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Date registered: July 27, 2006

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  1. Nice plug for libraries — March 10, 2014
  2. ALA “extremely disappointed” with net neutrality ruling — January 14, 2014
  3. Talking Books News — October 2, 2013
  4. Kansas Library Association wants YOU! — September 19, 2013
  5. Jordaan Library — July 30, 2013

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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?

Shareable: What Young People Really Want From Libraries

Shareable: What Young People Really Want From Libraries.  We are always talking about how to get more young people into our libraries; giving them what they want might just work.

Tech Tuesday 6/11/2013

“I downloaded a program, I unchecked all the boxes for all this extra junk and now I have something taking over my computer.” Remember back in the day when installing a program from the internet was just simply install, next, next, next, finish? Today with so many companies attempting to track everything they can get …

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QR codes

If you have been wondering about those little square boxes with all the squiggles in them –they are QR codes.  If you’ve been wondering how they might be used in libraries, there is an article in the Summer 2012 issue of the Texas Library Journal that can answer some of your questions.  You can read …

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Advocacy within the Library

This article comes from a blog entitled “Everyday Advocacy” which is published by the Association for Library Services to Children, A Division of the American Library Association ADVOCACY WITHIN THE LIBRARY While advocacy outside your library is certainly important, don’t forget about sharing the message inside your library! Your staff and volunteers are already passionate …

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Shareable: How to Be a Citizen Placemaker: Think Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper

Shareable: How to Be a Citizen Placemaker: Think Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper.   I think many of these ideas relate to how libraries can be community hubs that offer a place for citizens to interact and feel connected.

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