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    Netbooks What your library has for you Programming Pathfinder Central Staff Training Cataloging Circulation Reports Tips Tricks Users Group Patron Training PILL Search Monday Mornings Print Details Created 28 February 2011 Last Updated 18 June 2015 One knows when they have found their life s work when Monday mornings dawn with no regrets After 20 years of library work from school librarian to System director Mondays are are a break from the weekend maybe however depending on the weekend Dreading Monday s is a sign that you may not be in your most productive place PILL Pathfinder ILL Print Details Created 25 February 2011 Last Updated 18 June 2015 Pathfinder Interlibrary Loan PILL is doing well A few weeks ago I sent a message to Google Groups requesting that librarians contact me with concerns or issues with the PILL holds system To this date I ve received no concerns but have received a half dozen praises of it PILL has increased lending and borrowing and reduced paperwork and keeps statistics for member libraries Librarians need to promote the login and password for patrons to access their own ILL records and have the ability to place holds on books they want to read Keeping the ILL process as seamless as possible will keep the ereaders from taking over as quickly as they might Librarians are not and should not be gate keepers of information we need to facilitate the patrons ability to serve themselves Page 43 of 44 Start Prev 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 Next End 1409 Williams Street Great Bend Kansas 67530 4090 Voice 620 792 4865 KS Only 800 362 2642 Fax 620 793 7270 or 620 792 5495 Main Menu Home About Services Calendars Information eContent Programming Pathfinder Central Workshop Handouts CKLS

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    Circulation Reports Tips Tricks Users Group Patron Training PILL Search Playaways Print Details Created 04 January 2012 Last Updated 18 June 2015 The Basics A PLAYAWAY is a self playing digital audio book that comes pre loaded on a small storage device Each PLAYAWAY can hold content that ranges from 6 to 24 hours of play time To listen to a PLAYAWAY you will need a AAA battery and a pair of headphones or earbuds which you can supply yourself The PLAYAWAY device was designed with a universal headphone jack to work with almost any type of headphone speaker or car adapter Read more Libraries Change Lives Print Details Created 02 November 2011 Last Updated 18 June 2015 Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve and contribute to improving our quality of life Libraries change lives for the better Sidney Sheldon Author Page 35 of 44 Start Prev 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 Next End 1409 Williams Street Great Bend Kansas 67530 4090 Voice 620 792 4865 KS Only 800 362 2642 Fax 620 793 7270 or 620 792 5495

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    Circulation Reports Tips Tricks Users Group Patron Training PILL Search Executive Committee Meeting Print Details Created 25 October 2011 Last Updated 18 June 2015 The holiday luncheon and the CKLS Executive Committee meeting have been rescheduled to Nov 22 one week later than originally announced The time has been moved up thirty minutes to start at 11 30 a m Here is the new information CKLS and GBPL Board Staff and Retirees Holiday Luncheon Tuesday November 22 2011 11 30 a m Highland Hotel 3017 10th Street Great Bend We must have a guaranteed count 72 hours prior to this event so please RSVP by 4 p m Friday November 18 to the Business Office staff Call 620 792 2409 or 620 792 4865 and ask for Loretta or Vickie Or email your response to This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it mailto vherl mailto vherl ckls ckls org org This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it The CKLS Executive Committee meeting will follow at the library Teen Read Week 2011 Print Details Created 25 August 2011 Last Updated 18 June 2015 Teen Read Week takes place this year from October 16 22 This year s theme is Picture It your library ALA has prepared a press release kit including sample letters from adults and teens to newspaper editors sample Public Service Announcements PSA for television and radio audio PSAs proclamations and instructions on using the Teen Read Week logo Page 36 of 44 Start Prev 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 Next End 1409 Williams Street Great Bend Kansas 67530 4090 Voice 620 792 4865 KS Only 800 362 2642 Fax 620 793 7270 or 620 792 5495 Main

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    Tips Tricks Users Group Patron Training PILL Search Great Bend Public Library News Print Details Created 22 August 2011 Last Updated 18 June 2015 A statue garden was recently dedicated at the Great Bend Public Library Statues were donated Taking Wing Jerry and Theda Wendel Hiker Boy Robert and Linda Dougherty Girl Reading The Great Bend Beautification Committee and the Great Bend Foundation Let s Talk About Kansas Databases Print Details Created 11 August 2011 Last Updated 18 June 2015 Kansas statewide database licensing faces major changes largely because of the loss of Kan ed funding The State Library of Kansas wants to select databases for statewide licensing library community input The State Library is conducting meetings across the state to get your input The meeting in CKLS will be 9 30a m 12 30p m Tuesday August 17th Russell Public Library 126 East 6th Street Russell KS Please join us for and be part of this discussion Page 37 of 44 Start Prev 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 Next End 1409 Williams Street Great Bend Kansas 67530 4090 Voice 620 792 4865 KS Only 800 362 2642 Fax 620 793 7270 or 620 792

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    many resources for the student seeking a first job LearningExpress is a great resource It s as easy as establishing a username and password to get started All work within the program such as practice tests resumes and job searches are saved in a way that the user can easily recapture Access LearningExpress through the State Library of Kansas website Click on Explore our Resources in the yellow box Flip Camera Donation Program Print Details Created 29 July 2011 Last Updated 18 June 2015 from Stephanie Gerding TechSoup for Libraries The Flip Video donation program is now open to public libraries in the U S listed in the IMLS database as well as public libraries in Canada in addition to 501 c 3 nonprofit libraries and organizations We are delighted to announce that Flip Video is back on our site and it s now a donation program Flip Video has partnered with TechSoup to make its pocket sized digital video cameras available to eligible libraries and nonprofit organizations These video cameras make capturing and sharing video simple accessible and fun for anyone and can help you use video to showcase your library s programs and services The Flip Video UltraHD bundle includes two video cameras and one Flip Video tripod for an admin fee of 28 The Flip Video MinoHD bundle includes six video cameras for an admin fee is 55 Please note that we expect high demand for these cameras There are no refunds for either of these physically fulfilled products Defective products may still be exchanged by Flip Video during the 90 day warranty period and support for Flip video cameras will be available until December 31 2013 Details are available on the Flip warranty support website The Flip Video donation program is available to public libraries with

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    Created 29 July 2011 Last Updated 18 June 2015 Cindy Hickey Web Junction Coordinator for Kansas posted upcoming webinars in September Innovations from America s Best Small Libraries 2011 September 20 1 00 Central This year s winner of Library Journal s Best Small Library in America award Naturita Community Library CO serves a population of only 2 100 with technology distance education and programming supporting all the community s lifelong learning needs The Ames Free Library MA bridges the computing gap with a nimble thin client network wireless access and laptops for patron use along with Computer Tutors who help bring patrons to the next level Page Public Library AZ offers almost daily programs for patrons across the age spectrum and addresses patron technology needs including equipment to access distance learning Putting the Public Back in Public Libraries Community Led Libraries September 26 Noon Central While public libraries are generally viewed as inclusive spaces there are large segments of community that do not use them Public libraries across Canada are involving communities in identifying developing and delivering library services Click here for more information Floating Playaways from the State Library of Kansas Print Details Created 29 July 2011 Last Updated 18 June 2015 by Kathy Rippel Some of you may already have Floating Playaways that were purchased by the State Library of Kansas in your collection Others may receive them on loan in the future This is a brief guide to how we are handling these within Pathfinder Central Remember that it is all a work in progress and Regional Systems and the State Library are looking for the best practices Read more Page 39 of 44 Start Prev 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 Next End 1409 Williams Street Great Bend Kansas 67530 4090

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    Tips Tricks Users Group Patron Training PILL Search Migration to Bywater Solutions Print Details Created 24 June 2011 Last Updated 18 June 2015 Over the weekend Pathfinder Central will migrate from LibLime to Bywater Solutions an open source community supporter and official Koha support company This will result in a slightly different look to Pathfinder Central and a new web address The switch will take place over the weekend so we are directing the catalog links from this web site to the new web address now The links will be live Monday June 27 at about 8 00 a m Jane Austen Print Details Created 09 June 2011 Last Updated 18 June 2015 October 2011 marks the bicentenary of the publication of Jane Austen s Sense and Sensibility To help all the CKLS Austenites celebrate the following titles have been recently added to the Rotating Books collection The Truth About Mr Darcy by Susan Adriani guest review Read more Page 40 of 44 Start Prev 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 Next End 1409 Williams Street Great Bend Kansas 67530 4090 Voice 620 792 4865 KS Only 800 362 2642 Fax 620 793 7270 or 620

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    Alert Print Details Created 29 April 2011 Last Updated 18 June 2015 The Senate Utilities Committee will hold a hearing on HB 2390 the Kan Ed repeal bill on Tuesday May 3 I know many of you have made contacts with legislators on this bill before but now is the time for another push Please let your senator know that you oppose the bill Emphasize the importance of the services Kan Ed provides Emphasize the absence of reliable affordable and high speed Internet access in many areas of the state Background HB 2390 has already passed the House We hope to stop the bill in the Senate which has not given any consideration to this bill until now Roger Carswell SEKLS Our Authors Our Advocates Print Details Created 18 April 2011 Last Updated 18 June 2015 Roberta Stevens 2010 2011 President of the American Library Association writes she has long believed that authors are natural allies of libraries Especially in these challenging times they understand the key role that libraries and library staff play in the economic social and educational fabric of our nation They can speak passionately on the importance of not only sustaining but increasing support for libraries Her presidential initiative Our Authors Our Advocates Authors Speak Out for Libraries is a new campaign that enlists America s authors to become articulate and powerful spokespeople for libraries Visit www ourauthorsouradvocates org to view public service announcements available for placement on your library s website and for sharing with your library s advocates Please help fuel the national dialogue on America s libraries Spread the word Page 41 of 44 Start Prev 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 Next End 1409 Williams Street Great Bend Kansas 67530 4090 Voice 620 792 4865 KS Only 800

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