Weekly Wrap-U.P.! July 23, 2021

Future Dates & Training Opportunities

All times are in Central Standard Time (CST).

August 3, 2021, 2PM – Train U.P.! Registration Link

September 1 at Haskell Township Library – Very Merry VERSO Launch
– Next volunteers: Ransom, Meadowlark, and Fowler

September 7, 2021, 2PM – Train U.P.! (topic TBD)

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)

*NEW* December 10, 2021 – 2nd Annual Crafting Your Collection
See below for details!


Monthly Train UP! Starting

You will notice above that we have our first Monthly Train UP! starting again on August 3. For the first two Kelly will be conducting the Train UP!s and then in the Technology Department will be providing the October Train UP!. If you have a topic that you would enjoy relaying to the System Membership please contact the System office so we can schedule the Train UP!

Costume Program Updates

So far the System office has helped three of our member libraries with programming: Jetmore Public Library (Minion); Scott County Library (Disney’s Beast and we even had Belle); and Cimarron City Library (Minion). Of the three I helped at Jetmore and Scott City and had a fun time with the library staff and their communities. The library staff at Cimarron enjoyed having the Minion at their county fair. The next stop is tomorrow for Haskell Township Library in Sublette with our Cat (Skippy Jon Jones) costume.

If you want to schedule me or a costume contact myself, Tandy, or Kelly so we can place it on the calendar.

Cataloging, Collection Development, and ILL

Registration will become available in the fall.
All you need to success is on our Wiki!
Training videos, etc. / Link
Marketing materials from the State / Link

The SWKLS Costume Collection is on VERSO!

To request a costume, simply use “swkls costume collection” as a subject search. Take a look at the four costumes we have available: the Beast, Hello Kitty, Siamese Cat, and the Minion. All pertinent information such as sizing, usage, and number of pieces are all in the bibliographic records. You are welcome to place a request/hold, then contact Richard and Tandy at the office. Book your costume today!


Become A Cybersecurity Awareness Champion

Do you want to become a cybersecurity champion? The sign-up process is easy and gives you all the marketing material for Cybersecurity Month in October. Click here for the link for more information.

System Spotlight

System Spotlight

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 jhattrup@swkls.org

Welcome Vanessa McLeod

Morton County Library would like you to welcome Vanessa McLeod as their new front desk clerk/children’s services. She has made her mark already by getting in The Elkhart Tri-State News on her book display in Morton County Library. Vanessa enjoys doing book design and displays.

SWKLS Summer Socials

The Minion made another appearance in Cimarron at the Gray County Fair.