Weekly Wrap-Up! – June 14, 2024

System Spotlight

By Staff

DCPL started off the Adult Summer Learning Program with the musical stylings of the Dodge City Community College Jazz Band.

Stanton Co Public Library was visited by Skippy Jon

Future Dates & Training Opportunities (All Times in CST)

June 19th – SWKLS Office closed in observance of Juneteenth

June 20th – 1 PM – 2 PM – Proven Strategies for Library Outreach & Programming Webinar ($49/person)/Register Here

June 21st – 10 AM – SWKLS Board Meeting Online/Registration Coming Soon

June 25th – 10 AM – 11 AM – Share Knowledge, Ideas, Learning, and Library Solutions! Nebraska Library Commission Webinar/Zoom Link

June 26th – 12 PM – 5 Social Media Tips That Will Help You Turn Heads and Raise Funds for Your Non-Profit Webinar/Register Here

June 26th – 2 PM – Managing Effective Library Boards Webinar/Register Here

June 27th – July 2nd – ALA Conference in San Diego, CA


By Sara Wilson

Father’s Day Last Minute Craft Idea!

With all of the excitement of the Summer Library Program, Father’s Day may have slipped your mind! If so, don’t worry – we found the perfect last minute Father’s Day craft for all ages and abilities. Help kids butter up their father or father figure this Sunday with this special treat:

Adventures on the Oregon Trail

I am showing my age by sharing this, but when I was a kid, Oregon Trail was all the rage. If you didn’t get bit by a rattlesnake or die of dysentery at least once a week, chances were you probably weren’t playing. For those of us who remember, the popular, bleak pioneering game is back! It’s been back in board game format for a while, but now, libraries are doing LIVE Orgeon Trail games! How does that work? What’s their budget for it? How much time does it take to put together? The answer to those questions and more can be found at this link. The library sharing this program used it to teach teens financial literacy while having fun. It’s also an “adventure,” so it would fit right in with the summer library program. Saddle up and check it out! 🙂

Reminder: SWKLS Retreat Coming in September

This is a reminder that we have our retreat coming up on September 26th and 27th in Syracuse, KS. We have a speaker lined up and it’s going to be a fun, relaxing experience! Come get to know your area colleagues, share stories, laugh, learn, and get away from it all.

Cataloging, Collection Development, and ILL

By Sara Wilson

Collection Development Inspiration

Adult Fiction

Children’s & YA Fiction

For ILLers:

SHAREit Update

SHAREit did an update yesterday, June 13th, 2024. To see what was changed, please read the attached release notes.

Printing ILL Transaction Sheets

This is an FYI to anyone who is unaware. Back many years ago, several of us – myself included – were trained to print our transaction sheets while lending orders were statused as “Will Supply – In Process” and write the due date on the transaction sheet. Things have changed since that practice was the standard. Now, the due date won’t populate on the printed paper until the status is “Shipped.” So, please make sure your lending requests are in “Shipped” status before printing your transaction sheet to include with the shipment. If you have any questions, please email me at swilson@swkls.org or call the office. Thank you!

For All VERSO Users:
VERSO Update

VERSO updated on June 13th, 2024. To see what was changed, please read the attached release notes.

June’s Versed in VERSO Posted

From VERSO Product Manager Julie Cavendar:

The June Versed in VERSO recording and presentation is posted. To access the recording and slides, please go to Staff Dashboard > Support > VERSO. 

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Topics covered:

  • Content Enhancement options with VERSO
  • Quarterly Product Updates
  • New Catalog Maintenance with Staff Search and Manage Items screen demonstration
  • Creating Quick Links in Staff Dashboard
  • Overview of Your Account

The next Versed in VERSO is scheduled for Tuesday, June 9th, at 11:00 AM ET / 10:00 AM CT / 9:00 AM MT / 8:00 AM PT.  Registration for the July’s Versed in VERSO is open: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7945533257032555095 If you have a question or topic you’d like covered, please submit it when registering. 


by Christopher Dressler

Yodeck Training Video

Yodeck-Simplified – SWKLS WIKI

Thank you so much to those that attended. This video is archived on the SWKLS Wiki. If you would like to view this training, please click the link at the top. If you have questions, please contact us through email or phone.