9:00 - 10:00

Start Me Up
Doors Open - Registration

10:00 - 10:15

Come Together
Tech Day+ Kickoff and General Announcements

10:15 - 11:00

Message In A Bottle
Director of Grants and Outreach 

Humanities Kansas grants support projects that draw on history, literature, and culture to engage your community with stories that spark conversations. For SWKLS TechDay+ Conference, Leslie VonHolten, HK Director of Grants & Outreach, will explore ways that humanities projects are elevated through technology. Whether it is preserving archives in a digital collection, exploring a topic through a podcast, or producing a short film, HK grants can provide the funds you need to get your project off the ground and into your community. 

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Breakout Sessions

11:00 - 11:30


Operation: Mindcrime
Psychology of the Hack

Steve Andrews

A look into the psychology of cybercrime. Learn why you may be the weakest link in your cybersecurity efforts.

Down on the Corner
Mobile Library Service

Sara Wilson and Richard Brookman

Get outside of your library’s four walls. Providing services and programs out in the great wild. Gain some ideas of how to accomplish reaching out to your community through different organizations locales and literally outside in the great big blue and green world.

Mr. Postman
Next Level Newsletters

Justin Wilson

Learn how to use communication to build your brand and take your newsletter to the next level with this dynamic presentation focused on marketing, brand recognition, and the power of storytelling in reaching out to your patron base. You'll learn how to build an effective newsletter, why it's important, and how you can use this powerful tool to engage your community.

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Breakout Sessions

11:30 - 12:00


Learn to Fly
Programming Panel

Richard Brookman

Attendees will share ideas for library programming.

Check It Out
SWKLS Collection Overview

Sara Wilson and Steve Andrews

An overview of the diverse collections offered by SWKLS for loan to our members, including, STEAM / STEM, tech, and professional collection materials.

No More Mr. Niceguy

Your Website Sucks

Chris Dressler and Bernardo Gamboa

Attendees can expect to learn about standard practices and conciderations of building your library website.

Lunch  12:00 - 1:00
Smoke on the Water
Rock N' Roll Grillin' by Kevin Ritchhart
Menu - Grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, and root beer floats

12:30 - 1:00 - Music Trivia with the SWKLS Groupie's

After Lunch Keynote 1:00 - 2:00
Welcome to the Machine
Let ChatGPT Do It Instead

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Breakout Sessions

2:00 - 2:30


Up Around The Bend
Your Library on the Rocks Mixer


Relax and discuss the days event and other topics with your peers.

Paperback Writer
Printing Services

Sara Wilson and Bernardo Gamboa

Attendees can expect to learn about the diverse printing service that are offered at SWKLS.

Invisible  Touch
Patron Privacy

Chris Dressler and Richard Brookman

Attendees can expect to learn about considerations pertaining to the privacy of your patrons.


Prize Drawing and Conclusion