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Date registered: July 27, 2006

Latest posts

  1. Fun programming idea — January 23, 2015
  2. Those pesky passwords — December 5, 2014
  3. NCKLS Annual Meeting Agenda — August 5, 2014
  4. Informing Voters — July 24, 2014
  5. CNN Article on Libraries — June 11, 2014

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Fun programming idea

Need some thing to perk up the season of winter doldrums?  How does getting your library patrons involved in a town-wide scavenger hunt sound?  Here is a Library Journal article from February, 2014 that tells how Darien, Connecticut pulled this off.

Those pesky passwords

This  short TED talk  might convince you to redo some or all of your passwords. Lorrie Faith Cranor studied thousands of real passwords to figure out the surprising, very common mistakes that users — and secured sites — make to compromise security. And how, you may ask, did she study thousands of real passwords without …

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NCKLS Annual Meeting Agenda

Order of Business North Central Kansas Libraries System Annual Board Meeting Hilton Garden Inn August 7, 2014 9:30 – 1:00 Executive Committee Meeting:  9:30 am             Call to Order             Consent Agenda : Minutes of the May 29, 2014 meeting;           …

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Informing Voters

From Mainstream, Inc.,  the Kansas Nonprofit association comes this resource for answering voters questions in a non-partisan way:   “With elections fast approaching, make sure that your nonprofit has the resources it needs to help get your community prepared for and involved in voting!  A great place to start is with Nonprofit Vote!  Nonprofit Vote provides …

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CNN Article on Libraries

  Reinventing libraries for ‘hanging out, messing around and geeking out’   Learn what libraries around the country are doing to encourage young people to visit..  Click on the title to open the article in a new window.


Nice plug for libraries

katy wolk-stanleyA blog that I follow from time to time is Katy Wolk-Stanley’s “Non-Consumer Advocate”  Her blog had a great plug for libraries today.  The post was titled”Katy “Money Saving Tips for The Broke-Broke-Brokety-Broke.”

Here’s what she says about libraries:

“This one may fall under the duh category, but make sure you’re taking full advantage of everything your library has to offer. Books, music, downloadable audiobooks and museum passes are just the beginning. Portland’s library puts on events for adults and children and clubs for everything from knitting to fans of The Non-Consumer Advocate. Okay, I made that last bit up, but go ask your reference librarian if there’s anything you’re not taking full advantage of.”

You can read the full post at: The Non-Consumer Advocate

It is always nice to hear how much folks appreciate their libraries.

ALA “extremely disappointed” with net neutrality ruling

Today, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Federal Communications Commission overstepped its authority by prohibiting Internet providers from blocking Internet traffic. Barbara Stripling, president of the American Library Association (ALA), released the following statement regarding the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruling on Verizon v. FCC The rest of the …

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Talking Books News

With the continued government shutdown, National Library Services (NLS) – including, BARD (direct download), the NLS catalog, and NLS staff are unavailable. But we are happy to say State Library of Kansas Talking Books Services is open and actively sending out materials. If Talking Book patrons are in need of reading materials simply call (1-800-362-0699) …

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Kansas Library Association wants YOU!

Join in our Vision: Dynamic libraries and library staff serving all Kansans. Join in our Mission: The Kansas Library Association is the common bond, public voice, and collective power for the Kansas library community. The Kansas Library Association will facilitate the acquisition of needed skills and expand opportunities for professional development within the library community. …

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Jordaan Library

Jordaan Library, Larned, KS created this wonderful video to celebrate their library.  What would you put in a video to show your community your library?

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