Weekly Wrap-U.P.! October 7 , 2022

Future Dates & Training Opportunities

October 21, 2022- Full Board Meeting Online Only/ Registration Link

October 26-28, 2022 – KLA Conference in Wichita/Registration Link

November 4, 2022 – Basic Quickbooks/Registration Link

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

System Spotlight

By Jody Hattrup

Plains’ Director Attends ARLA Conference

The director of Plains Community Library, Sara Munn got the opportunity to go to the ARLA conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee. While at the conference she was able to visit the Chattanooga Public Library. The library had many interesting features such as a sound studio where you can rent out time as well as rent out instruments. They also have equipment set up for a photo studio as a maker space. Sara was able to see some of the sites in Chattanooga which included Ruby Falls. Sara said the city was full of beautiful artwork and it was a great opportunity to attend the ARLA conference.

Ruby Falls

Kismet Library Ground Breaking

Trip to Emporia, Kansas

Great things are happening at the Rolla Library. This spring, Phoebe Brummett was contacted by Yolanda Robinson, organizer of the 70th Anniversary William Allen White Children’s Book Award celebration. Phoebe was asked if Rolla would be willing to have two students present the book awards on stage to the winning authors. The students that were picked were Abe Weiber a 7th grader and Charlotte Wood a 5th grader. The awards ceremony was to take place on October 1 at Emporia State University. The group then made their way on to Emporia, where they were treated to a private tour of the William Allen White House. Here the students and adults alike learned more about the life of William Allen White. The winning authors soon arrived, and the Rolla students were on their toes, first in line for their autographs. Both authors posed with the children and then the students were off to get settled in the rec center. The group was to be special guests, having breakfast in the VIP room and having lunch with the authors after the presentations were complete. The other 300 guests joined the small group in Webb Hall to listen to the speeches that Charlotte and Abe had written to introduce the authors. The group was tired, glad to be home but happy.  Ms. Phoebe is looking forward to taking a larger group next year once the children all hear the tales from Charlotte and Abe.   


By Richard Brookman

Cataloging, Collection Development, and ILL

By Sara Wilson

Congratulations to Meade Public Library for completing Very Merry Verso in September!
If you would like to start this catalog clean-up project at your library, please call the system office or contact Sara by email at swilson@swkls.org and she will be happy to set up a time to come out to your library and get you started!

Adult Fiction:

Children’s & YA Fiction:

What’s New in ILL?

Auto-Graphics Offers Q & A About SHAREit!

In case you missed it this week, State Library of Kansas Resource Sharing Librarian Nikki Hansen reminded us that the Sharing About SHAREit Q&A and training event with Auto-Graphics is coming up! This is a great opportunity for ILL staff to learn more about the program. See details below!

Hello all,

The next Sharing about SHAREit Q&A is scheduled for Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 11am PT / 12pm MT / 1pm CT / 2pm ET.

You can register at: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/5686791113041189122

There is space on the registration form to ask questions (the field has a limit of 256 characters). If the question is too long, email it directly to Debbie Hensler: dmh@auto-graphics.com.

Thanks, and hope to see you at the next Sharing about SHAREit,


This is Deborah Hensler's card. Their email is dmh@auto-graphics.com. Their phone number is +1 909 569 1512. Their phone number is +1 412 258 0372.
If you are unable to find an item on SHAREit that your patron wants, you can contact Sara at SWKLS and she can request it for you if it’s available on OCLC. All you have to do is fill out the ILL Request form at: https://swkls.org/for-librarians/request-forms/

Contact Sara by calling the office or by email, at swilson@swkls.org, if you have questions.


By Jody Hattrup

Tech Day+ 2022

Thank you to everyone who traveled for Tech Day+ 2022. SWKLS staff had a lot of fun, we hope you did as well. For those of you who miss Tech Day+ or if you were unable to attend a session you wish you had, we have recorded many of the presentations and you can preview them on the SWKLS Wiki. Click here for the recordings.