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There will be no on-site registration for Spring Forward.
Registration deadline is Monday, April 25th.
 
Do You Believe in Library Magic?
 
Tuesday and Wednesday, May 10-11, 2016
Ringneck Ranch (Map and directions to the Ranch)
655 Solomon Ln, Tipton, KS 67485
 
Contact Person: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Presenters: CKLS Librarians, Consultants
 

Refreshments, two lunches, one dinner and one breakfast are provided. Staying overnight costs $30.00

 
Fun and learning, learning and fun!
On-site sign in from 8-9 a.m. on May 10.
Business Meeting on May 11.
Door prizes at 3:20 pm on May 11.
 

The theme for this year’s conference is “Library Magic”.  Sessions combine presentations and discussion. What you think is as important as what the presenters say.

  • What is library magic? Discussion
  • Programming magic presentations: Collaboration with schools, coloring in the library
  • Booktalks: Sharing the magic
  • 2016 Materials Competitive Grant: CKLS’ magical wand for boosting your collections
  • Pathfinder Central meeting: A new feature brings the magic of Amazon to the Pathfinder catalog
  • The most magical place in your town – the Library is about creating a magical atmosphere in the library
  • Ethiopia Reads – share the magic of books with the children of another country
  • What’s on your mind is a question and answer session. You provide the answers - Everyone provides the answers
  • Library Aware - Marketing magic simple, easy, effective
  • The evening activity for the first day will be a Kansas Humanities speaker

Find the Agenda/Schedule for Spring Forward here.

Find the PROPOSED 2017 SYSTEM PLAN here.

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Idea Swapballs
Games, Crafts & More

 Thursday, April 28, 2016
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
 
Community Learning Center
Salina Public Library
308 W. Elm
Salina, Kansas   67401

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.
 
Light refreshments will be served at no charge.  Lunch is on your own.  
 
Join your library colleagues for a  day of sharing and brainstorming.  We know that often the best ideas you learn at a workshop are not from the presenter, but from the conversation with your table mates or while standing in line for lunch.  Here is your chance to discuss, plan, and play as your finalize the details for your summer program.   
 
Each participant should bring a craft and/or a game to demonstrate.   Bring suggestions of favorite past programs, presenters, and great reads.  
 
Plan to leave with a list of program ideas and instructions to use this summer and beyond.  

For those sharing crafts, please bring a completed sample.  Clear instructions and materials needed should be emailed to CKLS by April 21st.  If the craft is from the CSLP Manual, please include the page number.
 
Playground games, indoor games, string games, all kinds of games.  If you would like to teach or demonstrate a game, please email CKLS Youth Services the instructions.  A copy of all instructions will be provided to each library.
 
Bring along your lists, plans, dreams, you never know what might come out of an idea exchange.
 
9:30 a.m. Idea Swap
 
12:00 p.m. Lunch
 
1:30 p.m. More Idea Swap
 
2:45 p.m.  Prizes and Wrap Up

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
 
Central Kansas Library System
1409 Williams Street  
Great Bend, KS 67530

Contact Person: CKLS Consultants
Contact Phone: 800-362-2642

“I took my time, running my fingers along the spines of books, stopping to pull a title from the shelf and inspect it. A sense of well-being flowed through me as I circled the ground floor. It was better than meditation or a new pair of shoes- or even chocolate. My life was a disaster, but there were still books. Lots and lots of books. A refuge. A solace. Each one offering the possibility of a new beginning.” ― Beth Pattillo, Jane Austen Ruined My Life 
 
Join your fellow librarians for this learner-centered workshop and come away with tools to will help you suggest fiction and nonfiction titles to patrons using a variety of tools.

9:00 a.m. Registration/Refreshments/Book Give Away

9:15 a.m. Welcome

9:30 a.m. Morning Content

Book Walk – Patty Collins

Join Patty as she walks you through the stacks of the Great Bend Public Library and demonstrates how to do readers advisory on the fly. Use this technique with in your own library as you learn which questions to ask to find out more about what will appeal to different readers.

Readers Advisory Tools- Gail Santy

Learn about an amazing new enhancement coming soon to the Pathfinder Central catalog.

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch (on your own)

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Content

Book Talks

CKLS consultants will conduct book talks on a number of books and genres. Learn about different book talking techniques by viewing and discussing YouTube book talk videos. Bring your favorite book and learn how to "talk it up" in a friendly, small group setting. Practice amongst friends before you roll out this wonderful skill at your library.

3:00 p.m. - Closing Activity

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
 
Central Kansas Library System
1409 Williams Street  
Great Bend, KS 67530

Contact Person: Christie Snyder, CKLS School Library Consultant
Contact Phone: 800-362-2642 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Meet the staff of Central Kansas Library System, mingle and make connections with other librarians.  Best of all come away with a "tool box" filled with FUNdraising ideas, knowledge of some of the best books from 2015, best practices in library organization and useable blueprints to market your collection.  Throw in a chocolate fountain with treats...you can return to your library ready to construct a library program that can't be beat!

9:00 a.m. WelcomeFundrasing

9:50 - 10:30 a.m. Tour of CKLS
Meet the staff who serve you and find out what they can do for you
 
10:45 - 11:30 a.m.
Grants & FUNdraising - Christie Snyder, CKLS
Is the book fair model the only fundraiser you've used? Learn about easy grants for libraries and other FUNdraising ideas.
 
Promoting Your Collection like a Pro - Gail Santy, CKLS
Easy marketing tools that will make your PR efforts shine!
 
11:30 a.m. - Noon Mixer
Get to know the librarians, both school and public, who attend this workshop. You have more in common than you realize. You are not alone!
 
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (provided by CKLS) Delgado's Taco/Tostada Buffet
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Kansas-connected author shows how a virtual visit works and promotes her new book, Lost. Found.

1:15 - 2:00 p.m.

Promoting Your Collection Like a Pro- Gail Santy (repeat session)
Easy Marketing tools that will make your PR efforts shine!
 
Three Perspectives on Managing School Libraries - Harry Willems, CKLS Director and former high school librarian, Crystal Hutchinson, CKLS Consultant and former high school para, Christie Snyder, CKLS Consultant and certified library media specialist
What burning questions can we help you with? Ask the experts!
 
2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Children's Young Adult Reader's Advisory, Julie Tomlianovich
Library Consultant and Storyteller extraordinaire book talks her favorite new children and young adult books.

 

 

 

 

Legos = Learning

What About Art?: Origami Flower, Kite Star, Sunburst, and Torn Paper Landscapes

Popsicle Stick Palozza

 
 
Paper Airplanes and Things That Fly

Puzzles & Games

This is a list of items to borrow from Youth Services. You are able to download, print, or email this list. When you click on an individual title in the list, it will take you to the record for that item. Use this information to place a hold on the item following the instructions here.

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An APPLE a month keeps your library healthy:Apple graphic

Continuing Education experience for learning, networking, and bonding with other librarians

APPLE is a statewide program for new directors. The information is delivered through Webinars provided by system consultants and librarians from around Kansas. CKLS is making these morning Webinars available to all CKLS librarians through one-hour “watch parties”.

After lunch activities are designed to learn, network, and bond with fellow librarians.

First, we will answer questions about the content of the Webinar and review the homework. Only official APPLE students must do the homework. However, the homework is very practical and useful.

Next, we will move onto other topics not connected to the Webinar. System consultants will have some topics for discussion some afternoons. We will be announcing these topics in the future.

At all events there will be time for sharing, discussing issues and problems.

The system consultants already scheduled to participate in these events are Gail Santy, Patty Collins, Crystal Hutchinson, and Chris Rippel. Other system consultants will participate as they are available.

Morning refreshments will be provided.

Lunch will be on your own.

Agenda for each watch party: Everyone in the system is invited to attend.
All watch parties will be held in CKLS libraries.

10:30 am Sign in

11:00 to 12:00 Webinar learning

12:00 Lunch on your own

1:15 After lunch learning, networking, and bonding

Discuss content, answer questions, discuss homework assignments

Breaks

Discuss other topics, sharing, etc.

Free discussion

3:00 Adjourn

May 6, 2015 Budgeting (1), Laura DeBaun, NEKLS Minneapolis
May 20, 2015 Budgeting (2), Laura DeBaun Beloit
Jun 3, 2015 Technology, Robin Hastings, NEKLS Ellinwood
Jul 8, 2015 Facilities, Harry Willems, CKLS
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Aug 5, 2015 Laws, Carol Barta, NCKLS Hoisington
Oct 7, 2015 Boards, Gina Millsap, Topeka PL Russell
Nov 4, 2015 Collections, Chris Rippel, CKLS Great Bend
Dec 2, 2015 Planning, George Seamon, NWKLS Logan
Jan 6, 2016 Youth Services,  
Feb 3, 2016 Ethics, Recorded Webinars Location TBA
Mar 2, 2016 Customer Services, Savannah Ball, SWKLS Osborne

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016
8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
 
Central Kansas Library System
1409 Williams Street  
Great Bend, KS 67530

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.

“Red light, STOP. Green light, GO! Get in the car and head straight to the Summer Library Program Workshop!"
Join your fellow librarians for a day of fun, exciting games and team challenges that will get the ball rolling toward a great summer. Plan to leave with easy, inexpensive ideas that will help you present a first-place summer program.

8:30 a.m. Registration/Refreshments/Photo Booth Funbanner

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

9:30 a.m. On Your Mark, Get Set, READ! – Cheryl Sylvester

Join presenter, Cheryl Sylvester, for book and program ideas that will take you beyond the manual. She will send you home with Summer Library Program activities, ideas and tools that will help you “Get In the Game” and go for the gold this Summer at your library.

Cheryl began as a preschool teacher after graduating from Emporia State University with a BSE with an emphasis in early childhood. She taught preschool in San Francisco, Germany, Oklahoma and Kansas. Cheryl, much to her surprise, was fortunate to land the children’s librarian position at Ottawa Public Library. Twenty five years, four libraries, and an MLS later, Cheryl’s first love remains children’s services, but also loves the administrative side of libraries and is currently the Director of a small library in Winchester Kansas.

12:00 p.m. Lunch (Provided by CKLS)

1:00 p.m. On Your Mark, Get Set, READ! (continued) – Cheryl Sylvestertrading card

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

 
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Stockton Public Library
 
Thursday, February 4, 2016
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
JH Robbins Memorial Library, Ellsworth
 
Thursday, February 11, 2016
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Snow Day in location snowed out, only if needed
 
You've heard about the maker movement and now is your chance to learn more! At this workshop you will learn ideas to "make it work" in your library, with your staffing constraints, and within your budget. In the afternoon we will have hands-on stations where you get to be the maker.

9:30 - 12:00 Let's talk about the maker movement and makerspaces

What is a makerspace and why do I want to do this in my library?
STEAM, is where it's at!
How much space do I need?
Do I have to do all the work myself?
Where will I store all this "stuff"?
How much will it cost?
Where can I find out more?
Hi and Low Tech? What's the difference?
 
12-1:30 Lunch on Your Own
 
1-3:00 Let's do this! Hands-on low and high tech maker sessons where you are the maker. Explore new skills! Create something meaningful!
 
What About Art?
Legos!
Squishy Circuits
Makey Makey
Popsicle Sticks
And More!
January
Maker Day

February

Pathfinder Central 1st Quarter Meeting
Technology Workshop: Excel
 
March
SLP Workshop
Readers Advisory Series: Intoduction/ Burnout
Youth Services Programming

April

May

Spring Forward and Business Meeting
Pathfinder 2nd Quarter Meeting
Reader’s Advisory Series (Book talks, building RA tools)
Burnout
 
June
How to Be a Good Trustee: Basics for New Trustees and Others

July

August
Technology Workshop:
Fall Assembly and Business Meeting
Reader’s Advisory Series (Online tools, Koha lists, Zoom training, Skype training, Book talks)
Pathfinder Central 3rd Quarter Meeting
September
October
Youth Services Back to Basics: Storytime
 
November
Pathfinder Central 4th Quarter Meeting
Trustee Special Training With Dinner
 

December

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Monday, November 16, 2015, Osborne, Methodist Church, 105 N. 3rd StreetDinner Meeting
Tuesday, November 17, 2015, Beloit, Plum Creek, 121 W. Court Street
Wednesday, November 18, 2015, Ellis, Arthur’s, 103 W. 9th
Thursday, November 19, 2015, Great Bend, CKLS Headquarters, 1409 Williams Street

This year’s topics are:
    •    Developing a new trustee orientation program
    •    Evaluating the library director

Agenda
5:30 p.m.: Gather and sign-in
5:45 p.m.: Free dinner (Please register by November 10 to get a meal count.)
7:00 p.m.: Presentation
8:30 p.m.: Adjournment
  
Contact Person: Chris Rippel
 
The 2016 CKLS System Plan contains two incentive grants.
    •    New Trustee Recruiting and Orientation Information
    •    Annual Library Director Evaluation

Both requirements improve libraries by providing frameworks for stepping back and thinking about and discussing what trustees and library directors need to know and should be doing. Such activities provide direction for trustees and directors. This workshop prepares library boards and directors to meet this requirement during 2016. We will provide and discuss examples you can use.

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Friday, November 6, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Central Kansas Library System
Dane G. Hansen Computer Lab
1409 Williams Street
Great Bend, KS 67530
800-362-2642
Contact Person:Gail Santy, CKLS Consultant

Light refreshments will be served at no charge. Lunch is on your own.

If you are a veteran library marketer, this may not be a workshop for you. If you struggle with boring flyers, low program attendance, and a library that is, for all intents and purposes, invisible in your community, you will want to attend this workshop. Gail will show you how to hit the EASY button for marketing your library.

In this intensive, hands-on workshop you will learn the EASY way to make bookmarks, flyers, posters, table tent cards, trifold brochures, and more. Draft a marketing plan that saves you time and energy, yet makes sure the library is front and center in your town.

Each library attending the workshop will receive a Flashdrive pre-loaded with a number of Microsoft Publisher templates. 

This workshop is intended for librarians and trustees who have already attended one of Gail's Signage workshops, or who have a good working knowledge of Publisher basics. This is not an introductory 101 class. If you want to attend, but need to learn how to use Publisher, please work through this tutorial at GCF Learn Free.


8:30 a.m. Registration & Light Refreshments
9:00 a.m.
Let's talk marketing: why and where
What can CKLS Print Services do for you?
Make a plan
Learn how templates save you time
11:30 a.m. Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. Back to work.
Working with templates
3:00 p.m. Whew! We are finished. Grab your snack and head on home.
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Wednesday, October 28, 2015 
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Central Kansas Library System
Lower Level Meeting Room
1409 Williams Street
Great Bend, KS 67530
800-362-2642 ext. 134

Contact Person: Patty Collins, CKLS Youth Services Consultant

Light refreshments will be served at no charge. Lunch is on your own.

Looking to put a little “Wow” into your program? Whether this is your first or your 81st storytime, you might need some inspiration and fresh ideas to make your story program exciting for the children and for you.

Miss Patty will share some tricks to engage little people, explore ways to offer early literacy activities in your library, and show ways to get your little ones movin’ and groovin’.

The afternoon will highlight the talents of CKLS librarians who have volunteered to show some of their best Storytime material. Plan to leave with a bag of awesome freebies and brand new children’s books from the free book giveaway.

Please bring a favorite craft or activity (with instructions) to display at the workshop.

The list of materials to bring to the workshop will be sent out on the CKLS Googlegroup.


8:30 a.m. Registration & Refreshments/Book Giveaway/Make & Take Activities

9:15 a.m. Put the “Wow” in Your Storytime

10:30 a.m. CKLS Resource Collection Show & Tell 

11:30 a.m. Even more “Wow”

12:15—1:25 p.m. Lunch   (On Your Own)

1:30 p.m. Round Robin Storytime

Librarians from across CKLS will share the best of the best of their Storytime program.

3:00 p.m. Prizes, Prizes, Prizes (and Workshop Evaluation)

 

CKLS Technology DayTech day flyer picture edited for web
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
September 16, 2015
CKLS Headquarters
1409 Williams Street
Great Bend, Kansas
 
 
 
Keynote: How to Use Circulation Reports to Increase Your Circulation by Spencer Smith, Director of Little Elm (TX) Public Library. Spencer demonstrates how analyzing circulation reports increased circulation 300% in 3 years.

Concurrent sessions cover the following topics.

Facebook & Library Marketing = WOW! by Patty Collins and Gail Santy, CKLS

89% of public libraries use Facebook. This session teaches how to jazz up Facebook pages with optimized photos and videos, great feeds, shares, posts, and calls to action.

You Can Go Anywhere on the Web by Debby Gore, Jordaan Memorial Library, Larned

Through Websites, Larned’s   kids had a virtual American Girl fashion show, saw the T-Rex named Sue at the Chicago Field Museum, the Mona Lisa at the Louvre in Paris, visited the home in Grant Wood’s American Gothic, walked down Broadway and watched Liza Minnelli sing “New York, New York”, and visited the San Francisco Symphony.

Using the 3D Printer in My Library by Christine Sander, Stockton and Jocelyn Soupkup, Lang Memorial Library, Wilson

Chris and Jocelyn are the first two librarians to borrow CKLS’ 3D printers. They will share their experiences and patrons’ reactions.

LibPAS Reports and Graphs by Megan Schulz, State Library

LibPAS uses our annual statistical reports to produce graphs and charts for revealing trends and making cases to library boards or city councils for change and support.

Statewide eBook Lending by Lianne Flax, State Library

Learn about the Kansas’ eBook collections from the state’s expert.

Statewide Online Resources/Databases by Lianne Flax, State Library

Learn about the new online resources from the state’s expert.

Be All You Can Be: An Introduction to Building a WordPress Website by Maribeth Shafer and Gail Santy, CKLS

The My Kansas Library project provides easy, high-end, online tools to develop awesome library Websites.

Lunch: Potato bar, free to all. Registration Deadline for Lunch Wednesday, 9/9/2015

Please register here

 

 

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Come and Play! Programming Play
August 6, Courtland Community Center
August 11, Hays Public Library
August 12, Salina Public Library Community Learning Center (across the street from the library)
All workshops are from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 
 
Presenters: CKLS Consultants
Light refreshments will be served at no charge. Lunch is on your own.
 

CKLS offers an annual programming workshop based on the upcoming year's summer library program theme. We present programming ideas for Pre-K, grade school, young adult, adult, and family age groups. This year we will present a variety of ideas on health, fitness, games, and play. Come and Play and exercise your body, mind, and spirit. These ideas are inclusive and are for all abilities and levels. Best of all, the ideas are affordable, use materials available locally or items that can be borrowed from CKLS! 

In the morning we will brainstorm resources and ideas, share how one CKLS librarian took what she learned at last year's programming workshop and planned an entire year of community programming, and offer additional ideas for easy programming you can offer in your library!

After lunch we will offer 12 different hands-on stations where participants will dive into programming ideas for different age groups. Between stations we will have activity breaks and do fun stuff that you can duplicate at your library.

Make stress balls. Learn about instant recess. What are Ungames? How do I conduct a laughter workshop? Are there any phone or tablet apps to help me relax? Make your own board games. Learn how to brew up your own relaxing chocolate bath. Zentangles are for all ages. Passive programming with an active theme. Messy Twister. Story Walk with Movement. Let's have a summer snowball fight!

 

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Starting a LEGO Robotics Club in your library LEGO Robotics

By Rachel Jones, Glen Elder Library

Glen Elder Library

105 S. Mill Street on Town Square

Monday, August 31, 2015

9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Rachel Jones runs a growing LEGO robotics club in Glen Elder Library. The club contains preteen boys and girls. The club has done well with other clubs in competitions at Fort Hays University.

This workshop will help librarians, library staff, and library volunteers start a LEGO robotics program. CKLS’ CE grant can be used for anyone including volunteers to attend this workshop.

Rachel will answer questions about starting a LEGO robotics club.

Rachel plans to have one or more robots already constructed before the workshop.

This workshop teaches how to use LEGO command boxes to program LEGO robots, load programs into the robot, and then watch it act. LEGO language basics are easy to learn and teach to kids. Rachel says this an essential skill for the person running a library’s LEGO Robotics Club.

Lunch is on your own.

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These YouTube videos introduce LEGO MindStorm robotics.

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Wednesday, July 22  9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Lunch on your own. Screen Shot 2015 06 19 at 11.03.53 AM
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.

surplus

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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.

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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

July

CKLS How-to Conference
Connecting a Computer
August
Programming Workshop   
 
Technology Workshop: How to Manage Email
 
Library Policies and Board Bylaws Workshop
 
September
Fall Technology Day and Business Meeting
You Can Go Anywhere on the Web
 
October
Youth Services Back to Basics: Storytime
 
November
Marketing Basics With Microsoft Publisher
Marketing Templates (This link opens a Dropbox folder with a variety of documents in MS Publisher and Word that can be used as templates. Content will be regularly added to this folder.)
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.

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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.
 
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