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Nov 21

Thanksgiving safety tips from the Kansas Fire Marshal

Posted to From the Reference Desk... by Brian Herder

Thanksgiving can be hectic and typically involves lots of potentially dangerous heat in the kitchen. Today the Kansas Fire Marshal posted tips for how to keep Thanksgiving as safe as possible:

Kansas Fire Marshal offers fire tips for Thanksgiving cooking

As Fire Marshal Doug Jorgensen states, "We encourage all Kansans to take common sense precautions to prevent a fire tragedy on their holiday." Some of these common sense tips include:

  • Always stay in the kitchen while frying, grilling, or broiling food,
  • Keep flammable items such as fabric, wooden utensils, towels, and curtains away from the cooking area
  • Avoid using the stove or stovetop if you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol
The Fire Marshal also discourages the use of turkey fryers in general and suggests buying deep-fried turkeys instead.

For further information about the office of the Fire Marshal, check out the Fire Marshal's full website and the State Library's online collection of Fire Marshal documents.



Nov 28

Kansas Health Risk Behavior Reports

Posted to KGI Online Library by Bill Sowers

The Health Risk Behavior Reports issued by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment are surveys regarding both physical and mental health risks in behavior and lifestyle of Kansans. In the 2013 report (published in March 2015) the suveillance system is described as follows:

"The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is a random digit dial telephone survey of non-institutionalized adults 18 years old and older living in private residences with landline and/or cell phone service. If applicable, adult respondents also provide limited data on a randomly selected child in the household via surrogate interview."

The System issues both a general health risk reports as well as health risk reports covering specific topics such as veterans health, depression and anxiety, mental illness, tobacco use, adverse childhood experiences, environmental factors, disability, caregivers and care recipients, economic instability as a social determinant of health, obesity and sexual violence.

You can view the general reports in the KGI Online Library here:


The specific topic reports can be found in the KGI Online Library here:


The Kansas Department of Health and Environment also has many of these reports as well as others online at:


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FEATURED AGENCY COLLECTION

We feature here a different agency or division of a large agency and its publications within the Kansas Government Information (KGI) Online Library:


The School for the Deaf, founded in 1861, provides residential and day programs for elementary and secondary children who are deaf. The school operates under the jurisdiction of the State Board of Education, which appoints a superintendent and accredits the school. The School is also accredited by the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. The adopted curricula meet all state curriculum standards. Special emphasis is placed on language development and communication, with American Sign Language, English, speech, and audition complementing all skills that reinforce one another. It is the mission of the Kansas State School for the Deaf (KSSD) to provide students with total access to language and educational excellence in a visual environment while serving as a resource on deafness and deaf education to school districts and families.
Dec 01

Continuing Education Roundup for December

Posted to Librarian News by Melissa Janulis

Check out the recently added no-cost, online continuing education opportunities which have been posted to the Librarian Events calendar*:

Full details of each event and links to register or join available here: http://kslib.info/librarianevents

Go to http://kslib.info/CE for CE grant information, archives of past webinars, trainings for library staff, trustees, friends, and foundations, and the State Library’s LIS Collection.

A training page for SLK materials is available– find upcoming webinars and past webinar archives, FAQ sheets, KSLC info, vendor-provided trainings, promotional materials, and more.


Questions? Contact kslc@ks.gov

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Dec. 1: Engaged Planning: Ask What You Can Do For Your Rural Community (OCLC)

Dec. 1: UX field research basics (O'Reilly)

Dec. 15: Measure Your Impact: Getting Started with Outcome-Based Evaluation (Infopeople)

BOARDS

Dec. 8: Virtual Collaboration for Volunteer Managers and Boards of Directors (Charity Village)

CAREERS

Dec. 7: Professional Pathways: Intentional Career and Leadership Development, Starting from Wherever You Are Now (4Good)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Dec. 6: Science Soup, Part Two: Rocks, Rivers, and Trees - the USGS and the U.S. Forest Service (Federal Depository Library Program)

Dec. 6: Inspiring Early Childhood Leadership: Key Strategies to Ignite Passion and Transform Program Quality (edWeb)

Dec. 6: Pop Literacy (School Library Journal)

Dec. 21: Under the Microscope: Science at the Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Dec. 7: An Indie State of Mind (Library Journal)

Dec. 8: Wireless Environmental Monitoring: Is it right for you? (Connecting to Collections)

COMMUNICATION

Dec. 1: How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website (Firespring for Non-profits)

Dec. 1: UX field research basics (O'Reilly)

Dec. 7: Webinar Bootcamp: Proven Steps to Success (Training Magazine Network)

Dec. 7: Overcoming Bias: How Leaders Can Build Authentic Relationships Across Differences (American Management Association)

Dec. 8: Virtual Collaboration for Volunteer Managers and Boards of Directors (Charity Village)

Dec. 8: With Friends Like These: Pointing Your Friend’s Group in the Right Direction (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Dec. 13: The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits (Firespring for Non-profits)

Dec. 13: Awesome PowerPoint Tricks for Effective Presentations (Training Magazine Network)

Dec. 14: Using Emotional Intelligence for Successful Communication (Training Industry)

Dec. 14: Motivate or Medicate: Getting staff to do what you want! (4Good)

Dec. 15: Bozarthzone! Where's Your Power? What's Your Point? InSync Training)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

Dec. 1: How to Increase Reading Rates with eBooks and Audiobooks (edWeb)

Dec. 8: Research Data Literacy and the Library (Library Connect)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Dec. 1: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

Dec. 6: Creating a Mindset for Change (InSync Training)

Dec. 7: Get Happy and Healthy: How to Avoid Burnout and Have More Impact Through Your Work (Charity How To)

FUNDRAISING

Dec. 1: This Is How Our Most Successful Clients Fill Their Events (Wild Apricot)

Dec. 8: Using Project Outcome Data in Grant Applications (Public Library Association)

Dec. 14: Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)

Dec. 15: How Much Does It Cost to Do Good? Conversations on Nonprofit Overhead, Part 2 (GuideStar)

Dec. 20: Use It, Don't Lose It! Technology Donations Before Calendar-Year End (Tech Soup)

LEGAL

Dec. 8: Winding Down/Gearing Up: 10 Legal Tips to Get 2017 Ready (GrantSpace)

MANAGEMENT

Dec. 1: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

Dec. 1: E-rate: What’s New for 2017? (Nebraska Library Commission)

Dec. 6: Creating a Mindset for Change (InSync Training)

Dec. 7: Overcoming Bias: How Leaders Can Build Authentic Relationships Across Differences (American Management Association)

Dec. 8: Powerful Stories of Strategic Business Leadership from the World’s Top CEOs with Cheryl Bachelder (Harvard Business Review)

Dec. 14: Motivate or Medicate: Getting staff to do what you want! (4Good)

Dec. 19: Leadership and Mentorship for Rural Librarians (Association for Rural and Small Libraries)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Dec. 1: Engaged Planning: Ask What You Can Do For Your Rural Community (OCLC)

Dec. 6: A New Approach to Building Family Engagement Pathways: The 5Rs Framework (Public Library Association)

Dec. 6: Culinary Literacy: A Library Recipe for Cooking Up Literacy and Community (WebJunction)

Dec. 7: Civil Rights and a Civil Society: A Library-Law Enforcement Partnership (Programming Librarian)

Dec. 8: Summertime Outreach: Bringing Summer Learning into the Community (Colorado State Library)

Dec. 8: With Friends Like These: Pointing Your Friend’s Group in the Right Direction (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Dec. 14: Libraries Supporting Social Good: Tools and Tips for Outreach to Nonprofits (TechSoup)

Dec. 15: Limitless Libraries, Unlimited Potential (Library Journal)

Dec. 21: Under the Microscope: Science at the Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

PROGRAMMING

Dec. 6: Science Soup, Part Two: Rocks, Rivers, and Trees - the USGS and the U.S. Forest Service (Federal Depository Library Program)

Dec. 6: Culinary Literacy: A Library Recipe for Cooking Up Literacy and Community (WebJunction)

Dec. 6: Beyond the Hour of Code: Implementation for All (edWeb)

Dec. 7: Technology Classes at Your Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

Dec. 7: Civil Rights and a Civil Society: A Library-Law Enforcement Partnership (Programming Librarian)

Dec. 7: Creating a Makerspace with Meaning: How a 3D Printing Project Can Change Lives at Home and Abroad (Library Journal)

Dec. 8: Summertime Outreach: Bringing Summer Learning into the Community (Colorado State Library)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Dec. 7: An Indie State of Mind (Library Journal)

REFERENCE

Dec. 1: Measuring America Series: Accessing International Data (U.S. Census Bureau)

Dec. 7: USGS Library: Geoscience Outreach and Instruction (Federal Depository Library Program)

Dec. 7: Books Go to War (Library of Congress)

Dec. 8: Science Soup, Part Three: Rocket Ships and Stars - Out of this World with NASA (Federal Depository Library Program)

Dec. 13: 12 Tech Tools for Your Classroom (Simple K12)

Dec. 14: Dorobekinsider Live: Counting Down the Top Gov Innovations in 2016 (GovLoop)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Dec. 6: Inspiring Early Childhood Leadership: Key Strategies to Ignite Passion and Transform Program Quality (edWeb)

Dec. 6: Pop Literacy (School Library Journal)

Dec. 6: Beyond the Hour of Code: Implementation for All (edWeb)

Dec. 7: Creating a Makerspace with Meaning: How a 3D Printing Project Can Change Lives at Home and Abroad (Library Journal)

Dec. 13: 12 Tech Tools for Your Classroom (Simple K12)

Dec. 15: Limitless Libraries, Unlimited Potential (Library Journal)

TECHNOLOGY

Dec. 1: How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website (Firespring for Non-profits)

Dec. 1: E-rate: What’s New for 2017? (Nebraska Library Commission)

Dec. 7: Technology Classes at Your Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

Dec. 8: The Golden Partnership: How to Improve Website Findability with Actionable Analytics and Content Analysis (DigitalGov)

Dec. 14: Dorobekinsider Live: Counting Down the Top Gov Innovations in 2016 (GovLoop)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Dec. 7: Webinar Bootcamp: Proven Steps to Success (Training Magazine Network)

Dec. 8: Research Data Literacy and the Library (Library Connect)

Dec. 8: Bozarthzone! Designing for Learner Success (InSync Training)

Dec. 13: Awesome PowerPoint Tricks for Effective Presentations (Training Magazine Network)

Dec. 15: Bozarthzone! Where's Your Power? What's Your Point? InSync Training)

VOLUNTEERS

Dec. 13: Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

Dec. 15: Understanding Soft Risk in Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

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