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Continuing Education experience for learning, networking, and bonding with other librarians

APPLE is a statewide program for new directors. The information is delivered through Webinars provided by system consultants and librarians from around Kansas. CKLS is making these morning Webinars available to all CKLS librarians through one-hour “watch parties”.

After lunch activities are designed to learn, network, and bond with fellow librarians.

First, we will answer questions about the content of the Webinar and review the homework. Only official APPLE students must do the homework. However, the homework is very practical and useful.

Next, we will move onto other topics not connected to the Webinar. System consultants will have some topics for discussion some afternoons. We will be announcing these topics in the future.

At all events there will be time for sharing, discussing issues and problems.

The system consultants already scheduled to participate in these events are Gail Santy, Patty Collins, Crystal Hutchinson, and Chris Rippel. Other system consultants will participate as they are available.

Morning refreshments will be provided.

Lunch will be on your own.

Agenda for each watch party: Everyone in the system is invited to attend.
All watch parties will be held in CKLS libraries.

10:30 am Sign in

11:00 to 12:00 Webinar learning

12:00 Lunch on your own

1:15 After lunch learning, networking, and bonding

Discuss content, answer questions, discuss homework assignments


Discuss other topics, sharing, etc.

Free discussion

3:00 Adjourn


May 6, 2015 Budgeting (1), Laura DeBaun, NEKLS Minneapolis
May 20, 2015 Budgeting (2), Laura DeBaun Beloit
Jun 3, 2015 Technology, Robin Hastings, NEKLS Ellinwood
Jul 8, 2015 Facilities, Harry Willems, CKLS Republic
Aug 5, 2015 Laws, Carol Barta, NCKLS Hoisington
Oct 7, 2015 Boards, Gina Millsap, Topeka PL Russell
Nov 4, 2015 Collections, Chris Rippel, CKLS (Location TBA)
Dec 2, 2015 Planning, George Seamon, NWKLS (Location TBA)
Jan 6, 2016 Youth Services, Jennifer King, GBPL Great Bend
Feb 3, 2016 Ethics, Recorded Webinars (Location TBA)
Mar 2, 2016 Customer Services, Samantha Ball, SWKLS Osborne



There will be no on-site registration for Spring Forward. Registration deadline is May 1st.
Please complete a registration form for each person attending Spring Forward.

Ringneck Ranch (Map and directions to the Ranch)
655 Solomon Ln, Tipton, KS 67485
Tuesday and Wednesday, May 12-13, 2015index
Contact Person: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Presenters: CKLS Librarians, Consultants
Meals and refreshments are available at no charge.
Staying overnight costs $30.
Fun and learning, learning and fun!
On-site sign in from 8-9 a.m. on May 12.
Business Meeting on May 13.
Door prizes at 3:20 pm on May 13.

 This year’s conference contains the following fun presentations and interactive activities.

  • Customer service through better communication are two themes during both days of the conference. 
    • Where and how customer service occurs in the library
    • Delivering customer service through your computers
    • How to TREAT tricky patron situations
    • Writing better letters, email, and talking on the telephone
    • Writing emotionally intelligent signs that make people not want to do that
    • Motivating employees by showing appreciation: five languages of appreciation at work
    • Six habits for finding out what people want and completely answering their questions.
  • Lunch with your legislator
  • Talking with consultants
  • Lightning Rounds
  • CKLS Competitive Equipment Grant
  • Glen Elder’s LEGO Robotics Club
  • Demonstration of a 3-D printer

The evening activity for the first day will be heroic crafts plus talk and laughter.

Click here for more information and a print-friendly flyer.

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