NorthWest Kansas Library System

NorthWest Kansas Library System

Office Hours

Mon. ~ Thurs: 8:00 – 3:30PM CST

Executive Committee Meeting

Last Month’s Meeting Info:

AgendaMinutesDirector’s ReportFinancial ReportBill ListDraft Audit Report

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  • October-KLA Conference F2F
  • December 8th-After Lunch (Lead From Where You Are)

Record Retention Schedule & Teams Revisited (With George Seamon and Valerie Geringer)

Technology Workshop (With Valerie Geringer on Teams and Andy Shearer on databases)

20 Second Talks with Jamie LaRue

Online Safety with Jacque Beckman

  • Zoom Recording (Technical difficulties made it so only half the workshop is available) 

STEAM/STEM with Amy Brownlee

Library Ethics with Pat Wagner

Full System Workshop & Meeting  

Zoom Recording

Open Government Presentation

“The Canva Way” Presentation

Knowing and Building Your Community 


Customer Service Skills with Pat Wagner

Video and Slides

Kansas Memory 


KS CIPA and Tech Planning



Sample Tech Plan

State Library KS CIPA Page

Verso Workshop

Meeting Video

Advocacy with Jamie LaRue




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Talk About Libraries—Kansas Memory with Michael Church, Kansas Historical Society Archivist

Informational Video

Getting Statistics Ready

Workshop Video

PDF Copy of the PowerPoint

NWKLS Member Library Book Club Discussion–Crucial Conversations

Discussion Video

Crafting Your Collection Workshop

Fall Workshop

Workshop Video

Trustee Update

Workshop Video

New Trustee Training

Workshop Video

Full System Board Meeting

Meeting Video

COVID Discussion

Workshop Video

T3 Young Adult Training

Workshop Video

Verso Duplicate Workshop

Full System Retreat

Humanities Kansas Presentation by Dan Eells (Click on the Title to see the PDF.)

Mindfullness– Janell Nease RN, CHC

Mindfulness: a mental state achieved by focusing on one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.  Used as a therapeutic technique.  – dictionary def.

Ways to be mindful-

  • Start your day with meditation/prayer
  • Eat without distraction
  • Exercise
  • Practice taking a deep breath
  • Mindful intake of fluids
  • Use your senses.

Raisin Activity

  • Pretend you have never seen a raisin before.
  • Observe the way the raisin looks;
  • How it feels;
  • How their skin responds to its manipulation;
  • Its smell;
  • Its taste.
  • Take a moment to write down your observations.  Share your observations.
  • Focusing on the raisin in your hand and make a point to notice everything about it, if you do this you are unlikely to be expending energy, time, and attention on worrying or ruminating about other parts of your lives.”
  • Be present in the moment
  • Don’t deny or avoid emotions
  • Laugh at yourself, it’s ok to do that!
  • Slow down
  • Nourish your body
  • Turn off all distractions
  • Take a deep breath
  • Mindful intake of fluids
  • Use your senses.

Mindfulness with weight loss and eating-

  • Food choices
  • When you think of food, what comes to mind?
  • Food Choices/Snacks
  • Plan prep and prepare
  • Setting short and long term weight loss goals

Mindfulness in exercise-

  • Rule of thumb for exercise.
  • What do you enjoy?
  • Set goals
  • Set times
  • Get creative

Practice Positivity- For every negative there is a greater positive, find the silver lining in each day, each moment and each trial we face.

  • Be a fountain not a drain.
  • Crabs in a bucket…..
  • See the cup not half empty, not half full but refillable!

Remember- misery loves company….. Steer clear of negativity and don’t engage in negative talk or gossip.  In most cases, it’s not your circus and not your monkeys

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