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Aug 29

Active Shooter Policy

In light of the shooting in the Clovis, NM Public Library on August 28, it is a good time for libraries to review their evacuation and/or active shooter plans. If you and your board has not established one, now would be a good time to talk about it.  This VIDEO may be in a much larger …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2017/08/29/10358/

Aug 01

Rural Libraries: The lifeblood of small towns

And #10, Libraries are safe places……Gone are the days when a person goes to the local library to do nothing more than check out a book and return it or renew it later. Small town libraries have become a provider of numerous services to their communities. Their future will be one of expanding those services …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2017/08/01/rural-libraries-the-lifeblood-of-small-towns/

May 01

A Machine to Dust Books, is like a ‘waterless carwash”

Book cleaning spotlight by Library Journal, highlights an Italian-made machine, The Depulvera, as an automatic book cleaning system that dusts about 12 books per minute. It’s compact, simple to use, and can be operated in small spaces—even within stack aisles.  The Boston Public Library tweets about their use of it.  See the company website http://depulvera.com/ for more …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2017/05/01/a-machine-to-clean-books/

Dec 21

Flipped Learning

Ever heard of Flipped Learning? It has been around about ten years but the benefit of this learning model is the ability to demonstration real world applications and engage students with interactive projects. It is called ‘flipped’ because the traditional definition was, “what used to be classwork” (the lecture) is done outside of class (usually …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2016/12/21/flipped-learning/

Sep 06

Gum Ball Poetry Station Idea

Cari (@myschoollibrary) from the Centered School Library tweeted a fabulous Pin recently. It was of this wonderful gumball machine that had been transformed into a poem dispenser. She started an intense search to see how cheaply she could find a gumball machine that would really work. These are available for sale on amazon (and probably other places).Less than …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2016/09/06/gum-ball-poetry-station-idea/

Aug 04

7 Inspiring Mobile Libraries

Here are 7 mobile libraries. Some of them were temporary projects and some are still going strong. From book bicycles and camels to DIY bookmobiles, mobile libraries are a great way to connect people and grow communities around a love of reading.

Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2016/08/04/7-inspiring-mobile-libraries/

Jul 11

NCKLS Programming Kits

 They’re fun!  They’re easy to use!    They’re free! Want to learn more about the Programming Kits NCKLS circulates to libraries? Check out this short video: NCKLS Programming Kits.

Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2016/07/11/nckls-programming-kits/

Jul 01

Librarian Approved to Inspire

30 Tech Apps to inspire creativity and creation: Tool discovery is often a challenge for teachers interested in finding ways to use technology that will change the way they and their students work. With so much going on in the classroom, many teachers don’t have the time to test various apps and find the perfect …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2016/07/01/librarian-approved-to-inspire/

May 18

Evolving Libraries

Evolving libraries ‘less about collections, more about connections.’ The long-held stereotype goes something like this: When you walk into a library, you can hear a pin drop. Muted glares from fellow patrons and crotchety librarians prone to “shush-ing” deter even the slightest whisper. But such environments, central Ohio library officials say, simply don’t exist anymore. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2016/05/18/evolving-libraries/

Feb 01

Rising to the Challenge

Dialogue on Public Libraries: Rising to the Challenge 

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