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Welcome to Colorado Association of Libraries!

The Colorado Association of Libraries (CAL) is the common bond, voice, and power for the library community. We are united to advocate for quality library services, support access to information, and foster the professional development of our members.

Through CAL's efforts, Colorado libraries will be essential to the enrichment of all Colorado communities. The Association will be the most powerful advocate for all library issues in the state. As a model association, CAL will be the first choice for leadership, advocacy, and professional development.

CAL members are librarians, library employees, institutions, and corporations drawn from public, school, academic, and special libraries; public library trustees; education administrators; library service providers; library vendors; volunteers; and library supporters.

CALCON18

We’re very excited to announce that REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for CALCON 2018! 

Check out our meeting page to…

  • View the Schedule

  • Read about our keynote speakers

  • Book your room at the ever-lovely Embassy Suites Loveland - Hotel, Spa & Conference Center

  • And, best of all, REGISTER TO ATTEND!

Don’t forget, full conference registration includes admission to the three-day line-up of general sessions, lunch on Thursday and Friday, and tasty treats at TWO vendor receptions!

Join us as we Ignite the Magic at CALCON18!

CALCON18
September 13 - 15, 2018
Embassy Suites - Loveland, CO


Amendment 73
Have you heard the news? Every senate district across the state recently submitted signatures to the Colorado Secretary of State's office to officially place Initiative 93, also referred to as the Great Schools Thriving Communities Ballot Initiative and now officially 
known as Amendment 73, on the 2018 ballot! 

Amendment 73 will raise $1.6 billion a year in additional revenue for Colorado's public schools. It does not mandate how those funds are spent so that local school districts get to decide where resources are most needed. This means that school districts could potentially choose to use these additional funds to help pay for school libraries and school librarians. As Buffalo School Superintendent Rob Sanders points out, "It isn't a one-size-fits-all solution. It recognizes the values and priorities of unique communities across the state." 

Colorado Association of School Libraries, in conjunction with the Colorado Association of Libraries, formally endorses Amendment 73. We ask for your support, as members of CAL, to help spread the word about this Amendment. We encourage you to do your research and read up on the Amendment. Here are two great resources to educate yourself:

The Great Schools Thriving Communities website at www.greatschoolsthrivingcommunities.org
Read the Colorado Association of School Boards Q&A on Amendment 73 at www.casb.org/Page/709