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State of the State Library Updates and Information for Colorado Librarians and Staff Spring, 2005 www.cde.state.co.us State Librarian Search update Process Advertised locally and nationally Closed February 28 April interviews

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state of the state library updates and information for colorado librarians and staff

State of the State LibraryUpdates and Information for Colorado Librarians and Staff

Spring, 2005

www.cde.state.co.us

Colorado State Library: Spring 2005

state librarian search update
State Librarian Search update
  • Process
    • Advertised locally and nationally
    • Closed February 28
    • April interviews
    • Selection by screening committee from library community, CSL staff; and Commissioner Moloney/CDE staff
  • Nancy is officially retired April 30.

Colorado State Library: Spring 2005

moving state library location
Moving State Library Location
  • Capitol is moving some staff, displacing other CDE staff, who return to CDE
  • Space for State Library staff being sought
    • State publications (4) and Web Support Services (3) remaining at CDE
  • Location downtown, near CDE
  • CSL will remain as part of Dept of Education

Colorado State Library: Spring 2005

staff contacts and updates
Staff Contacts and Updates
  • New CSL staff in 2004-2005
    • Melissa Carlson, Receptionist
    • Schanie Cairns & Marcus Johnstone, Web support
    • Debbi MacLeod, CO Talking Book Library and CO State Publications Library
  • See handout for full staff list (3/05)

Colorado State Library: Spring 2005

legislative update
Legislative update
  • Budget outlook
    • HB1194: to address TABOR and set tax rate
    • November general election determines outcome
      • Pass: Fiscal concerns should ease for about 5 years
      • Fail: State must devise new fixes for next year
  • Other
    • CLiC and other library line items remain, to date
    • HB1036: optional internet safety classes in schools
    • HB1210: allows inclusion of cities in existing library districts

Colorado State Library: Spring 2005

public libraries
Public Libraries
  • Public Library Standards
    • Ready for publication
    • Implementation and distribution plans being developed
    • www.cde.state.co.us/cdelib/Standards/Index.htm
  • Summer Reading Program
    • Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds
    • Spring/fall workshops completed; CAL session planned
    • Mini-grant assistance distributed to 60 libraries; more expected next fall.
    • www.cde.state.co.us/cdelib/SummerReading/index.htm

Colorado State Library: Spring 2005

school libraries update
School Libraries Update
  • School librarian licensure
    • Teacher Librarian & Librarian endorsements
    • Eligible for Teacher-in-Residence and Alternative Licensure Programs to obtain teacher license
    • PLACE test modified. Further changes possible
    • www.cde.state.co.us/cdelib/LibDev/SchoolLib/Endorse_Rules.htm
  • ET/IL
    • Educational Technology and Information Literacy Plans by districts still required
    • Power District Grants expected through CDE Ed Tech unit
    • www.cde.state.co.us/index_technology.htm (pending)

Colorado State Library: Spring 2005

library research service lrs
Library Research Service (LRS)
  • Library research & statistics
    • for academic, public & school libraries
    • Fast Facts, Quotable Facts, Closer Look reports
    • www.LRS.org
  • LRS Interactive
    • peer & historical analysis, profiles, budget calculators, blog
  • Latest major report:  Retirement, Recruitment, & Retention (3Rs)
    • Following up with Fast Facts & related articles in American Libraries & Bowker Annual
    • In progress: Academic Library Impact Study:10 sites, including universities, colleges, & community colleges
  • Current DU students with LRS
    • Don Dickenson, Claire Williamson, Michele Kolman-Weber

Colorado State Library: Spring 2005

institutional library service ils
Institutional Library Service (ILS)
  • Coordinates public/school-type library service in 41 state residential institutions
    • Adult correctional facilities, Youth detention centers, Mental Health Institutes, State nursing homes
  • New ILS staff in 2004
    • Sally Gillich, Acquisitions and Youth Institution Consultant
    • Diane Walden, Correctional Library Consultant
    • Mary Beth Faccioli, Correctional Library Training Consultant
  • www.cde.state.co.us/cdelib/slinstit.htm

Colorado State Library: Spring 2005

community relations
Community Relations
  • Early childhood reading initiative
    • www.cde.state.co.us/cdelib/Childrens_Literacy_Resources.htm
    • Literacy connections with community groups
    • Training, materials
    • Kindergarten readiness brochure  
  • CAL Marketing Committee
    • Offers training and information
    • www.cal-webs.org/marketing.html
  • Special Populations Committee
    • Statewide long-range strategic plan for library services
    • Diversity web site updates and marketing
    • Scholarships for master’s level training
    • www.cde.state.co.us/cdelib/ethnic.htm

Colorado State Library: Spring 2005

askcolorado virtual reference and live homework help
AskColorado – Virtual Reference and Live Homework Help
  • Online virtual reference
    • 24/7 service provided by Colorado’s libraries
    • Currently: 59 library participants, over 6,400 questions monthly
    • Available in English and Spanish
    • 3 major national and state awards
    • Highlighted on state web portal, www.state.co.us
  • Live Homework Help – online tutoring
    • math, science, English, writing, and social studies
    • Daily 3-10 p.m.
    • Live Homework Help in Spanish, Sun-Thurs 3-8 p.m.
    • Grades 4-12 and Introductory College
  • www.askcolorado.org

Colorado State Library: Spring 2005

colorado s historic newspaper collection
Colorado’s Historic Newspaper Collection
  • A joint project of Colorado State Library, Colorado Historical Society, and Collaborative Digitization Program (CDP)
    • Digitized historic papers, 1859-1928
    • 200,000 pages from 74 newspapers representing 39 cities in 28 counties
    • Libraries can contribute funds to have their local paper digitized
    • www.cdpheritage.org/newspapers

Colorado State Library: Spring 2005

networking and resource sharing nrs
Networking and Resource Sharing (NRS)
  • AIRS Online Database statewide agreements
    • EBSCO K12
      • package of 8 databases
      • subscription sign-up and renewal going on now
      • sign up by May 1
    • General and Business Full Text package
      • EBSCO Academic Search and Business Source Premier
      • OCLC FirstSearch databases, including WorldCat
      • Subscription sign-up and renewal will start in mid-April
    • www.aclin.org/committees/airs

Colorado State Library: Spring 2005

networking and resource sharing
Networking and Resource Sharing
  • SWIFT: statewide online ILL system
    • available to any Colorado library at no charge
    • 372 libraries using it
    • 40,000 filled ILL requests Jul2004 – Dec2004
  • www.aclin.org/swift

Colorado State Library: Spring 2005

clic and colab
CLiC and CoLAB
  • Colorado Library Consortium – CLiC
    • Director, 3 consultants, and 1 office staff
    • Key focus areas include courier, consulting, continuing education
    • www.clicweb.org
  • Colorado Library Advisory Board
    • Library and citizen representatives
    • Help advise State Board, State Library, Commissioner on library issues
    • Strategic Plan for library development, 2005
    • www.cde.state.co.us/cdelib/CoLAB/index.htm

Colorado State Library: Spring 2005

colorado state publications library cospl
Colorado State Publications Library (CoSPL)
  • Provide permanent public access to state agency publications
    • Upgrading integrated library system to include storage to capture digital-only documents
    • Joining Prospector to provide statewide access to collection
    • Bibliographies on topics of interest available
    • www.cde.state.co.us/stateinfo

Colorado State Library: Spring 2005

colorado talking book library ctbl
Colorado Talking Book Library (CTBL)
  • Free Library Service to visually impaired residents of Colorado
    • Collections include: Braille, talking books, large print & descriptive video
    • Equipment to play talking books provided free
    • Postage is free
    • Large volunteer program
  • www.cde.state.co.us/ctbl

Colorado State Library: Spring 2005

communication tips
Communication Tips
  • Centennial Libraries
    • State Library Newsletter, via email
    • www.cde.state.co.us/libnewsletter/libnews.htm
  • Libnet
    • statewide list for all libraries, not State Library related
    • Subscribe at:majordomo@bcr.org| subscribe libnet

See handout for more contact & information online

Colorado State Library: Spring 2005