- With Kurtis Kelly and Beth Crist
- Originally aired 07/16/2014
- Do you work in a public library in a community that sees lots of tourists and wonder how similar libraries serve both their residents and guests?
- Do you work for a public library in a community that’s trying to attract more tourists?
- Is your library located in a community that serves a large number of visitors for one or two big festivals or events each year?
- Are you looking for information about how your library can better entice and serve your community’s guests?
Please join us for this interactive session to learn how libraries in tourist areas promote their services to guests; balance serving residents (both permanent and part-time) and tourists; work with tourism boards; partner with other cultural and recreational organizations; factor visitors into the equations of policies, programs, collections and services; and how all libraries can learn from them to welcome and serve visitors.
Be forewarned-this is not your typical lecture webinar! For this hour, we invite you to interact, share your ideas, ask questions, talk up your successes, and be actively engaged!
- With your presenters
- Originally aired 06/17/2014
As libraries seek to redefine themselves in a new information age, libraries must develop strategies for engaging with the community. Traditional programs and services are no longer sufficient; libraries must be creative in building community relationships to help frame positive community growth. Learn how three diverse library systems met the challenge of engaging with their communities to create dynamic connections and develop meaningful partnerships that added value to the library AND the community.
- Community Engagement: For us this means being making connections and forming partnerships with organizations in our communities. In many cases the partnerships are strategic and mutually beneficial to both organizations. When the library partners with key organizations in the community… incredible things can happen. Also, we consider community engagement as the umbrella term that the following two definitions fall under.
- Community Reference: This is a term that the former director of Douglas County Libraries, Jamie LaRue, used to describe the kind of work that librarians can accomplish when they are embedded with community groups. In this situation the library can add significant value to solving of a community problem, project or question thereby raising the value of professional library staff in the community.
- Embedded Librarian: Embedded librarianship is not a new concept to academic libraries yet it is relatively new for public libraries. For the purpose of our discussion today, embedded librarians are actively connected with a community group or organization. They attend meetings and events hosted by the organization, share library programs/services of interest to the group and may take on a leadership role within the group.
- With Jane Martel
- Originally aired 05/22/2014
- Does everyone have the potential to be innovative?
- What does it take to cultivate your own creativity?
- What tools could you use to stimulate the growth of new ideas from the group you’re working with?
- What are three key tools to ensure that your project is grounded in fertile soil?
Learn this and more in this one-hour session!
Opportunity Chart (PDF)
Random Stimulus (PDF)
- The art of innovation : lessons in creativity from IDEO, America’s leading design firm / Tom Kelley, with Jonathan Littman.
- Designing for growth : a design thinking tool kit for managers / Jeanne Liedtka and Tim Ogilvie.
- Innovative intelligence : the art and practice of leading sustainable innovation in your organization / David S. Weiss and Claude Legrand.
- The innovator’s toolkit: 50+ techniques for predictable and sustainable organic growth/ David Silverstein and Philip Samuel.
- Solving Problems with Design Thinking: 10 Stories of What Works/ Jeanne Liedtka, Andrew King, and Kevin Bennett.
- Back of the Napkin/ Dan Roam
Open Innovation Marketplaces
Resources shared by attendees:
- 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.
- 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.
Webinar Chat Transcripts
- 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
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!
- 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.
Presentation Slides with Notes (PDF)
Chat Transcripts (PDF’s)
- 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.
Slide Deck (PDF)
Interactive Questions – Chat Transcript (PDF)
- 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.
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
Librarians and staff responsible for preservation and collections care in all types of libraries, and archives.
- 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)