2016 LibraryAware: All in one marketing

Thursday, July 28, 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.: CKLS
Tuesday, October 4, 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.: CKLS

Open to CKLS members only

Contact Person: Gail Santy

Participants should bring:

The URL, username, and password to the library’s Facebook account
The URL and login to the library’s website, if you have one
Several ideas for a marketing campaign, i.e. fall story time programming, adult programming series, special library event

Gail Santy will present a practical, hands-on workshop where participants will learn to create and publish print and digital promotional items, edit images and content, create stunning bookmarks, use newsletters to cross promote content, programs, and services, use social media, and more. This workshop is held at CKLS so that we can utilize the big color printer/coper. Participants will leave the workshop with print copies of the promotional materials!

Lunch is on your own.
To whet your appetite, here is how one librarian uses LibraryAware to market new fiction books in the collection of Facebook. She also uses that same information to create a quick monthly email newsletter that her local schools send home to parents.
Here is a link to LibraryAware examples created by the Marigold Library System.

2016 Why Kansas Needs Libraries More Than Ever

Why Kansas Needs Libraries More Than Ever: Libraries = Educationlibraries = education
With Valerie Gross,President and CEO of Howard County Library System and author of Transforming Our Image: Building Our Brand
Friday, October 14, 2016
Salina Public Library, 301 W. Elm Street, Prescott Room in basement
This workshop is free to everyone.
Lunch is on your own.
Valerie explores how “strategic vocabulary” links libraries to education. This new vocabulary revolutionizes the community’s and community leaders’ perception of public libraries. This presentation offers many examples of how changes in vocabulary lead to changes in the community’s perception of the library and library staff. Valerie Gross, for example, is described as the President & CEO for the Howard County Library System. How does using President & CEO change the perception of library’s and Valerie’s worth?
9:00 am Coffee & Registration
9:30 am Part I: Getting It Together

The “Libraries = Education” Vision
The Power of Language
Q & A

12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 am Part II: Putting It Together

Implementing the Vision
Education Innovation
Wrap-Up

2:30 pm Adjourn
Valerie J. Gross has served as President & CEO of Howard County Library System, Ellicott City, MD since 2001. She takes pride in HCLS’ top ranking among the great public library systems for its educational mission and unparalleled curriculum that comprises three pillars: Self-Directed Education, Research Assistance & Instruction, and Instructive & Enlightening Experiences. Honored as a Library Journal Mover and Shaker in 2004. Gross holds Masters Degrees in music and library science, and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence.
Direct questions about this workshop to Chris Rippel at 800-362-2642 or crippel@ckls.org

2016 All Aboard the Programming Train

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016 
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Central Kansas Library System, Lower Level Meeting Roomchoo choo train
1409 Williams Street
Great Bend, KS 67530
800-362-2642 ext. 134

Contact Person: Patty Collins, CKLS Youth Services Consultant

Light refreshments will be served at no charge. Lunch is on your own.

“I think you can, I think you can, I think you can.

Creating amazing Library programs for children of all ages.”

Hop on board the Program Express. As your conductor for the day, Miss Patty will treat you to ideas to streamline your program schedule and save you time and money. Along the journey you will gather tips for working with presenters and simplify record keeping and reporting. Advice on how to get your tiny Storytime passengers to sit still and where to find inspiration and materials will be shared. So climb aboard and enjoy the ride.

Next stop, Storytime with continuing service to Summer Library Program, Puppet Shows and all points North.


 8:30 a.m. Registration & Refreshments/Book Giveaway/Make & Take Activities

9:15 a.m. Toddler vs. Preschooler Storytime, Classroom Management, and Memorable Moments

10:30 a.m. CKLS Resource Collection Show & Tell and Other Places to Steal Borrow Ideas

11:30 a.m. Presenters, Statistics, Testimonials, and other Official Stuff

12:15—1:40 p.m. Lunch   (On Your Own)

{1:15 p.m.—Informal programming discussion, If you wish to participate, bring your lunch and ideas to share}

1:45 p.m.   Using Props, Puppets and more Cool Things

3:00 p.m. Prizes, Prizes, Prizes (and Workshop Evaluation)

2016 Library Gathering

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Wednesday, September 7, Concordia, Gambino’s, 136 W. 6th StreetBalloons
Wednesday, October 5, Russell, Pizza Hut, 1314 S. Front Street
Wednesday, November 9, Hays, Gulch’s Pizza, 111. W. 7th Street

Let’s Get Together

Public and School Librarians are invited to come together over a meal, to make connections, support each other, and have some fun!

Choose the location most convenient for you and join us for pizza at 5:30 p.m., our treat!

Faciltators are Patty Collins, CKLS Youth Service Consultant and Christie Snyder, CKLS School Library Consultant.