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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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State Library of Kansas eCard Update

There have been several updates to the State Library of Kansas Website over the last year.  One of the these changes is the process of creating State Library Cards.  The Kansas Library Card (KSLC) is now called the Kansas Library eCard. All libraries in Kansas (including school & academic libraries) can create, renew, and look …

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Gmail How To: enabling mailto: links

If you’ve been frustrated because you use Gmail  in Chrome and can’t email someone by clicking on email links on a webpage, this post will show you up to remedy the issue. These links are often called mailto: links and you can get around them by copying the email address, but it’s much easier if …

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Tech Day Resources

All of the Tech Day Resources have been added to the SWKLS Tech Day 2015 Resources Page under the Resources and Services Page. We are still missing a few items, but hope to get them added soon.

Janelle’s ARSL Conference Highlights

I attended the Association of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) in Tacoma, Washington September 3-6, 2014 along with Emily Sitz from SWKLS and Rebecca Heinz from Fowler Public Library.  Our days were filled with great speakers and breakout sessions.   Several times there we so many interesting breakout sessions that it was hard to choose which …

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Emily’s ARSL 2014 Annual Conference Highlights

Many of the presenters posted the presentation slides and documents at    One of the better sessions I attended was entitled “Tablet Slinging Librarians: Using Tablets to Improve Library Services”. The session was presented by Leah Kulikowski who had been the public library director at Wamego, KS. Wamego won the best small library in …

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Changing the Downloads Setting in Chrome

Chrome manages downloads a little bit differently than Internet Explorer does.  Since we are now using Chrome for VERSO 4.0 there is a setting we highly  recommend you change in order to make Chrome work easier when you download anything.     This will come in especially helpful when you’re downloading records from CatExpress or …

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Recent KLOW/WordPress Training Resources

Click on the links below for resources handed out during recent KLOW/WordPress trainings.  Evaluations for each class are also linked below.  If you have any questions please email Janelle at Handouts: Basic KLOW/WordPress Evaluations: Cimarron Basic KLOW/WordPress Training  

WebJunction – Courses Available Again!

UPDATE! Beginning on July 1, access to WebJunction’s library-specific courses became available for free to all library workers and volunteers across the nation. Through the generous support of OCLC, the Gates Foundation, and many state library agencies across the U.S., WebJunction will continue to provide timely and relevant learning content for you to access anytime, from …

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