- 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.
museum library partnership resources (PDF)
Growing Young Minds (PDF)
- 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.
Co-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.
- 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
A 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.
- 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.
- With Jean Marie Heilig
- Originally aired 03/13/2013
When your supervisor assigns you to a team to implement a new project, does your heart begin to pound? Do you feel a sense of dread wash over you? If so, this session is for you!
Learn how to be a better team player in your library, on a committee, in sports, or as a family! Face your insecurities, eliminate unhealthy competitiveness, improve your communication skills, and overcome your fear of change.
- With Debbi MacLeod
- Originally aired 02/06/2013
You know your style and are asking “now what?” Expand your social styles knowledge. Practice recognizing different styles, review backup styles and learn when and how to flex your style. Working today involves interacting with both colleagues and patrons, and success depends on the effectiveness of this interaction.
If you want to take your current social styles knowledge to a deeper level and learn some useful ways to use social styles for more effective interactions, this session is for you. Please note: You must have taken Social Styles: The Basics before attending this workshop.
- With Kieran Hixon
- Originally aired 12/05/2012
Yes, we held snakes & spiders. Yes, we ran through an inflatable obstacle course and climbed a rock wall. And yes, duct tape was involved. How have we taken these experiences and come back to our work places? How can the core values of libraries guide our communications and workplace culture?
Let’s talk about the risk taking, collaboration and the core values of libraries featuring ideas inspired by the Culture experience of R-Squared.
This session is part of our R-squared Conference Takeaways series. Not able to attend R-Squared? Great ideas in different experience areas are being shared by State Library staff through our CSL in Session program.
During the session, participants used the drawing tools to depict one of four core library values:
Community / Interaction / Sharing
Fun / Play
- With Beth Crist
- Originally aired 12/05/2012
Public libraries have offered summer reading programs for children for many years to encourage kids to keep reading when they’re out of school for summer break. But what about adults? There are many reasons to offer summer reading programs to those over 18 too, such as sparking or renewing interest in reading, suggesting genres and formats that may be new to them, and attracting them to the library (and keep them coming back!).
In this lively, interactive session, we’ll explore the benefits of offering adult summer reading programs, discuss how to implement a simple and inexpensive program, and brainstorm ideas for more elaborate programs; we’ll also touch on multi-generational reading programs and how to evaluate adult reading programs.
Whether you’ve provided an adult summer reading program in the past, plan to offer one in 2013, or are just considering it for the future, this session will generate great ideas and spark interest. And please join us if you’re offering or considering an adult reading program at a different time of year, too!
- With Christine Kreger
- Originally aired 11/07/2012
Everywhere you turn today, you hear mumblings about the future of libraries. Most of these discussions revolve around our collections, the increasing availability of online information, and the rise of eBooks.
What about our buildings? Is there still a need for a physical space for libraries?
Join this session for a discussion about the future of the library as a public place, featuring ideas inspired by the Creative Spaces track of R-Squared.
This session is part of our R-squared Conference Takeaways series. Not able to attend R-Squared? Great ideas in different experience areas are being shared by State Library staff through our CSL in Session program. Look for more sessions inspired by R-Squared in the coming months!
Project for Public Places: http://www.pps.org
R2 Blog: http://rsquaredconference.org/blog
The Space is the Service: Assessing the Physical Library in 2.012 (Part of Library 2.012 Online Conference): https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/recording/playback/link/table/dropin?sid=2008350&suid=D.49D4449E9205F1BECDF69475856E24
Reinventing Spaces and Places—Internet Librarian 2012: http://www.slideshare.net/jeffwisniewski/reinventing-spaces-and-places
Josh Linkner: http://joshlinkner.com/blog/
Book: Disciplined Dreaming
- With Crystal Schimpf
- Originally aired 10/17/2012
How do you engage library customers? People are naturally curious, and are driven to learn about topics of interest. Libraries can engage library customers and create a space for exploration, discovery, and collaboration. Join this session to learn more about techniques for effectively engaging library users, featuring ideas inspired by the R-Squared Conference.
This session is part of our R-Squared Conference Takeaways series. Not able to make it to R-Squared? Great ideas from the conference in different experience areas are being shared by State Library staff through our CSL In Session program. Look for more sessions inspired by R-Squared in the coming months!