Posted on September 19, 2011 by yrmiller
Remember that we need your stuff for the Colorado Library Educational Foundation silent auction! The silent auction held at CAL is CLEF’s one fundraiser. In 2011, CLEF awarded almost $4,000 in scholarships for CAL members to attend professional development workshops and the Annual Conference. The importance of these scholarships cannot be underestimated. Quite a few of the folks applying for the money said that without it, they could not attend the conference or workshops offered through CAL.
We ask you to donate an item, service or event to the auction. Over the years, CAL members have been known to donate themed gift baskets, gift cards to a store or spa, themed dinners in their homes, knitted or sewn garments, home-brewed beer, you name it. Please consider contributing to the auction and completing the form with your contact information and what you are donating.
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Posted on September 13, 2011 by yrmiller
The annual CAL Conference is right around the corner. If you are wondering if the Conference is pertinent to you as a school librarian, the answer is YES! There are many sessions that are relevant to school library programs, or pertain to all types of libraries.
And our very own President Elect, Becky Johnson, from East Middle School in Grand Junction will be honored as the Colorado School Librarian of the Year!
Visit the CAL website for more information and to register.
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Posted on May 29, 2011 by Nancy White
Monday, June 20, 2011, Copper Mountain
CASL will again host a preconference to the Technology in Education Conference (TIE) .
(This takes you to the TIE registration – which is also where you register for the CASL Kick-Off to TIE – even if you are not attending TIE)
One Scholarship still available from CLEF: http://www.formsite.com/calforms/CLEFscholsprngapplicaton/index.html
* CASL’s PreCon to TIE 2011 is not your usual “sit ‘n git!”
*Come share your ideas, and learn from your colleagues “unconference” style!
Inspired by Dr. Joyce Valenza’s “Manifesto for 21st Century School Librarians”, within our school level groups, we will consider the big ideas, share our current practices, and brainstorm how we can move ahead.
8:00 Welcome & Announcements
8:30 Learning Tools Smackdown!
- This is a rapid-fire look at some of the greatest Web 2.0 Tools available and currently being used in school libraries.
- Audience participation expected!!! Plan to share your favorite tool and samples of how you’ve used it with students!!!
10:15 Unconference Session 1: Reading & Collection Development
11:45 Networking Lunch
12:45 Unconference Session 2: The Information Landscape, Access, Equity, Copyright, Copyleft & Information Ethics
2:20 Uncoference Session 3: Advocacy & Leadership: Participating in a PLN
3:50 Wrap Up Plus/Delta
More info on credit requirements: CASL_TIE2011_Assignment
Co-Sponsored by the Colorado Association of Libraries and the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC)
2009 CASL Kick-Off to TIE Wiki: Click Here
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Posted on May 16, 2011 by Nancy White
Shared on behalf of CAL President-Elect, Linda Conway:
The Colorado Association of Libraries has a new Advocacy Task Force. Our focus this year is on School Libraries. Our school librarians and libraries need help. Many librarians have lost their jobs; many libraries are losing their funding. Clearly, the good work librarians do is not sufficient to save our libraries. We need to do something different.
We have designed a Toolkit for school librarians to use to advocate for their jobs and their libraries. There are letters and links to share with your community advocates. There is an easy to follow Advocacy Made Easy Document that you can use to guide you. This short document outlines a process to recruit non-librarians to speak to funding decision-makers on behalf of school libraries and librarians. You provide them with your success stories and they present them to the community. Click Here to access the Toolkit.
If there are questions, comments, or concerns please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Posted on February 8, 2011 by yrmiller
Grab your cameras and take some pictures
of the great work you are doing in your libraries!
As part of our advocacy work, the Colorado Association of Libraries is encouraging libraries to take part in “Colorado Snapshot Day.” The goal is to show the work of libraries across the state on one day, this year they have chosen Feb. 14. We would love to have school libraries be a large part of this initiative. You can post your photo’s on the Flickr site; the directions are at: http://www.cal-webs.org/2011%20CAL%20Lobby%20Day/SnapshotUploadToFlickr.pdf
The photos will also be used during the March 3 Legislative Day at the Capitol. Please consider participating in this event. It’s an easy way to advocate for school libraries!
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