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After-lunch course: Universal Design

Making libraries accessible and inclusive can be a challenge. Fortunately, the principles of Universal Design offer guidance on how to create libraries that are usable and welcoming for all patrons. This presentation will introduce the principles of Universal Design, explain how this concept contrasts with accessibility, and offer concrete advice on how to apply these principles at your library. These examples will provide advice for those looking for low-budget, high-impact changes that can improve accessibility and […]


Kansas Early Literacy Symposium

Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library 1515 SW 10th AVE, Topeka, KS

Join us! You’re invited to the Kansas Early Literacy Symposium on Friday, April 14, 2023, from 8:30am to 4pm at Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library. Mark your calendar and save the day--you won’t want to miss this energizing day of professional development. This engaging session will bring together early childhood educators and library and museum professionals who work with families of children aged birth through Kindergarten and their families. Through a combination of professional […]


2023 Spring Directors Institute

NEKLS Office 4317 W 6th Street, Lawrence, KS

Public library directors of Northeast Kansas, please join us at the NEKLS office for the 2023 Spring Directors Institute on Friday, April 21. At this continuing education event, the sole Directors Institute of 2023, public library directors will have the opportunity to network, ponder big issues, have a delicious lunch from Wheatfields, and participate in two workshops. If you cannot make it in-person, consider registering to watch the workshops over Zoom. Please register here to […]

2023 Trustee Training


Save the date for NEKLS annual Trustee Training: Saturday morning on June 3rd. Our presenter will be Robin Newell and she will be discussing library policies. More details to come, questions about this event and annual accreditation requirements for trustee conditioning education can be sent to Dan Alexander (