Weekly Wrap-U.P.! June 3, 2022

Future Dates & Training Opportunities

All times are in Central Standard Time (CST)

June 8, 2022, 11AM – SWKLS DEI Task Force meeting #2 via Zoom – Join us!

June 9, 2022, 1:30 pm – After Lunch Course “Intellectual Freedom: Fighting the Good Fight”/Registration Link

June 15, 2022, 10:00 am – Niche Academy’s “Fun for All: Game-Based Programming Across the Generations”/Registration Link

June 17th, 2022, 10AM – SWKLS Board of Directors’ meeting

July 7th, 2022, 2:00 pm CT – Engaging Adults with Low Literacy Levels Webinar/Registration Link

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

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

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

Summer is Here

Thank you to everyone that sent in their pictures of their library’s decor. We love to see what you have done with this year’s theme “Ocean of Possibilities”. If you want to share your decoration or programming ideas we would love to share them with the system.

Rolla Library

Morton County Library

Fowler Library

Kearny County Library


By Richard Brookman

After Lunch Course June 9

Just a reminder that there is an After Lunch Course coming up next week on June 9. The course topic is “Intellectual Freedom: Fighting the Good Fight” presented by Marin Garnar. The Zoom session with start at 1:30 pm and the course will last approximately one hour. If you are interested in attending you can register here. After you register you will receive an email with the Zoom link to attend.

If you do attend please email Richard so he knows to add the course to your Continuing Education File.

KLA Advocacy Calendar of Ideas for the month of June

June has arrived and with the new month the Kansas Library Association Advocacy Calendar has an idea that you can consider doing through your library: “Send a thank you note to your legislators thanking them for their service during this legislative session”.

Other ideas that you could use to spotlight your library are:

“International Picnic Day” on June 18. Your library could incorporate this “day” into your Summer Reading Program or have it as a separate event. Since June 18 is on a Saturday you could do this on the Friday before on June 17 or;

“Ice Cream Soda Day” on June 20 can be combined together which is on a Monday. They say you can’t go wrong with food so combining the “International Picnic & Ice Cream Soda Day” events might be fun.

Along with inviting your Summer Reading participants, invite your area legislators so they can see in person how the library connects with the community. Don’t forget to advertise upcoming events at the library and the library’s services provided for your community.

Fun For All Webinar through Niche Academy

Niche Academy is inviting librarians to register for their upcoming free webinar “Fun for All: Game-Based Programming Across the Generations”. The webinar is on June 15 at 10:00 am CT time.

The webinar is “based on the new book Librarian’s Guide to Games and Gamers, Michelle Goodridge and Matthew Rohweder provide tips and tactics to establish a variety of game-based programming in their libraries. Participants will leave having ideas for cross-generational and specific user group programming suggestions outside of the perceived core game user group because you’re never to old to have fun!”

If you are interested you can register with this link. If you are unable to attend when the date arrives they will be sending all registrants the link to the recording of the webinar.

Cataloging, Collection Development, and ILL

By Kelly Easton

Catalog Clean-up / Enhancement Survey Results

  • 12 libraries voted “Yes”
  • 5 libraries voted “No”
  • 15 libraries did not vote
  • Results = Inconclusive. More discussion will occur during the next BOD meeting on 6/17/22.


By Jody Hattrup

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