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Public Library Handbook

The Kansas Public Library Handbook is a guide for librarians, trustees and friends of Kansas public libraries to find answers to question and relevant information for conducting library business.

Disaster Planning

KCHERN is a resource network for cultural institutions that aids the preparation and recovery of various disasters through a free online resource guide and listserv:

File for Unemployment

Find out how to file for unemployment.

Firearms Sample Policy & FAQs

This sample policy and FAQ sheet relate to the carrying of concealed weapons by library employees. This policy does not address conceal carry or open carry for patrons.


GAAP WAIVER RESOLUTION GAAP is the acronym for Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.  These principles are promulgated by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and are required in municipal financial statements and reports as part of Kansas statute KSA 75-1120a.

Grants from Corporations and other resources

National Funding Opportunities from Corporate Funding and other resources

Kansas CIPA

Purpose The Kansas Children’s Internet Protection Act (KS-CIPA) requires that any public library that provides public access to a computer shall implement and enforce technology protection measures to:

Library Acronyms

Library Acronyms and Definitions (click here for pdf version)

Loyalty Oath Affirmation

Professional Collection

Professional Collection Book Titles in the North Central Kansas Libraries


Standards for Kansas Public Libraries 2016 revision

Technology Plan

Planning the budget requires all aspects of the library’s operation to 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.

Transition Notebook

The transition notebook (in .pdf) discussed at the recent Director’s Meeting as “Where to find the water shut-off” for your library is now available. Also available in word format

Trustee Manual

Kansas Public Library Trustee Manual Prepared by the Kansas Regional Library Systems, June 2016, and endorsed by the Kansas Library Trustee Association.


Volunteer Resources

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