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PPLDCon 2018

This guide covers information and resources concerning PPLDCon 2018.

Yappy Hour 2:00

Yappy Hour will be an opportunity for staff to be active, walk around, visit tables, lightening rounds, play in our "Sand Box," meet with colleagues, and reflect on the day’s learning experiences. More information to come!

Lightening Rounds

A short 5 minute clip of a Customer Service Training scenario; but a wrong way and a possible solution. 

Presenter: Julie Griffiths, PPLD Customer Service Team.

This summer, PPLD received two grants for the Inclusive Internship Initiative. We were fortunate enough to be chosen as mentors for the three teen interns that were hired for the summer. We want to share our experience and knowledge gained from this interesting and eye opening grant!

Presenters: Rebecca Philipsen, Penrose Teen Services & Abby Simpson, Sand Creek & Fountain Libraries 

Below is a video created by Sand Creek's intern, Anastasia Montoya.

This presentation will explain the value of automating the patron side of the collection. It will detail the progressive use of automation devices in the collection to find errant books. It will also show the improved presentation of the collection, the simplification of the shelf reading process, the financial benefit to the library, and the improved service to the patron.

Presenter: Ernest Ohle, Penrose Circulation

An informational session of  new recording studio services and samples of projects recorded at the Library!

Presenter: Keagan Kellogg & TerryJosiah Sharpe Sand Creek Library

Click here if you would like to download "The Gratitute Song" by TerryJosiah that was presented.


The Pikes Peak Library District in Partnership with Urban Peak of Colorado Springs brought the National Safe Place network to Colorado in December of 2017.  This presentation will give you an overview of what Urban Peak of Colorado Springs does, and what the National Safe Place network is as well as what work went behind bringing the National Safe Place network to Colorado.  We will also be able to answer any questions that may have come up after the sites have opened.  

Presenters: Amberlyn Russell, 21c Teen Services & Antonia Krupicka-Smith, 21c Adult Services

This presentation will review the top five legal resources that staff should know about when helping a patron with a legal question. 
Presenter: Deborah Hamilton, Penrose Library

Science is all around us and learning doesn't stop with school.  Learn how to start the Science Stop program at your location with just a few minutes of prep, a few dollars in supplies, and a few minutes to present, you too can bring simple science experiments to your branch to ignite curiosity in your patrons of all ages!

Presenter: Antonia Krupicka-Smith, 21c Adult Services

How to navigate Libguides and use our Subject Guides when assisting patrons.

Joelle Wren, East Library Adult Services


Learn about all the Disability Resources Work Group and the resources PPLD has to help patrons with disabilities,

including thLibrary Explorer programs. 

Presented by Delaina Massie, East Adult Services

Take your library displays to the next level!  Add some pop using simple tools, recycled materials, and very little money. Presented by Carol Scheer, Penrose Children's Associate. 


Sand Box


If you need to recharge your introverted batteries, you will find assorted coloring projects, games, prompts, and activities.

Discover QiGong

Need to move around? Stop in the Storytime room and practice some Qi Gong. Qi Gong is a set of flowing stretches and movements that increases vitality and brings the body to a place of inner balance.

Discover Studio 21C

Drop by the Studio and find out what really goes on in there.  Get an informal hands on experience using the cameras, lights, green screen, teleprompter, isolation booth and audio equipment– all the tools you’ll need to produce an album, become the latest internet sensation or create your own independent film. 

Studio staff will be there to show you how everything works, what equipment and software is available at 21C and to answer any philosophical questions you may have. 


Discover Makerspace I & 2

Come by Make and Make II to learn more about the makerspace services provided throughout the District. We will have button making and a collaborative PPLD community sculpture!