Directors Institute, Fall 2018

Directors Institute, Fall 2018

Directors Institute, Fall 2018

Friday, September 28

8:30am to 4pm

Lawrence Public Library

Lawrence Public Library Parking Information

For Directors Institute, Fall 2018 Edition, we have two key presentations:

  • “Security, Privacy and the Law” by Attorney Danielle Davey of Sloan Law Firm
  • “Effective Time Management for Busy Library Staff” by Brenda Hough, author of Crash Course in Time Management for Library Staff

You are encouraged to submit questions for both presenters. Email Anna Foote or include your questions on your registration form (link below).

Law question examples might include security cameras and records retention and board/administration responsibility for staff safety.

Time management questions might include topics like setting priorities, dealing with procrastination or managing to-do lists.

Submit your questions by Friday, September 14.

Check out the day’s full agenda here.

Use this link to register.

The cost for this event is $10. To pay in advance, mail a check to the NEKLS office, or call with your credit card number. To pay the day of the event, bring cash, check or credit card. Please note that credit card transactions incur a small service fee by our vendor.

Register by Wednesday, September 19.

Assembly 2018 Recap

Assembly 2018 Recap

On August 9, more than 100 people from the NEKLS region gathered to conduct the 2018 Annual Meeting and Assembly. Here are a few photos of the day.

 

2018 State of the System

Laura’s Presentation

 

Annual Business Meeting

During the business meeting, 69 representatives voted. The 2019 System Budget was approved. Here is a copy of the 2019 System Plan and Budget Estimate.

 

Six people were elected (or re-elected) to serve on the Executive Board. They are:

  • Kathleen Flanagan, Atchison County Representative
  • Robert Miller, Johnson County Representative
  • Carolyn Little, Shawnee County Representative
  • Dr. Alan Bearman, At-Large Academic Representative
  • Nancy Keith, At-Large Representative
  • Kimberlie Pelsma, At-Large Schools Representative

 

Also during the business meeting, the following officers were announced:

  • Sean Bird, President
  • Brandy Robben, Vice-President
  • Emily Burgdorf, Secretary
  • Sarah Walker-Hitt, Treasurer

 

Retiring Executive Board members were recognized and thanked.  They included; Thad Hartman, Shawnee County and Carol Levers-President, Wyandotte County.

 

Volunteer Recognition Ceremony

Each year, we take time to honor some outstanding volunteers who share their time with NEKLS libraries, and with their communities. This year the selection committee chose to honor six volunteers from five libraries. Nominating libraries received a small grant to thank them for fostering excellent volunteerism in their communities.

Super Volunteers included:

  •   George and JoAnn Kautz, Atchison Public Library
  •   Patricia Welicky, Bonner Springs City Library
  •   Jill Strahm, Mary Cotton Public Library, Sabetha
  •   Lynn Drake, Overbrook Public Library
  •   Carol Wills, Pomona Community Library

 

The NEKLS staff and executive board recognizes and appreciates the contributions of hundreds of volunteers at public, school and academic libraries throughout our region.

 

 

Continuing Education Assembly

Assembly featured a presentation and discussion Exploring Free Speech in an Information-Overloaded World. The thought-provoking session was facilitated by Dr. James Walther, Assistant Professor at Emporia State University’s School of Library and Information Management (SLIM).

Here are some resources from Dr. Walther.

The next Annual Assembly will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2019, location to be determined.

Get Ready: NEKLS 2018 Annual Meeting and Assembly Is Fast Approaching

Get Ready: NEKLS 2018 Annual Meeting and Assembly Is Fast Approaching

Thursday, August 9th; 9am-3pm

Maceli’s Banquet Hall, Downtown Lawrence

The Annual Assembly is a gathering of all NEKLS member libraries to approve the budget, elect system board members, and discuss system business. Libraries need to have their System Representative present at the Annual Assembly in order to vote. Please make plans to attend!

Here is a draft agenda for the day.

The cost is $15 per person, which includes breakfast and lunch. To pay in advance, mail a check to the NEKLS office, or call the office to charge to a credit card. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted the day of the event.

Click here to register; registrations are due by Monday, July 30.

Policies for Results: NEKLS Trustee Training 2018

Policies for Results: NEKLS Trustee Training 2018

On three recent days, Library Board Members and Directors from throughout the NEKLS region participated in training sessions, “Policies for Results”, presented by Bonnie McKewon, consultant and trainer from the State Library of Iowa.

This training was offered as one way for Trustees to complete the continuing education (CE) requirement of the NEKLS Accreditation Standards.

If you attended the training in person

Thank you for taking the time to further your learning as a library Trustee. Your attendance has been registered to count towards your library’s CE requirement. If you would like to revisit the training content or materials, see the links below.

If you did not attend training

Your board can use Policies for Results to satisfy its CE requirement, by watching the video recording of Bonnie’s presentation.

There are two ways to access the video—DVDs are being made available through NExpress. Or you may view it online. Video use is restricted to NEKLS members, so the link has been sent out to library directors. Contact your director for access.

Here are the steps to complete your part of the CE requirement:

You must complete this form for your library to receive credit for your attendance.

Boards may also choose an alternate form of training. For more information on completing the education requirement. Discuss options with your library director, see the NEKLS Trustee Information web page, or contact a NEKLS consultant.

To comply with the Accreditation Standards, each board must have at least a quorum of its members complete approved training by September 14, 2018. NEKLS staff will notify directors when their boards have satisfied the requirement. In the meantime, we welcome your questions!

NEKLS Annual Assembly 2018

NEKLS Annual Assembly 2018

Save the Date!

NEKLS Annual Assembly

Thursday, August 9th

9am-3pm

Maceli’s Banquet Hall, Downtown Lawrence

The Annual Assembly is a gathering of all NEKLS libraries to approve the budget, elect executive board members, and discuss system business. Libraries need to have their System Representative present at the Annual Assembly in order to vote. Feel free to contact Jessi if you have any questions, or concerns.

Purpose of a System Representative

System Representative Contact Form (Fill this out by July 1st)