CATS Winter Workshop 2017

Join us for the CATS Winter Workshop January 30, 2017 from 9am-4pm. Click here for the registration page. Cost is $45 for CAL members, $50 for nonmembers. Lots of wonderful offerings, see schedule below:

CATS Winter Workshop
January 30, 2017

9:00 – Library doors open
9:15 – Welcome and Introductions
9:30-10:15 – Opening Session The Venue
Robin Kurz, Emporia State University: Missing from Our Shelves: Librarian Censorship of GLBTQ Youth Titles
10:30-11:15 – Breakout Session One (choose one):
• Katniss for President! Creative Ways to Partner With Schools (Teen) – The Venue
• Fun is the Final Product: Process Art for Toddlers and Preschoolers (Children) – Children’s Programming Room
• STEM Out: Providing STEM Programming in the Community (Both) – ENT Meeting Room
11:30-12:15 – Breakout Session Two (choose one):
• Technology, Our Kids, Our Libraries (Children) – The Venue
• Teen Librarian-ing for Introverts (Teen) – Children’s Programming Room
• STEAM Works (Both) – ENT Meeting Room
12:30-1:30 – Lunch – The Venue
Rita King, Baker & Taylor: Trends
1:45-2:30 – Breakout Session Three (choose one):
• Everything You Wanted to Know About Beginning Readers But Were Afraid to Ask (Children) – The Venue
• Movin’ and Groovin’ (Children) – Children’s Programming Room
• TEAM Programming and Maker Spaces for Every Library (Both) – ENT Meeting Room
2:45-3:30 – Closing Session – The Venue
Grey Havens YA
3:30-4:00 – Guerrilla Storytime / Guerrilla Teen Programming (Gifts for attendees) – The Venue

Hope to see you all there!

The CLEL Steering Committee is Looking for New Members!

The CLEL Steering Committee consists of 13 members who are passionate in their belief in the importance of the library’s role in promoting early literacy skills for children aged birth through five and their caregivers. We are currently looking for 5 new Steering Committee members who will also act as Chairs and Co-Chairs for the following sub-committees: advocacy, grants and fundraising, training, and annual conference.  Good with numbers and budgeting? Join our Grants and Fundraising Committee, which also represents the CLEL Bells! Want to inspire other organizations outside of libraries to value early literacy? Our advocacy team would love your ideas! Want to get more librarians involved in CLEL? Want to oversee the nation’s ONLY conference dedicated to early literacy in libraries? The membership and annual conference teams would love to have you!

The Steering Committee meets once every 3 months (January, April, July, and October), so if the time commitment is nerve-wracking, fear not. We meet in Centennial, but we have remote access for those who are unable to attend the meetings in person. Each member of the Steering Committee serves for a term of three years.

If you are a gung-ho guerrilla storytime guru, if you wake up singing Pete the Cat, or if you play to learn just like Mister Rogers said to, you are a perfect candidate for the CLEL Steering Committee. Be on a team on the forefront of early literacy in libraries!

Interested candidates may send their names, contact information, and a short biography (no longer than 150 words) to clelorg@gmail.com. Don’t want to serve but know someone who would be perfect for the job? Pass this information along! All submissions must be received by Friday, November 18.

Colorado Teen Literature Conference Call for Proposals

Colorado Teen Literature Conference.  Denver, April 1, 2017 (No joke!)

Kindly excuse any duplication/cross-posting

Hello everyone,

The 29th Annual Colorado Teen Literature Conference will be held at Denver’s Auraria Campus on Saturday, April 1, 2017, with keynote speakers Greg Neri (author of Tru & Nelle) and Gail Corriger (author of Etiquette & Espionage).

We are currently accepting proposals for program sessions at the conference. This is an excellent opportunity to try your hand as a presenter or moderator of a discussion panel.  Traditionally this forum has been a terrific event for networking and learning about best practices for working with our teen populations and keeping current in Teen Literature.

We are looking for workshops that appeal to an audience of both adults (teachers and librarians) and teens, presented by authors, educators or experts in young adult literature.

We especially encourage proposals in the following areas: writing for teens and kinetic programs to engage teens in literature.

Sumbit your proposal at:  http://coteenlitconf.wixsite.com/ctlc/call-for-presenters

Deadline for proposals is November 15, 2016!

This popular event is generously sponsored by Metropolitan State University of Denver, the Colorado Language Arts Society (CLAS), Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado Young Adult Advocates in Libraries (C’YAAL), and REFORMA Colorado.

Should you have any questions, please contact Karen Bradley at kbradley@ald.lib.co.us or Jill Adams at jadams82@msudenver.edu.

We look forward to working with you!

The CTLC Planning Committee

Deadline Extended Until Friday October 21, 2016

***Deadline to submit extended until October 21, 2016***

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…don’t be shy, give it a try!

The 2017 Winter Workshop will be held on Monday, January 30th from 9:30-3:30 at Library 21C 1175 Chapel Hills Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80920.

Workshop sessions will be 45 minutes in length.

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 send the title of your proposal, a brief description, and the names of any presenters and co-presenters to Brittany Dolezal at brittany@clearviewlibrary.org.

Colorado Teen Literature Conference Program Proposal Information and Form

Colorado Teen Literature Conference.  Denver, April 1, 2017 (No joke!)
Kindly excuse any duplication/cross-posting
 
Hello everyone,
 
The 29th Annual Colorado Teen Literature Conference will be held at Denver’s Auraria Campus on Saturday, April 1, 2017, with keynote speakers Greg Neri (author of Tru & Nelle) and Gail Corriger (author of Etiquette & Espionage).
 
We are currently accepting proposals for program sessions at the conference. This is an excellent opportunity to try your hand as a presenter or moderator of a discussion panel.  Traditionally this forum has been a terrific event for networking and learning about best practices for working with our teen populations and keeping current in Teen Literature.
We are looking for workshops that appeal to an audience of both adults (teachers and librarians) and teens, presented by authors, educators or experts in young adult literature.  
 
We especially encourage proposals in the following areas: writing for teens and kinetic programs to engage teens in literature.
 
To request a proposal form, go to our website at:  http://coteenlitconf.org/ and click on “Call for Presenters” in right menu. Deadline for proposals is November 1, 2016!
 
This popular event is generously sponsored by Metropolitan State University of Denver, the Colorado Language Arts Society (CLAS), Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado Young Adult Advocates in Libraries (C’YAAL), REFORMA Colorado, and Fleetthought.
 
Should you have any questions, please contact Karen Bradley at kbradley@arapahoelibraries.org or Jill Adams at jadams82@msudenver.edu
 
We look forward to working with you!
The CTLC Planning Committee

 

CATS Division Winter Workshop Call for Presenters!

CATS Division of CALThe CATS Division Winter Workshop is coming, and we’re sending out the cat signal for fabulous presenters!

The 2017 Winter Workshop will be held on Monday, January 30th from 9:30-3:30 at Library 21C 1175 Chapel Hills Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80920.

Workshop sessions will be 45 minutes in length.

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 send the title of your proposal, a brief description, and the names of any presenters and co-presenters to Brittany Dolezal at brittany@clearviewlibrary.org.

The deadline to submit your proposal is midnight on October 14th, so don’t delay!

CATS Division Fall Meeting 2016 Estes Park

Did you miss the CATS Division Fall Meeting in Estes Park? Here are the notes and some handouts from the meeting…enjoy!

CATS Division Fall Meeting Notes

Manipulation – Kerry Aiken handout

Game On! Lite handout

Storytelling Through Comics handout

Last Friday we had Adam from Pop Culture Classroom (http://popcultureclassroom.org/) speak at our meeting in Estes Park. The Game On! Lite and Storytelling Through Comics handouts were also from Adam. As a follow up to our conversation he sent the following:

Many of the participants asked about legitimizing comics for parents and administrators, and I totally blanked on the following resources from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, which has made great strides in researching and providing educational rationale behind reading comics.

The first link below is to general resources for librarians and educators, while the second resource is an excellent 18-page free e-book that talks about the value of comics from the perspective of how they foster literacy & reading development.

http://cbldf.org/librarian-tools/

http://cbldf.org/resources/raising-a-reader/

Update to Schedule and Reminder to Register for CATS Meeting

CATS Division Meeting Agenda

Register here

Cost: Free

Friday, August 19, 2016

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 pm

Estes Valley Library, Estes Park, CO

 

10:00 am         Sign in, network, and enjoy coffee and snacks!

10:10 am         Welcome and Introductions

10:20 am         The Power of Story, Carol Edwards

Stories are all around us. They are in the news, on social media and in movies as well as in books.  Do they matter? What is it about story that works?  This will be an interactive presentation that will allow us to consider the many forms that story take in our lives and in our libraries.  Come prepared to pick a favorite genre read among these choices: fantasy and SF, historical fiction, romance, suspense/thriller, traditional mystery and literary.

Carol Edwards has worked in public libraries for a number of years, always with a focus on youth services.  She is a Colorado native, attended CU-Boulder and received her MLIS from UW-Madison.  She has always been torn between toddlers and young adults when deciding who her favorite audience is. Currently working as the SPELL Project Coordinator (Supporting Parents in Early Literacy through Libraries), Carol also keeps her hand in by reviewing books and attending PDK, the reader’s advisory group at DPL where she worked for eight years before attempting to retire.

11:05 am         Break

11:15 am         Pop Culture Classroom

From comics to cosplay to board games, pop culture offers countless opportunities to engage students in fun and interactive learning experiences! Join Pop Culture Classroom in this hands-on presentation to get advice, ideas, and resources to help you incorporate pop culture into your programs in order to boost student engagement and attendance. You’ll also learn how pop culture-based education can support critical skills like literacy, storytelling, art, critical thinking, community building, self expression/awareness, and much more.

Adam Kullberg, MFA, is the Education Program Manager at the Colorado-based education nonprofit, Pop Culture Classroom. He works year-round with schools, community centers, libraries, and nonprofits from across Colorado to implement pop culture-based education into new and existing programs, as well as into Pop Culture Classroom’s premier annual event, Denver Comic Con.

12:00 pm         Lunch in Estes Park

1:15 pm           Puppet Making with Kerry Aiken

Puppets allow unique ways to tell stories.  Puppets not only can be used within storytime, but as a program for school aged children and families.  Kerry will share ways she uses puppets and methods to engage children to perform a puppet show of their own.  Instruction on making a simple sock puppet will be provided.

Kerry along with her husband, Bob traveled as “Artists in the Schools throughout Colorado, Montana and Iowa back in the 80’s making puppets and performing puppet shows.  Her next career was as a Children’s Librarian in Estes Park, where for 25 years she developed a puppet repertoire for 60 different storytimes.

2 pm                Break

2:10 pm           Puppets and Props Ideas Exchange

Share successful techniques for using puppets and other props, whether it be for preschoolers at storytime or teens at an after school program.

2:45 pm           CATS Division Business Meeting and Closing

3:00 pm           Adjourn

 

CATS Division Meeting Agenda and Registration

CATS Division of CAL

CATS Division Meeting Agenda

Register here

Cost: Free

Friday, August 19, 2016

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 pm

Estes Valley Library, Estes Park, CO

 

10:00 am         Sign in, network, and enjoy coffee and snacks!

10:15 am         Welcome and Introductions

10:30 am         The Power of Story, Carol Edwards

Stories are all around us. They are in the news, on social media and in movies as well as in books.  Do they matter? What is it about story that works?  This will be an interactive presentation that will allow us to consider the many forms that story take in our lives and in our libraries.  Come prepared to pick a favorite genre read among these choices: fantasy and SF, historical fiction, romance, suspense/thriller, traditional mystery and literary.

Carol Edwards has worked in public libraries for a number of years, always with a focus on youth services.  She is a Colorado native, attended CU-Boulder and received her MLIS from UW-Madison.  She has always been torn between toddlers and young adults when deciding who her favorite audience is. Currently working as the SPELL Project Coordinator (Supporting Parents in Early Literacy through Libraries), Carol also keeps her hand in by reviewing books and attending PDK, the reader’s advisory group at DPL where she worked for eight years before attempting to retire.

11:15 am         Break

11:30 am         Pop Culture Classroom

From comics to cosplay to board games, pop culture offers countless opportunities to engage students in fun and interactive learning experiences! Join Pop Culture Classroom in this hands-on presentation to get advice, ideas, and resources to help you incorporate pop culture into your programs in order to boost student engagement and attendance. You’ll also learn how pop culture-based education can support critical skills like literacy, storytelling, art, critical thinking, community building, self expression/awareness, and much more.

Adam Kullberg, MFA, is the Education Program Manager at the Colorado-based education nonprofit, Pop Culture Classroom. He works year-round with schools, community centers, libraries, and nonprofits from across Colorado to implement pop culture-based education into new and existing programs, as well as into Pop Culture Classroom’s premier annual event, Denver Comic Con.

12:30 pm         Lunch in Estes Park

1:15 pm           Puppet Making with Kerry Aiken

Puppets allow unique ways to tell stories.  Puppets not only can be used within storytime, but as a program for school aged children and families.  Kerry will share ways she uses puppets and methods to engage children to perform a puppet show of their own.  Instruction on making a simple sock puppet will be provided.

Kerry along with her husband, Bob traveled as “Artists in the Schools throughout Colorado, Montana and Iowa back in the 80’s making puppets and performing puppet shows.  Her next career was as a Children’s Librarian in Estes Park, where for 25 years she developed a puppet repertoire for 60 different storytimes.

2 pm                Break

2:10 pm           Puppets and Props Ideas Exchange

Share successful techniques for using puppets and other props, whether it be for preschoolers at storytime or teens at an after school program.

2:45 pm           CATS Division Business Meeting and Closing

3:00 pm           Adjourn

Estes Valley Library

Call for Chair-Elect for CATS Board 2017

Have you been debating joining the CATS Board? We are still in need a nominee for chair-elect for 2017. Serving on the CATS Board has many advantages. You get to display your many talents before fellow children’s and youth librarians, it’s a tremendous learning experience, it looks great on your resume, and your ego gets boosted into the upper catosphere.

Don’t forget that you can nominate yourself!

Ready to submit a nomination? Do you have questions? Email Geoffrey Gregory, CATS Past Chair, at ggregory@denverlibrary.org