2020 Leadership Institute

October 7th, 2020​

Keynote Address: Adaptable Leadership

Presented by ALSC President Kirby McCurtis


Accessible Virtual Storytimes Everyone Can Enjoy

with Jessica Fredrickson, Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy and Renee Grassi, Dakota County Library

Do you Speak Possibility?
with Joyce Johnson, Colorado State Library

Early Literacy Framework: A Shared Vision

with Gail Yerbic, Melody Garcia, and Kate Brunner, Growing Readers Together (Colorado State Library)

How Rude! The Price of Incivility in the Workplace

with Jean Marie Heilig and Christine Kreger, Colorado State Library

Leading with Equity

with Sisi Dong Brinn, LENA

Meeting Needs in Your Community

with Ashley Brown, University of Denver

Programs and Services in Spanish: Successes, Attempts and Work in Progress

with Alberto Pellicer, Denver Public Library​

Reimagining School Readiness

with Michelle Randall, Bay Area Discovery Museum

Unlocking Potential: Early Literacy Leadership

with Debra Trogdon-Livingston; Sarah Miller; andEmily Winfrey, Gaston County Public Library

2020 Main Conference

October 8, 2020

Keynote Address – Books! Joy! Justice!

Presented by Janet Damon, Library Journal Mover & Shaker and Founder of Afros and Books


Best Books & Toys for Babies
with SarahEllen Hickle, Pikes Peak Library District, and Alanna Jones, Pikes Peak Library District

Building Literacy and School Readiness
with Melody Alvarez, Pikes Peak Library District; Pedro Mendez, Denver Public Library; and Sisi Dong Brinn, LENA

CLEL Bells
with Mollie Lancaster, Arapahoe Library District, and Kimberly Powers, Englewood Public Library​

Early Learning Media Mentorship in the Time of COVID
with Mary Kuehner, Arapahoe Library District

Early STEM is Early Literacy
with Jennifer Redford, Idaho Commission for Libraries and Heather Lee, Early STEM

Embracing Race in Children’s Programing
with Melanie Borski-Howard, Boulder Public Library, and Carolyn Valencia, High Plains Library District

Fostering Community Partnerships
with Susie Menk, Manitowoc Public Library and Terry Ehle, Lester Public Library​

Going Analog: The ABC’s of a Quality Program
with James Stetson, Montrose Regional Library​

Health Literacy for Littles
with Amy Reyes, Eagle Valley Library District

Leveling Elephant, Piggie, Fly Guy and More
with Lu Benke, PhD, Linking Library and Literacy Consulting, and Jim Erikson, PhD, University of Northern Colorado

Shaking up Storytime
with April Spisak, Albany Public Library

Vroom: Free Brain-Building and Early Literacy Resources in 16 Languages!
with Lucy Tasker, Parent Possible