Category Archive: Additional Resources

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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Early Literacy Calendar 2015

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Check out this Early Literacy Idea The Youth Services Shout-Out-YSS!, a blog supported by Wisconsin librarians, has created a fabulous early literacy tool. Their calendar provides suggestions of activities that support literacy. The activities are fun, short, and simple. But the true beauty of the ideas is that each one focuses on either a tenet …

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We Learn…

10% of what we read 20% of what we hear 30% of what we see 50% of what we see and hear 70% of what we discuss 80% of what we experience 95% of what we teach to others —William Glasser

Facebook Interests Lists

Interests lists are an optional way to organize and view content you are interested in on Facebook. You can create your own interests lists based on the things you care about, or follow other people’s lists. For example, you could create an interest list for other libraries in NCKLS. When you create or follow a list, you …

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How to Schedule a Post in Facebook

If you don’t have time to update your static  page every day, consider using Facebook’s scheduling feature to schedule posts in advance.  Planning ahead makes your life a little easier.

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Bill Snyder READ Posters

NCKLS has Bill Snyder READ posters to give away! If your library is interested, call or send an email to anyone in the NCKLS offices. Limit of 3 per library.

School-Aged Programming: Field Trips!

“The Hows and Whys of Our Successful Field Trip Adventures” from the Bryce Don’t Play blog has some great advice for making the most of inviting school groups into your library. The article also includes some motivation for starting a field trip adventure of your own, specifically Bryce’s library statistics showed that “40% of all public school second …

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A Shocking Story for All Staff: Ground Yourself for Safety!

Library Computer Technician Dan Ross offers a word of caution about steps to take before turning on your computer or other electrical equipment—at work or home. A recent problem with a staff printer revealed that a buildup of static electricity caused sheets of paper to stick together, jamming the process.

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Interested in Adding a Summer Food Program?

The KSDE Summer Food Service Program Is Always an Option! Renee Grassi posted this great article, “Serving the Underserved: Lunch at the Library” about adding a summer food program to her library’s summer reading activities. She discusses benefits of the program and how it fits into the library’s mission I know many of the libraries …

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Planning Your Fall Programs?

Pumpkin Coach

Here are some fun ideas for Halloween: Sasquatch Escape from Bryce Don’t Play (NCKLS’ Hint: The Friendly Monster Story Time Kit has some fun Sasquatch titles, as well as great Make Your Own Monster toys.) Host a Halloween Bash from Movie Licensing USA: Public Libraries For Tweens, Teens or Adults: Three Literary Themed Halloween Parties …

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