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StoryWalk Books Available to Borrow

Savannah has completed the first set of StoryWalk® books. She cut apart each page of the book and laminated them. StoryWalk® books can be shared on yard signs, wooden stakes, in the windows of businesses, and a variety of other ways. You will be able to attach them with tape to whatever type of display, …

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12 Things SWKLS

12 Things SWKLS is scheduled to start May 1!  Check back at www.swkls.org on May 1 to see Thing 1:  Google Forms.  Check out the 12 Things SWKLS Page to find out more! Over the next 12 months, we’ll be learning a new thing or technology skill each month.   For those of you that …

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Beginner Excel Learning Resources

This post contains links to handouts and resources shared during the Beginner Excel Training.  Please click on the links below to access the material. Handout with exercises Practice Spreadsheets Example Spreadsheets from other libraries Online Tutorials/Resources Microsoft Excel Quick Start Guide Microsoft Excel Tutorials and Videos GCFLearnFree.org Excel 2013 Tutorials University of South Dakota Excel 2013 Tutorials …

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Kansas Libraries on Instagram

Here are some SWKLS and Kansas libraries that we have discovered on Instagram.  If you know of others, please comment below or email Janelle  so she can add them to the list (jjarboe@swkls.org). SWKLS Libraries: Cimarron City Library Stevens County Library Kansas Libraries (in no particular order): Hays Public Library Lawrence Public Library Eudora Public …

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Spring 2016 Newsletter

The Spring 2016 Newsletter is now available.  If you haven’t received it, yet you should be getting it soon via the courier or mail. Here are some of the featured topics in this edition: Tech Day Recap Getting to Know You Librarian Feature Library Happenings Upcoming Events And more…  

Measuring and Describing Success Workshop

Friday, April 1, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CDT) Learning Center & First Stop 308 West Frontview Street Dodge City, KS 67801 Measuring and Describing Success: Focusing on more than just the numbers How would you know that your neighborhood was prosperous? By numbers from a census report, or by driving around, looking …

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Tech Day 2016 Resources

  Thank you everyone that attended our 2016 Tech Day and helped make it a great success!  All of our presentations and resources have been posted to our website on the Tech Day 2016 Resources page.  If we missed anything or if you have any questions, please let us know.  

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:  www.facebook.com/Library-Public-Library/160090340691464.  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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