintenance, housekeeping, and security strategies and how they prevent disasters from occurring

•       Employ low-cost to no-cost environmental controls for preservation

•       Identify elements of an effective disaster plan and how to get training necessary to create a disaster plan

Intended Audience:

Librarians and staff responsible for preservation and collections care in all types of libraries, and archives.

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Preservation Management in Colorado: You are the First Responder PART ONE

  • With Thomas F. R. Clareson
  • Originally aired 11/06/2013
This workshop is presented in cooperation with the Colorado State Library and funded by an IMLS Colorado Connecting to Collections grant.  Two, one-hour online sessions will be held over two days.  The workshop is designed to focus instruction on strategies to manage climate control and the initiation of disaster plan development.
 

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this class, students will be able to:

•       Understand effective building maintenance, housekeeping, and security strategies and how they prevent disasters from occurring

•       Employ low-cost to no-cost environmental controls for preservation

•       Identify elements of an effective disaster plan and how to get training necessary to create a disaster plan

Intended Audience:

Librarians and staff responsible for preservation and collections care in all types of libraries, and archives.

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Library-Museum Partnerships: Oh, the places you’ll go!

Beth Crist
  • With Beth Crist and Laura Douglas
  • Originally aired 08/14/2013

Libraries and museums share common missions—to engage communities in lifelong learning, cultural enrichment, civic conversations, information resources, and gathering as neighbors. Sharing so many goals makes libraries and museums excellent partners that together can more fully support and engage their communities. Join in this interactive CSL in Session to explore and discuss the many possibilities of how museums and libraries can collaborate—and why they should. From programs for kids to digitization projects, share your ideas and learn new ones from fellow attendees from both libraries and museums in this lively online forum, and come out with a list of first steps to take in creating or strengthening a partnership with a library or museum in your community.

 

Session Resources
museum library partnership resources (PDF)

Growing Young Minds (PDF)

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Why aren’t they reading quietly?! Messing around at the library

Kieran Hixon
  • With Kieran Hixon
  • Originally aired 06/12/2013

Do you seek ideas on how to turn your library from a grocery store to a kitchen? Are you looking for ways to engage folks in your library? Come hang out, mess around and geek out with us. Get inspiration from others about letting creation and HOMAGO happen in your library.

sharonmorrisCo-facilitator: Sharon Morris, Colorado State Library

Kieran will be joined in this session by Sharon Morris. Sharon is the Director of Library Development and Innovation at the Colorado State Library, and has been the powerhouse behind our Colorado Public Computer Centers Project. The project included a Digital Creation Station mini-grant, which will allow participating Colorado libraries to develop programming and services around creation and engagement.

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Making I.T. Happen! A Toolkit for Building Collaborative Relationships with your IT Department

Jon Soloman
  • With Jon Soloman
  • Originally aired 05/15/2013

IT folks carry the stigma of being particularly non-collaborative, but the stereotype of the loner programmer barricaded in a cubicle is not necessarily accurate. The growing number of collaborative projects between library public services and IT departments make it necessary to examine relationships and create excellent communications for resulting success. This program will discuss proven management and collaborative techniques for building relationships, through self-assessment and teambuilding techniques, and will offer a glimpse into how strong relationships between IT and public services libraries can lead to award-winning and innovative projects.

Co-facilitator: Kris Johnson, Colorado State Library

Kris JohnsonA native Montanan, Kris Johnson has worked in libraries across the western U.S. since receiving her MLIS from the University of Texas at Austin. After nearly 15 years working in academic libraries (information literacy, first year experience, credit-based courses), Kris transitioned into consultation and project management in her present position at the Colorado State Library, where she runs the AskColorado/AskAcademic Virtual Reference Cooperative. Kris loves working with I.T. and has experience working with programmers, server administrators, web designers, and vendors. Kris most enjoys helping librarians learn and grow so they can provide top notch customer service and help their organizations achieve excellence.

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The Tween Scene at your Library

Beth Crist
  • With Beth Crist
  • Originally aired 04/10/2013

Tweens are not quite children, but not quite teens. What’s the best way to offer services to this group to keep them engaged at your library and in reading? Join us for this interactive session to discuss best practices for effective tween programming, policies, reading advisory, and more. Hear examples from Colorado public libraries and share your experiences in serving this important audience.

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