Future Dates & Training Opportunities
All times are in Central Standard Time (CST)
May 3, 2022 – 2 p.m. Train U.P.! – Ten Tech Topics/Registration Link
May 6, 2022 – 10:30 am, myLibro App Demo & Discussion/Zoom Link
May 10, 2022 – 10 am, Talks with Ted/Registration Link
May 12, 2022 – 9am – 11 am, Recipe for Success in the School Library Zoom Workshop/Registration Link
May 13, 2022 – Directors’ meeting with AG and Mitinet re: BestMARC *See below for details.
June 9, 2022 – After Lunch Course “Intellectual Freedom”
September 8, 2022 – After Lunch Course “Cultural Humility”
September 14 -17, 2022 – ARSL Conference in Chattanooga, TN
October 26-28, 2022 – KLA Conference in Wichita
November 4, 2022 – Tentative date for our 3rd annual “Crafting Your Collection” – This cataloging workshop will be 100% online.
December 8, 2022 – After Lunch Course “Lead From Where You Are”
If you would like to highlight your library, we’d like to hear from you. Whether it’s about your activities, programs, or anything else that is going on that you’re proud of we can hold a spotlight on your library here in the Weekly Wrap UP if you email Jody at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wichita County Library Easter Egg Hunt
Senate Bill 58 Update
As of this writing Senate Bill 58, which is now the “Parental Bill of Rights” bill has been vetoed by Governor Kelly. The Senate overrode the Governor’s veto (27 – 12) however the House did not receive the 2/3 needed to override the veto (72 – 50) short of the 84 votes needed to override the veto. Therefore, the bill has been officially vetoed by Governor Kelly and the veto stands.
May’s “Talks with Ted” Date
For those that have been keeping up with Auto-Graphics (Verso) and the Talks with Ted series the next date has been released. It will be on May 10, 2022 at 10:00 am Central Time. This is the time where our librarians can ask Ted questions concerning Verso. To join in on the session follow this link to register. If you would like to send in your question ahead of the session you can do so at this link.
New PSA’s for Oceans of Possibilities Summer Library Program
The Collaborative Summer Library Program has produced two new PSA’s for libraries to use as PR pieces on their website or Facebook Page. Below are the two versions that are available for 2022.
myLibro Session Scheduled
If you are interested in the myLibro App (Connects to Verso through a cell phone app) there is a demo/discussion session scheduled for next Friday, May 6, at 10:30 am Central Time. You can attend the session through this Zoom Link. Below is the YouTube video that discusses myLibro:
Cataloging, Collection Development, and ILL
New Leaf Cancellations
As many of you know, New Leaf has canceled indefinitely the pick-up dates of our weeded items. We realize this is a great inconvenience, and Cesar from New Leaf has expressed great regret. As far as finding a temporary remedy to this situation, the SWKLS Staff can help transport your weeded items to the Dodge City Recycling Center. The Center can only recycle books, which must be divided into separate boxes for paperbacks and hardbacks. For now, this is the best solution we can offer. To arrange our help, please let us know as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and cooperation!
Hot New Releases!
May 13, 2022 at 10AM CT / Link to Zoom
We have a directors’ meeting with Auto-Graphics and Mitinet to discuss the option to subscribe to BestMARC’s data services for original cataloging software and/or catalog enhancement options. For additional details, review the Board Meeting recording from 4/22 on the Wiki / Link
Directors: See email from Kelly on 4/26 to view BestMARC’s details. The link to your library’s diagnostic report will be emailed to you directly later today, 4/29.
Train U.P.- Ten Tech Topics
Steve Andrews will be presenting on the following topics.
- Admin Accounts
- Edge / Chrome / FirefoxBrowsers
- Password Mgmt
- SWKLS Wiki
- Windows Timer App
- Wifi Stats
- Google Dashboard
- Battery Backup Alarm / Failure ProcedureSA
If you missed the training on WordPress Basics/Update the recording is found in the SWKLS Wiki as well as the next column over.
Click here for WordPress Basics/Update recording on the SWKLS Wiki.
If you are planning on creating a new webpage and need a little refresher on WordPress please call Jody for a mini-training.
The tech team is proud to announce we have got our first batch of library cards printed and delivered. Kearny County Library was very patient with us as we worked on a layout as well as how colors are printed out. We now know the library card printer can print in full color on the front of the card but does a better print job with hues vs pastels. The back of the card can only print black. The board has passed that the first 50 cards are free. If you are interested in more than 50 cards it is .53 cents per card. The tech team also has mock-up designs for bingo cards and punch cards. If interested in printing some library cards for your library please e-mail or call Jody. Together we can work on a design and make it what you want. There is a wide variety of ways these cards can be used. Click here to see some mock-up designs.