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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


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
Belleville a.m.
Republic p.m.
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



Register for this event.Dinner Meeting

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

Monday, November 16, 2015, Osborne, Methodist Church, 105 N. 3rd Street
Tuesday, November 17, 2015, Beloit, Plum Creek, 121 W. Court Street
Wednesday, November 18, 2015, Ellis, Cancun's, off I-70, west side next to Love's
Thursday, November 19, 2015, Great Bend, CKLS Headquarters, 1409 Williams Street

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.

  1. New Trustee Recruiting and Orientation Information
  2. 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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