Zoom Overview

Zoom Overview

Training Specialist Katherine Hughes gives a helpful, information-packed overview on how to use the webinar platform Zoom.

 
   

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Topics and Trends - January 2020 

Our January Topics and Trends shines a spotlight on the new SCKLS website. Join staff members for a digital tour of website spaces and places relevant to their service and expertise.

Additionally, explore the ins and outs of conducting a book club as Daniel Eells, adult services supervisor, shares insights he has gleaned facilitating two book clubs at Newton Public Library. Learn what to expect and prepare for as well as compelling reasons to try out a book club at your library.

 
 
 
 

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Nurturing Diverse Collections I

 7 steps to hosting a book discussion on goodreads

 


Here you will find content from SCKLS Trainings: 

  • handouts
  • pertinent documents and weblinks
  • video recordings
  • Content is arranged from newest to oldest.
  • If there is a video to view, the title of the content will be underlined and the title and image will be clickable. 
       
 

Nurturing Diverse Collections--Anti-racist Reading Choices

 Nurturing Diverse Collections I

 
       
 

7 Steps to Hosting a Book Discussion on Goodreads

7 steps to hosting a book discussion on goodreads

 
       
   

Master Readers' Advisory 
with Novelist Plus

 

 NoveList

 
       
 

 Apollo Authority Control

  • 5/6/2020
  • Lisa Sharbaugh
  • In this focused session, you will:
    • Understand how Authority Control best practices can help patrons access your collection
    • Identify ways in which lack of Authority Control affects catalog organization
    • Learn how to perform regular Authority Control cleanup
  • Length: 1:07:11

 Apollo Authority Control

 
       
 

 

Outlook Tips

Outlook Tips

 
       

 

Best Practices and Tools for Building
Community Online

 

 Best Practices

 
       
 

Imagining Stories Online

 

 Imaginging Stories Online

 
       
   

A New Summer at the Library

 

 A New Summer at the Library

 
 

A New Summer at the Library

 

 

 A New Summer at the Library

 

 
       
 

 

How to Do a Mail Merge

  • 4/15/2020
  • Join Tamia Taylor-Bader, technology consultant, and learn how to do a mail merge. Tired of creating certificates for one patron at a time? Looking to streamline your community mailing prep? Now’s the time to discover (or rediscover) the benefits of Microsoft mail merge. This time-saving function allows you to create a batch of documents or envelopes that are personalized for each recipient. It’s all done automatically by linking data from a spreadsheet to specific places in the document—and it can save you a lot of time and effort!
  • Length: 19:11

 

 How to do a Mail Merge

 
       
 

Destiny Cataloging

  • 4/9/2020
  •  Attention Destiny automation system users! Are you ready to learn how to catalog new materials in the Destiny automation system? Join Lisa Sharbaugh, automation and technology services coordinator, as you explore cataloging basics and best practices, including how to search for and select records and how to edit existing records.

    In this focused and engaging session:
    • Identify and use best practices for cataloging in Destiny
    • Learn how to add additional z-targets for Title record searching
    • Recognize how to select the best records
    • Organize your series records so that they display together in the catalog
  • Length: 1:03:55
  • Destiny Cataloging Links
  • Z Targets

 Destiny Cataloging Training Handout

 
       
   

Alexandria Cataloging

  • 3/25/2020
  • Attention Alexandria automation system users! Are you ready to learn how to catalog new materials in the Alexandria automation system? Join Lisa Sharbaugh, automation and technology services coordinator, as you explore cataloging basics and best practices, including how to search for and select records and how to edit existing records.

    In this focused and engaging session:
    • Identify and use best practices for cataloging in Alexandria
    • Learn how to add additional z-targets for title record searching
    • Recognize how to select the best records
    • Organize your series records so that they display together in the catalog
  • Length: 1:03:47
  • Alexandria Cataloging Links
  • Z Targets

 Alexandria Cataloging

 
       
 

 An Introduction to Issue Kansas State Library Cards

  • 3/6/2020
  • Watch this prerecorded webcast at your convenience to learn how to issue a Kansas State Library card to your patrons. This powerful card provides login privileges so patrons get the most out of the many valuable databases and digital materials your library can provide through the State Library. From research to skill building to career exploration to digital reading, your patrons will be able to unlock a wealth of knowledge and resources with your help.
  • Length: 0:03:21

 KS State Lib Card Webcast

 
       
   

Introduction to G Suite

 G Suite 2

 
       
   

Stress-Free Statistics

 

 
       
   

Intermediate Excel Tips and Tricks

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Become a Goodreads Power User

  • 1/30/2020
  • Strap on your seat belts and get ready for a fast-paced exploration of 10 ways to maximize your use of Goodreads, the "world's largest site for readers and book recommendations." Join Robyn Bravi, technology consultant and readers' advisory advocate, to discover how to find and share just-right books like a pro.
  • Length: 1:00:10
  • Goodreads Power User (pdf)

 
       
   

Free, Safe & Legal: Using Images On & Off the Web

  • Sharon Barnes
  • 1/23/2020
  • Finding online images to use is a breeze… or is it? Learn about copyright, file type, file size, and how to use images online and in print as you create eye-catching and informative communications for your library.
  • Main handout (copyright & Creative Commons, tips, resources & instructions)
  • Quick Reference Image Resources (pdf)

 Gallery_legal_web

 
       
 

 Apollo Reports

  • Lisa Sharbaugh
  • 1/22/2020
  • Discover how to select and generate reports, and learn about some useful standard reports available. Also, explore reports necessary for daily operations, like weeding, reports that show circulation statistics, and patron notices. As a live webinar participant, you can discuss which reports have been particularly useful in your library as well as ask questions about which reports might be best to use in certain circumstances.

    In this focused and hands-on session:
    • Learn how to customize and schedule overdue notices
    • Select reports for evaluating circulation statistics
    • Identify and use reports to facilitate weeding
  • Length: 54:38

 

 Apollo Reports

 
       
 

 

Alexandria Researcher

  • 11/6/2019
  • If your library uses the Alexandria automation system, you won’t want to miss this webinar training facilitated by Lisa Sharbaugh, automation and technology services coordinator, as she provides an overview of the Alexandria Researcher patron catalog, a collection of versatile and intuitive library search interfaces appropriate for all ages of library patrons. 
  • Length: 59:18

 Alexandria Researcher

 
       
 

 

Destiny Reports

  • 8/27/2019
  • Attention Destiny automation system users! Are you getting the specific data you need to drive important decisions in your library? Are you spending too much time gathering or searching for these numbers? It’s time to put Follett Destiny’s powerful prefigured and customizable reports to work for you. If your library uses Destiny, view this webinar facilitated by Lisa Sharbaugh, automation & technology services coordinator, to learn how to effectively use the reports feature in the Destiny Library Manager. 
  • Length: 53:40

 Destiny Reports

 
       
 

Adobe Spark

  • 4/16/2019
  • If you want to create free and easy web-based library promotions that WOW, then don’t miss this webinar! Learn how to harness the power of Adobe Spark and create stunning images, web pages and videos that effectively communicate with patrons and other library stakeholders. Adobe Spark gives everyone the ability to create and share visual stories—all without specialized training or design talent. Join Lisa Sharbaugh, automation and technology services coordinator, to learn how to quickly and easily create images, pages, and videos packaged for the web and designed to be shared to promote your library and engage your patrons.
  • Length: 1:28:35

 Adobe Spark