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Powering Small Libraries

AspenCat is a shared catalog (integrated library system-ILS) that includes more than 115 libraries and more than a million items. Participating libraries share more than 4,500 physical materials and ebooks each month.

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Sending and receiving right from your back door

CLiC’s key service that delivers physical materials between member libraries throughout the state, as well as providing connections to resource sharing in other states. Learn More!

Growing Library Staff

CLiC is dedicated to providing affordable talent development opportunities in-person and online for library staff.   
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On the ground for libraries across Colorado

CLiC is meeting libraries at their point of need with three regionally-based consultants. Consultants work with libraries to support them with operations, governance, community engagement and more.   
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Saving money? Yes please!

CLiC enables libraries to have access to electronic resources, databases, supplies and more through discounts negotiated by CLiC.   
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Pushing the envelope

Staff members constantly scan the horizon for new opportunities beyond our core services. We'll even experiment, try out new products and services to see if they meet libraries' needs. Learn More!

Why CLiC?

Whether your library is large, small, or somewhere in the middle, CLiC makes things happen. We are your colleagues and part of the Colorado library community.   
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June AspenCat Users’ Group Meeting Overview

Koha upgrades, exciting cooperative purchases, Discovery Layer updates, and more! Look below to see our meeting agenda and notes. You can also listen to the meeting here. [Read more…]

NEW EBSCO Package

The wait is over! The NEW EBSCO package is here!

Thank you so much to the volunteers, representing libraries of all types and sizes, who took time out of their busy schedules to review and provide feedback on the different vendor products.

All of the databases from the old package are still included, PLUS we added 7 new databases.

If you are looking for the direct URLs for these new resources, please contact Kira Zimmerman.

We also have exciting news regarding accessibility!
Coming later this year, EBSCO will have a new interface that is more accessible. Please see all the new features in this short video.
As a reminder:
This cost-savings program isn’t just a subscription for a host of databases and educational content; it’s a full-support service. 32 databases are a lot to manage and promote to your patrons. CLiC is happy to set up a virtual meeting with you — to help you set up your resources within EBSCO, and on your website, to make everything the most user-friendly for your communities/students. Here is a short video (Video Coming Soon) of a few examples of how to arrange your EBSCO resources.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Kira Zimmerman, Cooperative Products Manager
Jim Duncan, Executive Director

 

 

 

Recruiting a Rural Public Library Director?

CLiC is known for its recruitment. Like the preparation of any tasty meal, this requires practice and attention to detail. But it’s not magic!

Here, we’ve shared our recipe for success, in four steps. Crucial: the utilization of resources (quality ingredients) at your fingertips. So, we’ve opened our pantry… with a all-new guide! Check it out.

Our Recruiting & Hiring a Rural Public Library Director guide is now available.

4 Steps to Success [Graphic] - Set Achievable Recruiting Goals; Read, Scan and Consider Using Our Resources, Templates & Expertise; Formulate a Plan and Document It; Implement Your Plan

PebbleGo Create

NEW THIS YEAR!! PebbleGo Add-On PebbleGo Create!

PebbleGo Create is digital workspace for kids to demonstrate what they’ve learned in PebbleGo.  Students can easily draw, type, record a video, and choose from thousands of engaging stickers, animations, and templates to show what they learned.  All while never leaving PebbleGo.  (Formative assessment.)

Teachers have easy access to each students’ creations, providing real-time insights on whether students are mastering the standards being taught.
Quickly sync class rosters with Microsoft 365, Google Classroom* or .CSV file.How PebbleGo Create Works [Graphic] -Step 1 Students clic 'Create' on any PebbleGo or PebbleGo Next article - Step 2 Students select a ready-made or a blank template - Step 3 Students demonstrate what they learned providing educators with authentic assessment
Two-minute video features PebbleGo Create.
PebbleGo Create Flyer

Questions? Contact Kira Zimmerman

Welcome CDOC Libraries!

AspenCat is welcoming 22 Colorado Department of Corrections libraries. Our first round went live Monday, March 28th and our second round went live April 11th.  These libraries will be on a separate Koha instance than our original AspenCat libraries. Colorado Department of Education’s Institutional Library Development team operates on the belief that everyone deserves a great library, and we at CLiC could not agree more! [Read more…]