Save the Date for CATS Winter Workshop 2019!

Registration will open at the end of December. We will share the link out when it goes live.

In the meantime…put the following information in your calendars, you wont want to miss it!

When: Monday February 4th from 9-4

Where: Library 21c Colorado Springs

Registration fee: $45 for CAL members, $55 for Non CAL Members

What to look forward to:

9:00 Library Doors Open

9:10 Welcome and Introductions

Maria and Cameron

9:15-10:00 Opening Session – The Venue

Adverse Childhood Experiences: Changing the Narrative

Kathy Orr, Peaceful Households

This educational session is designed to explore how childhood experiences affect our health and social well-being. You will learn from an experienced ACE Master Trainer about the ACE study and the relationship between ACEs and an individual’s failure in school, inability to manage behaviors, homeless, poverty, incarceration, chronic disease including addiction, cardiovascular, liver and respiratory diseases. Furthermore, you will learn how ACEs can help you better understand social determinants and apply them to your professional and personal life.

10:15-11:00 Breakout Session One (choose one):

  1. Venue – Rock and Roll Your Way to Cooler Storytimes
  2. ENT Meeting Room – Hooking Transitional Readers (Part 1)
  3. Children’s Activity Room – The Hidden Biases of Good People

11:15-12:00 Breakout Session Two (choose one):

  1. Venue – Sensory Storytime for Children, Teens & Adults: Tips & Tricks
  2. ENT Meeting Room – Hooking Transitional Readers (Part 2)
  3. Children’s Activity Room – Getting Your Lock-In All Locked Up

12:00-1:15 Lunch – The Venue

1:15-2:00 Baker and Taylor – The Venue

2:15-3:00 Breakout Session Three (choose one):

  1. Venue – Grown-Ups Are People Too
  2. ENT Meeting Room – Below the Surface
  3. Children’s Activity Room – Serving Your Deaf and/or Blind Patrons

3:15-4:00 Program Idea Sessions

Questions? Contact the CATS Chair Maria Kramer at maria.kramer@pueblolibrary.org

 

 

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Deadline Extended to November 5th!

The CATS Division Winter Workshop is coming, and we’re sending out the cat signal for fabulous presenters!
The 2019 Winter Workshop will be held on Monday, February 4th 2019 at Library 21C 1175 Chapel Hills Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80920 from 9-4.
There will be no monetary compensation. However, presenters will be able to attend the conference free of charge, with lunch included. (2 presenters for any panel sessions will receive the complimentary registration and lunch.)
Please fill out the form here.
Any questions please contact Maria Kramer at maria.kramer@pueblolibrary.org.
The deadline to submit your proposal is November 5th, so don’t delay!

CATS Division Winter Workshop Call for Presenters!

The CATS Division Winter Workshop is coming, and we’re sending out the cat signal for fabulous presenters!
 
The 2019 Winter Workshop will be held on Monday, February 4th 2019 at Library 21C 1175 Chapel Hills Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80920 from 9-4.
 
There will be no monetary compensation. However, presenters will be able to attend the conference free of charge, with lunch included. (2 presenters for any panel sessions will receive the complimentary registration and lunch.)
 
Please fill out the form here.
 
Any questions please contact Maria Kramer at maria.kramer@pueblolibrary.org.
 
The deadline to submit your proposal is November 1st, so don’t delay!

Deadline Approaching for CATS Board Positions for 2019

Don’t delay deadline is September 17th

Represent your division on the CAL board and give back to your fellow children and teen librarians while growing your skills and network. The positions up for election are Secretary, Member-at-Large, and Chair-Elect.

If you know someone who you think would fit into one of these positions well, please encourage them to apply, and, of course, if you are interested we would love to hear from you as well. All nominees must be a member of CAL.

Please use the following link to apply!  https://goo.gl/forms/xOUXo8H7xr5pvV5w1

If you have any questions about the positions please email me, Brittany Dolezal, at Brittanydolezal@jeffcolibraries.org

Get on board for a wonderful new year ahead!

Call for CATS Board Positions for 2019

It’s time to create our slate of officers for CAL Leadership!

Represent your division on the CAL board and give back to your fellow children and teen librarians while growing your skills and network. The positions up for election are Secretary, Member-at-Large, and Chair-Elect.

If you know someone who you think would fit into one of these positions well, please encourage them to apply, and, of course, if you are interested we would love to hear from you as well. All nominees must be a member of CAL.

Please use the following link to apply!  https://goo.gl/forms/xOUXo8H7xr5pvV5w1

If you have any questions about the positions please email me, Brittany Dolezal, at Brittanydolezal@jeffcolibraries.org

Get on board for a wonderful new year ahead!

Update to CATS Fall Meeting

Unfortunately the CATS Fall Meeting this Friday in Cortez has been cancelled.

We will keep you posted regarding when the CATS Winter Workshop will be taking place.

One Week Until CATS Fall Workshop

CATS Fall Workshop 2018
Registration is FREE! Click here to register.

Agenda:
8-9 = Snacks and Mingle @ Cortez Public Library

9-10 = Tour of Cortez Public Library

10-10:30 = Travel to: City Hall Training Room, 123 Roger Smith Ave., Cortez CO

10:30-11:30 = Supporting Teen Mental Health – Ellie O’Keefe (ellie.okeefe@pueblolibrary.org<mailto:ellie.okeefe@pueblolibrary.org>)

When a teen mental health crisis strikes your community – how can you respond? Pueblo City-County Library District’s Teen Librarian will share how she worked to respond to teen suicides in Pueblo.

11:45 – 12:15 = Tough Topic Bags – Jill Wilson (jwilson@telluridelibrary.org<mailto:jwilson@telluridelibrary.org>)

12:15 – 2:00  = Lunch on your own

2 – 3:30 = Strengthening Community Partnerships – Maggie Tevault (MTevault@pinonproject.org<mailto:MTevault@pinonproject.org>)

Maggie Tevault is the Early Childhood and Youth Programs Coordinator at The Pinon Project, a Family Resource Center serving Montezuma and Dolores Counties. In order to fulfill the center’s mission of “strengthen(ing) our community by providing comprehensive services for children and families”, Pinon Project has formed strong partnerships with local libraries both formally and informally in order to better serve families in our area. We will look at several projects that have thrived over the past several years and demonstrate how libraries and family-serving agencies can work together to provide optimal outcomes for young people.

3:30-4:30 = Networking and idea sharing

Don’t Forget to Register for CATS Fall Workshop!

Join CATS for our Fall Workshop in Cortez Colorado!

Registration is FREE! Click here to register.

 

CATS Fall Workshop 2018 – Agenda

8-9 = Snacks and Mingle @ Cortez Public Library

9-10 = Tour of Cortez Public Library

10-10:30 = Travel to: City Hall Training Room, 123 Roger Smith Ave., Cortez CO

10:30-11:30 = Supporting Teen Mental Health – Ellie O’Keefe (ellie.okeefe@pueblolibrary.org)

When a teen mental health crisis strikes your community – how can you respond? Pueblo City-County Library District’s Teen Librarian will share how she worked to respond to teen suicides in Pueblo.

11:45 – 12:15 = Tough Topic Bags – Jill Wilson (jwilson@telluridelibrary.org)

12:15 – 2:00  = Lunch on your own

2 – 3:30 = Strengthening Community Partnerships – Maggie Tevault (MTevault@pinonproject.org)

Maggie Tevault is the Early Childhood and Youth Programs Coordinator at The Pinon Project, a Family Resource Center serving Montezuma and Dolores Counties. In order to fulfill the center’s mission of “strengthen(ing) our community by providing comprehensive services for children and families”, Pinon Project has formed strong partnerships with local libraries both formally and informally in order to better serve families in our area. We will look at several projects that have thrived over the past several years and demonstrate how libraries and family-serving agencies can work together to provide optimal outcomes for young people.

3:30-4:30 = Networking and idea sharing

Join CATS in Cortez Friday August 24th

Join CATS for our Fall Workshop in Cortez Colorado!

Registration is FREE! Click here to register.

CATS 2018 Fall Workshop 

When: Friday, August 24, 2018  from 8 AM- 4:30 PM

Where: Cortez Public Library

202 N. Park St.

Cortez, Colorado

Agenda:

8-9 = Snacks and Mingle @ Cortez PL
9-10 = Tour of Cortez PL
10-10:30 = travel to venue
10:30-12 = Teens

Ellie O’Keefe (ellie.okeefe@pueblolibrary.org) – responding to a teen mental health crisis in your community

Jill Wilson (jwilson@telluridelibrary.org) – Tough Topic bags

12-1:30 = Lunch on your own (see below)

1:30-3:30 = Open

3:30-4:30 = networking and idea sharing

 

Suggested Venues For Lunch (all off of Main St.):

–     Jack & Janell’s Country Kitchen (801 E Main St.)

–     Jimmer’s Backcountry BBQ (439 E Main St.)

–     Taste of India (1013 E Main St.)

–     Pizza Hut (1119 E Main St.)

–     Gustavo’s Mexican Restaurant and Bar (125 E Main St.)

 

Call for Presenters at CATS Fall Meeting

CATS Fall Meeting

August 24, 9-4

Cortez, Colorado

City Hall Training Room.

123 Roger Smith Ave

Libraries respond to tough issues in their communities all the time – and often youth-serving staff are front and center. Has your library been working to help your community through a challenge or crisis? We want to hear from you at the CATS Fall Meeting. Contact Maria Kramer, CATS Chair, at maria.kramer@pueblolibrary.org. Deadline by Friday 7/20 at 5 pm.

Thank you so much for considering!!