Category: Administration

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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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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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/

Feb 10

Welcome!

We are proud to welcome the new Director of the Emporia Public Library, Robin Clark.

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Feb 04

Fair use of Images on you website

TechSoup.org posted an excellent article about “Can I Use That Image for My Website or Newsletter?” The article even has a link to find free images. Enjoy..

Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2015/02/04/fair-use-of-images-on-you-website/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2014/03/21/help-with-tech-plans/

Jun 07

Tech Tuesday – KanEd & T-1s

As you may have heard, the Kansas Legislature passed a bill reducing Kan-ed’s funding. Between now and June 30, 2013 all libraries, schools, and hospitals currently connected to the Kan-Ed network via T-1 lines will need to transition to local Internet providers (ISP/Commercial internet). Because this change-over is happening in the middle of the E-Rate …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2012/06/07/tech-tuesday-kaned-t-1s/

Feb 15

BroadBand Everywhere

Townhall Meeting To Discuss BroadBand High Speed Internet Access Communities thrive, grow, and attract and retain businesses when broadband high speed internet access is supported.

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Feb 01

Flickr Four by Four

“There are four Flickr rules and four ways to use Flickr” says Donna F. Ekart, Librarian and the Communications Coordinator for K-State Libraries at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.  As we are now, more than ever, needing to connect libraries with their communities, her third strategy is ” Flickr as community collection.”

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Nov 21

The Public Library, Completely Reimagined

You’ll hear a lot of talk about the “death of the public library” these days. It isn’t simply the perpetual budget crises that many face either. It’s the move to digital literature, and the idea that once there are no more print books (or rather if there are no more print books), the library as …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lib.nckls.org/2011/11/21/the-public-library-completely-reimagined/

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