Carol Barta

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Name: Carol Barta
Date registered: June 13, 2016

Latest posts

  1. New Resource from National Geographic — March 23, 2017
  2. Tax-lid Exemption For Libraries — March 2, 2017
  3. Capitol Journal article on the State Library of Kansas — January 18, 2017
  4. Read Across America Day — February 22, 2016
  5. Privacy & Confidentiality Policies — February 15, 2016

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Mar 23

New Resource from National Geographic

Some of your patrons may be interested in this site from National Geographic where they can access and print topographical maps.  You can find it at

Mar 02

Tax-lid Exemption For Libraries

Roger Carswell, the Director of the Southeast Kansas Libraries System reports: Several of the regional library system directors were able to meet with Roger Basinger of the state Municipal Services office regarding the “library exemption” from the tax lid.  The news was probably the best we could have hoped for. Although Mr. Basinger had been …

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Jan 18

Capitol Journal article on the State Library of Kansas

Jo Budler’s calm, hospitable workplace is one of the most unusual and architecturally pleasing public libraries in Kansas. On the third floor of the Capitol in Topeka, beyond the hustle and bustle of politicians, a set of double doors open to a two-story collection of reference materials that include a law book published more than …

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Feb 22

Read Across America Day

Have you made plans for a Read Across America Day program? Sponsored by the National Education Association (NEA), Read Across America Day takes place on Dr. Seuss’ birthday, March 2nd. Time may seem short, but the NEA has a lot of resources you can use on their website. Their posters, images, web advertisements, certificates, and other …

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Feb 15

Privacy & Confidentiality Policies

At the NCKLS directors’ meeting on February 11, we discussed privacy and confidentiality policies. The American Library Association’s model policy may be found here. In addition, you may find this supplemental checklist of best practices, created by the Illinois Library Association, helpful in reviewing or developing a policy for your library.

Feb 04

Día Turns 20 Mini-Grants from ALSC & Dollar General

Have you considered planning a Día event at your library? Día, the library event celebrating the connection of children and books, turns 20 April 30, 2016, so the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has a funding opportunity to help you celebrate! Applications for 20 mini-grants of $2,000 are now open an available here. ALSC members in public …

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Jan 14

ALA Youth Media Awards

The American Library Association Youth Media Awards were announced Monday morning. If you haven’t had time to look at the list, check it out below. John Newbery Medal: Last Stop on Market Street, written by Matt de la Peña Newbery Honor Books: The War that Saved My Life, written by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Roller Girl, written and …

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Dec 31

Getting statistics from Verso for your annual report

If your library uses Verso– not just the Norcat Libraries– here are some ways to get the statistics you need for the annual report to the state library   To find out your circulation statistics on Verso   Log in and go to the Staff Menu Select Statistics Select Circulation Statistics Select Item Location (this …

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Aug 10

September is Library Card time!

September is a good month to feature library card sign ups.  ALA has lots of ideas on how to make a great library card campaign here.

Jul 30

Rural libraries have much in common with each other–no matter where they are

Libraries Increase Access to Online Services in Myanmar   As Myanmar’s government ministries offer more comprehensive e-government services, rural communities have the most to gain because of their geographic isolation and limited resources. But those communities tend to have limited access to technology and internet, and although some government information is currently available online at …

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