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Contact

                  785-825-4624
                  301 W. Elm - Salina, KS - 67401 

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Library Hours

                 Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
                 Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
                 Sunday 1 - 6 p.m. 

Speakers Bureau

Library staff members are available to speak to groups, clubs or organizations about various library services or programs. This list represents the offerings from every department in the library, and covers all aspects of the library’s interests and operation.

To book a speaker, call the library at 825-4624 and ask for any of the staff members listed here.

 

Angela Allen Angela Allen
Head of  Information Services 

Information Services Overview 
Information Services is a multifaceted department that includes collection development, the Campbell Room of Kansas History, and interlibrary loan. See how the librarians in the department connect people with information of all kinds, and discover what role the Information Services department plays in the library and its involvement with print, audio, ebooks, databases, microfilm and more. 
30-45 minutes

Campbell Room of Kansas History
The Campbell Room of Kansas History is a great local resource for Kansas history, particularly Salina and Saline County. Historians and genealogists will find a treasure trove of useful information in the collection.  
30-45 minutes

Virtual Library at Salina Public Library
Salina Public Library is the gateway to numerous resources, many of them available from a home computer. Foreign languages, small engine repair, health and medical periodicals, lists of books to read, white and yellow pages from across the country, downloadable ebooks, magazines and audiobooks are only a click away. 
30-45 minutes  
(Requires a screen or wall suitable for showing images, and an Internet connection)

 

Lori Berezovsky Lori Berezovsky
Community Engagement Coordinator

Where Does Your Library Go? Outreach Services
Library services are not confined to the library building. Learn about the staff and makeup of the Outreach Department, and discover where Salina Public Library goes and how we connect with the community.
30 minutes

 

 

Nick Berezovsky Nick Berezovsky
Head of Acquisitions and Cataloging

Acquisitions and Cataloging Tour
Come to the library and go behind the scenes for a tour of the library’s processing department. Learn how library materials are ordered, cataloged and prepared before they hit the shelves.  
30 minutes

Morgan Davis Renee Hudson
Community Learning Coordinator

Behind the Scenes with CLASS
CLASS catalogs are seen around town, and people are talking about CLASS. This is an opportunity to learn about the inner workings of the library’s one-of-a-kind, grassroots, community-based organization. Learn about the program’s history in Salina and everything from how instructors are selected to how courses are priced. 
30-45 minutes 
(Internet connection required, along with a screen or wall appropriate for viewing)

Kristi Hansen Lisa Newman
Head of Youth Services

Playing is Learning
Children learn by playing. Discover the different types of play and how each of them helps children prepare for school and fosters a love of learning.
30 minutes

6 by 6: Six Skills to Build Your Child’s Future
There are six skills children need to know by the time they are 6 years old in order to succeed in school. Learn what the six skills are and how easy it is to teach them to babies or toddlers.  
30 minutes

Picture Books 
Books are usually shelved by author, but the picture book section has undergone a makeover. It might not be traditional organization, but it will make it easier for you and your child to find just the right stories.
30 minutes

Youth Services Overview
Youth Services is the place to be for children who want to have fun while learning. Discover about exciting programs and services, visit the Imagination Station (complete with a cupcake house), and see what the library has to offer for children of all ages during this in-house tour.
30 minutes

 

Melanie Hedgespeth Melanie Hedgespeth
Technology Center Manager

Technology Department Overview
The library utilizes all kinds of technology besides computers. Learn about the technology used behind the scenes at the library, as well as tech provided for use at the library or from home.
30 minutes

Apps & Open Source Software
Tired of spending so much money for software? Explore applications, such as Evernote, and open source options, such as Open Office and Workflowy. Best off all, they are available at low or no cost. 
30 minutes

What Can Joomla Do For Me?
Need to create a new website? This informative presentation will show you how to utilize Joomla, an award-winning open source content management system, to easily create and maintain your website for years. 
30 minutes

Cloud Computing
It’s possible to save computer documents to “the cloud." It is no longer a requirement to load things onto your local computer or house servers. Take advantage of the wide variety of cloud computing options available today, and experience the freedom of working in “the cloud."
30 minutes