It’s a bird! It’s a plane!
No, it’s the CATS Division Winter Workshop
January 16th, 2015!
CAL Members $40.00
Non Members $50.00
It’s faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! It’s able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Look, up ahead in the calendar, it’s the CATS Division Winter Workshop!
That’s right. It’s the 2nd annual CATS Division Winter Workshop, and it will be held at DU. The theme this year is Higher, Faster, Stronger so get ready for some SUPER-powered sessions and professional development.
8:30 a.m. Doors Open
9:00-9:30 Welcome, general announcements
Moly, What Kind of Superhero Are You?
Benke, University of Northern Colorado
librarians are literacy teachers/educators/literacy experts/informational
professionals—which one(s) are we? With Every Child Ready to Read now firmly
established as a good idea in children’s librarianship, children’s library
staff frequently find themselves in the role of early literacy parent
educators. Is this a good fit? Are children’s librarians teachers? Is our
"classroom” only at the preschool level? Or, should parents be able to turn to
us for specific help when their older kids struggle with reading? What do we
want as a profession? And, how do we make it happen? Using data and insights
from her recent research project, Lu raises questions, shares resources, and
invites your input about how we see ourselves and what kind of superheroes we
aspire to be.
10:45-11:30 Morning breakout sessions
World Tour for Kids (Goggles Optional) (children)
Aiken and Melanie Kozlowski – Estes Valley Library
do we love to travel? It's the thrill of new adventures, encounters with
fascinating people and cultures--and all those wondrous sights and delicious
foods. That excitement is the same for kids, proven by the Estes Valley
Library's popular and successful summer program, "Passport to Reading
Fun". Using art, games, crafts, stories, and delicious authentic food,
this workshop takes kids on a global learning experience. Soar to superhuman
heights as Estes Valley Library's Youth Services team shares their itinerary
for this multicultural program you can replicate at your library.
Empathy is your Superpower!: Serving Teens in
Crist – Colorado State Library
Colorado in 2013, 18% of adolescents lived below the poverty level. Libraries
of course provide excellent books, programming, internet and computer access,
and reference service to these teens, but with a little effort and planning,
libraries can fly higher to serve teens in poverty through exceptional customer
service, referrals, access to essential everyday items, tech classes, outreach
programs, addressing difficult topics, and more. Join this interactive session
for a conversation about why and how to invoke your librarian superpowers to
serve teens in poverty.
11:45-1:00 Lunch and Mock Newbery (all in one large group)
1:15-2:00 Afternoon breakout sessions
Minutes in the Community, Readers for Life (children)
Pellicer and Lauren Dennis, Denver Public Library
to grow the early literacy superpowers of young children in your community and
instill a love for books? Find out how to start an effective volunteer outreach
storytime program from scratch using your current resources in a different way
and involve library staff, volunteers, families and schools to get preschoolers
ready to success in life. Attendees will learn how to manage a program tailored
to their context and will have the chance to receive guidance from the Read
Aloud Program staff of the Denver Public
Stronger Video Skills in a Single Bound! (teen)
Veile – University of Minnesota Libraries
learn pro tips from a videographer turned librarian!
this session Jenny Veile will run through answers to common mistakes and
techniques to consider that will have you creating top notch videos fast as a
bunny. In no time you'll be ready to inspire patrons, coworkers, and volunteers
to make their own movies with these tips. She also will provide further
resources (and contact info) for people wanting to delve deeper including
favorite tools, things to consider when purchasing equipment/software, and some
insight on mentoring young people to learn/teach video skills on a budget. Jenny currently is located in below freezing
Minnesota as the Multimedia Site Manager & Media Consultant for the
University of Minnesota Libraries on the Twin Cities campus where she manages a
staff of 12-15 amazing undergraduate students that teach fellow students media
and technology skills.
2:15-3:00 Afternoon breakout sessions
Warriors and Om-Mazing Superpowers: Yoga for All Ages at the Library (children)
Kids Yoga Guide and Andrea Cleland, Clearview Library District
storytimes to peaceful team and confidence-building strategies for tweens and
teens, yoga is for all ages at the library! Join teachers from Kids Yoga Guide
as they present strategies for games, poses, songs, and activities that can be
used for programming for babies up to teens!
The Blue Spruce Award (teen)
Roper, Denver Public Library and Blue Spruce Committee
Blue Spruce Book Award is decided each year by Colorado young adults, who
solely nominate and select the winning title.
This presentation would include an explanation of the Blue Spruce Book
Award, booktalks of the current nominated titles, ways we currently promote the
award to young adults, and a discussion time for brainstorming new ways to
promote, display ideas, and so forth.
presentation at the CATS Winter Workshop would be timely, as we announce the
award winner at the beginning of February, and begin collecting nominations and
votes for the subsequent year at this time.
3:15-4:00 Afternoon breakout sessions
Robots, Super Kids (children)
and Elektra Greer, Longmont Public Library, Jalali Hartman, Chief Human, Robauto
Get hands on
experience flying a real drone! Tell Knock-knock jokes to a robot! Let robots
take over your world (briefly) for a fun and interactive presentation about
robots in the library! Come meet a robot that’s being built in Longmont at our
library by the kids for the kids (on a shoestring budget). Go beyond building
and into entrepreneurship with tech entrepreneur Jalali Hartman of Robauto. How
can robots increase engagement in the library? Can robots find lost books? Do
robots like knock-knock jokes? What is it like for the library to partner with
a tech entrepreneur? What’s it like for the tech entrepreneur to partner with a
library? What about Intellectual Property? What does this have to do with
Raspberry Pi? Find out what’s happening in the Children and Teen Services area
of Longmont Public Library and beyond!
Comicon and Your Library (teen)
Kazyaka, Colorado State Library
you heard that librarians are going to Comic Cons and having a fabulous time?
Have you wondered how to make this year’s Summer Reading theme of Heroes work?
Let’s talk about Denver Comic Con as a site for potential community engagement
and outreach, and ideas for planning a Comic Con in your library. Nerd
enthusiasm is encouraged, but not required.
The CATS 2015 Winter Workshop
will be held at Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall on the Campus of the University of
Denver. Ruffatto Hall is located on the northwest corner of East Evans
and South High Street at 1999 East Evans Avenue.
The entrance toa visitor parking lot is
located off Evans Avenue just east of Ruffatto Hall. The cost is $1.50
per hour ($8.00 being the
maximum fee Other visitor parking lots are listed on the following map:
We encourage the use of
carpooling and mass transit. A light rail station is within walking
distance to the event. Called University Station, it is located at
Buchtel Blvd. and South High Street.