December 11, 2015

Template – Colorado State Library Services

The Colorado State Library has many services and resources for libraries.  Let us help you help your community. (or something like that)

Colorado Virtual Library provides Coloradans with an online portal to the unique collections, services, and expertise of the Colorado State Library and other Colorado Libraries.

CVL Sites is for library and library-related organizations that need a website. If you have a conference or other event you need to promote, an organization that need to better coordinate its members, or an initiative you want to publicize through a website, CVL Sites may be able to help. See the CVL Sites website for more information and to complete an online application form.

FindIT Colorado is a mobile app that connects Coloradans to their library’s online services from almost any device. The app will go live for participating libraries in early 2016.

Resource Sharing Task Force
Leaders of the Colorado library community meet to discuss statewide resource sharing opportunities, needs, and successes
Contact Amy or Regan if you are interested in joining this group

Colorado Libraries Collaborate (CLC)
This program enables patrons of CLC member libraries to borrow from any other member library
The CLC website provides guidelines and a list of participating libraries

Initiative to create a Colorado Hub of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). With this statewide DPLA digital initiative we strive to:
Create a centralized access point (one stop shopping) to Colorado’s rich historic primary sources including library, archival and artifactual material.
Uncover hidden collections and stories held by library, archives, and museums – bringing these stories and institutions together in a way that hasn’t been done before.
Present Colorado’s history to a national audience that includes students, teachers, genealogists, scholars and general researchers.
Allow Colorado institutions that do not have the resources to make their collections available.

book-collage-copyColorado Book Club Resource
Colorado State Library helping Colorado libraries supply their bookclubs. Are you a Colorado library that holds book club meetings at your facility? Are you in need of some additional book options for your book clubs? The Colorado State Library wants to help! This website is your connection to plenty of books for your perusal and borrowing purposes. We have many titles to choose from and all the titles have five or more copies available. Let us assist you with your book club needs!

The Colorado State Library hosts 43 mailing lists to help the Colorado library community share information on a variety of topics and interests:
Libnet is the largest list with more than 1,300 subscribers
An average of 480 messages per month are posted across all 43 lists
11 new mailing lists were added in 2015

chnc_logo_webColorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC)
Holds more than 700,000 pages of historic Colorado news, representing and preserving the history of 51 Colorado counties.
Is a free and important resource for students, teachers, genealogists, scholars and general researchers. Much of the information contained in CHNC cannot be found in any other primary or secondary source.
Reaches more than 9,000 users, across the country, in a month.