Weekly Wrap-U.P.! March 11, 2022

Future Dates & Training Opportunities

All times are in Central Standard Time (CST)

March 11 – 29 : Registration is open for the April 6th workshop: “Becoming Agents for Change in DEI” / Link

March 13 – Daylight Savings Time Begins (Set Your Clocks Forward 1 Hour)

March 18, 2022 – 10:00 am Full Board Meeting/Registration Link
Zoom Link

March 21, 2022 – 10 am- 3:00 pm Spring Workday at Scott City Public Library/Registration Link

March 23, 2022-10 am -3:00 Pm Spring Workday at Haskell Township Library/Registration Link

March 30, 2020 – 10 am -3:00pm Spring Workday at Protection Township Library/Registration Link

March 31, 2022 10am – Digital Archive Platforms/Registration Link

April 6, 2022 – Workshop: Becoming Agents for Change in DEI (Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion – See below.)

April 12, 2002 – 2PM Train U.P.! – Two Topic Tuesday! How to use VERSO to print item barcodes; SWKLS can now print our own patron library cards.

June 9, 2022 – After Lunch Course “Intellectual Freedom”

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

December 8, 2022 – After Lunch Course “Lead From Where You Are”

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

October 28, 2022 – Tentative date for our 3rd annual “Crafting Your Collection” – This cataloging workshop will be 100% online.

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

Games Games!!

The Morton County Library has a new game display featuring the OSMO Learning System with games and other board games patrons can play.

Summer Library Reading Workshop

Thank you to everyone that attended we had a great day of learning. Hope everyone is excited about “Ocean of Possibilities”.


Full Board Meeting March 18

The next Full Board meeting is March 18. This meeting is an on-line meeting and will begin at 10:00 am that morning. To register for the meeting here is the Registration Link and you can join the meeting through our Zoom room at this Zoom Link.

Daylight Savings Time

Don’t forget to set your clocks up 1 hour this Sunday, you don’t want to be late for work on Monday. Also remember to reset any of your clocks in your library on Monday Morning. Get ready to enjoy more sunlight in the evening!

KLA’s Advocacy Idea for March

Call or email your Federal Senators and remind them to support funding libraries. The U.S. Capitol switchboard is 202-224-3121. Kansas Senators are: Senator Jerry Moran and Senator Roger Marshall.

Kansas Library Association Educational Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

If you are a member of the Kansas Library Association and you are wanting to attend a Continuing Education event that has an expense to your library consider applying for the KLAEF grant. This grant is for any Continuing Education event that does not lead to a degree or certification. The grant can be up to $250.00 if awarded.

Use this KLAEF Grant Guideline Link to review the guidelines to see if you qualify. If you do qualify use this KLAEF Grant Application Link to apply for a chance to receive one of the Foundation’s awards. Application period will remain open until the KLAEF funds are expended for this giving year.

Cataloging, Collection Development, and ILL

Registration is now open to all library staff and will close on March 29th. / Link

CatExpress Usage Report is available on the Wiki / Link

3rd Annual “Crafting Your Collection”

Mark your calendars for this upcoming cataloging workshop on October 28, which will be held 100% online this year.

New Leaf is coming to SWKLS!

Donate your weeded items to New Leaf in Wichita! Pick-up locations are listed below. If you need help with weeding and/or transporting your items to one of these locations, please the SWKLS Staff know ASAP. We are always happy to help!

  • NOTE: Before dropping off your items, please contact the director of the library to give them a box count.
  • April 13: DCPL, Haskell Township, Ness City
  • April 20: Plains and Ashland

Summer Reading Programming Idea?


Scam Alert!!

If you get a letter in the mail similar to the one below, please know that this is a scam. All domain name renewal correspondence and invoices will come from the SWKLS office.


Anyone and everyone are welcome to join a Spring Workday in the month of March. Need some time to get ready for the Summer Reading Program or maybe you would like to schedule Facebook posts so you don’t have to worry about them. Jody Hattrup the Technology Trainer will be at the following locations in the month of March for any assistance you may need. You are welcome to arrive and leave at your convenience but Jody will be at the locations from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. She also is able to assist with any website changes that need to be updated. Workdays were designed to meet outside your library so you have no interruptions and help is accessible. Please register if you are interested.

Scott City Public Library/Registration Link March 21, 2022

Haskell Township Library/Registration Link March 23, 2022

Protection Township Library/Registration Link March 30, 2022

Ditital Archive Platforms

Join Steve Andrews on Tuesday, March 31, 2022, at 10 a.m. in a Zoom meeting to discuss digital archive platforms that are available. Click here to register.

Osmo are Available

Thinking about purchasing an Osmo Starter Kit? SWKLS purchased the Osmo Starter Kit and Osmo Monster for any library that wants to test out before purchasing. Maybe you just want to do something different and new in your library for kids. These kits are perfect for small groups and different ages of kids. Osmo kit includes the Starter Kit and Monster kit with iPad. If interested in borrowing Osmo kit, please contact Jody at SWKLS and she will deliver and do a short training with you on the Osmo kit.