Monday, April 20, 2020

Of Course We Closed

Funny to read that last post and realize within a week we were in the process of closing, too. By March 13, Dr. Krull had it under consideration and by March 16 we were officially out the door, with final office closings March 18, and end of service desk laptop pickups on March 20. It's been pretty smooth sailing after VPN started working and Database troubleshooting resolved the issue that occurred one day.

Here's a new post from Bill Sowers at the State Library of Kansas on a pertinent subject:

View the Blog and link to documents here...

Taking a historical look at treatment of past epidemics in Kansas... A sampling of pamphlets on dipheheria, scarlet fever, whooping cough, measles, tuberculosis, chicken pox and mumps... prevention, identification and treatment.

Bill Sowers
Kansas Documents and Cataloging Librarian
State Library of Kansas
visit the KGI Online Library!!

We are open online here at Butler. Visit us soon, and ask a Librarian any questions you need for your research.


Thursday, March 12, 2020

Butler County Community College in Pennsylvania closes for COVID-19 - but not us!

From our President.

By the way, you can tell it's a different college because they still use the word "County" in their name and branding. I finally stopped getting mail addressed to them when Butler made the switch to simply Butler Community College around 12 years ago.

Please be aware that Butler Community College in Pennsylvania has announced its closing this afternoon. Our Butler CC is not. If you have questions from students, see things on social media, receive emails from students or family members, make sure they know the difference. Our classes are still in session and offices and campuses still open.

We’re in constant conversation with many of our partner institutions for sharing information and formulating plans to implement necessary measures if our regular working and class schedules are required to change. Our Critical Incident Management Team is meeting again on Friday. We’ll follow up with any updates.

To my awareness, there are no KS colleges to date that are shutting their doors and telling students and staff to stay home.

Kimberly W. Krull, Ph.D.
Butler Community College
901 S Haverhill Road
El Dorado, KS 67042
316.322.3100 (w)

Friday, March 06, 2020

Going Critical

And here's a remarkable website by Kevin Simler that illustrates diffusion: the way things move across a network, Going Critical.

Interactive, fascinating, thrilling, and scary today as I think about the COVID-19 coronavirus.

It gets personal as I think about Spring Break or vacation travel. Will we get to go to Hawaii or not?!

Thursday, March 05, 2020

Warm welcome from Hamil at the Andover 5000 Library. Lots of changes coming to the library this year: location, services, space. But you are always going to be happy with our people here.

Friday, April 05, 2019

Kansas Education 150 Years Ago

From the State Library of Kansas:

A look at the state of education in Kansas 150 years ago: The 8th Annual Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction of Kansas… The report is generally a good read (i.e. not written in “Governmentese”) and touches on some issues that are still debated today. Read the blog and peruse the book online at the State Library of Kansas’ KGI Online Library.

Bill Sowers

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Women's History in Kansas

From Bill Sowers at the State Library of Kansas,

Hello all…

Here’s a short list of publications in the State Library of Kansas' KGI Online Library on women in Kansas for Women's History Month...


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Happy Kansas Day 2019!

Paintings "Town of Kansas" and "Mill Scene" at the Charles Evans Whittaker U.S. Courthouse; Kansas City, Missouri

...And from the State Library of Kansas:
As we celebrate the 158th birthday of our state today take a leap back to 1961 and peruse the small collection of publications by the Kansas Centennial Commission up online at the State Library’s KGI Online Library.

Take note of the single issues of the Centennial Commission’s newsletter/bulletin. We’re going through each issue listing article and some photo caption titles in the table of contents for each issue. This will bring forth individuals, events and places promoted during the Centennial. We’re still adding these single issue records to KGI so check back later to see what’s been added.

Many thanks to the Kansas Historical Society for some of the scanning of the newsletter articles missing from our collection!

Happy Kansas Day!

Bill Sowers

Of Course We Closed

Funny to read that last post and realize within a week we were in the process of closing, too. By March 13, Dr. Krull had it under consider...