Proxy Letter

The board of the Central Kansas Library System consists of 54 members appointed by the boards of local public libraries and 16 members appointed by the governor from the rural areas of the counties that levy the system tax. This board meets twice a year to conduct the business of the System, to approve the budget, any resolutions, the system plan, and elect members to the Executive Committee.

Each library board may authorize a designated proxy holder as their voting representative. Please use one of the print-friendly forms or the online form to authorize an individual as the proxy holder. A new form needs to be submitted for each full system board meeting.

Print-friendly Sample Proxy Form

Print-friendly Proxy Letter for Spring Forward 2014

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Executive Committee Agendas 2014

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CKLS System Grant Questionnaire

The Central Kansas Library System is pleased to provide System grants to all member libraries in 2013. The System Grant Questionnaire must be returned or submitted by January 17, 2014.   This Questionnaire is available as an online form. You can print your questionnaire responses from a pdf document which will be emailed to you after submission. The paper copy this year is for your gathering notes and figures to do the online form. It may be submitted by paper, but we strongly prefer that you do it online. You have two options for submitting the 2013 budget. You may mail a paper copy to Chris Rippel at CKLS OR you may email an electronic copy to Chris Rippel. Please call for assistance, we are happy to give you step by step instructions.

In 2012, the incentive system grants required submitting a disaster plan to CKLS. Those submitting a disaster plan in 2012 received a $100 incentive grant in 2013 and will receive $100 in 2014. Those who did not submit a disaster plan in 2012 did not receive $100 in 2013, but can receive $100 in 2014 by submitting a disaster plan by the end of 2013. CKLS’ Disaster Recovery website contains numerous examples from CKLS members that librarians can modify for their own disaster plan. You have time.

You also have time to complete a special project for this $200 incentive grant. For ideas of how other librarians used their special projects grant, go to the  CKLS Post, March-April 2013, pages 6 and 7. 

 

Click here for a sample copy of the online System Grant Questionnaire. You may print this document to help you gather information for your responses.

Click here for the online 2013 System Grant Questionnaire.

Grants

System Grant Questionnaire

CKLS Competitive Grants Information and Guidelines: Find grant applications in the top left sidebar. These applications open as Word documents, which can be filled out and emailed to Chris Rippel.

  • 2013 Materials Grant Max $1,000 DEADLINE October 1, 2013
  • Continuing Education Max $1,000 (available until funds run out each year)
  • Programming Max $250 (available until funds run out each year)

Grant cycle for upcoming years.
2013 - Materials
2014 - Facilities
2015 - Equipment
2016 - Materials
2017 - Facilities
2018 - Equipment
2019 - Materials
2020 - Facilities

Continuing Education Grants

Communication

The CKLS POST is published six times a year. Librarians and Library Board members receive print copies via the courier or USPS. Issues are simultaneously published and can be read online. Back issues are also available online.

The CKLS Googlegroup is an electronic discussion/mailing list for members, administrator and staff of the Central Kansas Library System in Great Bend, Kansas. This Group is a primary means of communication with librarians. This Group is a public forum and all messages sent to the Group can be viewed online. All messages are archived.

Email Gail Santy to be added to the Group. Only Group members may post. All other messages will be moderated.

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Harry Willems
Director
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  • Administration, programs, and services of CKLS
  • Library administration
  • Budget and Tax Issues
  • Personnel
  • Policies
  • Board orientation and training
  • Facility planning
  • Library Laws
  • Statewide and National Library Issues
  • Weeding
  • Library evaluations: Physical library plant

Vickie Herl
Administration/Business Office
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  • Administrative Manager
  • Personnel Records
  • Timecards
  • Vacation records
  • Sick Leave records and other time off records
  • Personnel Benefit Administration
  • Payroll
  • General Accounting
  • Grant compliance and reporting

Chris Rippel
Continuing Education
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  • Department Head
  • Continuing education
  • Continuing education event coordination
  • Workshop planning
  • Library staff development
  • Collection development and management
  • Weeding
  • Personnel issues
  • Program planning
  • Board orientation and training
  • Statistics and reporting
  • Library law
  • Library Board policy issues
  • Grant writing
  • Library evaluations: Policies

Kathy Rippel
Resource Access and Sharing (Interlibrary Loan and Technical Services)
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  • Department Head
  • Cataloging
  • Interlibrary loan training and support
  • Kansas EZ Library Ordering
  • Collection development and management
  • Weeding
  • Coordinates the Kansas Library Express courier service for CKLS libraries
  • Program planning-Genealogy
  • Library evaluations: Collection

Bev Cross
Administrative Assistant to Consultants
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  • CKLS receptionist
  • Coordinates planning for System events
  • Online event registration coordinator
  • Prepares mailings
  • Maintains Library Directory and Handbook
  • Printing and laminating
  • Website Assistant

 


Books by Mail

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  • Books by Mail Reader's Advisor
  • Copy cataloging for Books by Mail and Rotating Books

 

Renee´ Pike
Technical Services
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  • Cataloging
  • Coordinates bulk library supply orders

 

Holly Regan
Interlibrary Loan
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  • Assistant


Cathy Rhan
Talking Books
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  • Department Head
  • Talking Books consultant
  • Blind & physically handicapped consulting
  • Low vision aids
  • Activities and resources for Seniors
  • Program planning for Seniors
  • Consults with activity directors
  • Library evaluation: ADA requirements

 

Ron Sanders
Rotating Books
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  • Book truck driver

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Gail Santy
Outreach Services
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  • Department Head
  • Professional Collection manager
  • CKLS website manager
  • CKLS Googlegroup manager
  • Board orientation and training
  • Collection development and management
  • Weeding
  • Pathfinder Central Co-manager: automation and training
  • Library Advocacy
  • Kansas EZ Library and Sunflower eLibrary ordering
  • Rotating Books ordering
  • Marketing library services
  • Newsletter (CKLS POST)
  • Rural patron reference "Ask a Librarian"
  • Program planning
  • Library evaluations: Building interior

Maribeth Shafer
Automation
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  • Technology Consultant
  • Computer Services
  • Technology education and training
  • Pathfinder Central Co-manager: automation and training, migration, conversion


Margie Sheppard
Technical Services
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  • Assistant
  • Processes materials for libraries and CKLS

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Steve Thomas
Automation
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  • Department Head
  • Technology Consultant
  • Computer Services
  • Technology education and training
  • Library evaluations: Technology

 

Loretta Zorn
Talking Books
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  • Clerk
  • Prepares and mails large print to patrons

 

Loretta Schroeder
Administration/Business Office
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  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounts receivable, payable, payroll
  • Assists with tracking and reporting grant expenditures

 

Missy Esfeld
Technical Services
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  • Bookkeeper
  • Book and materials ordering, billing, shipments
  • Technical Services bookkeeping
  • DVD, CD, and video game disc cleaning and repair
  • Processes materials for libraries and CKLS
  • PILL Replacement Claims

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Patty Collins
Youth Services
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  • Consultant
  • Continuing education and workshops
  • Youth collection management and weeding
  • Youth and Family programming
  • Library evaluations: Youth collections and physical space
  • Early literacy resources

 

Marquita Boehnke
Youth Services
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  • Department Head
  • Continuing education and workshops
  • Youth collection management and weeding
  • Youth programming
  • Library evaluations: Youth collections and physical space
  • Early literacy resources

 

Connie Bobbitt
Administration/Business Office
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  • Secretarial and clerical services
  • Business office mailings

Executive Committee Agendas 2012

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Executive Committee Agendas 2013

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Executive Committee Minutes 2013

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Executive Committee Minutes 2012

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Activity Director Consulting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 144
Advocacy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 107
Automation This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 140
Blind & Physically Handicapped This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 144
Book Ordering/Billing/Shipments This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 132
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Books by Mail Ext. 117
Budgeting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 111
Budgeting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 139
Building & Construction This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 111
Cataloging This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 148
Cataloging This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 133
Collection Development and Management This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 107
Computer Services This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 137
Computer Services This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 140
Continuing Education This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 139
Friends of the Library This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 111
Fundraising This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 111
General Information This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 104
Grant Writing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 111
Handicapped Services This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 144
In-Service Training This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 139
Interlibrary Loan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 148
Interlibrary Loan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 147
Listserv/Mailing Group This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 107
Marketing/Public Relations This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext.107
Newsletter (POST) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 107
Pathfinder Central This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 140
Policies for Libraries This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 111
Preview Books for Youth This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 135
Programming This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 111
Programming This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 107
Programming - Genealogy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 148
Programming - Summer Library Program This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 135
Programming - Talking Books, low vision aids, activities and resources for seniors This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 144
Public Relations This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 111
Reference This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 107
Rotating Books This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 107
Rotating Books This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 136
Supplies This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 133
System Grants This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 111
Talking Books This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 144
Trustees This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 111
Weeding/Adult This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 139
Weeding/Adult This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 148
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Workshops This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 139
Young Adult Services This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 135
Youth Services This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 135
Youth Service Resources Scheduling This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ext. 134
Personnel Position Department Extension
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Administrative Manager  

Business Office

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Youth Services

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Reader's Advisor Books by Mail Ext. 117
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Technical Services
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Department Head
Pathfinder Central Co-Manager

 

Outreach Services: Reference
Rotating Books
Books by Mail

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Pathfinder Central Manager
Automation Ext. 140

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Bookkeeper Business Office Ext. 102
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Loretta Zorn Clerk Talking Books Ext. 142
 
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