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 You do not need to keep old, or outdated posters.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.

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 afoote@nekls.org 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