Carol Barta

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Jun 11

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.

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Mar 21

Help with Tech Plans

Planning the budget requires all aspects of the library’s operation be considered and evaluated. Though technology is not the largest budget line item, planning for technology has become more important since computer and Internet access has become a significant part of library service. Technology takes many forms but a short list of the major components …

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Mar 10

Nice plug for libraries

A 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 …

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Jan 14

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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Dec 12

2012 Public Library Standards for Kansas

2012 Public Library Standards The complete standards are available in a printable PDF format or may be viewed online, by section. Introduction Structure and Governance Planning, Marketing, and Community Outreach Library Funding and Budget Library Services and Resources Automation and Technology Library Personnel Physical Facilities Appendix A: Base Library Director Salary Range Appendix B: Recommended …

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Oct 02

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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Sep 19

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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Jul 30

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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Jul 08

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.

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Jun 25

Tech Tuesday: Phone line surge.

  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 …

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