2014 Making Annual Reports Easier
- Created on Thursday, 20 February 2014 14:15
- Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014 14:28
Please bring your 2014 budget.
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 Signage Workshop
- Created on Thursday, 13 February 2014 17:43
- Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014 19:08
Friday, April 11, 2014
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.
2014 Summer Library Program Workshop
- Created on Friday, 31 January 2014 17:09
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 14:48
8:30 a.m. Registration/Refreshments
9:15 a.m. Welcome - Patty Collins, CKLS
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
2014 Workshop Handouts
- Created on Thursday, 23 January 2014 19:41
- Last Updated on Friday, 31 January 2014 16:42
MARC Essentials Workshop
Facilities Grant Workshop
eBook Reader's Advisory Workshop
- Created on Tuesday, 27 August 2013 01:31
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 August 2013 01:34
"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
- Smartphones and Tablets
- Windows mobile device (no instructions)
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?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
- 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.
- Ask patrons what devices they own. Give them only those instructions for their specific device(s).
- 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.
- The ultimate purpose of providing this support is to move library staff from being techies to reader’s advisers about eBooks in the collections.
Programming ABCs and Programming Kits
- Created on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 19:05
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 August 2013 01:36
Lightning talks: Traditional Library, Local Content, Programming Library
- Created on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 18:55
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 16:43
Lightning Talks: Connecting, Exploring, Discovering and Growing by Kathy Rippel, Gail Santy, and Patty Collins, moderated by Chris Rippel
Local Content Library
Scarf and Tie Magic Easy Program
- Created on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 18:39
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 18:40
2013 Library Signage Handouts
- Created on Wednesday, 03 April 2013 15:18
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 18:27
2013 Workshop Handouts
- Created on Thursday, 14 February 2013 13:53
- Last Updated on Friday, 01 November 2013 15:30
Let's Play: Programming @ Your Library
Pathfinder Central 3rd Quarter Meeting
Technology Conference and Fall Assembly, CKLS
Trustee Special Training
Pathfinder Central 4th Quarter Meeting
Trustee Special Training