Weekly Wrap-U.P.! May 13, 2022

Future Dates & Training Opportunities

May 20, 2022 – Catalogers: CatExpress subscription changes due by the end of today.

May 23, 2022 – Kelly will submit new subscription changes to CatExpress.

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

July 7, 2022, 11:00 am CT – Trauma In the Library 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

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

Lane County Library Crafts

This past weekend Lane County Library had so much fun crafting! Painting, wreath making and string art!


Trauma in the Library Webinar

The National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is holding a webinar May 27, 2022, at 11:00 am CT entitled “Trauma in the Library: Findings To-date about PTSD among Public Library Staff and Methods for Ensuring Trauma-Informed Care”.

The goals of this project were: “1) To identify the types of post-traumatic symptoms experienced by library staff in diverse library settings where violence and other trauma has occurred; 2) …to ascertain the extent of workplace related PTSD symptoms on staff and their awareness of existing resource help; 3) to identify trauma-informed care tools, policy and procedure that libraries can implement; and 4) create trauma-informed care for library staff curricula for teaching in MLIS programs.”

Guest speakers will be Dr. Karen E. Fisher (Primary Investigator of the project), Professor in the Information School and an Adjunct Professor in the Communication Department at the University of Washington and Lauren Alex Gambrill, with a Masters in Social Work with an emphasis in trauma and is the Research Coordinator for the study at the University of Washington.

If you are interested in hearing information about this unique and different topic usually not discussed amongst the library community you can register at this link. If you do not have an account with NNLM you will need to create one first and then register. To create an account you will use the same link as the registration link and click the “Create an NNLM User Account” button.

After Lunch Course “Intellectual Freedom: Fighting the Good Fight” with Dr. Martin Garner

Registration for the next After Lunch Course is now open. The course will be on June 9, 2022, at 1:30 pm CT. Dr. Martin Garner, Director of the Amherst College Library, chair of the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee and the editor of the 10th Ed. of the Intellectual Freedom Manual, will be the presenter.

“With book bans all over the news, intellectual freedom is under attack, with a specific focus on materials related to or representative of marginalized communities. In this engaging presentation, you’ll hear about the latest challenges to books and programs, review tools and resources for engaging with community concerns, and have a chance to discuss what’s on your mind.”

To listen and take part in this After Lunch Course discussion follow this link to register.

Cataloging, Collection Development, and ILL

Need help with Summer Reading programming? Here to help!

SWKLS Professional Collection titles available through ILL:



Bernado’s Corner

Have you been wondering what Bernado is upto these days?
-Well, we have the answer.
Did you notice Bernado’s cool new glasses?
-He has been testing out some new 3D pens. The 3D pens are still under review.
With the recent end of G Suite legacy (free), Bernado has been working hard on helping our members transition to Google Workspace Business (paid).
He continues to work on updating the wiki, including restructuring some pages like the recording archives and prepping the wiki for upgrades.
Bernado is continuing the process of lifting and shifting parts of our server workloads and services up and into the cloud.
Finally, he continues to make trips to the SWKLS libraries for a wide variety of tasks.