Weekly Wrap-U.P.! September 10, 2021

Future Dates & Training Opportunities

All times are in Central Standard Time (CST).

September 13, 2021, 10 am @ Haskell Township Library – Connecting with Teens with Connected and Computational Learning/Registration Link

September 14, 2021, 10 am TumbleBook Library Webinar/ Zoom Link

September 14, 2021, 10 am Auto-Graphics Talks with Ted/ Registration LinkQuestion Submission Link

September 18, 2021, 9 am – 4 pm, Kansas Book Festival/Information Link

September 24 at Gray County Fairgrounds – Tech Day+ 2021/Registration Link

October 1 2021 Tech Day+ 2021 Virtual on Zoom/Registration Link
Also: Community Foundation of SW Kansas grant application due / Video recording and notes on the Wiki from Aug. 3’s Train U.P.! Link

October 13 2021 – New Leaf pick-up locations = DCPL, Haskell Township, and Ness City

October 5, 2021, 2PM – Train U.P.! (topic TBD)

October 20 2021 – New Leaf pick-up locations = Ashland, Plains, and Protection

October 20-23, 2021 Association for Rural & Small Libraries / Registration Link

October 27-29, 2021 – Kansas Library Association Conference (Wichita) / Information Page / Registration Page Link / Hyatt Hotel Reservation Link

November 1, 2021 – Western Kansas Community Foundation grant applications are due / Video recording and notes on the Wiki from Aug. 3’s Train U.P.! Link

November 2, 2021, 2PM – Train U.P.! (topic TBD)

December 10, 2021 – 2nd Annual Crafting Your Collection 2021 at the G.C. Zoo


TumbleBook Library Webinar

The State Library has sent out the new date, time and zoom link for the TumbleBook Library Webinar. The training is set for Tuesday September 14, 2021, at 10:00 am CT. There is no registration required you just have to enter through this Zoom Link.

KANSASWORKS Virtual Statewide Job Fair

There will be a KANSASWORKS virtual Statewide job fair September 29 – 30, 2021.

Kansas Book Festival

There will be an in-person Kansas Book Festival this year. It is set for Saturday, September 18, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Washburn University Campus in Topeka. If you might be interested or know someone that might be interested in attended they can follow this link to the Festival’s website for directions, author schedules and livestream instructions.

If you are planning to attend be sure to take a face mask with you. All indoor events will require masks and encouraged for the outdoor events.


Cataloging, Collection Development, and ILL

CatExpress Monthly Report

The most recent usage report is now available on the Wiki. / Link

A Little Make-over for VERSO & SHAREit

AG has informed us that a few pages in VERSO and SHAREit will soon receive a make-over, including Request Manager and Circ Reports. The goal is to make these pages more user-friendly and easier to read. We will distribute more information as it becomes available.

New Leaf is coming! Bring your weeded items to:

  • Call the directors at each library prior to drop off, please!
  • October 13th
    • Dodge City
    • Haskell Township (in Sublette)
    • Ness City
  • October 20th
    • Ashland
    • Plains
    • Protection


Last Day is September 16, 2021

Registration closes for Tech Day+ on Thursday, September 16, 2021, please register on Eventbrite. The following is the link to Tech Day+ 2021 webpage. If you would like to do a poster or bring something to the petting zoo please let us know. Don’t forget to take pictures of your wildflowers.

Virtual Tech Day+ closes September 23, 2021 click here for the Virtual Tech Day + registration.

Editing and Converting a PDF in Canva

New for Canva you can now edit PDF in Canva as well as convert them to JPEGs.
Photo by Anna Tarazevich from Pexels


Please contact SWKLS Staff if you would like an area for the poster session on Tech Day+. We would love to see your hobbies, your activities, and your pictures. Show us what you have in your library such as crafts, programming, and/or technology. We want to see it.

System Spotlight

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

Ashland City Library got a Free Little Library thanks to Gary Vashus.