Weekly Wrap-U.P.! March 12, 2021

Future Dates & Training Opportunities

All times are in Central Standard Time (CST).

March 18, 2021 – Summer Library (Reading) Program, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Registration Link

March 19, 2021 – Full Board Meeting Registration Link

March 26, 2021 – New Accreditation Walk-Through at 2:00 pm Zoom Link Here

March 31 at 11:00 AM – SWKLS U.P.! in LARGE PRINT: an inside look at large print subscription options from Thorndike, Center Point, Doubleday, and more. This will be a recorded Zoom training session hosted by Laurie P. (Ness City), Lori (DCPL), and Kelly (SWKLS) – Registration Link

April 6, 2021 at 9:30 AM – New Directors’ “Meet & Greet” with SWKLS Staff. Zoom link is coming soon.

April 6, 2021 at 2:00 PM – Train UP!: Building Maintenance Checklist

April 28th at 2:00 PM – Make a splash with your VERSO splash! Training with AG’s Splash Page Master, Jessi Curley. This session will be recorded. Registration link is coming soon.


Summer Library (Reading) Program:

The Summer Library (Reading) Program Workshop has been scheduled for March 18 from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm CT. Tammie Benham, Youth Consultant of SEKLS, will be going through the manual and exploring options for planning along the way. Registration Link for Summer Library (Reading) Program. See above in the calendar for the Zoom Link and we will send it out again before the Session on Thursday.

The main presenter will be Mindy Miller. Mindy is a Kansas native-and life-long bibliophile, Mindy Miller is a school library director and children’s programming practitioner. Mindy is a graduate of Washburn University with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Media/Public Relations. She also received a Juris Doctorate from Washburn Law School and is a former corporate lawyer. in 2014 she entered the professional library world and has tackled everything from summer library and story times to YA programming.

Additional Summer Reading Resources:

Many of you know Patty Collins, Central Kansas Library System (CKLS), Youth Services Consultant. With everything still being done primarily through digital means she and CKLS have placed their Summer (Reading) Program videos online for anyone to view. The three links below will take you to the YouTube videos to view CKLS’ programs. Remember let Richard know if you viewed any of these videos so he can update your Continuing Education File.

Summer Library Workshop: The Patty and Diane Show

Summer Library Program: Idea Swap

Summer Library Program Workshop with Will Stuck

Member Accreditation and Walk-Through

The new form is available on the System’s website it directors would like to start working on the accreditation application. The application is due October 31, 2021 (Accreditation Main Page on the System’s website). A walk-through of the new Accreditation form for anyone that wishes to join in will be March 26, at 2:00 pm, Zoom Link Here.

Remember as part of the accreditation Member Libraries need to send in their yearly proposed line item budget, the final line item budget from the previous year, and their insurance certificate if it has been renewed recently.

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Train UP! Videos Ready to View

If you happened to have missed the first two Train UP! training sessions the System Office now has them available through our Wiki. The direct links are also listed below for your convenience. Remember if you watch the videos please contact Richard so he can update your Continuing Education File. Many Thanks to Bernardo for getting these prepped and linked in the Wiki:

Train UP!: Bonding Through Board Games

Train UP!: Zoom into Super Children’s Programming

Cataloging, Collection Development, and ILL

Make a Splash Graphic
Registration link is coming soon!

Two Reminders:

  1. Regularly, customized collection development materials are sent to members, usually in the form of a magazine entitled Publisher’s Weekly. If you would like to receive these materials more often, let Kelly know. If you would prefer not to receive these materials, let Kelly know. (If you have not already done so.)
  2. Original cataloging: After I create original catalog records for your items, please double-check my work prior to shelving or checking out to patrons. If I have made an error, let me know right away.
  3. Thank you!


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