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Continuing Ed

NCKL offers member libraries and their staff assistance in taking advantage of training, education and development opportunities through a modest grant program. Grants are available for use by librarians and trustees wishing to attend state professional conferences and courses offered by other agencies. Other events may qualify for grant assistance.

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Eligible NCKLS libraries can apply for grants that help expand existing or add new library services; fund Summer Reading Program events; and update technology to better serve patrons and communities.

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Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan for the North Central Kansas Libraries Interlibrary loan is a valuable service that provides library patrons in the North Central Kansas Libraries region access to materials not available at their local libraries. Materials are provided by other member libraries of the North Central Kansas Libraries system, as well as other libraries throughout Kansas …

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Rotating Books

ABOUT THE ROTATING BOOKS This program distributes current, popular reading materials for all ages to system libraries with the NCKLS book van. Six times per year libraries exchange up to 350 books to supplement their collection. The collection is weeded and constantly replenished with new books to keep it current. If this service is used …

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Technical Services

The Technical Services Department, located at system headquarters in Manhattan Public Library, offers the following services for member libraries: ORDERING Member libraries can order books and other materials using Baker and Taylor’s Title Source 3 online ordering software. B & T offers member libraries generous discounts for materials, as well as the opportunity to track …

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Technology Consulting

What consulting services are provided? Librarians and boards may call on system staff for advice and assistance in all areas of library technology, governance, administration, and operation. In addition to providing and coordinating consultant services, the Assistant Director/Consultant (Carol Barta) Technology Consultant (Duane Mayer) Assistant Technology Consultant (Kim Scaler) Technology Trainer (LaDonna Clark) share responsibility …

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Technology Training

Technology Training is a service provided by NCKLS for the system libraries. We are equipped with a portable computer lab where we can bring the training to your library, all you need is space. January 2019 January 15, 2019               State Library Basics      Clay Center        …

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Youth Consulting

We offer support to our member libraries in planning and implementing services to children and young adults. Sandy Wilkerson is the Youth Consultant, available at (1-800-432-2796 ext. 804) or by e-mail at swilkerson. Services offered: Collection development, weeding, and programming assistance Children’s & Young Adult policy consulting Checkout of Story Time Kits, Maker Kits, and 6 …

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