Best Practices for Data Privacy

Best Practices for Data Privacy

In an environment where data breaches have become the norm, how can we keep our data and our library users’ data secure? Robin Hastings and Marshall Breeding had a conversation on May 21 about data privacy that focused on best practices and what we can do to make sure our data is secure and protected.  Topics ranged from the Facebook data issues that recently surfaced to how to secure hardware in your library.

AL Live: Best Practices for Data Privacy

Feel free to contact Robin if you have questions, or concerns.

Required Labor Law Posters

Required Labor Law Posters

Many of you may be receiving advertisements for ready-made labor law posters. Remember that libraries do not need to purchase labor law posters to meet state and federal requirements. You can print them out for free! You do not need to keep old, or outdated posters. As long as you have the current posters displayed, you are meeting the requirements.

Here is the link to the State of Kansas required posters:

Here is the link to the Federally required posters:

Printing the posters on standard-sized printing paper is perfectly acceptable. Just be sure to display the posters where your employees can easily view them.

If you would like to have NEKLS print the posters for you, email

Trustee Contact Information 2018

Trustee Contact Information 2018

It’s the season for new Library Board members! Please fill out the Trustee Contacts Form for each of your board members (new or not). Be prepared with the name, email address, street address, phone number, trustee role, and term for each board member.


We look forward to seeing you at the Trustee Training Sessions!


Trustee Contacts Form


Contact Jessi if you have any questions, or concerns.

2018 NEKLS Trustee Training

2018 NEKLS Trustee Training

Build a better library! Join us for a session on Policies for Results, presented by Bonnie McKewon, Consultant for the State Library of Iowa. In this interactive session, you will learn how to work with your library’s director to craft effective policy statements for your library.

As a trustee, attending one of these three sessions is the most straightforward way to help your library comply with NEKLS Accreditation Standard 9, which states, “The library board participates in at least one continuing education activity annually.” In addition, library directors are encouraged to attend one of these sessions.

For more information about meeting Accreditation Standard 9, see the Trustee Information page on the NEKLS website.

Choose one of these sessions: All sessions will include a light meal. There is no cost to attend.

  • Thursday, May 31, Williamsburg Community Center; meal at 5:30, program 6-8pm
  • Friday, June 1, Corning Community Center; meal at 12:30, program 1-3pm
  • Saturday, June 2, Lawrence, Baker Wetlands Discovery Center; meal at 8:30, program 9-11am

Click here to register by Friday, May 18th.

Questions? Contact Anna Foote, NEKLS Consultant, at or anyone at the NEKLS office at 785-838-4090.

The Williamsburg Community Building is located at 126 W South St in Williamsburg, KS 66095.

MAP of Williamsburg Community Building

The Corning Community Building is located at the northwest corner of 5th and Main Street in Corning, KS 66417.

MAP of Corning Community Building

The Baker Wetlands Discovery Center is located at 1365 N 1250 Road, near Menards in Lawrence, KS 66046.

MAP of Baker Wetlands Discovery Center

Directors Institute Wrap-Up

Directors Institute Wrap-Up

Thank you to everyone that was able to make it to the Directors Institute last Friday! We hope to have better weather for the next one. No worries if you couldn’t make it! We have provided handouts and a video below. Contact Jessi if you have any questions.




Baker Wetlands Map

Kansas Library eCard FAQ


Mango Languages

Kansas Library eCard Brochure

Digital Book eLending Brochure

Universal Class

HR Best Practices

Human Resources

Digital Services Grants

Project Outcome

Grant Opportunity for Project Outcome

Grant Application for Project Outcome

Elements of Policy

Defining Policy Elements

Shooter Policy

Policy Review Schedule

Policy Statement Topics

Resource Chart



Talking Books Presentation Zoom Recording