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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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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

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, but 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.

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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.

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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 through the CKLS Googlegroup.

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

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)

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