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

Ringneck Ranch (Map and directions to the Ranch)
655 Solomon Ln, Tipton, KS 67485
Tuesday and Wednesday, May 12-13, 2015index
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.

Click here for more information and a print-friendly flyer.

The Central Kansas Library System (Great Bend) seeks a full time School Library Consultant. 

The Central Kansas Library System is seeking an energetic individual with school library administration and K-12 library instruction skills. The applicant must have an MLS from an ALA-accredited school, Kansas teaching certificate with school media endorsement and a minimum of 5 years of school library experience. The position is open until filled. It is a full time position with very flexible hours, days and seasons. The salary range is $38,000 - $46,000/year with individual health and dental insurance paid. After six months of successful work there is a 5% salary increase. Duties include, but are not limited to:

Provide library para/aid in-services
Provide direct consulting to school librarians
Provide CE that is directly related to basic librarianship
Consulting to professional school librarians, library aids and paras as needed
Consulting visits to every school district member in CKLS 16 counties, yearly
(Use of System vehicle for travel, and meal expenses paid.)

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