2014 Genre Fun

 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Jewell Community Center on Town SquareGenre Workshop 1
Jewell, Kansas
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
 
Presenter:  Kathy Rippel and others
Light refreshments will be served at no charge
Bring a brown bag lunch.
 
Join us for a relaxed day of discussing books we like (or dislike) and learning a bit as we go.
Light morning refreshments will be provided. Please indicate dietary restrictions on your registration form. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

 


Genre FuGenre Workshop 2

Jewell Community Center
on the Town Square
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Join us for a relaxed day of discussing books we like (or dislike) and learning a bit as we go.
We will share titles about specific genres and subgenres. Kathy and Chris will review some specific tools for discovering books and authors.
This special day is designed to help librarians with reader’s advisory, collection development, and making our own reading lists.
We hope sharing will introduce new authors and books to others.
For more information about this workshop, contact Kathy Rippel.
Bring a brown bag lunch.

Genre Workshop 3

 

graphics credit:

From “Big Fat Fiction Genre List” at http://cmstewartwrite.wordpress.com/2011/03/06/big-fat-fiction-genre-list/

 

2014 Two Excel Workshops

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Thursday, May 1, 2014, Port Library, Beloit
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.: Introduction to Excel
1:00 – 3:30 p.m.: Correctly modifying the Annual Reports Data Collector

Though these workshops are related by the Excel program, they are separate workshops. Attending one workshop isn’t assumed nor required for attending the other workshop. Please register for the specific workshop(s) you wish to attend.

 
Presenter: Chris Rippel
Lunch is on your own.
Light morning refreshments will be provided. Please indicate dietary restrictions on your registration form. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Two Excel workshops with Chris Rippel

Thursday, May 1, 2014, Port Library, Beloit

9:00 - 11:30 a.m.: Introduction to Excel

1:00 – 3:30 p.m.: Correctly modifying the Annual Reports Data Collector

Though these workshops are related by the Excel program, they are separate workshops. Attending one workshop isn’t assumed nor required for attending the other workshop. Please register for the specific workshop(s) you wish to attend.

Introduction to Excel is for those unfamiliar with Excel.

What is a spreadsheet and what can we do with spreadsheets?

How do I type in numbers, currency, percentages, text and formulas?

Are there shortcuts I should know?

How do I add and delete cells, rows and columns?

How do I make spreadsheets more readable and attractive?

How do I print spreadsheets?

Lunch

On March 20, 2014, the Annual Reports Workshop introduced an Excel spreadsheet for collecting and storing statistics for the State Library and System annual reports. Since most libraries keep more statistics than those required by the annual reports, most librarians will need to modify Data Collector. This workshop will ensure your modifications will work correctly. Even if you didn’t attend the March 20, 2014 workshop, you can still attend this workshop because, by time we are done, you will understand the purpose of Data Collector spreadsheet.

To the afternoon follow-up workshop, please bring the following:

Examples of the data you collect each month. You will be modifying Data Collector to accommodate collecting and storing this data.

Your modified Data Collection spreadsheet on a flashdrive or your own laptop.

The afternoon follow-up support focuses on modifying the spreadsheet. My goal is that you will have completed modifying Data Collector by the end of the workshop. The workshop will start with adding the rows needed to collect the additional data on the printable sheet. The next step is to ensure that these additional rows are also made on the other spreadsheets. The following step will be to check our work to ensure the changes are correct. Chris will also be there to explain more exotic changes. If there is time, we will practice hiding and unhiding columns to prepare monthly print outs.

Data Collector is available at the following addresses.

Automated library version: https://db.tt/xRQOodOb

Non-automated library version: https://db.tt/6JUHRsIT

 

Please register at http://www.ckls.org/

For more information, contact Bev Cross at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2014 Making Annual Reports Easier

Register for this event. 
Handouts are available here after the event. 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 21
Port Library, Beloit
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Osborne Public Library
1:00 – 3:30 p.m. 
 
Contact Person: Chris Rippel
Presenters: Maribeth Shafer and Chris Rippel

Please bring your 2014 budget.

 
This workshop is free. The CKLS Continuing Education Grant may be used to pay for all travel to and from this workshop.
Do you wish it didn't take so long?
Do you wish collecting the information would have been easier?

This workshop will introduce a system for collecting and storing the information as it appears throughout year and making it available when you need to fill out these reports in 2015.

Maribeth and Chris will list what questions are asked on the system and state reports; define what information is being asked by each question; identify where the answers to each question is located.

Chris Rippel will reveal the location of print and online sources of budget information.

Maribeth will provide the sources for the state-wide ILL statistics and the list of Pathfinder Central reports about collections and circulation.

We will introduce an Excel spreadsheet for storing the information as you collect it through the year or identify where the information can be collected at the time you need it.

2014 Spring Forward Flyer

Register for Spring Forward here.

Please submit a separate registration for each person attending. In this way you are able to indicate individual preferences.  Camp Webster sign wccsign-200

Please send your payment check for registration via mail or library courier to CKLS, Attention: Bev Cross. Make checks out to Central Kansas Library System. Please do not send cash. It is important to indicate your library on the memo line of your check (i.e. Russell Public Library).The $30.00 registration fee per person is for your dorm room. Please pay prior to event and do not send cash. We are unable to accept payment at Camp Webster.

Handouts are available here after the event.

Registration deadline for overnight rooms and meals is Friday, May 2, 2014.

Spring Forward is a two-day conference.
Tuesday-Wednesday, May 13-14, 2014 
 
Sign-in begins Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.. You will receive your room assignment at sign-in. CKLS Staff will be available to help with luggage from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and again at 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Welcome and programming begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.
Spring Forward ends Wednesday at 3:30 after the Door Prize Drawing. CKLS Staff will be available to help with luggage after the Door Prize Drawing.
2601 N Ohio St, Salina KS 67401
Directions to Webster Conference Center: Exit #253 on I-70, go north and at the sign turn into the long, tree-lined drive.

This is indoor Camp, not a hotel. Please bring your own toiletries, towels, bedding, and personal care items. Meals and refreshments are provided. Dorm rooms will be assigned. Your choice of roommate can be indicated when registering.
We will do our best to accommodate your special needs.
An elevator is available to dorm rooms on the second floor of the Chapel area and a golf cart is available to transport those with limited mobility to the dining facility. Please indicate on the registration form any special needs. Bev Cross will communicate with you privately regarding arrangements after you have registered.
 
Menus will be announced April 28th on the CKLSmembers Google Group.
 
Contact Person: Bev Cross
Key Note Speaker:  Jo Budler, Kansas State Librarian
 

2014 Spring Forward
Fun and Learning, Learning and Fun     
 
This year’s conference contains the following fun presentations and activities. See the full schedule here.
Donated book swap for all libraries. Bring attractive donations to give away.     Zipline Camp Webster ssweek1a 007 thumb
Patron Privacy
Kaboom! Igniting the Mad Scientist in You
Copyright
Repurposed Book Bonanza
Into the Wild Blue: Initiating an Educational Rocketry Program
Rocket Launch
Ride the Zipline
Introduction to Genealogy
Pathfinder Meeting
What I Learned About Leadership Along the Way
Zinio: Digital Magazines in the Library
Demonstration of a New CKLS Service
eBooks: What to Buy and How to Market Them
Reading Dogs In the Library
 
People staying overnight in dorms will be provided refreshments, talk with the most interesting people, laughter and this year, science tricks before going to bed.
 

2014 Signage Workshop

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Friday, April 11, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Central Kansas Library System, Dane G Hansen Computer Lab
Enter through the backdoor of the Great Bend Public Library
 
Contact Person: Gail Santy
Lunch is on your own.
Light morning refreshments will be provided. Please indicate dietary restrictions on your registration form. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

This workshop is offered annually so CKLS libraries have an opportunity to create signs for their library. If you have attended previous sign workshops, you are still welcome to attend. Library signage is much like doing dishes or laundry – the job is never done!

Registration deadline is March 31, 2014. Because CKLS will purchase and provide supplies and seating is limited, you must register in advance for this workshop.


Signage is an important part of communication and is essential for promoting materials, equipment, safety and accessibility to library patrons.  It is important to have an attractive, professional looking, effective sign system throughout the library.

Join Gail Santy and Diedre Mapes to learn the basics of Microsoft Publisher. After we cover the basics, participants will make a sign template for their library. You will then be able to enter your information, print, and prepare the signs your library needs. CKLS provides the equipment and all supplies, so you will leave with workshop with everything you need to hang up your beautiful new signs at your library. 

This knowledge is transferable! You can use this information to start making snazzy flyers to announce library events and programs.

This hands-on workshop requires you to do some homework before you arrive.

Use the Library Signage Homework document to make an assessment of your current signage and to consider your library signage needs.

Use the Library Signage Guidelines document to understand different kinds of signs, guidelines and best practices.

FlyerTutor has excellent step-by-step tutorials to learn how to use Microsoft Publisher to make signs and posters.

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Summer Library Program Workshop

Register for this event.
Handouts are available here after the event.

 
Fizz, Boom, READ/Spark A Reaction
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014  Fizz
8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
 
Central Kansas Library System, Lower Level Meeting Room
1409 Williams Street
Great Bend, KS 67530
 
Contact Person: Patty Collins, CKLS Youth Services
Workshop Presenter: Kathy Barco, Children’s Librarian, Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library (Retired)
 
It’s time to Spark a Reaction and get your brainwaves flowing toward some great ideas for your Summer Library Program. Plan to attend and leave with fun, easy, practical program ideas to mesmerize young readers.
 
Lunch will be provided at no charge. Please indicate dietary restrictions on your registration form. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

8:30 a.m. Registration/Refreshments

9:15 a.m. Welcome - Patty Collins, CKLS  girl

9:30 a.m. Fizz, Boom, READ/Spark A Reaction – Kathy Barco

Presenter, Kathy Barco, will go beyond the manual and share practical, creative ideas and activities to engage your school-age readers this summer.

Barco is recently retired from the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library where she held the positions of Children’s Librarian and Literacy Coordinator.  She was also the Youth Services Coordinator at the New Mexico State Library for five years. Barco is the author of several books on librarianship.  She has been a presenter at local, statewide, regional and library conferences and received 2006 New Mexico Library Association’s Leadership Award. Barco has conducted summer reading workshops in New Mexico and Colorado.

12:00 p.m. Lunch (Catered by Great Bend Coffee, Provided by CKLS)

1:15 p.m. Fizz, Boom, READ/Spark A Reaction (continued) – Kathy Barco 

1:45 p.m. Break-out Session of Programming Ideas

Librarians will divide into groups by topic to share ideas. A recorder will be selected within each group. Each participant will receive the notes from all break-out sessions following the workshop.

2:30 p.m. Break-out Session Full Group Discussion 

3:15 p.m. Closing 

Spark

2014 Workshop Handouts

January

MARC Essentials Workshop

Facilities Grant Workshop

Library exterior part 1 http://vimeo.com/72923219
Library exterior part 2 http://vimeo.com/72929293
Guidelines and applications for the three grants discussed at the workshop are at http://cklscompetitivegrants.blogspot.com
 
February
March
Annual Reports Workshop
Automated Library Spreadsheet at https://db.tt/xRQOodOb 
Non-Automated Library Spreadsheet at https://db.tt/6JUHRsIT 
 
April
Library Signage
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

eBook Reader's Advisory Workshop

"Patrons! What devices do you own? Here's what your library has for you."

eReaders: Black & White (e-Ink) screen

eReaders: Color (LCD) screen

Smartphones and Tablets

Computers, Laptops, Netbooks: Web Browsers

What is the purpose of the handouts above?

  • People walk into libraries with a device asking, "What eBooks do you have for my devices?" The first handout provides your answer. Why is it important for everyone in your community to know YOUR library has nine collections for eBook readers?
    1. People who have gadgets use them to carry around many books, due to mobility and because their houses are full of print books and space is limited. These are the values and problems of heavy readers and book lovers, not gadget lovers. eBooks are about reading, not gadgets. People who read eBooks use them to overcome problems they have with print books. Now, your library can serve eBook readers by providing them with free eBooks.
    2. Libraries are traditionally linked to providing print books and magazines on VHS, DVDs and other media "stuff". I have heard school administrators ask, "What do we need school libraries for, when everything is on the Internet?" We don't want our city administrators to ask, "What do we need public libraries for; when everyone has all the ebooks they want on their eReaders, tablets and smartphones?" Telling everyone that your library has collections is the first step, not the only step, in showing your library is still relevant.
    3. Each of the documents is in Word. I recommend typing your library name on the document to emphasize the fact that these are eBook collections provided through your library in cooperation with other libraries in Kansas.
  • The additional handouts are instructions for specific devices. How are these instructions different from other instructions you have seen?
    1. Other sets of instructions focus on the eBook resources such as; 3M Cloud or Sunflower eLibrary. They provide instructions on how to get that source's eBooks to each type of device. The result is that patrons must wade through a lot of instructions about other devices to find instructions for their device(s). The handouts below focus on the patrons' device(s). Only instructions for the patrons' devices are given.
    2. Ask patrons what devices they own. Give them only those instructions for their specific device(s).
    3. Each set of instructions is for a specific type of device and provides the following information.
      • List of the library collections available for one type of device.
      • Identification of the software needed by their device to obtain eBooks from the library's collections.
      • Links to video and written instructions for setting up their device.
      • Links to video and written instructions for finding, downloading and transferring eBooks to a specific type of device.
      • Links to other sources of free eBooks for each type of device.
    4. The ultimate purpose of providing this support is to move library staff from being techies to reader’s advisers about eBooks in the collections.

2013 Pathfinder Central 2nd Qtr Meeting

2013 Pathfinder Central 2nd Quarter Meeting Flyer

2013 Pathfinder Central 2nd Quarter Meeting Notes

Pathfinder Central Maximum Fine Limit Survey

Programming ABCs and Programming Kits

Programming ABCs

    Library Programming ABCs

Programming Kits

    Makerspace

    Plan Once, Deliver Nineteen Times: Program in a Box Model

 

 

Lightning talks: Traditional Library, Local Content, Programming Library

Lightning Talks: Connecting, Exploring, Discovering and Growing by Kathy Rippel, Gail Santy, and Patty Collins, moderated by Chris Rippel

Traditional Library

The 5 Laws of Ranganathan

Local Content Library

Kete: Rethinking Library Services: Introduction to Kete, one open source software model for collecting, cataloging, and archiving local content

Local Content Library: Local content goes far beyond cemetery records and traditional genealogy. It can be a community-built digital library of arts, cultural, and heritage resources

Programming Library

Library Programming ABCs

Scarf and Tie Magic Easy Program

These workshop handouts are in pdf format. If you would like these materials in MS Publisher format, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Scarf Magic bookmark

Scarf Magic flyer

Scarf Magic booklet

Tie Magic: How to tie exotic ties

Coldwater Creek Scarf Handout

2013 Materials Competitive Grant Handouts

 

2013 Competitive Grant

Flyer

Handout

 

 

2013 Library Signage Handouts

Flyer

Library Signage Guidelines - Tips, Tools, and Links

FlyerTutor has excellent step-by-step tutorials to learn how to use Microsoft Publisher to make signs and posters

Dropbox Tutorial     

 

2013 Workshop Handouts

January

February

Pathfinder Central 2013 1st Quarter Meeting

Materials Competitive Grant: Collection Development for the People

March

April

Library Signage

May

Spring Forward

Lightning Talks: Connecting, Exploring, Discovering and Growing -Traditional Library, Local Content Library, Programming Library

Skype Session: Creating Adult Programming on a Limited Budget

Increasing Circulation

Programming ABCs and Programming Kits

Skype Session: Razzle Dazzle 'em: The Glitz, Glam, and Gusto of Material Displays

Scarf and Tie Magic

Pathfinder Central 2nd Quarter Users Meeting

June

New Trustee Basics

July

August

Let's Play: Programming @ Your Library

eBook Reader's Advisory Workshop

Pathfinder Central 3rd Quarter Meeting

September

October

Technology Conference and Fall Assembly, CKLS

Cool Apps

Catalog Searching

Internet Filter presentation

Search Basics

Trustee Special Training

November

Pathfinder Central 4th Quarter Meeting

Trustee Special Training

December

 
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