Weekly Wrap-Up! – March 22, 2024

System Spotlight

By Staff

Morton Co. dressed up for Dr. Seuss Twin Day for Story Time.

Future Dates & Training Opportunities (All Times in CST)

March 26, 2024 – State Library of Kansas and Bibliotheca Cloud Library Webinar/Access Link

April 5, 2024 – 10 am – 3 pm CST – #TrendyLibrarian Workshop/Register Here

April 7 – 13 – National Library Week

April 9, 2024 – 2 pm – 3 pm CST – Twosday Takeaway: Doing a Diversity Audit on Your Collection with SCCC Director Casandra Norin/Registration coming soon!

April 9, 2024 – 9 am – 3 pm CST – SWKLS In-Office Clinic/Registration coming soon!

April 9, 2024 – National Library Workers’ Day

April 19, 2024 – 10 am – SWKLS Hybrid Board Meeting at Liberal Memorial Library/Registration coming soon!

April 19, 2024 – Following the board meeting: ALICE Training (Classroom only) with Capt. Jeff Wade of the Liberal Police Department


By Sara Wilson

It’s that time of year again and we have a great workshop lined up for you! #TrendyLibrarian will be held on Friday, April 5, 2024 at the Dodge City USD 443 administration building, from 10 AM to 3 PM (Registration begins at 9:30 AM). The workshop will be seminar style and will be catered by El Charro. We have the following speakers lined up for you:

Our Keynote speaker is Dr. Michael Lynch. His topic will be: The Sociopolitics of the Rural Library in the Age of AI.

SWKLS Director Richard Brookman and CKLS General Consultant Liz Dukelow will be speaking on: Anime and Manga Terminology.

SWKLS Consultant/Program Coordinator Sara Wilson’s presentation will be: What Is My Book Rated? which will include a fun, audience-participation game and a chance to win an additional prize!

SWKLS Technology Trainer Chris Dressler will be presenting on: The Latest Apps for Library Professionals.

We will have door prizes, drawing prizes, giveaways, and plenty of things to see, sample, and learn about. Come join us for a day of fun and relaxation and get those CE credits while having a great time! 🙂 Entry fee is $10/member; $75 for non-members. Register now! 🙂

Cataloging, Collection Development, and ILL

By Sara Wilson

Collection Development Inspiration

Adult Fiction

Children’s & YA Fiction

For All VERSO Users: VERSO Update Information

VERSO had an update on March 19. Here are the changes that were made.

From VERSO Product Manager Julie Cavender:

This release includes new functionality and enhancements to our new web-based bib editing tool which will only be available to current beta testers. In addition to AGEdit for editing bibliographic records, this release adds the ability to manage items associated with the bib record in a new Manage Items page.

Editing a Bib Record in AGEdit

Managing Items Associate with a Bib Record

If you’d like to enable AGEdit and have access to the functionality available with this release, please reach out to me or Customer Service. Note in the first screenshot, AGCat is still available for use if/when needed.

March Versed in VERSO Posted

Hello VERSO Users, 

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

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by Christopher Dressler

Disinformation Tactics

This being an election year, disinformation is everywhere. Please take a moment to look through the PDF to learn how to validate information.

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.