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Family Engagement in Public Libraries

The application for Year 2 of the Family Engagement in Public Libraries (FEPL) project is NOW OPEN! Here are links to information:

Revenue Neutral Rate and Budget Hearing

The governing body of the Southeast Kansas Library System will meeting on August 23, 2022 at 6 pm at Iola Public Library Meeting Room (218 E. Madison) and via zoom (https://kslib.zoom.us/j/99115195029) for the purpose of hearing and answering objections of taxpayers relating to the budget.
Notice of Hearing (.pdf)

Employment Opportunity

The Southeast Kansas Library System is looking for a part-time Special Needs Consultant who is outgoing, compassionate, patient, flexible, and able to communicate easily and effectively with both children and adults. The successful candidate will promote the Talking Books Library Service throughout the region, support individuals with special needs and their families, and build strong relationships with community partners. Headquartered in Iola, Kansas, SEKLS is a multi-type regional library system working with public, academic, special, and school libraries in a 15-county area. Iola is a small-town full of charm, rural beauty, bike trails, and a performing arts center. Desired qualifications: Associate’s degree or combination of relevant education and experience and three (3) years experience working with diverse populations. The position is 25 hours per week with a starting hourly wage of $20-22. See a full job description. Send a meaningful cover letter, resume, and a list of at least three (3) references to: Sharon Moreland, Director, Southeast Kansas Library System, 218 E. Madison, Iola, KS 66749 or smoreland@sekls.org. EOE. First consideration given to applications received by July 22, 2022. Open until filled.

The Southeast Kansas Library System (SEKLS) seeks a full-time Technology Assistant. The successful candidate will support libraries by assisting with technology needs, working under the direction of the technology coordinator. The position requires strong skills in these areas: computer and network troubleshooting, technology training, and library software applications. Positive and effective communication skills are vital. Candidates with any combination of education and experience commensurate with responsibilities will be considered. This position works from the SEKLS office in Iola but assists libraries in a 15-county area and requires a valid driver’s license; frequent, but not overnight, travel is required. Salary range $40,000-$45,000. Excellent benefits, including paid health insurance, membership in Kansas Public Employees Retirement System, and paid professional memberships. See the full job description. Send a meaningful cover letter, resume, and a list of at least three (3) professional references to: Sharon Moreland, Director, Southeast Kansas Library System, 218 E. Madison, Iola, KS 66749 or smoreland@sekls.org. EOE.

System Grants

Thank you to everyone who competed for a collection development grant. Reporting requirements are available on the Grants page.

The 2022 Competitive Grant will be for Technology and Equipment. This will launch in August.

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