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CANCELED: CoPLA Mini Conference: Level Up Your Library Work

November 06, 2019
9:00 AM MST - 3:00 PM MST

Sam Gary Branch Library, Denver Public Library
2961 Roslyn St
Denver, CO 80238

CoPLA Mini Conference: Level Up Your Library Work

Join us for a day of presentations and discussions to build your library skillset.

Substance Use Disorders -Tiffany Paisley, Pikes Peak Library District

Substance use disorders have a direct and indirect impact on the communities we serve and library staff. Learn about innovative and inspiring ways you can connect with local, state, and federal organizations to facilitate dialogue and community awareness about addiction and recovery.

Succeed with Succession- J.R. Clanton, Westminster Public Library

Learn how Westminster Public Library leveraged existing leadership to create a new librarian position without adding FTE, and developed leadership succession in every work group. Hear lessons learned through this process and strategies to roll out organizational changes in an inclusive and empowering way to staff.

Future Plans: Applying Core Values to Make Positive Changes

Through a hands-on facilitated workshop, develop a persuasive pitch for positive changes you want to see in the library world. 


Do You Speak Possibility – Joyce Johnson, Colorado State Library

Based on “The Art of Possibility” by Benjamin Zander and Rosamund Stone Zander and using examples from fields as diverse as classical music and early childhood, this presentation will focus on the ability to “speak possibility” as a crucial skill for all leaders  i.e., anyone - regardless of position on the organizational chart - to cultivate.   Attendees will leave this highly-interactive session having learned three skills associated with speaking possibility, and having had the opportunity to consider how these examples from outside “libraryland” apply to our daily work.   This material will be relevant to any librarian, but particularly those working with families/young children in a public library setting.


$35.00 CoPLA Mini Conference Member Ticket

$50.00 CoPLA Mini Conference Non-Member Ticket