Weekly Wrap-U.P.! July 29, 2022

Future Dates & Training Opportunities

August 5, 2022 at 9:00 am – Friend’s First with Friends/Zoom Link

August 9, 2022 at 2:00 pm – Virtual (History Focused )Presenters Showcase / Registration Link

TRAIN UP! RESCHEDULED August 9, 2022, 2PM CT – Take that book off the shelf! (See below for details) / Registration Link

August 9, 2022 at 10:00 am – Talks with Ted/Registration Link

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

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

September 9, 2022 – 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

Montezuma Township Library Summer Reading Programming

Grant County Library Summer Fun

Creative eye workshop young adult program. Presented by K-State extension office. Stain glass project.

Grant County Fair

Bucklin Public Library Pool Party


By Richard Brookman

Aug 19 Regular System Board Meeting & Sept 9 RNR/Budget Special System Board Hearing/Meeting

The new way of performing our budget hearing with a constrained timeframe has created a necessity of holding a Special System Board Meeting on September 9.  The timeframe for an RNR/Budget Hearing/Meeting is between the dates of August 20 – September 20.  With our regular System Board Meeting set for August 19, at 10:00 am, this falls outside of the RNR/Budget timeframe.  Therefore, the August 19 System Board Meeting will be an online meeting.

Tandy and Jody sent out the survey with two dates for a RNR/Budget Special System Board Hearing/Meeting and the date that the majority of the board members could attend (in person or online) was September 9.  Therefore, we will be holding a Hybrid RNR/Budget Special System Board Hearing/Meeting Friday September 9, at 10:00 am.  The Special Meeting will be at the Dodge City Public Library in the lower level meeting room.

Many thanks to Lori Juhlin, Director of Dodge City Public Library, who has worked with the System Office on the date changes.

Here are the registration links for each meeting:

August 19, 2022/10:00 am Online Regular Meeting Registration Link; and

September 9, 2022/10:00 am Hybrid RNR/Budget Special Hearing/Meeting, Location – Dodge City Public Library lower level meeting room Registration Link

Summer Library (Reading) Program Update

I wanted to thank the libraries that have already gotten back with me on the 2023 Summer Library (Reading) Program manual with the format you desired. The deadline for answering my email is August 3. If I don’t hear back from you by that morning I or Tandy will give you a call to see what format you wish to have the 2023 manual.

Also on the topic of Summer Library (Reading) Program is the Evaluation. I will be working on structuring the evaluation form and will send it out the week of August 8. This way their is no confusion with the 2023 manual orders and the 2022 evaluations. So be on the lookout for the evaluations which are part of what the Systems have to turn into the State Library of Kansas as part of the LSTA grant that the state receives to assist with the Summer Library (Reading) Program.

First Friday’s with Friends

Don’t forget that Friends of Kansas Libraries hosts monthly panels of discussion the first Friday of every month. Here is the information for August’s First Friday’s with Friends:

Join us for August’s First Friday with Friends, featuring the Friends of Salina Public Library!

We’ll kick off “ABC’s of Sorting and Sales” as Salina Friends share the details of their Pop-up Book Sale.

Friday, August 5 at 9:00 am ctrl/8:00 am mtn, via Zoom at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88484969231

Talks with Ted

If you are keeping up with “Talks with Ted” the next session is August 9, at 10:00 am CT/9:00 am MT. These sessions provide you with a direct link with Ted Koppel, of Auto-Graphics, with questions you have concerning Verso. You can submit your question early through this link. Or if you can’t think of a question to send, he also takes live questions during the session. Here is the Registration Link if you are interested in attending.

Cataloging, Collection Development, and ILL

By Kelly Easton

Rescheduled for August 9th / Registration link

Coming soon — September
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Coming soon — September
Coming soon — October
Coming soon — October

Earlier this week, we received an update from CREW in Dodge City: The organization will no longer accept books for recycling. They are overwhelmed, and we do not know when the situation will be resolved. For now, all we can recommend for your weeded books is to discretely dispose of them, or research local recycling options. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


By Jody Hattrup

Save the Date September 30, 2022

We are happy to announce Tech Day+ 2022 is scheduled for Friday, September 30, 2022, at First Church of God in Dodge City, Ks. The First Church of God is located at 1701 Central Ave. The fee for the conference is $10 per person which includes lunch. You can pay at the door by check or cash. This year’s theme is Luau, so pull out your Hawaiian shirts, flip-flops, and sunglasses, and get ready for a fun day. Click here to register for Tech Day+ 2022.

  • Doors will open at 9:15 a.m.
  • The conference begins at 10 a.m.
  • Lunch at 12:00 p.m.
  • Prize 2:30 p.m.