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Oct 21

State Library of Kansas Publications Online

Posted to KGI Online Library on October 21, 2016 at 3:59 PM by Bill Sowers

Within the past two years the State Library of Kansas has harvested, scanned or inherited (via the former KSPACe project) over 50,000 individual Kansas state government publications and added them to the Kansas Government Information (KGI) Online Library.  Library staff have gone through the State Library's paper collection, boxes of publications on loan from the Kansas Historical Society and state agency websites selecting titles we've felt would be of interest to the public.  Annual reports, newsletters, monographs, news releases, etc. have been chosen for inclusion.  But it's primarily been a selective process trying to discern what we should put into KGI.

Several months ago a decision was made to go through one state agency's paper collection on the shelves here at the State Library adding everything issued by that agency to the KGI Online Library... and what better choice than our own publications!  It took quite a while but we now have the publications of the State Library of Kansas back to the 1860s up online. Sadly there are some holes in newsletters, meeting minutes and annual reports but on the whole it is a pretty decent look at what the State Library (and libraries around the state) have been doing the past 150 years in Kansas.

The State Library collection within KGI has publications of the Library and affiliated boards, commissions, task forces, etc.  This includes publications of entities such as the Kansas Traveling Libraries Commission, KPLACE and the Kansas Library Network Board.

The topics in these publications aren't limited to statewide library issues.  They include studies and reports on individual libraries like Abilene (1968), La Cygne (1969), Salina (1954 reprint of a 1941 publication), Paola (1967), Elkhart (1968), El Dorado (1971) and Dodge City (1967).

You can view the different subcollections within the KGI State Library of Kansas collection here:

  • Annual and Biennial Reports
  • General Publications
  • Homework Kansas Report
  • Interlibrary Loan Statistics
  • Kansas Libraries Newsletter
  • Kansas Library Bulletin (1927-1973) [Incomplete]
  • Law Blog for Librarians
  • LSTA Evaluation Reports
  • Public Library Statistics
  • Kansas State Library Advisory Boards and Commissions Meeting Minutes
  • SLK News
  • Travelling Libraries Commission Biennial Report
  • Kansas Library Network Board (KLNB)
    • Annual Reports (1981-2005)
    • KLNB Monthly Reports (1984-1995)

    • The subcollection, "General Publications," consists of reports and other monograph titles.  At the top of the display list for each subcollection is a search box if you'd like to narrow the display by topic and or name.

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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 Department of Corrections provides safe and secure institutional care for adults and youth committed to the custody of the Secretary of Corrections; emphasizes rehabilitation; supervises individuals on post-release supervision after serving their sentence or being granted parole or probations received through interstate compacts; and administers the Community Corrections Grant Program, which assists communities in alternative correctional services. The Department of Corrections, as part of the adult criminal justice system and juvenile justice system, contributes to public safety and supports victims of crime by exercising reasonable, safe, secure, and humane control of adult and juvenile offenders while encouraging and assisting them to become law-abiding citizens. In 2013, Executive Reorganization Order No. 42 placed all the responsibilities and functions of the Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority under the Department of Corrections.
      Aug 04

      Southwest Kansas Library System Newsletters, 1974-2015

      Posted to KGI Online Library on August 4, 2016 at 1:42 PM by Bill Sowers

      The State Library of Kansas is pleased to announce a new collection within the Kansas Government Information (KGI) Online Library:

      Southwest Kansas Library System Newsletters, 1974-2015

      The Kansas regional library systems were established by state law in 1965 to support local library service around the state. The primary goals were, and remain, the improvement of existing library services and programs and the extension of library service to areas where it was previously unavailable. (more info on the seven regional library systems in Kansas can be found here).

      So put on your hiking boots, bring along a canteen of your favorite beverage (It's hot out there!), and jump into the KGI Time Machine to journey through 30 years of library service in beautiful southwest Kansas.

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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 Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board was established to regulate practicing psychologists and social workers in Kansas. The Board licenses qualified psychologists, masters level psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, and addictions counselors. In addition, the Board reviews and approves continuing education courses and requirements, establishes practice standards, and regulates the six professional groups. The Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB) protects and serves the consumers of services offered by BSRB licensees, through the issuance of licenses, resolution of complaints and the creation of appropriate regulations, accomplished through efficiency, fairness and respect to all those involved.