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)

 

Trustee Training 2018: Policies for Results

Trustee Training 2018: Policies for Results

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.

Here are some resources from the day:

links to:

Program

Presentation slides for “Policies for Results”

NEKLS Policy Statement Topics (Accreditation Standard 7)

NEKLS Sample Policy Review Schedule

If you attended the training

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 did not attend training

Your board can use “Policies for Results” to satisfy its 2018 CE requirement by watching a video recording of Bonnie’s presentation. The video is currently being edited. When it is available, we will send information to public library directors.

Boards may also choose an alternate form of training. For more information on completing the education requirement, see the NEKLS Trustee Information web page.

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:
http://www.dol.ks.gov/laws/posters.aspx

Here is the link to the Federally required posters:
https://www.dol.gov/general/topics/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 Jessi@nekls.org.