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Monday, February 28, 2011

Limits on eBooks?

In the library world, a great controversy is brewing after librarians, who have spent thousands of dollars on eBooks, were informed that new purchases of Harper Collins audio and text ebooks will only be allowed 26 checkouts.

See the discussion here

Discriminating Against Libraries, 26 eBook Circs at a Time

and here
What eBook reaction best serves our patrons?

And this just in from Judy, our reference and instruction librarian, who was cleaning out an old cache of news. Surely it is pertinent!

Apple made deals with Macmillan, Simon and Schuster, and a couple of others. Also, HarperCollins is stopping production of CDs which seems a little premature.

Friday, February 25, 2011

DEWEY Award - Who Will Win in 2011?

Dear Students, Staff and Faculty:

Our Butler awards include some wonderful ones. There are the Grizzly Man and Grizzly Woman awards, the Great Grizzly Deeds, and the Learning College Awards of Distinction. Today you can nominate a faculty member to receive the Butler Libraries DEWEY Award!

If you learned how to navigate the library this year, had an assignment that got you thinking about how easy the librarians were to work with, or were inspired to create your own library, this is your chance to recognize an influential faculty member.

Please go to to complete the brief nomination form. Nominations close March 18. Representatives from the library and the Vice President of Academic Affairs will select the winner. We will award the prizes, including posing on a Read poster, a gift certificate and a $500 grant for library materials for their department, on Institutional Development Day.

Questions? Call Micaela Ayers, Director of Library Services, 316-322-3235,
The Libraries at Butler annually recognize the outstanding work of a faculty member who is an extraordinary developer of library users of a new generation. We applaud their valuable contribution to the information literacy of our students. Jane Watkins, retired English Department instructor, won in 2010. Thank you for your help in selecting one in 2011.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Poet Tomorrow!

Wednesday, Feb. 23, 7:30 pm,the L.W. Nixon Library hosts the Oil Hill Poetry Reading Series event: Bird Silence, An Evening with Dr. Matt Roth. Reception and book-signing follow his reading, which is free to the general public. Dr. Roth is Associate Professor of English Messiah College, a nationally-ranked Christian College.

The Oil Hill Poetry Reading Series is sponsored twice annually by the Butler Community College Division of Fine Arts and the Department of English at the college.

Kindle lending library

From: []
Sent: Monday, February 21, 2011 10:00 PM
Subject: [KANLIB-L:20563] Kindle ebooks

Hi Everyone!

I've seen a lot of discussion lately about ebooks. I know that the Kindle e-readers aren't very accepting of other formats. However, not too long ago Amazon enabled lending for some of its ebooks. I just wanted to let you all know about a website that my husband, his cousin and I have created to lend and borrow Kindle ebooks called Lendle We just officially launched it a couple of weeks ago, and already we have over 2,300 titles available to lend. I'd love for everyone to check it out and pass the word along to your patrons and friends. We seem to be generating a lot of buzz and positive response so far! If you have any feedback for me, I would appreciate it as well.

Carolyn Ford
Emporia State SLIM Student

Monday, February 14, 2011


Treat your sweetheart to a Library Latte treat today:

For the start of the day:
French Kiss
French Vanilla Cappuccino with a shot of espresso

It's going to be a warm day today:
SweetHeart Smoothie
Strawberry Lime Smoothie with a dash of Cinnamon

Monday, February 07, 2011

Database Trial

We have a few more days on this Video Database trial.

For a quick overview, see

Database Trial
Films on Demand
AccountID: stateofk

Log into Pipeline for the password. Locate it on the Library Tab page at the lower right.

Note that the collections include
Master Academic Collection
Humanities & Social Sciences Collection
Science Collection
Business & Economics Collection
Health Collection

Career & Technical Education Master Collection
Technical Education Collection
Careers & Job Search Collection
Guidance & Counseling Collection
Family & Consumer Sciences Collection

They are quite expensive, so I need some reaction from the students and faculty at Butler to justify ordering them.



Thursday, February 03, 2011

New Kansas History Database

On Monday, State Librarian Jo Budler and Kansas Governor Sam Brownback unveiled a new database that provides access to documents and essays for the study of Kansas history. The database, given to the State of Kansas by GaleCengage, is titled: Kansas History, Territorial through Civil War Years, 1854-1865."

Go online and check out this fabulous resource. Anyone can access the database from anywhere. Here's the link to the news release


Janie Rutherford
Communications Coordinator
State Library of Kansas