SEKLS News

2022 SEKLS Academic In-Service

The 2022 Academic In-Service will be on June 9 from 10am-3pm at the Independence Community College.   For more information see this event flier. To register for this event go to sekls.org/calendar.

Reminders

Excellence Awards will open April 5 and be due May 20, 2022. Guidelines are in the QuickLinks section to the right.
Annual Meeting is Friday, June 3 at the Iola High School from 9:30 to 3. Keynote and business meeting in the morning, with continuing education sessions in the afternoon.
2022 Materials Delivery Grants for Academics are due September 15, 2022.

Employment Opportunity

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.

New Interest Groups!

Visit the calendar to see what new Interest Groups you might want to join: Finance, Small But Mighty, Seed Library, Story Time, and Reader Zone. These are informal discussion opportunities that are open to all librarians. No registration is necessary, but a library can earn .5 CEs for 1 hour of discussion. Talk to Amy for more information or learn more in the Newsletter.

System Grants

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

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