Monthly Archives: December 2016

CATS Winter Workshop Scholarship from CLEF

Great news…CLEF (the Colorado Library Education Foundation) is offering 1 CATS Winter Workshop Scholarship! Apply here https://calwebs.site-ym.com/page/CLEFWorkshopScholar by January 18th and CLEF will notify you by January 24th if you are the one to receive the scholarship.

Scholarships for CATS 2017 Winter Workshop are Available

6 scholarships are available for the 2017 CATS (Children and Teen Services Division of the Colorado Association of Libraries) Winter Workshop! The workshop will be January 30 at Library 21c in Colorado Springs; go to https://catsig.wordpress.com/ for more info. Scholarship recipients will receive free registration for the workshop, which has an excellent lineup of learning and networking opportunities. Apply for a scholarship by January 6 online:

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3192956/2017-CATS-Winter-Workshop-Scholarship-Application

January is Fast Approaching…Don’t forget to register for CATS Winter Workshop 2017

Just a reminder that January is just around the corner. Don’t forget to register for the CATS Winter Workshop on January 30, 2017 from 9am-4pm. Register here. The cost is $45 for CAL members, $50 for nonmembers. Lots of wonderful offerings, see schedule below:

Monday, January 30, 2017
Library 21c
Pikes Peak Library District
1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

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
• STEAM 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!

Shortlist Titles for the 2017 CLEL Bell Picture Book Award

Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy (CLEL) announces the Shortlist titles for the 2017 CLEL Bell Picture Book Award. The CLEL Bell Picture Book Awards are a national award designed to recognize picture books that provide excellent support of early literacy development in young children.

The Shortlists include 25 titles – five from each practice – that model or support the early literacy practices: Read, Write, Sing, Talk, and Play. These books are excellent resources for librarians, teachers, and caregivers to engage children in early literacy and boost reading success. You can view the full list of 2017 nominations and past winners here.

CLEL members have the opportunity to vote for their favorite titles. Complete this short survey to let us know which Shortlist titles you have read and which you think deserve to win. Voting will end on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. The final decision is in the hands of the 2017 selection committee, but we appreciate your input.

Winning titles, one from each category, will be announced on February 5, 2017.

Have a wonderful week.

Survey Link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScvzeOviVrlcBRtPgP3p_fKLL9MFhFAeDEVHyBgpdYPvjiWWQ/viewform

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!