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Statement on Boucher Award from the CAL Board

November 13, 2020

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. CAL and its Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC) work to honor the efforts of individuals and groups who safeguard access to information. Both Boucher Awards this year represented excellent examples of communities advocating for access to information.  Read more...

CAL Statement of support for the ALA Statement on Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping

November 4, 2020

The Colorado Association of Libraries supports and affirms the, “ALA Statement on Executive Order on Combatting Race and Sex Stereotyping.” The Colorado Association of Libraries will continue to support conversations and training around diversity, equity, and inclusivity, both within libraries in the state of Colorado, as well as within our own organization. We recognize that there is significant work to do in our communities and within our profession.  Read more...

CAL Statement on protecting library staff

April 27, 2020

In this time of uncertainty, reliable information and community support are among our most trusted and valuable resources, and the Colorado Association of Libraries' members, as do all librarians and library workers in the State, provide both of these services every day. The Colorado Association of Libraries (CAL) encourages and champions the numerous important contributions that library workers make to their communities in the form of trusted information resources, entertainment, companionship, early childhood education, job seeking, information literacy, skill building and more. Read More...

CAL Statement on COVID-19

The Colorado Association of Libraries commends the steps being taken around the state to prevent the additional spread of the COVID-19 virus.  Libraries act as social hubs within our communities, bringing together large and diverse groups of people.  While we all share a commitment to our communities, we must balance that commitment with the safety of our patrons and staff.  Read More...

Upcoming Events

Jan 22

ALA Midwinter Virtual 2021

Midwinter Virtual will feature Symposium on the Future of Libraries and News You Can Use sessions; a portfolio of discussion groups; presentation stages; renowned keynote speakers from a wide list of genres; COVID-19 related information pertinent to libra

Jan 26

Summer Reading Interest Group Meeting

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Feb 26

Queer Interest Group (QIG) Meeting

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Mar 26

Queer Interest Group (QIG) Meeting

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Apr 8

Adult Services Interest Group (ASIG)

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