Weekly Wrap-Up! – March 8, 2024

System Spotlight

By Staff

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work! Summer Library Program 2024

Future Dates & Training Opportunities (All Times in CST)

March 12, 2024 – 10 am – 11 am – Mango Languages Webinar with Mango trainer Cruz Pardo & the State Library of Kansas/Registration Link

March 12, 2024 – 1:30 pm – 2 pm – NEKLS Presents Focus On: Leavenworth High School Library (Zoom)/Registration Link

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

March 13, 2024 – 2 pm – 3 pm – Creating a Person-Centered Library: Supporting Patrons While Avoiding Burnout Webinar/Registration Link

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

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

March 21, 2024 – 2 pm – 5 pm Library 2.024: AI and Libraries Online Mini Conference/Registration Link

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

April 5, 2024 – 10 am – 3 pm – #TrendyLibrarian Workshop/Registration Coming Soon


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!

Image provided by pexels.com contributor Stas Knop

Daylight Savings Time Begins

Don’t forget to set your clocks one hour earlier. This weekend is the beginning of Daylight Savings time. We “spring” ahead to get ready for the Spring Season.

Image provided by pexels.com contributor Pixabay

System Board Meeting Next Friday

Our next System Board meeting is next Friday March 15. It will be a hybrid meeting with the in-person meeting being held at the Jetmore Public Library. If you haven’t signed up yet there is still time. Just follow this link.

The afternoon session is what we are calling a SWKLS Sampler Day. It’s a director’s forum+ you could say. The complete System staff will be on hand to help with any questions or projects you might need assistance with. If you need webpage help Chris will be their to help you run through your webpage. If you need cataloging assistance, Sara will be present to help with that topic. If you have questions on policies I’ll be their to assist with that topic. So please join us for the afternoon from 1 – 3 pm.

Cataloging, Collection Development, and ILL

By Sara Wilson

Collection Development Inspiration

Adult Fiction

Children’s & YA Fiction

For All VERSO Users: Versed in VERSO Coming Up

From VERSO Product Manager Rae Schneider:

Versed in VERSO is next Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at 11:00 AM Eastern / 8:00 AM Pacific.

This edition of Versed in VERSO will include the Quarterly Product Update presented by Cheryl Slinkard, Chief Operations Officer at Auto-Graphics.

The first 15 minutes of Versed in VERSO will be a product update followed by the regular Q&A session.

If you have a question, please ask it here: https://forms.office.com/r/cdew2q4WkZ

To register for the next Versed in VERSO, please do so here:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7236702297230475608

For ILLers: Sharing About SHAREit Recording Available

From SHAREit Product Manager Deborah Hensler:

The recording and slides from the February 21 week’s “Sharing about SHAREit Q&A” are posted here: Staff Dashboard > Support > SHAREit – they’re in the section at the top of the User Guides.

The above information has been sent to everyone who attended the webinar, plus those who registered but were unable to attend.

The next Sharing about SHAREit Q&A is scheduled for Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 11am PT / 12pm MT / 1pm CT / 2pm ET.

Registration is open at: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/1070007768947938560

As usual, there’s space on the registration form to ask questions in advance, and we try to answer as many as possible that are asked during the session.

Additional Sharing about SHAREit webinars are scheduled for:

  • Wednesday, April 24
  • Wednesday, May 22

The link to register for will be sent about a month in advance of the webinar.


by Christopher Dressler

SWKLS Tech Workshop

SWKLS is hosted a Tech Workshop at the Dodge City Public library in March. Many librarians attended and had great discussion. If you did attend this and would like the slides, click here.


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.