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

Future Dates & Training Opportunities

All times are in Central Standard Time (CST)

March 4, 2022 – Summer (Reading) Library Program Workshop/Registration Link

March 4, 2022 – Virtual Town Hall, Facing the Challenge: Intellectual Freedom in Libraries/Registration Link

March 8, 2022 – 9:00 am Auto-Graphics Talks with Ted/Registration Link

March 9, 2022 – 1:00 pm Designing Effective Library Signage/Registration Link

March 10, 2022 – After-Lunch Course “Policy Writing & Review”/Registration Link

March 14, 2022-10:00 am-3:00 pm Spring Workday at Grant County Library/Registration Link

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

April 6, 2022 – Workshop: Becoming Agents for Change in DEI (Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion). Location TBD in Dodge City.

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

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

Rolla Library Present at William Allen White Award Ceremony 2022

Rolla Library is excited to announce they have been chosen to present awards to two winning authors at the William Allen White ceremony in October. The William Allen White Children’s Book Award is a set of two annual awards for books selected by vote of Kansas schoolchildren from lists prepared by committee. The William Allen White program is made up of two age levels. The lower level is made up of the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. The higher level is made up of 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Two lucky students from Rolla will get to present about an author, one for the lower level and one for the higher level. 

Rolla Library has been attending the award ceremony for several years. In recent years, about 5 students have taken the journey to Emporia. They leave early Friday, and once they arrive in Emporia, the students get a tour of William Allen White’s house.  In the evening, the Rolla students and staff get to meet with the authors at a recreation center in Emporia where the dress code is pajamas. This gives the students the chance to get autographs from authors as well as ask questions. Then on Saturday, they will head to the William Allen White award ceremony. It is a fun event for all to attend. 

Phoebe Brummett, Rolla librarian, believes it is so important to award the students for achieving their goals and making a fun day out of it. SWKLS is proud that Rolla Public Library and Phoebe Brummett have continued to participate in the William Allen White program throughout the years and through COVID. We are so happy the William Allen White Award Committee have granted this honor to such a well-deserved director and library. 

william Allen White coin


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 the join the Zoom room you will need this Zoom Link

After-Lunch Course 2022 Season Begins!

The After-Lunch Course begin for this year with the first installment at 1:30 pm CT, on March 10, 2022. The first session is “Policy Writing & Review” with Andrew Smith.

This session goes into why a library needs policy and the need to review the library policies to keep them current. To attend you just need to follow this link to register. Remember if you attend the session send Richard an email so credit can be placed in your Continuing Education File.

2022 Association for Rural and Small Libraries Conference

Mark your calendars if you are interested in attended the 2022 Association for Rural and Small Libraries Conference. It has been set for September 14-17, 2022, in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

You can go to the Conference’s webpage for more information by clicking through on this link. The Conference Committee has also opened up their request for proposals. If you are interested in sharing your knowledge you can follow this link to submit your proposal for a session during this year’s conference. Submission deadline is April 12, 2022, and they ask that you limit the amount of proposals you submit to four.

Important Details About Summer Library Program Workshop

The Summer Library Program Workshop is fast approaching and I hope everyone is getting excited about the workshop. Just a little reminder to bring your laptop. We are doing a training in the afternoon on a program called Scratch. This program teaches kids the basics of coding. If you like to get a small description of the Scratch program the following link is a recording from a Train U.P. Session. Click here for the recording. If you do not have a laptop we will have extras that you can use for the afternoon. 

We have included a map of First Church of God parking options. If these locations are filled which we are not anticipating there is parking at the Farmers’ Market grocery store. The Farmers’ Market is just a short distance from the church. If you prefer to be chauffeured, feel free to call Richard’s cell phone at 620-474-3321. The Farmers’ Market address is 1800 Central Ave Dodge City, Ks 67801 please park on the east side of the parking lot. An email will follow closer to the event.

Cataloging, Collection Development, and ILL

Want to learn more? Click here! / Link

Train U.P.!


If you missed our Train U.P.! on Tuesday, “WANTED: Cover Art!” (a.k.a. How to Manually Add Cover Art in VERSO), the video is available in the box above, and written directions are available on the Wiki / Link

Teen Non-Fiction

This website provides an excellent list of engaging non-fiction titles for teens. Highly recommend it! / Link



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.

Grant County Library/Registration Link

Scott City Public Library/Registration Link

Haskell Township Library/Registration Link

Protection Township Library/Registration Link