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May 19

2017 Notable Books List & Grant

Posted to Librarian News on May 19, 2017 at 11:28 AM by Lianne Flax

The 2017 Kansas Notable Books list is now available, and eligible Kansas libraries may apply for a grant to help purchase these titles.

2017 Kansas Notable Books list

Grant application & eligibility information

Dec 13

LSTA Feedback Survey

Posted to Librarian News on December 13, 2016 at 12:08 PM by Lianne Flax

The State Library of Kansas annually receives a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which funds statewide projects. This grant is commonly referred to as LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act).

The Library Service and Technology Act requires each State Library submit a plan that details library services goals for a five-year period. The State Library must also conduct a five-year evaluation of library services based on that plan. These plans and evaluations are the foundation for improving practice and informing policy.

Six focus groups were held around the state. For those unable to attend, there is now an online survey which you can take in order to share your feedback regarding LSTA.

Take the LSTA Feedback Survey here.


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Oct 25

LSTA Focus Groups Annoucement

Posted to Librarian News on October 25, 2016 at 9:15 AM by Lianne Flax

*10/25 - the Dodge City date was changed.

The State Library of Kansas annually receives a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which funds statewide projects. This grant is commonly referred to as LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act).

The Library Service and Technology Act requires each State Library submit a plan that details library services goals for a five-year period. The State Library must also conduct a five-year evaluation of library services based on that plan. These plans and evaluations are the foundation for improving practice and informing policy.

For the five-year Evaluation, the State Library of Kansas has contracted with the Docking Institute of Public Affairs located at Fort Hays State University. Part of the evaluation will include six focus groups to be held around the state. No State Library staff and no Regional System staff will attend any of the focus groups so that attendees can comfortably share their opinions and thoughts.

Each focus group will have a maximum of 15 attendees and a boxed lunch will be provided to each attendee. These events are on a first-come first-serve basis and you may attend a focus group at any location.

To RSVP please email Lynette Ottley lrottley@fhsu.edu

If you are unable to attend a focus group, you may participate in the evaluation by completing an online survey which will be distributed statewide in the coming weeks.

Focus Group date/time/location

November 4 (11:00am-1:00pm)
South Central Kansas Library System headquarters (321 N. Main St., South Hutchinson, KS 67505)

November 8 (12:00pm-2:00pm)
Iola Public Library (218 E. Madison Ave., Iola, KS 66749)

November 18 (12:00pm-2:00pm)
Salina Public Library-Community Learning Center (308 W. Elm, Salina, KS 67401)

November 29 (11:00am-1:00pm)
Northeast Kansas Library System headquarters (4317 W. 6th St., Lawrence, KS 66049)

November 16 (11:00am-1:00pm) (previously was to be Nov 30)
Dodge City Public Library (1001 N. 2nd Ave., Dodge City, KS 67801)

December 6 (12:00pm-2:00pm)
Manhattan Public Library (629 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502)

Tag(s): LSTA