We’ve Been Here Before Program Series

The public libraries in Leavenworth, Lansing, Tonganoxie, Basehor, Linwood, Bonner Springs, and Atchison came together to create a series of programs in support of Kansas Beats the Virus. We elected to use our programming might to help share information about how "We've Been Here Before." We started with the 1918 Flu and Jack from Bonner … Continue reading We’ve Been Here Before Program Series

Unconference March 26 – KS Library Association’s Public Library Section

As Secretary of the Public Library Section (PLS), I invite you to join us at a member's only unconference on Friday, March 26 at 10 am. Registration for this Zoom event is now available. What's an unconference, you ask? It's a conference where the topics are decided “on the spot” by participants. What interests or … Continue reading Unconference March 26 – KS Library Association’s Public Library Section

ARSL: Library Ethics 101: What Would You Do?

Central Kansas Library System/Great Bend Public Library Director Gail Santy, along with Maribeth Shafer, Assistant Director, and Youth Services consultant Patty Collins. Watched 1/11/2021 (ARSL extended access). Library Ethics 101 Slides Download This 2-hour Q&A pulled ethical questions and examples from the chat and experiences as regional consultants. I have 4 pages of notes, just … Continue reading ARSL: Library Ethics 101: What Would You Do?

MALA: Taking Care of Your Staff and Yourself During the Pandemic

Presented online by April Roy on Dec. 16, 2020 for the Mid-America Library Alliance Presentation SlidesDownload Resources for cultivating self-compassionDownload Presentation recording How Are You? Happy | Okay | Tired | Bored | Like a bag of trash (ha ha)The majority were tired - and this crisis in exhausting. How can we make sure everyone … Continue reading MALA: Taking Care of Your Staff and Yourself During the Pandemic

ARSL: The E’s of Libraries (Marketing)

Proving Your Library's Value: Persuasive, Organized, and Memorable Messaging with Alan Fishel & Jillian Wentworth - Information about the United for Libraries initiative that ended up with the publication of a book to help libraries with memorable messaging. Proving Your Library's Value PresentationDownload The E's of Libraries: Education | Employment | Entrepreneurship | Empowerment | … Continue reading ARSL: The E’s of Libraries (Marketing)

Mastering the Art of Difficult Conversations – ARSL 2020

Amanda Johnson and Lauren Clossey - State Library of North CarolinaWebinar is available through the end of December 2020 if you signed up for the ARSL conference (whova) and I completely and whole-heartedly recommend viewing this one, as evidenced by my 7 pages of notes. Mastering the Art of Difficult Conversations PowerPoint Slides (.pdf) Blurb: … Continue reading Mastering the Art of Difficult Conversations – ARSL 2020

ALA 2017: Patrons First

Originally written in 2017 - Found this half-finished, unpublished post with notes from ALA 2017. Still looks like good information. Wonder if I can find more! - Sharon 12/9/2020 Patrons First. Better Service than Amazon and Nordstrom: Secrets to How It's Done Presented by Arapahoe Library District: Jane Martel,Customer Experience Coordinator; Linda Speas, Director of … Continue reading ALA 2017: Patrons First

KLA Big Think: Poster Sessions

Poster Sessions Diversity and Inclusion in Your Library's Catalog Poster and Presentation: https://www.youtube.com/embed/mg0yAATZtHY I liked this one with Emily about using holiday stickers on picture books to better advertise and showcase an inclusivity and addressing some of the other issues we are facing. Lawrence Public Library reviewed and batch-edited Library of Congress Subject Headings. They … Continue reading KLA Big Think: Poster Sessions

KLA Big Think: Notes from the Afternoon

Kansas Library Association Big Think annual conference. Classrooms include: Inspiration | Public | School | Academic | Youth Services | Impact | Innovation From the morning, I need to go back and listen to Caring for Your Staff and Yourself during COVID with April Roy - saw screenshots on twitter and I want to hear more. Challenging … Continue reading KLA Big Think: Notes from the Afternoon

KLA Big Think – Notes from the Morning

Kansas Library Association Big Think annual conference. Classrooms include: Inspiration | Public | School | Academic | Youth Services | Impact | Innovation Classroom Handouts for Public Recruitment, education, and development of public library board members with A. Smith and R. Newell from Emporia Public Library Robin and Andrew walked us through the key points … Continue reading KLA Big Think – Notes from the Morning