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Armed for the 21st Century: Highly Effective School Librarians Lead the Way

For those of you who can’t attend our CAL conference session on Saturday morning @ 9:45, . . . FEAR NOT!

We have even MORE Highly Effective School Library Program workshops (formerly known as the “Power Libraries Program”) on the horizon! See below  for more detailed information and link to a workshop flier.

How can school librarians have a positive impact on student growth and achievement? What strategies and tools will enable them to get there? Participants in this workshop will evaluate their library programs (using the newly revised “Highly Effective School Library Program Rubric”) and learn strategies for improvement for meeting the needs of 21st century learners. Leave this workshop with a toolkit that will help you help your students thrive and be post-secondary and workforce ready.
CDE and Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) are partnering to offer two workshop opportunities (as well as an opportunity for six $100 scholarships to cover registration and a substitute for the day):
Workshop Date/Locations:
• Pueblo on Friday, November 18th
• Thornton on Friday, January 27th
• Registration: $40 per person
For more information, visit the CLiC website: http://www.clicweb.org/highlyeffectiveschoollibrarians


Job Opportunities Statewide

Do you have the soul of a librarian, the heart of an activist, the mind of an educator, and the spine of a Navy SEAL? Do you want to work in a library where you make a meaningful contribution every day? Do you want to work in a community where over eighty percent of residents visit your library regularly? Do you want opportunities to use your skills and talents as a librarian creatively, ethically, and enthusiastically? Do you want a job that can launch or enhance a great career in librarianship?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, a correctional library
may be the place for you!

The Colorado Department of Corrections has just announced multiple FTE Library Technician II positions, with first vacancies in Rifle and Cañon City. With guidance from a Regional Librarian, these positions serve adult male and/or female offenders in facilities across the state ranging from security levels I (minimum) through V (maximum). Library Technician IIs assist in the daily operations of correctional facility libraries by providing public/school type (not law) library service.

For information about minimum qualifications, job duties and directions on how to apply, see the full announcement at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/colorado/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=360645.

For more information, contact Diana Reese, Institutional Library Development Coordinator, at 303-866-6341 or reese_d@cde.state.co.us

Diane Walden, Correctional Libraries Senior Consultant, at 719-371-4596 ; diane.walden@doc.state.co.us.


Diana Reese, Coordinator
Institutional Library Development
ALA-ASCLA Past-President
Colorado State Library
201 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80203
What’s Next?! Your future. Libraries help get you there.

Denver Public School Technology Fair



SEPTEMBER 21, 2011

Free Admission
Open to all

What? An opportunity to:
? Browse books and technology on display by numerous publishers and vendors.
? Make selections and place orders.
? Attend workshops.
? Attend demonstrations of library and educational technology.

When? Wednesday, September 21
7:30 – 4:00

Where? Denver Merchandise Mart
Plaza Section (Please enter through northeast doors.)
451 East 58th Avenue, Denver CO 80216

? Buy new books and e-resources for your collection.
? Learn about the latest library trends and technology.
? Attend interesting and informative workshops.
? Win prizes!


Please RSVP Charlie Leckenby (Charles_Leckenby@dpsk12.org) or call 720-423-8243

CASL Kick-Off to TIE – Register Now!

Monday, June 20, 2011, Copper Mountain

CASL will again host a preconference to the Technology in Education Conference (TIE) .

Click here to register!

(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 CLEFhttp://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

2011 Kick-off to TIE Unconference Wiki 


Credit Available from University of Colorado Denver: UCD Credit for CASL Pre-Conference

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

Professional Development opportunities

Looking for salary credit for that CDE licensure renewal? Looking for professional development that would help you integrate 21st century skills with your lessons? All from the luxury of your own home? Take an e-net Colorado Class–short, sweet and worth it!! Find out more at:


Deadlines are approaching fast for the call for programs, preconference workshops, and poster sessions.  Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity!

*Deadline to submit proposals is 11:59 PM, Thursday,  March 31, 2011!!
Click here-http://www.formsite.com/calforms/callforpreconference2011/index.html 


Deadline to submit nominations is 11:59 PM April 30, 2011
Click here-http://www.formsite.com/calforms/awards/index.html 


Deadline to submit nominations is 11:59 PM April 30, 2011
We are looking forward to receiving your submissions!

The Power of Stories Paralibrarian Workshop

Monday, March 28, 2011

WHEN: Monday, March 2, 2011        8:00 am – 4:00 PM MST
WHERE: Community College of Aurora    
1600 E Centretech Pkwy, Aurora CO 8011
 FEE: Paralibrarian CAL Member fee $39.99
             NonMember Fee: $69.99
CLEF Scholarships: Click Here to Apply
RSVP: Sunday March 20 2011