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Professional Resources for Librarians

Organizations for Librarians

KSU Intellectual Property Information Center Virtual Office
Topics include public domain music and images, as well as information on "copyright basics", fair use guidelines for teaching and copy centers, permissions information, a downloadable permissions letter, media by type (cartoons, television, videos, etc.), and a library section

CIPA updates from the ALA
Information about the Children’s Internet Protection Act from the American Library Association

KANFIND Online Databases
Search subscription databases from FirstSearch and SearchBank, find out who is eligible, and learn how to subscribe

Kansas Library Catalog
Connect to the Kansas union catalog

E-Rate: Telecommunication Discounts for Libraries
Collection of resources related to the 1996 Telecommunications Act

Emporia State University - School of Library & Information Management
Offering bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in library and information studies with campuses in Kansas, Colorado, Oregon, and Utah

Friends of Kansas Libraries
Encourages use and support of community libraries by assisting in the formation of local Friends organizations

HTML Training Station
Links to Internet training documents developed by Kansas librarians

Interlibrary Loan Information & Resources
Connect to the Kansas Interlibrary Loan Directory and Manual and other ILL resources

KAN-ED Project Updates
KAN-ED is the broadband network available to all schools, public libraries, higher education institutions and hospitals in Kansas authorized through a bill passed by the Kansas Legislature in 2002.

Kansas Center for the Book
The Center supports literary programs and promotes Kansas authors, illustrators, and publishers

Kansas Library Events Calendar
Find out what's going on in the Kansas library community this year

Kansas Libraries Newsletter
Download back issues of the official newsletter of the Kansas State Library

Kansas Public Library Trustee Handbook
Find out all you need to know about being a library trustee

Library Media National Board Certification
Information about the National Board Certification process open to public and private school teachers from pre-kindergarten through grade 12.

Mailing Lists for Librarians
List of electronic mailing lists for librarians, both local and national, including specific vendors. Auto-subscribe or manage your list access straight from this web form.

Older Kansans Information Forum
OKIF will make information resources on senior issues and concerns available to Kansas librarians and trustees so they can offer excellent library services to older citizens.

Pathways to Planning
A strategic planning guide customized for use by librarians in small communities

Preservation: FAQ on general preservation topics
Materials preservation advice including a guide on drying wet books and removing odors. Developed by Brian J. Baird, Preservation Librarian at KU.

Resources for Librarian Professional Development
Get the latest on upcoming Kansas library conferences

Last updated 07/17/08
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