Kansas Library News Blogs

The State Library has seven blogs that provide news and items of interest for Kansans.  Subscribe to any blog through our site's Notify Me feature, or add them to your RSS feed reader.

Recent posts:

  1. Promoting Kansas in 1970

    Do any of you remember the jingle based on a Kansas tourism promotional theme in the 1980s, "Ahhhhhh, Kansas! America's Central Park. Linger a while!"? Guess what? One of those commercials is on YouTube: https://youtu.be/O-U__G9nCI4 OK... Have...

  2. Genre-Based Strategies to Promote Critical Literacy in Grades 4-8 (2020)

    Genre-Based Strategies to Promote Critical Literacy in Grades 4-8 (2020) Danielle E. Hartsfield and Sue C. Kimmel ABC-CLIO 978-1-4408-6316-5 Genre Based Strategies to Promote Critical Literacy in Grades 4-8 provides strategies and lesson plans...

  3. Library Licensing: A Manual for Busy Librarians (2020)

    Library Licensing: A Manual for Busy Librarians (2020) Corey Halaychik and Blake Reagan ABC-CLIO 978-1-4408-7076-7 Libraries purchase or subscribe to countless resources that are governed by licenses—both digital products and physical objects...

  4. Neal-Schuman Library Technology Companion: A Basic Guide for Library Staff (2020)

    Neal-Schuman Library Technology Companion: A Basic Guide for Library Staff (2020) John J. Burke ALA Neal-Schuman 978-0-8389-1866-1 Carrying over the reorganization that made the fifth edition such a convenient learning resource for students...

  5. Service to the Public

    In 2002, my career in public libraries began part-time on evenings and weekends behind the front desk of the Hays Public Library, as I started working toward my master’s degree at FHSU.  Honestly, I was not entirely sure what I was going to do with a...

  6. Alert for Android eReaders

    cloudLibrary for Android version 4.6.26 is getting an upgrade in the coming week. To ensure a seamless eBook reading experience, Android patrons should be sure to update to the latest version. Patrons using Amazon Fire devices with Fire OS version 5...

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