Jody Hattrup

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Winter 2015 Newsletter

The 2015 Winter Newsletter has been finished.  You should be receiving it soon via the mail or courier. Here are  some highlights from this edition: Stanton County Filling Holiday Need Getting to Know You Librarian Feature SWKLS Office News Library NEWS

Universal Class

  Written by Allie Lockwood and taken from the State Library of Kansas Website. Universal Class is the newest addition to our online resources.   With over 500 online courses, in over 30 areas of study, including Accounting, Business, Pet and Animal Care, Crafts and Hobbies, Writing Skills, and Computer Training, Universal Class is bound …

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How to: Create a Custom Web Address for your Library’s Facebook Page

When you create a Facebook page for your library, Facebook automatically gives it a name that looks something like this:  This isn’t a link that is easy to remember or easy to give out. You can customize this so that your Facebook page web address is easier to remember.  This is called a custom …

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Creating a Memorable Brand Experience Course

  On October 9th, following the board meeting (1:00 pm), we’ll be hosting the course, “Creating a Memorable Brand Experience” Brand experience is a term used in the business and marketing world, but has many implications for libraries and their services. A brand experience is how your brand’s actions are perceived by people. Every interaction …

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Wired Kids: Technology Impacts Early Child Development Seminar

The Southwest Kansas Library System is pleased to host the free one-day seminar, Wired Kids: How Technology Impacts Early Child Development, presented by Cari Ebert, MS, CCC-SLP. October 23rd, 9 am – 3:30 pm in Dodge City, KS Held at the Little Theater located on the  Dodge City Community College campus Ebert, a pediatric Speech Language Pathologist, …

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Fall Newsletter

The Fall Newsletter is finished and if you haven’t already received it in the mail or courier, you should be receiving it soon. Here are some of the featured topics in this edition: StoryWalks® Library Happenings Summer Reading Recap Upcoming Events Kearny County’s Remodel .. and more!

WordPress Database Update Message

If you have a WordPress site for your library’s website you may receive a message similar to the one below the next time you log into your site.   Go ahead and click on the Update button and update the database.    The update should only take a minute or so.  Once the update is …

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Summer Newsletter

The Summer Newsletter is finished and if you haven’t already received it in the mail or courier, you should be receiving it soon. Here are some of the featured topics in this edition: Kinsley Library Partners with local schools Special Collections New and Familiar Faces at SWKLS Upcoming Events Can’t wait until you receive it or want …

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App User Guides and Tutorials Added to Zinio for Libraries Help

Zinio for Libraries has now added user guides and video tutorials for supported device apps.   Your patrons can now print these out or watch the videos to learn more about how the apps work. To find the tutorials: 1.   Go to 2.  Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on …

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Recorded Books and Zinio for Libraries Service Update

On March 10, 2015 Recorded Books and Zinio did a major service update. The improvements for this upgrade include: ONE ACCOUNT New patrons will create only ONE account to register for Zinio (no need to create dual accounts between both Zinio for Libraries and APPS A new app is available for iPad and Android …

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