Libraries & Archives

Libraries & Archives

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

SRS in Kansas

On July 19, the State Library hosted a meeting of the Broadband Advisory Council which is funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. At that meeting, there was discussion about the closing of SRS offices across Kansas and noted that in the press release and in many articles, the public was directed to "visit and use their libraries" to access information about SRS programs.

State Library Legislative Fiscal Analyst, Shirley Morrow, attended the meeting. She went back to her department and spoke with someone who is responsible for the SRS budget and got some information for us. Below you will find the website to which libraries may direct people who come to the library asking for SRS forms and information.
Joanne M. Budler
State Librarian
State Library of Kansas
300 SW 10th Street
Room 169W
Topeka, Kansas 66612

From: Morrow, Shirley D [LRD]
Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 10:58 AM
To: Budler, Jo [KSLIB]
Subject: Question about information on SRS

During the meeting yesterday, Bill Crowe brought up the closing of the Lawrence SRS office and that the public library was brought up. Upon further investigation, I found out that the Secretary of SRS announced that people can access SRS information and file for help at the local library so I talked to our fiscal for SRS and she forwarded the link. Feel free to send this out to all that were at the meeting (especially Bill) so they can have the information in case people start asking what to do and where to go.

Shirley D. Morrow, Fiscal Analyst

Monday, July 18, 2011

Kansas Memory

Kansas Memory

is the largest digital repository of primary sources on
Kansas history. It includes more than 160,000 images of truly unique
photos, maps, diaries, government records, posters, pamphlets, artifacts, films, audio recordings, and much more from the collections of the Kansas Historical Society. The collections span the entire history of Kansas from pre-settlement to the present with thousands of items from Kansas Territory and the Civil War.

An interactive map allows you to review primary sources on your own county or region, and many items are correlated with Kansas teaching standards especially for teachers and students.

Visit Kansas Memory at

Subscribe to our YouTube channel at

Michael A. Church
Digital Projects Coordinator
State Archives & Library Division
Kansas Historical Society
6425 SW 6th Avenue
Topeka KS 66615-1099
785-272-8681 x283
785-272-8682 fax
Visit our virtual repository of primary sources from the Kansas Historical Society

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Numana Hosting Benefit.

Prairie Rose Roundup Benefit

Numana's first official benefit... Held at the renowned Prairie Rose Chuckwagon in Benton, KS, on Saturday, August 27, the "Round Up Benefit" will feature an evening full of fun and charity to save the starving around the world. A delicious, all-you-can-eat barbecue dinner, wagon and train rides, old-time cowboy movies, a mini Numana packaging event, silent and live auctions and entertainment by the Prairie Rose Rangers will provide the backdrop for raising funds and celebrating the mission of Numana.

$40 per ticket for adults, $25 for children 12-2 (no charge for children under 2)
Doors open at 4 pm Aug. 27.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Recycling Magazines Again in El Dorado

The L.W. Nixon Library in El Dorado is offering - for FREE - the following magazines to anyone willing to come by and pick them up. They would make a nice gift for someone born in that year. First come, first serve! http://www.blog

American Heritage 1954 - 2005
Newsweek (bound volumes; 2 per year) 1954 - 2006

Martha Gregg
Public and Technical Services Librarian
L.W. Nixon Library, Butler Community College
901 S. Haverhill Rd.
El Dorado KS 67042
316 323-6842

Summer Reading Program - Rani

Rani put together the summer reading program for the kids at Butler's Educare. Here she and Rose and Martin are in native Bangladeshi and Kenyan clothing, beginning the program "One World, Many Stories."

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Open Library

Hello all,

We have a new ebook database called Open Library, it is now accessible using your Pipeline username and password. It is located on the Library Tab in Pipeline under Ebooks, and Reference Ebooks A-Z.

Please explore this database and be sure to share information with students, faculty and staff.

If you have any questions or can't access the database please let me know.
Have a great week!

Thank you, Ronda