Here is a student presentation on library advocacy that arrived in my inbox today. Very short and to the point. Click here to view.
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) …View full post
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. …View full post
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.View full post
We are definitely in thunder storm season. Two libraries have had electrical surges damage their Printer/Fax machines: one last week and a second last night. If your library has a phone line connected directly to a fax machine or to an all in one printer (print, copy, scan & fax) we recommend you consider …View full post
Just taking a minute to update you on the new story time and 6×6 kits we have available for checkout.
As you can see from this lovely photo, we’ve got pirates for this summer! We now have 19 Story Time Kits and 3 of the state’s 6×6 Kits circulating.
View the complete list and let us know if you want to check one out.
In case you missed the fun at our recent Summer Reading Program workshop, there’s still a chance to get good programming ideas and information on featured books for the early literacy, children’s and teen programs for 2013.
The Collaborative Summer Library Program and exclusive vendor Upstart, created two webinars that you can watch on demand. You can also direct staff/volunteers to them for an introduction to the programming manual and lots of theme ideas. These are completely free and available to any Kansas public library.
To access the webinars, you must be logged into the CSLP website. If you don’t have an account, simply create one here. If you’ve ordered promotional materials for past reading programs from Upstart, then you (or your library) already have an account.
You can also try directly accessing the webinars page here, but will still need to log in with your account info. Once you click on the webinar you want to view, you’ll be asked to register to view the content, but it’s just a simple form so the CSLP can track usage of the archived versions.
These are well done webinars that provide a great overview of key manual content. The speaker is the programming manual editor, so she really knows her stuff!
Join us for a free learning opportunity!
ALA Midwinter Tech Wrap-up
Friday, February 8th
1:00 PM, NCKL Offices, Presented on the Big Screen.
A look back at the 2013 ALA Midwinter meeting from a library technology perspective. Our panel of experts will analyze and discuss what they learned and what trends stood out at the conference. Whether or not you were at Midwinter, join us for this webinar that will offer an excellent summary and enlightening discussion of the featured technology and trends.
- Jason Griffey, Head of Library Information Technology, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, and blogger for ALA TechSource.
- Marshall Breeding, Library Automation Consultant, Writer and Expert.
- Sue Polanka, Head of Reference and Instruction at the Wright State University Libraries in Dayton, Ohio, Vice President/President Elect of the Academic Library Association of Ohio and author/moderator of No Shelf Required
Q&A after the panelists’ presentations.