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Mar 20

How to find Legislators, Committees, and Other Information

Posted to From the Reference Desk... by Brett Rurode

Legislative session is in full swing and many Kansans want to voice their opinions on various bills, but don’t know who to contact.  One option is to contact your legislators directly about an issue or bill that concerns you.  Here’s how to find them:
  1. You can determine who your legislators are by following the “Find Your Legislator” link on the left-hand side of the Legislature website:
    http://www.kslegislature.org/li/
  2. Once you know who your legislators are, you can find their contact information by looking at the rosters under the House or Senate on the Legislature website: http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2015_16/chamber/house/roster/
    http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2015_16/chamber/senate/roster/
  3. If you have any further questions, contact the Legislative Hotline at the State Library of Kansas:

    1-800-432-3919 (in Kansas)
    785-296-2149

Kansans can also contact the committee members who are handling a specific bill that interests them.
  1. Start at the Legislative website:
    http://www.kslegislature.org/li/
  2. Under the “Bills and Laws” tab, select Senate Bills (SB) or House Bills (HB)
  3. On the right-hand side, enter the bill number
  4. Then click on the bill in the box on the middle of the page
  5. The committee(s) will be listed under Bill History
  6. If you have any questions about this process, contact the Legislative Hotline at the State Library of Kansas:

    1-800-432-3919 (in Kansas)
    785-296-2149


State Library of Kansas - Reference
Reference: 785-296-2149
Legislative Hotline: 1-800-432-3919
E-mail:
infodesk@library.ks.gov

Dec 04

Resource Sharing Today (2014)

Posted to State Library's LIS Collection by Brian Herder


Resource Sharing Today

Resource Sharing Today (2014)

Corinne Nyquist

Item Number: 978-0810888036

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Budget constraints challenge collection development in unprecedented ways. Collection development has increasingly become a cooperative effort among libraries in geographic proximity. When their own library doesn't have certain books or journals, users turn to interlibrary loan to obtain the resources they need. However, many library science degree programs don't cover interlibrary loan. Resource Sharing Today is a practical guide to resource sharing starting with the library across town and ending with libraries on the other side of the globe. Chapters cover everything from the ALA's interlibrary loan form to successful innovations such as Virginia Tech's ILLiad to New York's IDS (Information Delivery Service). Appendices include regional, state, national, and international ILL codes, ALA and IFLA forms, open access agreements, and purchase on demand plans.
Mar 25

OneClick - Mac transfer error

Posted to Statewide Online Services News by Lianne Flax

The OneClickdigital Media Manager for Mac is currently not transferring audiobooks to standard iPods, such as the Nano and Shuffle.  This error does not affect Windows users with iPods.

The software will be able to play books on the Mac computer, just not transfer them to your iPod.  If you have an iPhone or Android smartphone, at this time we would recommend using the OneClickdigital eAudio Player mobile app on that device to listen to books (instructions for iPhone/iPad or Android devices).   If you only have the iPod, you will be able to manually download one format of book and put it on your device (see manual download directions here).

To be put on the notification list for when this error is resolved, please email audiobooks@library.ks.gov.  We're very sorry for this inconvenience.