Weekly Wrap-Up! – February 22, 2024

Future Dates & Training Opportunities

February 28, 2024 – 1 pm – 2 pm CST – Best Picture Books Published in 2023 for Ages 1-6 Webinar/Registration Link

Feburary 29, 2024 – NON-Public Library ILL Survey is DUE

March 5, 2024 – 10 am – 3 pm – Tech Workshop: Social Media at Dodge City Public Library in the Lower Level Meeting Room/Registration Link

March 12, 2024 – 2 pm – 3 pm – Twosday Takeaway: BookTok, Bookstagrams, & YouTube Book Trailers/Registration Link

March 15, 2024 – 10 am – SWKLS Hybrid Board Meeting at Jetmore Public Library

March 15, 2024 – SWKLS Sampler Day following the board meeting at Jetmore Public Library


By Sara Wilson

March’s Twosday Takeaway

BookTok, Bookstagrams, & YouTube Book Trailers

Are you wanting to find new ways to connect with your patrons online? Let SWKLS Technology Trainer Chris Dressler get you geared up to facilitate Book Discussion Groups on your social media pages! Register here!

SWKLS Hybrid Board Meeting & Sampler Day

March 15th, we will be having a hybrid board meeting at Jetmore Public Library, followed by SWKLS Sampler Day!

What’s SWKLS Sampler Day? The staff of SWKLS will all be available to provide on-the-spot training, demonstrations, and advice on topics of your choosing. Whether you want to know about website management, the new cataloging interface, marketing, library issues in government, programming ideas, budgeting, or whatever – bring your laptop, notebook, and any questions you may have. You’ll have us all to yourselves!

Lunch will be provided. Registration will be available next week. You won’t want to miss out on this fun, educational opportunity. See you then!

Cataloging, Collection Development, and ILL

By Sara Wilson

Collection Development Inspiration

Adult Fiction

Children’s & YA Fiction

For ILLers: SHAREit Update 02/20

SHAREit was updated on Tuesday, February 20th. Please see the release notes posted below, which were sent out by SHAREit Product Manager Deborah Hensler, to see what was addressed in the update.

For All VERSO Users: VERSO Update 02/20

VERSO was updated on Tuesday, February 20th. Please see the release notes posted below, which were sent out by VERSO Product Manager Rae Schneider, to see what was addressed in the update.


by Christopher Dressler

How to recognize a phishing email

SWKLS Tech Workshop @ DCPL

SWKLS is hosting a Tech Workshop at the Dodge City Public library in March. Sign up at https://www.ubmeevents.com/event/3d9417f9-b3cd-4940-af1a-eebb9620e313.

Let’s Not Go Phishing

Phishing is a technique through email that cybercriminals use to gain access to personal, private, or sensitive information like bank accounts, credit cards, browser histories, or a total remote takeover of your computer. This includes access to your social media accounts and may even create mirror/copies of them. The goal is to identify a phishing email before you fall victim to the crime. Most of these cybercriminals go unpunished for these crimes.

7 Signs of a Phishing Email

  1. Generic Greeting – “Dear Sir/Maam”, “Dear, (your email address)”
  2. From an unofficial(fake) email address
  3. A request for information like a personal information or simply a reply to the email.
  4. Buttons to click
  5. Attachments. Usually malware.
  6. Links to other websites.
  7. Spelling and grammar mistakes.

For one example in the images to the left, the email account it was sent from (noreply@coin…) and the actual address (bakarjadejumoxdrew@…) which do not match and therefore is not trustworthy. Based off of that bit of information (let alone the generic greeting, the attachment with a strange name, and the poor grammar) delete this email immediately.

Phishing – National Cybersecurity Alliance (staysafeonline.org)

7 Ways to Recognize a Phishing Email: Email Phishing Examples (securitymetrics.com)

As always, if you have specific needs for a video or an in-person training, please feel free to reach out via phone or email.