Weekly Wrap-U.P.! April 30, 2021

Future Dates & Training Opportunities

All times are in Central Standard Time (CST).

May 1 at at 7PM – DC3 Learning Resource Center Fundraiser: Books, Bottles, and Brie. Click here for details.

May 4, 2021 at 2:00 pm – Train U.P.! SWKLS Wiki Page Walk-Through

May 11, 2021 at 10:00 am – “Ted Talk” through Auto-Graphics – Verso / Registration LinkSubmit Questions Link

May 13, 2021 at 10:00 am – Library Maintenance Checklist, Part 3 /Registration LinkZoom Link

May 14, 2021 at 10 am- Spring Workday at Grant County Library/ Registration Link

May 19, 2021, at 10 am – Spring Workday at Dodge City SWKLS Office/ Registration Link

May 21, 2021, at 10 am – Spring Workday at Scott County Library/Registration Link

May 21 – May 25 – and May 27, 2021, at 9:00 am – Municipal Services Budget Workshop Fee Based Registration

May 28, 2021 at 10 am – Spring Workday at Protection Township Library/ Registration Link

September 1 at Haskell Township Library – Very Merry VERSO launch


New Videos on the Wiki

The April 16th Full Board meeting

The Reader Zone webinar

Library Building Maintenance Checklist Part 2

Municipal Services Budget Workshops

Good afternoon,
The Municipal Services Team is pleased to announce the 2021 budget workshop dates!  All workshops will be held virtually via Teams.  We look forward to providing in person training in 2022!

Workshop Dates

• Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 (Closed – Full)

• Thursday, May 13th, 2021 (Closed – Full)

• Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 (Closed – Full)

• Friday, May 21st, 2021

• Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

• Thursday, May 27th, 2021

All workshops will begin at 9 am and will end at 4 pm.  The morning session will include a legislative update, updates related to Senate Bill 13, information regarding the American Rescue Plan Act, and other matters of interest.  The afternoons session is designed for those new to Kansas municipal budgeting or those looking to refresh their budget knowledge. 

Workshops qualify for up to 6 hours of CPE. 

To register, you may visit Municipal Services or use the registration link .

Registrants will receive the workshop materials and meeting information via email one week prior to the enrolled workshop.

Payment Information

Workshop registration is $75 per person.

The Library of Congress Surplus Books Program

Found this will looking around today and thought it was interesting. Some of our members might be interested in this program. Program page link.

Ted Talks through AutoGraphics/Verso

On the second Tuesday of every month, our VERSO Product Manager, Ted Koppel, will host a live Q&A forum to answer any questions you may have about using VERSO. Learn how to unlock the full potential of our ILS to maximize how you serve your community!
While the webinar is set up to allow typed questions to be submitted live, we strongly encourage you to submit them ahead of time using the form below.
Don’t have a question yet? Don’t worry! We encourage you to tune in and learn from others’ questions and Ted’s live demos.

Registration Link / Submit Questions Link

D-U-N-S Number

If your public library received federal funding in 2020 or expects to receive any in 2021, then as soon as possible you should look up and verify whether or not you have a D-U-N-S number here at this link.

If you’re unsure how the library name may be listed, you can search city and state leaving the Business Name field blank.

Libraries not listed should obtain a number right away. Get started here at the link.

E-rate recipient libraries: If you pay your entire e-rated bill and are reimbursed for the discount by way of the BEAR (Billed Entity Applicant Reimbusement) form, a D-U-N-S is also required.

D-U-N-S will be transitioning to a new format in Fall of 2021, and we will send more information regarding that at that time.

Statewide Services,State Library of Kansas,300 SW Tenth Ave | Rm 312-N,Topeka KS 66612·1593

Cataloging, Collection Development, and ILL

New to the SWKLS Professional Collection:


Weeding Success!

Recently, New Leaf in Wichita made five stops to SWKLS libraries to pick-up weeded items. The pick-ups were a great success; the process was easy and fast. We celebrate this new relationship with New Leaf, and we have future dates already on the calendar: October 13th and 20th. Annually, New Leaf will visit SWKLS during two days in April and October. Truly, a symbiotic relationship!

In fact, we are looking to add another “hub” location on October 20th. New Leaf has asked to stay east of Highway 83. If your library would like to become a “hub,” let Kelly know. Be sure to have lots of storage space available. Your time and consideration are greatly appreciated by ALL!

Make a Splash Graphic

The notes and recording from Wednesday’s training session are available on the Wiki.
Click on these links: Notes here. Recording here.

Did You Know?

In VERSO, material types can be used for “statistics only.” That is, if the library is using brieb/zzz bibs to track circulation for newspapers, the laminator, microfilm, etc., there is a better way! In Circ Admin – Material Types – Create a material type you wish to use only for “statistics only”. Using this option will help SWiftnet from clogging with too many brief bibs, and it will run more smoothly as a result. For help, ask Kelly.


Technology Training

Spring Workdays

There are four workdays scheduled in the southwest area which include Ulysses, Dodge City, Scott City, and Protection. These workdays are design to give directors or staff an opportunity to work on upcoming projects such as Summer Reading Program, Facebook, website, and etc. Jody the Technology Trainer will be at each location from 10 am to 3 pm for any assistance needed but each location is a come and go event. All are welcome at each location but please register on Eventbrite.

E-Rate Status

Funding commitment decision letters (FCDLs) have been issues for all of our members for which SWKLS assists in e-rate planning & filing. The next phase will be working with ISPs where service changes have been ordered such as bandwidth increases or new circuits. Roughly 50% of our member libraries will be increasing bandwidth this cycle which will raise the average to 100Mb down and 85Mb up. These changes should be in place on or before July 1st.

2021 – 2022 Member Internet Service Types

Technology Plans

We have begun receiving and reviewing technology plans for the 2022-2023 cycle. Please remember that technology plans are now tied to the accreditation cycle and no longer on a three year cycle. You would submit your plan this year and it will be valid for Jan 1st 2022 to Dec 31st 2023. For more information on technology planning, please visit our wiki page here: https://wiki.swkls.org/index.php/Category:Technology_Planning