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Librarian News

Librarian updates & news for databases, digital books, the Kansas Library eCard, ILL, and any other projects.  Questions: kslc@ks.gov

Feb 14

Coming soon: Easy help for online services!

Posted on February 14, 2018 at 4:17 PM by Jeff Hixon

On Friday, February 16, visitors to the State Library of Kansas website will see a new feature on most pages – a dark blue tab marked “Tutorials” along the right edge of the browser window.

Use the tab to open a menu of help options for State Library resources like  Cloud Library, Freading, LearningExpress, Mango, Novelist, RBdigital, Total BooX and Universal Class.

Throughout the spring, we will be customizing and enhancing these tutorials to better reflect the Kansas experience. New tutorials will be added as they are developed.

Suggestions for new lessons or improvements to what’s available are always welcome at kslc@ks.gov.

Feb 02

Continuing Education Roundup February 2018

Posted on February 2, 2018 at 10:35 AM by Tim Volpert

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

 

 

ADVOCACY

Feb 7: Advocacy in the Public and Private Institutions (SirsiDynix)

Feb 22: Civic Literacy and a Civic Lab (Indiana State Library)

Feb 27: For Director’s Ears Only: 10 Secret Tips To Support Youth Services (iSchool @UW-Madison)

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Feb 8: Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Program (VolunteerMatch)

Feb 12: Surveys & Questionnaires: a brief course for librarians (Montana State Library)

Feb 19: Good questions, Poor questions (Montana State Library)

Feb 26: Measuring Up (Montana State Library)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

Feb 7: Big Body Play: Why Something So Scary is So Good For Children (Early Childhood Investigations)

Feb 14: Leadership in Early Childhood Education: Why You Should Care and What You Should Do About It (Early Childhood Investigations)

Feb 20: Baby-Friendly Libraries (Colorado State Library)

Feb 27: Programming for 'Tweens (Utah State Library)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Feb 1: Going Digital (Lyrasis)

Feb 12: Disability on the Shelf – Looking for Representation in Library Collections (Massachusetts Library System)

Feb 15: Building Diverse Collections for K-12 Students: A Conversation with Jewel Davis (North Carolina Library Association)

Feb 15: Managing Resources for Collections Storage Projects: Strategic Planning to Completion (Connecting to Collections Care)

Feb 20: What's All the Buzz About Genrefication? (Montana State Library)

Feb 21: NCompass Live: Why Diverse Literature Matters for Youth Services (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

COMMUNICATION

Feb 7: Facilitating Multi-Dimensional Listening: Helping Groups Identify Common Ground while Acknowledging Differences (InfoPeople/California State Library)

Feb 8: Public Speaking Tips and Tricks (GovLoop)

Feb 13: Instagram for Nonprofits: What's New, Tried, and True (501 Strategy)

Feb 15: Libraries, Social Media, and Politics: Do You Know What to Post? (EveryLibrary and Kixal)

 

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

Feb 8: Database of the Month: Biography In Context (Wyoming State Library)

Feb 21: Flip Badge This! Teaching Students to Love Databases (edWeb)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Feb 1: Beyond the SEA: Disrupting Diversity Narratives: Introducing Critical Conversations in Libraries (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Feb 22: Intro to Accessibility: What Employers Need to Know to Create a Technology-Accessible Workplace (EARN)

Feb 28: Introduction to Dialogue & Deliberation for Public Libraries Serving Small, Mid-sized and/or Rural Communities (Programming Librarian)

 

FUNDRAISING

Feb 1: How to Get Donors to a Yes - Revenue Boosting New Year's Resolutions for Fundraisers (Bloomerang)

Feb 1: Building a Grant-Writing Framework for Success (TechSoup)

Feb 5: Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow (Motivate Monday)

Feb 7: Online Tools that Help Nonprofits Learn, Listen & Engage (Firespring)

Feb 7: Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)

Feb 8: Fundraising Strategy Series: Changing Behaviors and Mindsets to Grow your Nonprofit (Network for Good)

Feb 8: How to Find and Get Grants (Bloomerang)

Feb 12: Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow (Motivate Monday)

Feb 13: Monthly Giving Magnet: Free Fundraising Masterclass (The Good Partnership)

Feb 14: 10 Ways to Improve Relationships with Your Grantmakers (Nonprofit Hub)

Feb 14: Donor Retention Series: How to Rock your Donor Love and Loyalty with Secrets from your Favorite Consumer Brands (Network for Good)

Feb 14: The Happy Healthy Fundraiser: Strategies for Impact without Burnout with Beth Kanter (Firespring)

Feb 14: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)

Feb 15: Donor-Delighting, Money-Raising Newsletters (Bloomerang)

Feb 15: Grants and Proposal Writing (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Feb 19: Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow (Motivate Monday)

Feb 21: The Top 10 Things Nonprofits Should Be Doing in 2018 (GuideStar)

Feb 21: Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)

Feb 26: Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow (Motivate Monday)

Feb 28: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

 

LEGAL

Feb 1: CopyTalk: copyright librarian starter kit (ALA District Dispatch)

Feb 6: Library Ethics 101 (Indiana State Library)

Feb 6: Creative Commons: Helping Patrons and Students Find and License Online Content (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Feb 15: VA Appeals – The Legacy And The New Process (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

MANAGEMENT

Feb 7: Wearables as Supports for Executive Functioning and Independence (Center on Technology and Disability)

Feb 8: Developing Thinking Managers (Training Magazine Network)

Feb 9: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

Feb 14: Maximizing Everyday Leadership Moments (Training Industry)

Feb 15: Managing Microaggressions in the Workplace (Indiana State Library)

Feb 15: Emerging Workplace Technologies and Vision Loss (Partnership on Employment and Assistive Technology)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Feb 6: Lunch at the Library: Nourishing Bodies and Minds (WebJunction)

Feb 21: Homelessness in Small and Rural Communities: Libraries Can Help! (WebJunction)

 

PROGRAMMING

Feb 22: Civic Literacy and a Civic Lab (Indiana State Library)

Feb 27: Programming for 'Tweens (Utah State Library)

 

READER’S ADVISORY

Feb 1: A Conversation with the 2018 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists (School Library Journal)

Feb 20: Spring into Picture Books: New Books, 2018 (Booklist)

Feb 21: What's New in Children’s Literature - 2018 (Infopeople)

 

REFERENCE

Feb 6: Making Sense of the Numbers—Health Numeracy and You (and Me) (Washington State Library)

Feb 14: Introduction to the American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) Files (U.S. Census Bureau)

Feb 15: What’s With that Pop Clock?—and Other Insights of the Population Estimates Program (U.S. Census Bureau)

Feb 21: Science Cinema: A Little-known Resource for Students and Teachers (Federal Depository Library Program)

Feb 22: Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Feb 22: Librarian’s Guide to Trade Data, Part 8: U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Feb 1: Improving School Librarian Evaluation (Association for Educational Communications and Technology/School Media and Technology Division)

Feb 5: The Incredible Times: A News & Media Literacy Game from Common Sense Education (edWeb/Common Sense Education)

Feb 12: Best Practices to Empower Learners to Be Lifelong Readers (edWeb)

Feb 20: A Practical Approach to Growing a Diverse School Library Collection and Program (American Association of School Librarians)

Feb 22: Digital Learning Day 2018: How Innovative Districts Blend Teaching and Technology to Improve Student Outcomes (Alliance for Excellent Education/Future Ready Schools)

Feb 22: Connecting Competencies: Learner, School Librarian and School Library (American Association of School Librarians)

 

TECHNOLOGY

Feb 1: Tech Trends 2018 (IdealWare)

Feb 7: Writing Your First Lines of Code (Training Magazine Network)

Feb 7: Wearables as Supports for Executive Functioning and Independence (Center on Technology and Disability)

Feb 8: Assistive Technology for People with Brain Injury (Maine CITE)

Feb 14: Let Me Read It: Screen Readers for Patrons Who are Blind or Low Vision (Georgia Public Library Service)

Feb 15: Emerging Workplace Technologies and Vision Loss (Partnership on Employment and Assistive Technology)

Feb 22: Intro to Accessibility: What Employers Need to Know to Create a Technology-Accessible Workplace (EARN)

Feb 22: Need Volunteers? Four Tech Trends You Need to Know (Wild Apricot)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Feb 6: Making Sense of the Numbers—Health Numeracy and You (and Me) (Washington State Library)

Feb 7: Writing Your First Lines of Code (Training Magazine Network)

Feb 14: Introduction to the American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) Files (U.S. Census Bureau)

Feb 20: 7 Consumer Realities That Impact Learning and Development (InSync Training)

Feb 21: From Information Literate to Information Fluent: The Role of Libraries in Preparing 21st Century Citizens (Georgia Library Association)

Feb 28: NCompass Live: Eleven Ways Your Current Tutorials Are as Forgettable as Barb and What to Do About It  (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

VOLUNTEERS

Feb 6: Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)

Feb 20: Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Feb 22: Need Volunteers? Four Tech Trends You Need to Know (Wild Apricot)

Tag(s): CE_Roundup

Jan 22

RBDigital App Update - January 22, 2018

Posted on January 22, 2018 at 1:22 PM by Jeff Hixon

On January 23, there will be an update to our mobile app that will include a new look to the App Icon — from the OneClickdigital logo, to the more current RBdigital logo. This update will also resolve a number of issues identified by patrons and librarians.

RBDigital Logo Transition