Leading From Where You Are: CLELCON21 Reflections

by Laura Buck / Douglas County Libraries What an inspiring speech we heard from our keynote speaker Lucia Gonzalez! In this time of uncertainty because of the pandemic, Lucia talked about how we are all on a personal journey. She graciously shared her story with us about coming to this country and finding solace in …

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CLELCON21 Reflections: So Hard to Choose!

Each year CLEL is able to provide scholarship opportunities to Colorado library staff and we ask our recipients to blog about their experience. Remember, if you attended CLELCON21 but missed one of the sessions mentioned here, not to worry! All sessions were recorded and are available on Whova for the next 6 months. Our first …

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Fight Imposter Syndrome with the Annual CLEL Awards!

Do you know how awesome you are? For many of us, the answer is no. It is easy for librarians to suffer from imposter syndrome; the belief that we are just faking it as an early literacy expert or children’s programming extraordinaire. The truth is we are accomplishing amazing things every day and making a …

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Health Literacy for Littles Can Have Big Impact

By Heidi Tingey, Arapahoe Libraries I found that the CLEL session by Amy Reyes’s Health Literacy for Littles an insightful presentation that has stuck with me the last few months. Reyes notes that, according to the CDC, Health Literacy is the ability to: Find health information and services Communicate needs and preferences and to then …

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