Good news! CALCON15 Program Submissions has been Extended!

Posted by on March 19, 2015 in Conference, Professional Development | Comments Off on Good news! CALCON15 Program Submissions has been Extended!

Good news!

The date for CALCON15 program submissions has been extended to March 31st.

As members of the Colorado library community I am encouraging you all to think about submitting a session, AND contacting some library staff you may know personally who would have something great to share. Sometimes a few words of encouragement is all it takes to help someone submit a great presentation idea!

As always, submissions can cover any topic, but in case you need a place to start, we have heard from both public and school librarians about some topics they would like to see (both informally and via the continuing Education Needs Assessment we conducted last fall). The program submission form can be found on the homepage of the CAL website –

Teacher Librarians

  • Teacher/Librarian collaboration
  • Advocacy – how to convince teachers they need me?
  • Technology integration
  • Blended learning
  • Flipped classrooms
  • Technology that is NOT device specific – focus on free, and apps that also work on a PC/laptop
  • Lesson plans that do not include tech
  • Unconference sessions – that are facilitated well

Public Library Staff

  • Community engagement
  • Digital literacy
  • Makerspaces
  • Communication
  • Project management
  • Customer service (especially with difficult patrons, teens, special populations, How to disengage from chatty patrons and/or staff)
  • Collection management
  • Cataloging unusual (non-book) items and foreign lang. items
  • Adult Programs Searching the OPAC for RA
  • Ethics
  • How to say no by saying yes
  • Influencing patron behavior
  • Common Core and public library collections

Academic Librarians

  • Collection development
  • 21 century skills
  • Digital literacy (higher need/mixed get)
  • Project management (Mixed on the other Org effectiveness skills)
  • Library 101
  • Cataloguing

Thanks in advance for encouraging the staff you work with, or may know to send in program submissions!

Christine Kreger, Chair
CALCON Planning Committee

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