Monday, September 12, 2016

Links to Help: Registering to Vote in Kansas

Do it soon. Do it now!

The following information is being provided to all Butler students and staff in accordance with Federal Regulations. The deadline to register to vote in the General Election is October 18.

http://www.voteks.org/ - Information on how to register to vote, where to vote, check the status of your voter registration, etc.

https://www.kdor.org/voterregistration/ - Register to Vote Online

http://www.kssos.org/forms/elections/A_Guide_to_Voting_in_Kansas.pdf - A guide to voting in Kansas with important deadlines.

http://www.kssos.org/forms/elections/voterregistration.pdf - Paper Voter Registration Form

Monday, August 22, 2016

New Fall Semester begins Today! Come visit us at the Libraries of Butler



We welcome you as you visit libraries at Butler online, in El Dorado, in Andover; and at our related libraries at Andover High School and Rose Hill High School. Happy first day!

Friday, July 29, 2016

TAPROOTS: the State of KS Social Welfare 1964-71 archives

From the KSLIB:

Happy Friday everyone!

This week’s Kansas Government Information (KGI) Online Library blog features TAPROOTS, a serial publication of the Kansas Department of Social Welfare issued between 1964-1971. Taproots covered the different aspects of social services to Kansans provided by state and local government during the 1960s… a time of great change in the U.S. It’s a great source for historians and social service researchers. It’s also full of photos or people and places in our recent history.

Read the blog and peruse the pages of Taproots at:
http://kslib.info/Blog.aspx?IID=279#item

Also included in this week’s blog is a link to agency/division publications in KGI by the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Animal Health Division (formerly the Kansas Department of Animal Health).

Bill

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Personal Help with Health Insurance Marketplace Available

Do you have questions about the Health Insurance Marketplace?

You can go to www.coverks.org to get the most up-to-date list of free, in-person certified assistants in the patron’s zip code area.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Kansas Induced Seismicity State Task Force

Hello all…

The latest blog from the State Library of Kansas' KGI Online Library:

Links and assorted material issued through the Kansas Induced Seismicity State Task Force (in operation during 2014)

http://kslib.info/Blog.aspx?IID=259#item

Stay cool!

Bill Sowers

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

From the State Library: Resources on the June 23 Special Session on School Finance

Hello all,

Be sure to check out the latest blog post from the State Library of Kansas. This week, From the Reference Desk includes information about the Special Session next week. To read more, please click on this link, http://kslib.info/ReferenceBlog.

Thanks!

Brett L. Rurode
Reference Librarian
State Library of Kansas
300 SW 10th Ave, Rm 312-N
Topeka, KS 66612-1593
785-296-4673 *** 800-432-3919
http://www.kslib.info

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

For College Students Seeking Jobs


State Library of Kansas | NEWS

Service Name: CareerOneStop
Audience: Job seekers of all ages and stages
Subject: Online Resources

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We have recently added a new resource to the Skill Builders section of our Online Resources pages. This resource can also be found under Job & Career Tools within the Kansans section of our website.

CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, is a website with tools to find training, local help, search for jobs, explore careers with self-assessments and occupation profiles, as well as other career and search resources. There are resources available for all types of job seekers - veterans, students, career-changers, older workers, and more. CareerOneStop also has an app available in the Apple App and the Google Play stores.

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QUESTIONS? – kslc@library.ks.gov

www.kslib.info | 785.296.3296


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Friday, April 08, 2016

Keep Your Money Well

Provided by the State Library of Kansas:

Hello all,

Every year, April is National Financial Literacy Month. In addition, this year's Money Smart Week is April 23 through the 30th. Money Smart Week is a great time to help patrons learn to manage personal finances with events and activities.

Please take a look at a list of financial literacy resources at the State Library's website, compiled for librarians and educators regarding financial literacy education. These include curriculum resources and programming ideas.

Also, be sure to view the financial literacy resources available to all Kansans, from youth to older adults.

This year, we've added a Total Boox shelf to the financial literacy Digital Books page, as well as some additional titles. Feel free to check back, as other titles might be included throughout the month.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Thank you,
Sarah Tenfelde-Dubois
Reference Librarian
State Library of Kansas
300 SW 10th, Rm. 312N
Topeka KS 66612-1593
785-296-1472 *** 800-432-3919
http://kslib.info/

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Up Your Elections IQ

Everywhere people are talking about the upcoming presidential election. Do you get asked “Just what is a Superdelegate?” and “What happens at a brokered convention?”

If someone calls you a 'Brass Collar Democrat', should you be offended? What is 'Fusionism'? Hint: State Librarian Annie Diggs (1898-1902) was one.

The answer to these questions and more can be found in Elections A-Z, an encyclopedia found in SAGE Knowledge, on the main Online Resource page under Stats & Government.

Elections A to Z explains how campaigns and elections are conducted in the United States. Entries range from short definitions of terms such as superdelegate to in-depth essays exploring vital aspects of elections such as primary types and voter trends. The mostly one- to three-page entries, many with sidebars and illustrations, are enhanced by black and white portraits, photographs, and political cartoons.

To discover the answers to these questions and more, paste the DOI that appears to the right of each italicized term into the SAGE Knowledge search bar:

Superdelegate - 10.4135/9781452234144.n241
Brokered convention - 10.4135/9781452234144.n26
Brass collar democrat - 10.4135/9781452234144.n25
Primary Types - 10.4135/9781452234144.n182
Fusionism - 10.4135/9781452234144.n93


Be sure to check out the latest blog post, >From the Reference Desk.

Post courtesy of

Cindy Roupe
Director of Reference
State Library of Kansas
300 SW 10th Ave Rm 312-N
Topeka KS 66612
785-296-3296 ** 800-432-3919
Ask a Librarian - http://kslib.info/ask