October 21, 2021

Telluride, Colorado: Library Board Terminates Director Barb Brattin

From The Watch (Telluride): The Wilkinson Public Library Board of Trustees voted to terminate executive director Barbara Brattin on Thursday. In addition, the board voted to begin seeking an interim library director, whose duties will include managing day-to-day library operations and helping the board conduct a search for a permanent replacement for Brattin. Three of […]

Colorado: “Consultant: Boulder Should Reduce Free Arts Events at Library, Move to Paid Rentals”

From the Boulder Daily Camera: An assessment by a private consultant describes the arts as a potential “economic engine” for Boulder, recommending the city discontinue many free concerts, movies and theater performances at the Boulder Public Library’s Canyon Theater to make room for paid rentals and allow the library to recoup more costs. Members of […]

That Was Fast: “Boulder Library Reconsiders Rule Barring Unattended Children Under 12”

That was fast. On December 31st infoDOCKET posted that a new rule banning unattended children under 12 was about to go into effect at the Boulder Public Library. Now, The Boulder Daily Camera reports that the library has reconsidered and replaced this rule with a different rule. From The Daily Camera: Boulder Public Library officials […]

A Brief Look at Librarian Salaries in U.S. and Colorado Public Libraries

From the Library Research Service (Colorado): Comparisons between the 2010 ALA-APA Annual Salary Survey and the 2010 Public Library Annual Report (PLAR) compiled by the Library Research Service show that across professional library positions in Colorado, salaries are pretty evenly matched with national averages, with the exception of library directors. Within Colorado and nationally, library […]

New Report: Challenged Materials in Colorado Public Libraries, 2010.

New from the Colorado Library Research Service: Every year, LRS collects information from Colorado public libraries on challenges to their materials and services. 66 challenges were reported in 2010, with challenges to Internet sites and videos both surpassing books for the first time. Read the Complete Report (4 pages; PDF) Includes 4 charts. Also New […]

Preliminary Data from 2011 Colorado Public Library Annual Report Now Available

From Colorado’s Library Research Service. Data Here (.XLS) Info About Data Here Data Included in the Report: Print Volumes Total e-Book Holdings Downloabable Video Titles Total Video Holdings Number of Local Databases Annual Visits Annual Reference Transactions Summer Reading Programs for Children and Teens/Number of Registered Participants Director Salary and Much More

Denver Public Library Launches New Site to Digitize Neighborhood Histories

From The Denver Post: The Denver Public Library is set to unveil a social networking website on March 20, which will allow users to upload their own photos and recollections of Colorado’s history. It lets residents mix their own materials with nearly 900,000 items in the library’s digital archives, establishing online communities around a wide […]

Denver Post Publishes Editorial About Public Libraries in the Digital Age

From the Denver Post Editorial: It was intriguing to read a Denver Post story Tuesday about the ways in which traditional Colorado libraries are reinventing themselves for the digital age. More power to them. As people increasingly look to electronic devices for their information needs, libraries must adapt to remain relevant. We in the news […]

Now Available: Colorado Public Library Statistics–Annual Report (Preliminary Data Posted)

From a Colorado Library Research Service Blog Post by Nicolle Steffen: The preliminary data from the Public Library Annual Report is now available on LRS.org. See Colorado Public Library Statistics and Profiles at: http://www.lrs.org/pub_stats.php. For access to Colorado Public Library Interactive Statistics (LRS-i), use the new interface at: http://www.lrs.org/public/stats.php?year=2010. For Input-Output Measures, see: http://www.lrs.org/public/cannedstats.php?year=2010. The remainder […]