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CKLS Headquarters
1409 Williams Street
Great Bend, Kansas

Every 20-minutes CKLS staff will be teaching up to five sessions in CKLS headquarters. There will be at least 40 learning experiences in all. You choose which experiences to attend. Each CKLS department will have special sessions introducing their departments to new librarians. Lunch is on your own.

35 pieces of furniture are available for take away: file cabinets of all sizes, regular cabinets, office desks, computer desk, chairs, wooden shelf, etc. Bring your trucks.

Twenty shelves of adult books will be given away: inspirational fiction, mysteries, non-fiction, and romance.

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Register for this event.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015: Wilson
Wednesday, June 3: Minneapolis
Wednesday, June 10: Mankato
Thursday, June 11: Plainville
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This workshop is free.
The CKLS CE grant will pay all travel and meal expenses related to this workshop.
No meal is served at this event, but you could eat at a restaurant before attending the event.

 

New library trustees start in May. This workshop is for new trustees, experienced trustees, and librarians wanting to learn about being a good trustee. Starting with a list of trustee “responsibilities”, this workshop describes basic responsibilities, slowing periodically, to emphasis important points. The following topics will be covered.
What is the proper relationship between librarian and library board?
What is the source of library funding?
What is the budget cycle?
What are the eligibility requirements for receiving the System grant?
If boards have seven members, why is a quorum now five?
What is an executive session?
What are the ethics board members should follow?
What is a Capital Improvement Fund.
Who should sign library checks?
If someone asks to see board documents, how soon must you supply them?
What should you be telling your local government officials?
What are the goals of the CKLS Strategic Plan?

We look forward to seeing you at this event.

 

There will be no on-site registration for Spring Forward. Registration deadline is May 1st.
Register for this event. Please complete a registration form for each person attending Spring Forward.

Handouts are available here after the event.
 
 
Ringneck Ranch (Map and directions to the Ranch)
655 Solomon Ln, Tipton, KS 67485
Tuesday and Wednesday, May 12-13, 2015
 
Contact Person: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Presenters: CKLS Librarians, Consultants
 
Meals and refreshments are available at no charge.
Staying overnight costs $30.
 
Fun and learning, learning and fun!
On-site sign in from 8-9 a.m. on May 12.
Business Meeting on May 13.
Door prizes at 3:20 pm on May 13.

This year’s conference contains the following fun presentations and interactive activities.

  • Customer service through better communication are two themes during both days of the conference. 
    • Where and how customer service occurs in the library
    • Delivering customer service through your computers
    • How to TREAT tricky patron situations
    • Writing better letters, email, and talking on the telephone
    • Writing emotionally intelligent signs that make people not want to do that
    • Motivating employees by showing appreciation: five languages of appreciation at work
    • Six habits for finding out what people want and completely answering their questions.
  • Lunch with your legislator
  • Lightning Rounds
  • CKLS Competitive Equipment Grant
  • Glen Elder’s LEGO Robotics Club
  • Demonstration of a 3-D printer

The evening activity for the first day will be heroic crafts plus talk and laughter.

 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Register Online at www.ckls.org

Hunter Community Center
109 E. 1st Street
Hunter, KS 67452
 
Contact Person:  Patty Collins, CKLS Youth Services Consultant
Contact Phone:  800-362-2642 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

“Faster than a speeding bullet!  More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a Librarian!”
Don your cape and mask and join your fellow super librarians for a day of ideas and fun. Plan to leave with easy, inexpensive program ideas that will help you present a heroic Summer Library Program.

Lunch will be provided at no charge. Please indicate dietary restrictions on your registration form.


8:30 a.m. Registration/Refreshments
 
9:15 a.m. Welcome - Patty Collins, CKLS

9:30 a.m. Every Hero Has a Story/Unmask! – Kathy Barco
Join presenter, Kathy Barco, for book and program ideas that will take you beyond the manual. She will send you home with Summer Library Program ideas and tools for your utility belt that will celebrate and honor the heroes in our lives. Barco is a recently retired 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 conducted summer reading workshops in New Mexico and Colorado. Barco presented last year’s lively, informative science workshop.

12:00 p.m. Lunch (Catered by the Hunter Cafe, Provided by CKLS)

1:00 p.m. Every Hero Has a Story/Unmask! (continued) – Kathy Barco

2:00 p.m. Table Talk Sessions
Participants will choose the topics they want and need to talk about regarding their summer programs or library work in general. Several CKLS consultants will be on hand to chat with as well.

3:00 p.m. Table Talk Wrap-up

3:15 p.m. Closing

January
CKLS Mini-Conference for three large libraries

February

March

April

May

Spring Forward and Business Meeting
Servant Leadership
 
How to Encourage People to Ask What They Really Want
Enchancing Customer Service Through Technology
Escape the Ordinary Craft Night
How to make tutus
Pathfinder Central 2nd Quarter Meeting
5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace
June
How to Be a Good Trustee: Basics for New Trustees and Others

 

July
August
Programming Workshop    
 
Pathfinder Central 3rd Quarter Meeting
 
 
September
Fall Technology Day and Business Meeting
 
October
Youth Services Back to Basics: Storytime
 
November
Marketing Basics
Pathfinder Central 4th Quarter Meeting
Trustee Special Training With Dinner

December

 
The Trustee Dinner Theater    
Presents         
No bored meetings       By the CKLS Overactors
 
Four nights only
 Monday, November 17: Lebanon Community Center, 420 Main StreetTheatre Masks
Tuesday, November 18: Concordia, Heavy’s BBQ, 103 W, 7th Street
Wednesday, November 19: Plainville Senior Center, 200 East Street
Thursday, November 20: Wilson, Made from Scratch, 527 27th Street
 
 
 This meal and production are free.
 The CKLS CE grant will pay all travel to and from this workshop.
 Please register online at http://www.ckls.org/ (Please register by November 10 to get a meal count.)
 For help with online registration call Bev Cross 800-362-2642

The Action of the Play

Ten days ago Post Rock Librarian Booker emailed board members this month’s board packet. The board meeting will be tonight at 7 pm. The skit reveals techniques for keeping board meetings productive and no longer than necessary by focusing on decisions to keep the library moving forward. Along the way, you will learn about making board packets, makerspaces, fundraising ideas, recommended library policies and board bylaws, submitting library policies for the 2015 CKLS incentive grant, upcoming changes in eRate, etc.

 
Presented by:
 
The “CKLS Overactors” made their world debut last May during last Spring Forward. Audience reception was so favorable; the cast now craves the glamour of the stage and the adoration of fans.
 

 

 
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Stockton Public Library
 

Several librarians could not attend the Genre Fun event this past April in Jewell. readers advisory

So we are having a sequel in Stockton.

The event is faced-paced.

Discussion leaders start with a short introduction to the topic so participants will have time to share their knowledge and comments.

We also have other learning activities and book-based games.

 

The ultimate goal is to have fun learning about authors, books, and reader’s advisory.

For more information about this workshop, contact Kathy Rippel.

Light refreshments will be served at no charge.

Lunch: Please bring a sack lunch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Budgeting for Libraries
 
Tuesday November 4, 2014
10:00 a.m. to  4:00 p.m.
 
Minneapolis Public Library
519 Delia Street
 
Contact Person:  Chris Rippel, CKLS General Consultant
Workshop Presenter:  Roger Carswell, Director of Southeast Kansas Library System (SEKLS)
 
Light refreshments available
Lunch on your own
PLEASE bring a calculator!!
 
If you need money to attend this event, apply for the continuing education grant at
 

 
 
Topics to be presented:Budgeting for Libraries 2
 
Legal budget authority
 
How the process works
 
Importance of working with municipality
 
Sources of revenue
 
Calculation of a mill
 
Amount of tax needed for budget support
 
PLEASE bring a calculator!!

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

 

Thursday, October 2, 2014 YS Fall 3
CKLS, Lower Level Meeting Room
1409 Williams, Great Bend KS
Use West (Dock) Entrance
 
Contact Person: Patty Collins
 

It's time to get back to basics and give your tired Storytime program a makeover. Participants will be introduced to some great new picture books, learn ways to integrate music and movement activities, and gather tips to make planning easier. The afternoon will highlight the talents of CKLS librarians presenting their best Storytime material. Plan to leave with a book list of preschool pleasing reads, as well as idea that will bring a fresh spin to your program. 

Please bring a favorite picture book and craft to the workshop. 
Light refreshments will be served at no charge. Lunch is on your own.
 

8:30 a.m. Registration/Refreshments/Book Giveaway in Classroom YS Fall 1
9:15 a.m. Welcome
9:30 a.m. Storytime Basics & Book Share
10:30 a.m. Searching and Requesting Materials From Youth Services/Talking Books
11:00 a.m. CKLS Resource Collection Show & Tell
12:00—1:10 p.m. Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 p.m. Round Robin Storytime
Librarians from across CKLS will share the best of the best of their Storytime program.
3:00 p.m. Closing & Door Prizes
YS Fall 2
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September 17, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
CKLS Headquarters
1409 Williams Street
Great Bend, Kansas
 
 
Concurrent sessions cover the following topics:
Video gaming in libraries
KLC’s new ShareIt! Interface
Using AWE computers at story time
Statewide eBook lending
Hands-on experience with CKLS laptops and scannersTeaching seniors computer skills
Making your library mobile-friendly
Cool apps for mobile devices and computer programs
Statewide online resources/databases
Demonstration of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
Is this technology hype or should I pay attention?: a tool to help answer this question
 
Lunch:   Boxed Subway sandwiches with chips and cookie at no charge to registered participants.
Please note in your registration comment box your choice of sandwich.
Sandwich Choices: Cold Cut Combo, Veggie Delight, Oven Roasted Chicken, Meatball Marinara or Bring Own Lunch.
Registration Deadline for lunch:  Sept. 10
 

 

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

2014 Programming flyer

August 6, Mankato 
August 7, Stockton
August 13, Minneapolis
August 14, Ellsworth
 
Presenters: CKLS Consultants and Staff
Light refreshments will be served at no charge. Lunch is on your own.
 
In 2013, CKLS librarians and trustees said they wanted to start doing more library programming. CKLS will offer an annual programming workshop based on a broad theme. This year’s theme is food.
 

 9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. Lunch is on your own from 12-1.

August 6 Mankato City Library
August 7 Stockton Public Library
August 13 Minneapolis Public Library
August 14 Ellsworth, J.H. Robbins Memorial Library
 

Let’s get cooking and whip up with some low cost, easy to implement, super fun programming ideas using food as the theme. Learn about programming resources in your community, do actual programs at several different stations (M&M math, marshmallow engineering, passive programs, etc.) and brainstorm ways to incorporate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) into library programming for all ages.

 

 

 

 

trustee captureRegister for this event. 
Handouts are available here after the event. 

Tuesday, June 3: Jamestown
Thursday, June 5: Ellsworth
Monday, June 9: Stockton
Wednesday, June 11: Bison
All workshops are from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
 
Contact Person: Chris Rippel
Presenters: Harry Willems, Chris Rippel, Gail Santy
 
No meal is served at this event, but you could eat at a restaurant before attending the event. 
This workshop is free. The CKLS Continuing Education Grant may be used to pay for all travel to and from this workshop.

 
New library trustees start in May. This workshop is for new trustees, experienced trustees, and librarians wanting to learn about being a good trustee. Starting with a list of trustee “responsibilities”,
this workshop describes basic responsibilities, slowing periodically, to emphasis important points.

The following topics will be covered.
•  What is the proper relationship between librarian and library board?
•  What is the source of library funding?
•  What is the budget cycle?
•  What are the eligibility requirements for receiving the System grant?
•  If boards have seven members, why is a quorum now five?
•  What is an executive session?
•  What are the ethics board members should follow?
•  What is a Capital Improvement Fund.
•  Who should sign library checks?
•  If someone asks to see board documents, how soon must you supply them?
•  What should you be telling your local government officials?
•  What are the goals of the CKLS Strategic Plan
 
 We look forward to seeing you at this event.

 

 

 
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/

 

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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.

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.

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.
 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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
Genre Fun
May
Introduction to Excel
Correctly modifying the Annual Reports Data Collector
       Excel Exercises
Spring Forward
Patron Privacy, Harry Willems, CKLS
Kaboom! Igniting the Mad Scientist in You, Patty Collins, CKLS, Karen Wallace, Osborne, Andrea Weidenhaft, Beloit
Introduction to Librarians With Genealogy, Kathy Rippel, CKLS
Pathfinder Central 2nd Quarter Meeting, Maribeth Turner, CKLS
 
June
July
August
Programming: Food is on the Menu
Handouts for this workshop are available as .pdf documents below.
You may download the MS Publisher files, customize, brand, or tweak them for library use.
        This is Sweet: Sweet Olive Oil Scrub
        Traffic Light Snack
       
Pathfinder Central 3rd Quarter Meeting

 September

2014 Fall Technology Day and Business Meeting
Getting Our Game On, Diana Trinkle, Nortonville Public Library
KLC's New Share It! Interface, Kathy Rippel, CKLS
AWE Computer Before Storytime, Norma Mullen, Logan Library
Take CKLS' Laptops and Scanners for a Spin, Chris Rippel, CKLS
Making Your Library Mobile Friendly, Melanie Hedgespeth, Salina Public Library
 
October
Youth Services Back to Basics: Storytime

How to Search CKLS Youth Service Materials

Cut & Tell Story
 
Sample Lesson Plans
 
Genre Fun: The Sequel
 
 
Trustee Special Training With Dinner
       Consent Agendas
        Fundraisers
        Erate Changes
          

December

 

 

"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 Quarter Meeting Flyer

2013 Pathfinder Central 2nd Quarter Meeting Notes

Pathfinder Central Maximum Fine Limit Survey

 

 

 

 
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