Category: Additional Resources

Jessamyn West on e-books

Jessamyn West, a rural Vermont librarian, gave two presentations in Maine last week. In one, she discusses the growing “Digital Divide” and in the other she talks about “Ebooks and Libraries.” The Powerpoints of both presentations can be seen here.

Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2011/09/26/jessamyn-west-on-e-books/

BroadBand Everywhere: Libraries Connect Kansans

BroadBand Everywhere:  Libraries Connect Kansas Training, October 26, 2011 in Manhattan, 9:30 – 3:30.  More information below: http://lib.nckls.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/training-flyer.pdf

Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2011/09/22/broadband-everywhere-libraries-connect-kansans/

Kansas EZ Library

If your library links directly to Audiobooks Music and More, please change the link to Kansas EZ Library/ .  This is the new site for Audiobook and Ebooks and Kansas EZ Library is the new name where librarians and patrons can find the information on line.

Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2011/09/15/kansas-ez-library/

Snapshop Day 2011

The Kansas Library Association, the Kansas Association of School Libraries, and the State Library of Kansas are joining forces to plan SnapShot: A Day in the Life of Kansas Libraries during the week of November 13-19. Have you penciled in your date on the Library’s calendar? SnapShot is an American Library Association-sponsored event with a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2011/09/13/snapshop-day-2011/

Best Small Library in America

Carol Barta and Linda Knuppp have just returned from the annual ARSL Conference, this year held in Frisco, Texas.   Of special note was the General Session that featured Susan Rice Director at the Naturtia Community Library, recently named Library Journal’s 2011 Best Small Library in America award. WebJunction is hosting a 60 minute WebCast: …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2011/09/12/best-small-library-in-america/

Sony Formally Announces World’s Lightest 6″ eReader + Dedicated “Public Library” Wireless + Harry Potter eReader & Free E-Book Promo

Click here for the link to the news release on Sony’s library friendly e-book reader.

Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2011/08/31/sony-formally-announces-worlds-lightest-6%e2%80%b3-ereader-dedicated-public-library-wireless-harry-potter-ereader-free-e-book-promo/

How to survive the age of distraction by Johann Hari

Hari recomends reading BOOKS! From The Independent June 24, 2011 In the 20th century, all the nightmare-novels of the future imagined that books would be burnt. In the 21st century, our dystopias imagine a world where books are forgotten. To pluck just one, Gary Steynghart’s novel Super Sad True Love Story describes a world where …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2011/08/17/how-to-survive-the-age-of-distraction-by-johann-hari/

Saying Goodbye to the P.O.

About 13 Post Offices in the NCKL region are on the block for closure. This article reminded me of how important they are to their communitites–just like libraries. Saying Goodbye to the P.O. Thousands of small-town post offices are on notice for closure. Radical homemaker Shannon Hayes on what that will mean for the communities …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2011/08/15/saying-goodbye-to-the-p-o/

Read Poster

Librarians and Trustees who attend the Annual Meeting on August 4th will get to take their Read Poster back to the library with them. If you do not have a representative of your library at the Annual Meeting, you will receive your poster on the book van schedule.

Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2011/07/27/read-poster/

3M Cloud Library

See this YouTube video regarding the 3M Cloud Library. It gives an overview of the features, including the kiosk and the 3M e-reader.

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