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Librarian Events

  1. Don’t Fence Me In: Rethinking Western Reader's Advisory

    January 23, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    We’ve all been there. The patron who has read EVERY. SINGLE. LOUIS. L’AMOUR title in your collection. The Elmer Kelton fan who has to resort to ILL. Laura Jean, one of the Reader's Advisory Librarians at the Talking Book Program, has some possible solutions for you. She’s going to suggest different ways of approaching westerns that will have your patrons looking at this beloved genre in a whole new way. For more information and to register, visit:

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  2. Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe

    January 23, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    While armies have seized enemy records and rare texts as booty throughout history, it was only during World War II that an unlikely band of librarians, archivists, and scholars traveled abroad to collect books and documents to aid the military cause. They collected enemy texts, followed advancing armies to capture records, and seized Nazi works from bookstores and schools. When the war ended, they found and helped restitute looted collections hidden in cellars and caves. In Information Hunters, cultural historian Kathy Peiss reveals how book and document collecting became part of the new apparatus of intelligence and national security, military planning, and postwar reconstruction. For more information and to view on YouTube, visit:

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  3. 3 Fundraising Trends to Capitalize on in 2020

    January 23, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    To help nonprofits up-level their annual fundraising strategies, the team at Classy is joining us to share 2020 fundraising trends nonprofits can capitalize on in the new year. You’ll learn how to incorporate these trends into your fundraising strategy and examples from nonprofits who are already ahead of the curve. For more information and to register, visit:

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  4. Security and NextGen Tools-Are They a Match?

    January 23, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Websites, portals and databases are built and maintained by developers at agencies across the country. As these government employees upgrade to nextgen tools to support citizen needs, they also need to incorporate security measures into every aspect of their work. Join us to hear a case study about how agencies can work effectively while also staying secure. For more information and to register, visit:

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  5. Serving the Underserved: tips for serving the homeless

    January 23, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    In this session, learn practical tips to serve people experiencing homelessness, avoid burnout, encourage community conversations,and link patrons to available resources. Learn from one Library Director’s mistakes and successes, and discuss your libraries’ unique challenges together. For more information and to join the webinar, visit:

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SLK Webinars

  1. Data Input for Kansas Public Library Survey

    January 23, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Annually, each Kansas Public Library completes the Public Library Survey and State Report. Data asked includes information about library visits, circulation, size of collections, public service hours, staffing, electronic resources, operating revenues and expenditures and number of service outlets. Completion of the annual KS Public Library Survey/State Report and a demonstrated Maintenance of Effort is required in order for a KS public library to be eligible to receive State Aid. More information available at- The Public Library Survey/State Report is required to be completed to be eligible for direct subgrants from the State Library of Kansas. More information available at- If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Alice Smith, LSTA & State Data Coordinator at the State Library of Kansas

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