Weekly Wrap-U.P.! August 12, 2022

Future Dates & Training Opportunities

August 12, 2022 at 1:00 pm – “Mental Health and Suicide Prevention For Veterans” Webinar/Registration Link

August 19, 2022 at 10:00 am – Full Board Meeting Online Only/Registration Link & Zoom Link

September 8, 2022 – After Lunch Course “Cultural Humility”

September 9, 2022 at 10:00 am – Full Board Meeting RNR/Budget Hearing at Dodge City Public Library/Registration Link

September 14 -17, 2022 – ARSL Conference in Chattanooga, TN / Registration Link

September 30, 2022 – Tech Day+ 2022/Registration Link

October 4, 2022, at 2PM CT – DEI Train U.P.! with Paola Varela-Tena (Hamilton Co. Library) and Christina Cotton (Baker & Taylor), re: collection development and censorship.

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”

System Spotlight

By Jody Hattrup

Dodge City Public Library

KU Natural History Museum is set up across the street from us with many fun things to explore!

Dodge City Public Library summer activities.

In February, Amy Brucker boldly wrote about the library’s request for reconsideration in the “Syracuse Journal”. We are so proud!


By Richard Brookman

Summer Library (Reading) Program Evaluations

On Tuesday I sent out the Summer Library (Reading) Program evaluations to the Program’s representatives of SW Kansas libraries. If your library is still doing the Summer Library (Reading) Program you don’t have to submit this survey right now. The submission date for the evaluation is September 16, 2022.

I knew several of the libraries had finished their individual program, so I wanted to let them be able to do the evaluation so they could proceed to other duties and not have to remember to go back and submit this evaluation. This evaluation is part of the grant that the State Library receives that is administered through the 7 System Library Systems. Part of the grant’s stipulations is that evaluations will be gathered from the State’s libraries.

2024 Summer Library (Reading) Program Idea Drive

CSLP is having their annual idea drive for programming ideas.

We are now open to ideas from all CSLP members that fit our 2024 slogan: “Adventure Begins at Your Library!”

As you know, the CSLP manual is a collaborative endeavor. The more programs and resources that get submitted this month, the stronger the 2024 manual will be. The Idea Drive is open to all to submit any ideas you might like the CSLP representatives to consider.

The submittal of ideas to the CSLP representatives deadline is September 2. The link follows below.

Link: https://www.cslpreads.org/submit-a-programming-idea/

ARSL Conference in September

Just a quick reminder that the Association of Rural and Small Libraries Conference for 2022, “Connecting at the Crossroads: On Track to Real Change, is next month. If you are interested in attending it is September 14 – 17 and is being held in Chattanooga, Tennessee. There isn’t much time left but you can still register through this link or the link above. Early Bird registration is closed by general registration will remain open until September 7, 2022.

Cataloging, Collection Development, and ILL

By Kelly Easton & Sara Wilson

Recording, slides, and additional resources are on the Wiki! / Link

For the genealogists out there…
Available now!

Register here / Link

Reminder: VERSO’s AgCat

Greetings, Catalogers! Just a friendly reminder today:

When prompted, ALWAYS complete updates for AgCat, which is VERSO’s cataloging software. We use this program whenever we are copy-cataloging. Skipping this step will affect the program’s functionality. Need help? Contact Bernardo!

Congratulations to Hamilton County Library for completing Very Merry Verso! If your library is ready to get started on this project, give Sara a call or email and she’ll be happy to schedule a time to visit with you and start the process.

SHAREit Training Opportunity for CE Hours!

From Nikki Hansen, Resource Sharing Librarian for the State of Kansas Library:

The State Library of Kansas in cooperation with AutoGraphics invites you to join AG trainer Debbie Hensler, Nikki Hansen, and Jeff Hixon for two in-person SHAREit training sessions, one in Salina and one in Topeka. The Salina session will be held Tuesday 9/13 at the Salina Public Library. The Topeka session will be held Wednesday 9/14 at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library. Both sessions will run from 10am-4pm and attendees will be responsible for their own lunches. More information about content and topics to be covered will be available shortly. The Salina session has limited space available so if that’s your venue of choice, please sign up early. You can sign up at the link below:


Catalogers: An Updated “Cheat Sheet” Is on the Wiki! / Link

ILLers: All correspondence goes to swilson@swkls.org


By Jody Hattrup

Preparing for Tech Day+ 2022

Prizes and decorations are coming into the SWKLS office. We are so excited to prepare a great Luau theme party for you. If you haven’t registered already click here to get signed up. Remember anyone and everyone is welcome to join in the fun. More information is soon to follow.