Directors Institute Fall 2018 Wrap-Up

Directors Institute Fall 2018 Wrap-Up

Thank you to everyone that was able to make it to the Fall 2018 Directors Institute! We appreciate your interest and participation!

Here are the PowerPoint slides and handouts from the event:

Agenda

Security Privacy and the Law

SSL Facts

Privacy and Confidentiality

Patron Privacy and Confidentiality Statement

Professional Library Association Conferences

FoKL Membership Pamphlet

Friends of Kansas Libraries

Thinking About Our Friends

Effective Time Management for Busy Libraries

Daily Time Log

Lansing Board Member Position Description

Distinguishing Technical and Adaptive

Storyboarding For Better Design

Sensory Storytimes: Inclusive Strategies for Reaching ALL Children

Sensory Storytimes: Inclusive Strategies for Reaching ALL Children

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Baker Wetlands Discovery Center, Lawrence

Sensory storytime techniques make programs more beneficial for all participants, regardless of ability and skill levels. Participants can expect to learn tips on storytime, sensory storytime and inclusion.

Our speaker, Sherry Norfolk, will present an interactive workshop, Sensory Storytime for All. If you attended any of the seven Kansas Summer Library Program Workshops in 2017, you may remember Sherry as a dynamic and knowledgeable presenter from St. Louis.

Participants will experience a wide variety of sensory storytime strategies, learn ways to make all library programs more inclusive and leave with at least one storytime ready to go, including props! 

9:30-10am – registration and refreshments

10am-noon – Sensory Storytimes, Part 1

noon-1pm – lunch buffet

1-3pm – Sensory Storytimes, Part 2

3-4pm – optional work session (practice new techniques, swap ideas, network)

For full information on our topic and presenter, see this flyer.

Use this link to register.

The cost for this event is $10 for NEKLS members; $20 for non-members. 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 Monday, October 29. Registration is limited and will be capped at 50 participants.

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.