Necessary Knowledge 2019 Print
Credits: 5
Core Competency: 2A:General Library Management

Presenter: Staff

NeCessary KnowLedge Live

Thursday, November 7, 2019

MPL Auditorium



BugHounds at the Library


John Kugler


10:30 – 10:45



Serving Patrons with Mental Health Challenges: Strategies, Community Resources, and Self-Care Techniques


Dawn Behrend

Noon – 100

                                             LUNCH—Lower Atrium


Verso Users

Verso Version 6 Cataloging Update


Carol Barta

No-cost/Low-cost Library Catalogs for the smallest libraries

Duane Mayer and Kim Scaler

2:00 – 2:15



Marcy’s mid-year picks

3:15- 3:45



And Door Prizes


           BugHounds at the Library John Kugel

An employee of Topeka & Shawnee County Library, John will talk about his experiences from the larger library as well as the increased requests from smaller libraries. He can give recommendations on being proactive to lessen the chances of an infestation. Please send questions for John to SEKLS before September 15 so we can get them to him for answers.

Serving Patrons with Mental Health Challenges: Strategies, Community Resources, and Self-Care Techniques

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that over half of Americans will be diagnosed with a mental disorder in their lifetime, with one in five adults anticipated to be diagnosed within a year’s time. Libraries play a central role in their communities and librarians must be prepared to encounter patrons who are faced with mental health difficulties. This session will provide an overview of common mental disorders in children, adolescents, and adults and ways of addressing challenging patron behaviors. The session will also include tips for coordinating with community resources to serve patrons with mental health needs, programming for mental health awareness, and self-care strategies to prevent burn out. 

Dawn Behrend is an Instruction and Outreach Librarian at Lenoir-Rhyne University, where she serves as the liaison for psychology, counseling, mathematics, computer science, and business and manages the library’s social media platforms. She holds a B.A. in Psychology, M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Master of Business Administration, and Master of Library Science. Ms. Behrend has worked for 20 years as a clinical psychologist and is a second career librarian. Ms. Behrend continues to work in private practice in addition to her work as an academic librarian.


Date & Time: Thursday November 07 (2019) 9:30 AM to 3:45 PM
Registrations Available: Unlimited
Registration Deadline: 11/07/19

The registration period is over.

People Already Registered

Aimee Roberts, Council Grove Public Library

Alice Jones, Frankfort City Library

Anita Westcott, Americus Township Library

Barbara Lee, Leonardville City Library

Charlene Luna Porter, Wamego Public Library

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Cheryl Wilson, Clifton Public Library

Ciri George, White City Public Library

Connie Avery, Solomon Public Library

Darci Hildebrand, Wamego Public Library

Debora Oehm, Marysville Public Library

Gwen Owens-Wilson, Herington Public Library

Janet Keller, Washington Public Library

Janice Lyhane, Marysville Public Library

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John Pecoraro, Manhattan Public Library

Judith Cremer, Pottawatomie Wabaunsee Regional Library

Kimberly Gant, Council Grove Public Library

Lynn Teeters, Solomon Public Library

Marcia Allen, Manhattan Public Library

Marilyn Peterson, Herington Public

Michelle Gibson, Council Grove Public Library

Nakita Hirsch, Hope Community Library

Nikki Plankinton, Lyon County Library District #1

Patricia Peterson, Riley City Library

Peggy Hasenkamp, Axtell Public Library

Phyllis Applegarth, Washington Public Library

Ronda Parks, Lyon County Library District #1

Samantha Asebedo, Elm Creek Library

Sandra Simmons, Americus Township Library

Sandy Jenkins, Burns Public Library

Sarah Hanners, Elmendaro Township Library

Shanda Cramer, Clay Center Carnegie Library

Shelly Wirtz, Herington Public Library

Susan Mueller, Herington Public Library

Susan Reid, Florence

Terri Zumbrum, Americus Township Library