Future Dates & Training Opportunities
All times are in Central Standard Time (CST).
August 10, 2021, 11:00 am ET – Talks with Ted
August 20, 2021, 10 am-Full Board Meeting Hybrid -August-RNR Hearing and 2022 Budget Hearing/Registration Link– Please note there will be an option to attend through zoom or in-person as well as the option to eat lunch. FYI-DCPL is requiring masks in the library as of July 29th, 2021.
September 1 at Haskell Township Library – Very Merry VERSO Launch
– Next volunteers: Ransom, Meadowlark, and Fowler
September 7, 2021, 2PM – Train U.P.! with Jody
September 24 at Gray County Fairgrounds – Tech Day+ 2021
October 1, 2021, Virtual Tech Day+ 2021
October 5, 2021, 2PM – Train U.P.! (topic TBD)
October 20-23, 2021 Association for Rural & Small Libraries / Registration Link
October 27-29, 2021 – Kansas Library Association Conference (Wichita) / Information Page
November 2, 2021, 2PM – Train U.P.! (topic TBD)
December 10, 2021 – 2nd Annual Crafting Your Collection 2021 at the G.C. Zoo
Kansas Reads to Preschoolers
Kansas Reads to Preschoolers has created a webpage for this year’s title Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard. This page has promotional materials, activity ideas, and read-alikes. So check out what is available, you might find something you can use for your library’s Kansas Reads to Preschoolers event.
As always our member libraries will receive one free copy of the title. These copies have been ordered and will be distributed through the courier as soon as we receive them.
Summer Reading Pictures
If you have any pictures from your Summer Library Program events please send them to Jody so we can spot light what your library did during the program. Also Sandra Wilkerson, North Central Kansas Library System, would like any pictures you could send her way to turn in with the Youth Consultants report to the Cooperative Summer Library Program.
You can send your pictures directly to Sandra at firstname.lastname@example.org or through our office email@example.com. If you submit any pictures you are verify that you have obtained permission to share if children’s faces are included in the image.
August Talks with Ted (Auto-Graphics/VERSO)
On August 10, at 11:00 am Eastern Time, there will be another “Talks with Ted”. If you would like to join in on his session click through for the registration link. If you have questions you would like to send in ahead of the August 10, session please use this link.
Cataloging, Collection Development, and ILL
OCLC ILL Statistics
June 2020: 4 July 2020: 11
June 2021: 27 July 2021: 31
CatExpress Monthly Usage Report: July 2021
The first monthly report of SWKLS’ new renewal year is available on the Wiki. The 2022 renewal year = July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022. / Link
Train U.P.! – August 3, 2021
If you missed the Train U.P.! that was held on Tuesday, the notes and recording are available on the Wiki. We hosted guests from the Western Kansas Community Foundation, the Community Foundation of Southwest Kansas, and the Kiowa County Library. WKCF and CFSK are institutions which have wonderful grant opportunities for libraries! These grants could potentially be awarded for the purposes of building a StoryWalk, buying books and shelving, programming, remodeling costs, etc. The due dates are fast approaching, so take a look at these resources. / Link
**Here is an important resource for finding a community foundation in your area: kansascfs.org**
Congratulations to the Kearny County Team
for completing all of this weeding!
Feed Them Social Disconnect from Facebook
Now on the SWKLS Wiki is a 3 minute tutorial on how to fix the occasional problem with Feed Them Social plugin and Facebook disconnecting. Also included on the SWKLS Wiki are the written instructions. Click here for the link. If you need any additional help to contact Jody.
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
SWKLS Summer Socials
Looks like Stevens County Library had fun at the fair. Thanks, Stevens County Library for sending in your activities this summer. We love to see them!
New Librarian in SWKLS
We are happy to announce our new librarian and library clerk. Yaneth Holguin, who has been our library clerk for the past four years, is now taking over the librarian position. She will be the one who checks your books out, request your interlibrary loans, catalogs the books and so much more. Dawn Haynes is once again assuming the library clerk position and will work Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Dawn was our library clerk from 2008 to 2011, and it is good to have her back on the staff. They both look forward to serving you in these positions. Congratulations ladies!