Tuesday, December 10, 2013

December 11, 2013 Meetings

New Member Orientation Wednesday in Dr. Krull's office in the Welcome Center on Butler Community College campus, El Dorado.

There is also a board meeting at 11:00 in our usual meeting room on the lower floor of the Welcome center. All members are welcome to attend either of these meetings.

Our regular meeting commences at noon:

Erica Valerio—American Heart Association

ROD: Ashley Roedel

Tuesday, December 03, 2013


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December Topics and Monthly Themes

Year in Review - 2013
Issues in the News
Natural Disasters
World Health

Additional featured Reports covering current issues and events

School Safety and Security
Mental Health
Terrorism and Conflict
World Politics and Government
World Economics

And watch for the release of a new Special Report covering the 2014 Winter Olympic Games being held in Sochi, Russia.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Films on Demand - New tools for Use

Films on Demand reports:

We are delighted to highlight some of the latest enhancements to the Films On Demand platform--an exciting new feature that allows users to create their own unique custom segments, plus new EasyBib integration, the transcript cross-search feature, Continuous Play option, an updated Support Center, and more.


First, you'll like the new Custom Segment tool that gives users the option to create their own unique custom segments. You can use the new Custom Segment tool to identify the start and end times, and provide a title and description, for a new segment that you create from any video that is part of your collection. Perfect for adding to a playlist and sharing with your students.

To learn more about the new Custom Segment tool, please visit the updated Films On Demand Support Center:

Using Custom Segments (video tutorial)
How to Use Custom Segments (article)


Full integration with EasyBib is now here!:

1. Citation Creation: When you click on the Citation option below any video window, you'll always see the most current, correctly formatted version of the citation in MLA, Chicago, and APA.

2. Citation Export Tool: You now have the option of exporting citations from Films On Demand directly to EasyBib, if you choose. This allows you to create a bibliography under your EasyBib account and include your videos along with other references you may be using for a project or paper.

To learn more about the improved video citations, please visit the updated Films On Demand Support Center:

How to Cite a Video (article)
Using Citations (video tutorial)


Users can now search Films On Demand by segments, titles, or transcripts. The ability to search not just within our interactive transcripts, but across the full transcripts of all the titles in your account provides extremely targeted, specific results that help you locate the exact piece of a video you are looking for.

To use this new search feature, simply select "Transcripts" from the drop-down menu next to the search bar, then enter your search term and click on "Search." Once you click on a title from the list of search results, you will be taken to that title's View Video page, where the Transcript tab will be displayed by default, and every instance of your search term will be automatically highlighted in the transcript.

To learn more about searching by transcript, please visit the updated Films On Demand Support Center:

How to Search by Transcript (article)


Viewing a video or playlist has never been more convenient. By popular demand, we've added two new continuous play options for our users.

1. Continuous Play: Check off the Continuous Play box on any View Video page to enjoy continuous playback from segment to segment.

2. Loop Playlist: Select the Loop Playlist option on any Playlist page to watch the full playlist on a continuous loop.

To learn more about viewing playlists, please visit the updated Films On Demand Support Center:

How to View a Playlist (article)


Help is always available from Films On Demand's updated Support Center. Visit now to view the new and improved features.
• More Than 150 Help Articles
• More Than 20 Tutorial Videos
• Live Help Chat
• New Sharing Options
• Enhanced Page Tools
• And More!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Update on Philippines, Library style

From: Michael Dowling >
Date: Monday, November 18, 2013 9:30 AM
To: "alacro-l@ala.org" >
Subject: [alacro-l] Donate to Philippines Library Relief Fund

To Chapters:
Please forward on to your lists. Thank you.
Donate to Philippines Library Relief Fund The American Library Association has set up a Library Relief Fund to take in donations that will be passed on to the Philippine Librarian’s Association (PLAI) for their effort to help rebuild libraries that were destroyed or damaged by Typhoon Haiyan.
Thank you for your contribution.
Michael Dowling
International and Chapter Relations Offices American Library Association
50 E Huron St
Chicago, IL, USA
p +1 800-545-2433 ext 3200
f +1 312-280-4392

News from the Philippines

Friends of mine from Manila - he works in a seminary - wrote today of the devastation of his adopted country, and offers a way to help:

By now I'm sure you've all heard about Typhoon Haiyan, the storm that blasted its way through the central Philippines during the weekend of November 9-10. Haiyan made its initial landfall on the east coasts of Leyte and Samar, islands whose names will be familiar if you've read accounts of World War 2 in the Pacific. US troops' first landings in the Philippines, in October 1944, were on the beaches of Leyte, and that same month the central phase of the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the last major clash between the US and Japanese fleets, was the Battle off Samer, which pitted Japanese battleships against US escort carriers and destroyer escorts. Tacloban, Leyte's provincial capital, was even the provisional capital of the Philippines until the liberation of Manila the following spring.

Today Leyte and Samar look as though another war had just been fought on their beaches and in their streets and fields. Fishing boats and freighters have been beached, entire forests of trees flattened, their trunks snapped like matchsticks. The shocking photos of downtown Tacloban remind me of images of Hiroshima after the atomic bomb; in Tacloban as in Hiroshima, no more than a handful of structures are still standing. In the run-up to the storm, almost a million people were evacuated to emergency shelters with roofs designed to withstand 100-mph winds. Unfortunately, Haiyan was packing 200-mph winds, with gusts approaching 300 mph. As a result, many of those shelters lost their roofs and became traps for their occupants, quite a few of whom drowned.

In a typical year about 20 tropical storms and typhoons enter Philippine waters, with eight or nine of those making landfall, the last of them sometime in October. This year, obviously, things have been very different. Haiyan was the 24th named storm to come our way, and already it has been followed by two more. With most of these storms the real damage is done by landslides triggered by torrential rainfall on slopes that illegal logging has often left denuded of trees and vegetation. Not so with Haiyan, whose ground speed of 25 mph, twice the speed of most storms, meant that it didn't linger long enough to deposit much rain in any one spot. What made Haiyan so deadly for coastal communities like Tacloban was the storm surge generated by its high winds. The water's height reached 10 feet, 15 feet, even 30 feet in some places, and it swept inland with bulldozer force. It might as well have been a tsunami.

The Philippine government had plenty of warning that Haiyan was on the way, and it made preparations that would have been appropriate for an ordinary typhoon. But there was nothing ordinary about Haiyan. Transportation and communication infrastructure that's barely adequate at the best of times proved completely inadequate to the challenge. Airports that might have served as staging grounds for relief workers were put out of commission by high winds that swept away their control towers. Roads that might have carried emergency provisions in and evacuees out were blocked by mountains of debris and lined with the bodies of the dead. How many have died? It will probably be a long time before the government issues a complete tally, but current estimates start at 4,000. Parents have lost their children, children have been orphaned, and entire families have been wiped out. Twenty-five thousand are missing. Two million are homeless.

What's next? Rescue and emergency relief operations will continue for some time, I'm sure. In the central Philippines, along with larger islands like Leyte and Samar, there are dozens of smaller islands with significant populations, and many of those have been out of touch since the storm hit. Eventually, of course, communities will begin to rebuild -- though I'm not sure how one does that with a community like Tacloban, which had a population of more than 200,000 and has lost 95 percent of its structures. Filipinos are known for their indomitable spirit, and their country is often described as "the land of smiles," but this week I've seen a lot of tears. They'll need a great deal of help to get back on their feet. Some of that help is coming from the governments of other nations. The US has sent an aircraft carrier, Marines, and hundreds of tons of supplies, among other things. The British have sent an aircraft carrier with more supplies and a pledge of $75 million in emergency aid. The European Union has pledged more than $25 million in aid. Even the government of China has offered a pledge, though initially theirs was so small that the Chinese press made a joke of it.

But much of the help is coming from non-governmental organizations. The Philippine Red Cross has deployed thousands of volunteers to assist with search and rescue. The American Red Cross is sending its own emergency response teams as well as millions of dollars' worth of vital equipment. World Vision is sending food, blankets, emergency shelters, water purification kits, and an arsenal of relief items. Other organizations are here as well. For example, our old friend Beth Allen, a longtime staffer with Food for the Hungry, has flown in to work with FH's Philippine team -- we're hoping to get together with her for dinner one night this week. Our own mission agency, Action International Ministries, is working directly with partner churches in the central Philippines. Of course, all of this takes money. None of these NGOs can continue their ministry without your generous financial support. Several of you have asked how you can contribute to the post-typhoon relief effort, so here are links to web pages that will allow you to make a secure donation for that purpose:

Action International Ministries:

Food for the Hungry:

World Vision:

American Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/donate/index.jsp?donateStep=2&itemId=prod4650031

Above all, please keep the Philippines in your prayers. --George Harper

Monday, November 04, 2013

Newsbank November Special Reports

NewsBank’s Special Reports are news articles, images, videos, maps and other useful content grouped for convenience under specific topics and themes. Easily accessible within NewsBank resources, they enable users to quickly locate information on a specific subject while helping them gain better insight into current global issues and events. Each Report features current and retrospective coverage, and new articles are added daily. Special Reports constitute a unique value to your users, and are included with your NewsBank subscription.There are over 50 Reports to be sure the information you need is always available.

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November Topics and Monthly Themes

People in the News - John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 50th Anniversary

Indigenous Cultures – Issues in the News

World Health – National Epilepsy Month

Additional featured Reports covering current issues and events
Education Around the World
Mental Health
Natural Disasters
Terrorism and Conflict
World Politics and Government
World Economics

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Who Pays Writers?

New for writers, discovered via a Chronicle of Higher Education article by Sarah Kendzior:

Who Pays Writers collects and reports whether—and how much—magazines and websites pay their writers. We post 'em as you report 'em. Intended to be informational, not judgmental.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Makerspaces Move into Academic Libraries

Makerspaces Move into Academic Libraries
 Academic libraries are places where people from all disciplines gather. By bringing makerspaces into libraries, we can provide opportunities for new types of rich cross-disciplinary interaction to occur. Libraries are open to all campus constituents, and are thus perfectly positioned to provide equal and convenient access to makerspace materials, tools and technologies. In a makerspace, students from all areas can work together to share expertise, learn new skills, expand their thinking and discover new possibilities. We can open up opportunities for those majoring in nursing, education, biology, music, geography, and every other discipline.
Creative Commons licensed image via Owenstr

Friday, October 04, 2013

For Better Social Skills, Scientists Recommend a Little Chekhov

A new study reported in the New York Times found that reading literary fiction leads to better performance on tests of empathy, social perception and emotional intelligence.

Emanuele Castano, left, and David Comer Kidd, researchers in the New School for Social Research’s psychology department, worked on a study that found that reading literary fiction leads to better performance on tests of social perception.

Thus: hire English Lit majors. :-)

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Book Repurposing

Mary Hester, Director of Library Services at Miller Library, McPherson College had an intriguing repurposing of weeded library books. She says,
I hope to do all the walls in this room but my student worker is less than enthusiastic about that idea. It was fun for her at first but turned into a lot of work.

The process depended on Elmer’s glue between the books and some books glued to the wall for stability. We used liquid plastic for the ones glued to the wall."

I've always wondered if books contribute to keeping a home warm in winter...


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October Topics and Monthly Themes
National Hispanic Heritage Month
Issues in the News – Bullying Prevention Month
World Economics
Natural Disasters

Additional featured Reports covering current issues and events
Education Around the World
World Health
World Politics and Government

And, watch for the release of these Reports and others throughout the month
World Environment – Rainforest Week (October 7-13)
Mental Health – World Mental Health Day (October 10)
World Economics – World Food Day (October 16)

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

Inside Britannica during National Dogs week

The last week of September is National Dog Week. In honor of that, this month we are featuring articles on dogs of all shapes and sizes. Click on the links below to explore Britannica’s coverage of many different dog breeds and related canines.
Inside Britannica

Friday, September 20, 2013

Butler receives $2.7 million federal grant for Information Technology Institute Retraining Project expansion

EL DORADO, Kan.—Butler Community College was awarded $2.7 million in federal grant money by the U.S. Department of Labor on September 18. The grant will be used to establish an Information Technology (IT) Institute at the Butler of Andover site.

This project demonstrates an innovative, skills-based approach to building programs based on industry needs and utilizing technology to provide better access to employment opportunities for participants across the state. Butler is the only higher education institution in the state of Kansas to receive the grant.

Butler’s goal in creating institutes is to concentrate resources on areas of workforce training that are demonstrably critical and relevant to the needs of the regional economy. Butler will be the premier IT training provider in the region.

“This award will allow Butler to provide both credit and non-credit, competency-based training opportunities,” President Dr. Kimberly Krull said. “Butler will offer innovative learning approaches to meet the needs of the changing marketplace, prepare students with broad based skills to strengthen the workforce, and support the region’s economy while focusing on student success.”

The creation of academic clusters will reorganize and integrate Butler’s current Career and Technical Education programs so they can operate more efficiently. In each cluster students will complete a set of common foundation courses before moving on through a series of specialty tracks that lead to a range of related occupations.

“This positions Butler in a situation that will have an immediate impact on the region,” Dean of Career and Technical Education Dr. Roberto Rodriguez said. “We can localize it.”

Butler Community College has worked with employers in Kansas to assess their needs, and their TAACCCT proposal will improve their alignment with Kansas employers by meeting the needs of Wichita regional employers. Creation and implementation of the grant will involve multiple partnerships, in particular High Touch Technologies and the Kansas Workforce Alliance. This project will provide IT training and skill development that leads to employment in a variety of industries including Aircraft Manufacturing; Corporate, Subsidiary, and Regional Managing Offices; Aircraft Parts and Auxiliary Equipment Manufacturing; Custom Computer Programming Services; and Computer Systems Design Services.

“We’re moving away from a focus on curriculum and courses and programs to knowledge and skills that are competency-based,” Associate Vice President of Institutional Research and Effectiveness Dr. Gene George said. “We’ve recognized the critical knowledge for employment in IT and then we will build the curriculum accordingly. It’s innovative because it provides a clear map of the core competencies needed.”

The U.S. Department of Labor awarded 57 grants that will support 190 projects in at least 183 schools in every state plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The grants will expand programs in growing industries, such as advanced manufacturing, transportation and health care, and encourage geographic and industry sector collaboration through the development of both statewide and multistate college consortia.

The U.S. Department of Labor is implementing and administering the program in coordination with the U.S. Department of Education. All course materials developed using these public funds will be available through the Open Educational Resources initiative so that others can access and build on successful training models. The U.S. Department of Commerce is also encouraging employers to collaborate with local colleges eligible for funding through this program.


Butler Community College, with nearly 15,000 students, is the second largest community college in the state. It offers nearly 90 degree programs and 30 professional certification programs. The college’s main campus is in El Dorado, but it has centers in five other communities, including Andover.

For more information about the college, go to www.butlercc.edu. Also, find us on Facebook and Twitter (@butlercc).

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Research Guide for cheap health insurance

Ronda Holt pulled together a Research Guide for Obama Care, otherwise known as the Affordable Care Act and its Marketplace. After October 1, people including part-time staff, students or their parents, and adjuncts looking for health insurance will be able to find an affordable product in the Marketplace. Cheap? Perhaps...you decide.

Monday, September 16, 2013

New Ceramics Research Guide

I don't know why I've never reported on some of the amazing LibGuide Research Guides that our reference staff have produced over the last three years. Perhaps because I don't use them in my job; perhaps because I only contributed to one before now. Certainly I know how critical they are to the students and faculty who come to depend on them.

Research Guides are collections of resources and weblinks bringing together all aspects of an academic course or assignment or topic. Each one like a regular website with tabs, lots of links, and video. All are curated by librarians and shared across colleges and universities throughout the world.

Since I put together the Ceramics Research Guide, I now know how much work goes into one. Ceramics is organized into Artists & Shows; Books & Magazines; Videos for Beginners; Videos for Intermediate & Advanced; and Home and Help, of course.

Take a look at Ceramics, and then look at the full list of guides. You may need one soon!

Note: As you enter the actual guides, you'll need to use your Butler username and password for links to our paid resources.

Friday, September 13, 2013

What DOES the fox say?

Professor Roger says it's because of grand kids that HE knows.

For the rest of us, there's this to answer the question:

Monday, September 09, 2013


Nashville's Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots are coming to Wichita, KS on Friday night September 13th to play a charity show benefiting Numana's "30 Abes" campaign! The event is hosted by Midwest KIA at Kellogg & Tyler. Also performing is Big Machine's recording artist and Anger Management star, Laura Bell Bundy! Tickets are on-sale TODAY, September 6th at 5pm thru all Select-A-Seat outlets, including INTRUST Bank Arena and www.selectaseat.com and by phone to 755-SEAT.

For more information regarding the show, go to www.1021thebull.com!

To learn more about the 30 Abes campaign, visit www.30abes.com!

We hope to see you there!

For all other Numana event information, please visit www.numanainc.com

Friday, September 06, 2013

Internet Trends

Gary Pattillo, reference librarian at UNC-Chapel Hill notes some Internet trends I found remarkable in his June 2013 Fast FActs from C&RL News.

2.4 billion Internet users, average 8% annual growth rate

Global digital info created/share grew 9 times in five years to nearly 2 zettabytes (2 trillioin gigabytes) as of 2011.

500 million plus phots are uploaded and shared every day.

100 hours of video are uploaded per minute to YouTube.

...For more see 2013 Internet Trends by Meeker and Wu on Kliner Perkins Caufield & Byers website.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Why Teach and Study English? --the Gropnik argument

...To have turned the habits of reading and obsessing over books from a practice mostly for those rich enough to have the time to do it into one that welcomes, for a time anyway, anyone who can is momentous. English departments democratize the practice of reading. When they do, they make the books of the past available to all. It’s a simple but potent act.

...No civilization we think worth studying, or whose relics we think worth visiting, existed without what amounts to an English department—texts that mattered, people who argued about them as if they mattered, and a sense of shame among the wealthy if they couldn’t talk about them, at least a little, too. It’s what we call civilization.

The New Yorker
August 27, 2013
Why Teach English?
Posted by Adam Gopnik

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Two new online resources from Kansas Legal Services

Moving people out of poverty often requires dealing with work barriers. Transportation and issues of getting to and from work are barriers addressed in new online resources on the Kansas Legal Services website.

Since July 1, 2013, persons with a Suspended Driver's License can apply to convert to a Restricted License for one year. Information on eligibility and access to the required application form are on the KLS website at: http://www.kansaslegalservices.org/node/1648 Over 30,000 people each year receive a suspended license for failure to pay a traffic ticket or to appear in court. Those with the financial means pay up and keep their license. Those without financial resources need an opportunity to work, raise the money and pay off those fines. This program gives them that opportunity.

When you buy a car, motorcycle or mobile home in a private transaction, there are sometimes questions about the transfer of the title. The option often given for dealing with a title transfer when the "owner" is not available to sign is a Quiet Title Action. An instruction packet and required forms are available on the KLS website at: http://www.kansaslegalservices.org/node/303

Thank you for helping make these resources known to library users.
Marilyn Harp
Executive Director
Kansas Legal Services, Inc.
Visit our website at: http://www.kansaslegalservices.org

Monday, August 26, 2013

Celebrating Equality Day Today

Where Credit Is Due
Remember the days when a woman couldn’t get a credit card without the permission of her husband, her father or some male relative?

Gail Collins notes the anniversary of 1920's Women’s Equality Day, the celebration of the 19th Amendment and women’s right to vote.

And for me - it was years before I held a card in my hand with MY name on it...

Friday, August 23, 2013

Week One is Done

Congratulations to all our students and faculty who have completed the first week of the semester. I hope it was a great start for everyone.

...yet if it was a little overwhelming, consider that you have friends and family who want to encourage you to keep going. And pets, too! And since some of you will be missing your pets until you travel home, here's a reminder of what living with them is all about:

Cat friends and dog friends!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Need Health Insurance?

Need affordable health insurance?
Get answers!

Join us for this exciting event
to learn more about the Health
Insurance Marketplace.

The Health Insurance Marketplace
is a new way to find coverage that
fits your budget and meets your
needs. Whether you’re uninsured,
or just want to explore your
choices, the Marketplace will help
find coverage that’s right for you.

Time: 7:00 pm
August 22 – Overview of the Affordable Care Act
September 12 – HealthCare.gov Marketplace
September 26 – Demonstration of website

This online presentation will be held as a
Watch Party and will allow time for questions
and answers.

Monday, August 12, 2013

The Library Card Project at American Craft

From Sculpture, jewelry, and a quilt to gift wrap, a lamp and a book: fourteen creative artists answered the open call to turn library catalog cards into craft in the Library Card Project.

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Common Core

New York’s Common Core Test Scores

A look at the results from the first round of exams linked to new learning standards show that the state has a long way to go in adequately educating students.

The significance of these results for New York may be simply that we can anticipate the same for Kansas, just adopting the Common Core (although state legislators are fighting the standards to the dismay of state educators).

How important the common core standards will be in preparing students to attend college? Very important, I hope. We will know in a few years...

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tobacco Free

This is a reminder that as of August 1, 2013, all Butler Community College locations will be tobacco-free. This policy has been approved by the Board of Trustees. If you happen to notice anyone using tobacco on campus after August 1, please provide them with a gentle reminder that we are now a tobacco-free campus.

Thank you!

Bill Rinkenbaugh
Vice-President of Student Services

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Invitation to Obama's Kansas Heritage Event


Please follow link to RSVP by August 15.

You and your guests are invited to
a celebration of memories by friends of
Stanley and Madelyn Dunham,
grandparents of President Barack Obama,
and other stories of
Butler County’s 1930-40s history.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
2 - 4 p.m.

Garfield Elementary School 1053 Osage Street Augusta, Kansas

Hope you can join us!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

New Digital Books from the State Library Collections

Here are a few recent additions to our statewide 3M Cloud Library ebooks service. To learn how to access 3M: http://kslib.info/3M

Cold Days – Jim Butcher. After being murdered by a mystery assailant, navigating his way through the realm between life and death, and being brought back to the mortal world, Harry Dresden (Chicago’s only professional wizard) realizes that maybe death wasn’t all that bad. http://ebook.3m.com/library/kansas-document_id-aghuhr9 The entire Dresden series is now available—start with “Storm Front” if you’ve never read them!

The Cold Dish – Craig Johnson. With lifelong friend Henry Standing Bear, Deputy Victoria Moretti, and a cast of characters both tragic and humorous enough to fill in the vast emptiness of the high plains, Walt Longmire attempts to see that revenge, a dish best served cold, is never served at all. Recently available to purchase, the library now has up to book #8 in this series. http://ebook.3m.com/library/kansas-document_id-d4rmr9

Damnation Road – Max McCoy. It's the last chance for Jacob Gamble, outlaw and man of a few principles. Nearing 50 and flat broke, Jacob bends his own rule about robbing trains. http://ebook.3m.com/library/kansas-document_id-dk4fz9

Italian Grill -- Mario Batali. Grilling techniques and 80 recipes from chef Mario Batali. http://ebook.3m.com/library/kansas-document_id-2xhr9 Didn’t know the ebooks library had cookbooks? Best way to find them on 3M is to go into Categories (subject browse) and scroll down to “Cooking.”

Footprints in the Sand – Mary Jane Clark. Piper Donovan is thrilled to be in Sarasota for her cousin’s wedding, but soon a bridesmaid disappears, a neighbor’s car is run off the road, and a body is found on the beach. http://ebook.3m.com/library/kansas-document_id-ub4m89

Magic Tree House: Earthquake in the Early Morning – Mary Pope Osbourne. Jack and Annie travel back to the morning of the great San Francisco earthquake. While they are there, they meet a reporter and help get some kids to safety. The library has a large number of the Magic Tree House books. http://ebook.3m.com/library/kansas-document_id-g5og9

Summer Sisters – Judy Blume. Victoria Leonard’s world changes when privileged Caitlin Somers chooses her as a friend. Now, years later, the friendship has faded but Caitlin begs Victoria to be her maid of honor. http://ebook.3m.com/library/kansas-document_id-fzrr9

A Summer in Sonoma – Robyn Carr. Cassie, Julie, Marty, and Beth have been friends since 7th grade. But this summer, on the threshold of thirty, they are going to need each other more than ever. Life can change in an instant…or a summer. And having friends to lean on can only up the chances of happily ever after. http://ebook.3m.com/library/kansas-document_id-bx2rg9

Waiting to Be Heard – Amanda Knox. (Non-fiction). In November 2007, Amanda Knox was twenty years old and had been studying abroad in Perugia, Italy, for only a few weeks when her roommate, Meredith Kercher, was brutally murdered. The investigation made headlines around the world, and Amanda's arrest placed her at the center of a media firestorm. http://ebook.3m.com/library/kansas-document_id-anezwz9

A Week in Summer – Maeve Binchy. (Short story). After many happy years of marriage and raising a family, Brian and Kathleen suddenly find themselves a bit lost in life. Never having traveled, they take an Ireland vacation to research Kathleen’s family history. http://ebook.3m.com/library/kansas-document_id-gofz9

Here are a few recent additions to our statewide OneClickdigital audiobooks library. To learn how to register for an audiobooks account: http://kslib.info/oneclick

And the Mountains Echoed – Khaled Hosseini. Following a family through generations and around the world, the story of how families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another. From the author of the Kite Runner. http://statelibraryofks.oneclickdigital.com/Products/ProductDetail.aspx?skuid=40536

The Boys in the Boat – Daniel James Brown. Non-fiction. The story of the underdog U.S. rowing team as they head for the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. http://statelibraryofks.oneclickdigital.comProducts

The Broken Places – Ace Atkins. Sheriff Quinn Colson is dealing with a rash of unwelcome visitors in his county, from an infamous murderer to a tornado. http://statelibraryofks.oneclickdigital.com/Products/ProductDetail.aspx?skuid=41380

Dead Ever After – Charlaine Harris. This final and thirteenth installation in the Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampires series came out in May. It was highly anticipated! http://statelibraryofks.oneclickdigital.com/Products/ProductDetail.aspx?skuid=40261 Always meant to read the series, or want to re-listen to it? We have the entire series on OneClickdigital, start with Dead Until Dark.

The Kill Room – Jeffery Deaver. When a U.S. citizen is assassinated in the Bahamas, forensic investigator Lincoln Rhyme takes on the case. http://statelibraryofks.oneclickdigital.com/Products/ProductDetail.aspx?skuid=42853

Matt Jensen: Eyes of Texas –William Johnstone, J.A. Johnstone. In the Texas town of Shady Rest, Jensen guns down a ruthless killer in self-defense. Sticking around to collect the bounty becomes more attractive when Annabel O’Callahan steps up to be the new marshal. http://statelibraryofks.oneclickdigital.com/Products/ProductDetail.aspx?skuid=32271

A Serpent’s Tooth – Craig Johnson. Walt, Vic, and Henry run up against the leader of a polygamy group while searching for the mother of a teenage boy. A new addition to the Walt Longmire series (the Longmire TV series is currently running on A&E). http://statelibraryofks.oneclickdigital.com/Products/ProductDetail.aspx?skuid=39806

Trains and Lovers – Alexander McCall Smith. While traveling by rail from Edinburgh to London, four strangers meet and begin to regale each other with stories of unexpected love and passion. This is a standalone novel, not a part of other series by the author. http://statelibraryofks.oneclickdigital.com/Products/ProductDetail.aspx?skuid=40170

The Wanderer – Robyn Carr. First in a new series by the author of Virgin River. Hank Cooper isn’t the type to settle down, but quickly becomes involved in the future of Thunder Point, Oregon, after being left property there. http://statelibraryofks.oneclickdigital.com/Products/ProductDetail.aspx?skuid=21153

The Winnowing Season – Cindy Woodsmall. After a tornado tears through Kings' Orchard, Rhoda, Samuel and Jacob hope to reestablish their Old Order Amish community in Maine. http://statelibraryofks.oneclickdigital.com/Products/ProductDetail.aspx?skuid=34171 Second in a series—look for Season for Tending for the beginning of this story.

These books are new or newly-notable on Freading. Please realize that due to the way we sign in to Freading, a direct link cannot be provided to each book. Learn to use Freading: http://kslib.info/freading

Seven Years to Sin – Sylvia Day. Sylvia Day’s newer erotic fiction books have been hitting the bestseller lists, and Freading has recently added her older titles. A quote from the author about this story: "The idea for “Bared to You” came to me shortly after writing “Seven Years to Sin,” which also deals with a couple recovering from difficult pasts. In some ways, Bared to You” feels like an extension of “Seven Years to Sin” to me, even though they're set 200 years apart."

Bacon Nation – Peter Kaminsky & Marie Rama. Everything tastes better with bacon. A collection of 125 smoky, savory, crispy, meaty, salty, and sweetly sensuous recipes for every spot on your menu. Find the rest of the cookbooks on Freading through Categories->Cooking.

The Brides of Lancaster County – Wanda Brunstetter. Follow four young Amish women as they explore their places in the world, while finding love in the process. This file contains all 4 books in the series. Collections like this are a great way to spend your weekly Freading tokens, because renewals are either free or cost only one token. If you can’t read the whole thing in 14 days, just renew it and download it again!

Guilty by Popular Demand: a Story of Small-Town Injustice – Bill Osinsky. (Independent Publishers Book Award Silver for true crime). Logan, Ohio, 1982. Dale Johnston is convicted and sent to death row for the murders of his step-daughter and her boyfriend. Osinsky (a reporter) follows the story from the beginning of the original trial, appeals, and the eventual arrest of two other men in 2008.

The Boy Kings of Texas – Domingo Martinez. (National Book Award Finalist; Independent Publishers Books Award Gold for memoir/autobiography; and more). Recounts the story of a border-town family in Brownsville, Texas in the 1980s, as each member of the family desperately tries to assimilate and escape life on the border to become "real" Americans, even at the expense of their shared family history.

Walking into the Ocean – David Whellams. (Independent Publishers Book Award Gold for mystery). Introducing veteran Scotland Yard Chief Inspector Peter Cammon, this novel finds Cammon journeying to the Jurassic Coast to solve a seemingly ordinary domestic crime. At first glance, the perpetrator appears to have murdered his wife before drowning in the English Channel, but Cammon soon learns that his case is merely a sideshow.

The Gift – Andrea Buchanan. (Young Adult). Daisy Jones is just trying to get by unnoticed. It doesn’t help that she’s the new girl at school, lives in a trailer park, and doesn’t even own a cell phone. But there’s a good reason for all that: Daisy has a secret, unpredictable power.

The Firebird – Susanna Kearsley. Two women separated by centuries. One mysterious relic. Nicola Marter was born with a gift so rare and dangerous, she kept it buried deep. When she encounters a desperate woman trying to sell a small wooden carving called "The Firebird," claiming it belonged to Russia's Empress Catherine, it's a problem. There's no proof. But Nicola's held the object. She knows the woman is telling the truth.

Pip and the Wood Witch Curse – Chris Mould. (A popular kids’ checkout). The great walled city of Hangman’s Hollow is at war with the forest outside. Into this war, one dreadful night, fate delivers a skinny, helpless boy. But maybe Pip isn’t as helpless as he seems. Maybe he is the one who will defeat the wood witches and rescue the children of Hangman’s Hollow.

The Good Life Lab – Wendy J. Tremayne. The Tremaynes ditched their careers and high-pressure life in New York City to move to rural New Mexico, where they made, built, invented, foraged, and grew all they needed to live self-sufficiently, discovering a new sense of value and abundance in the process. Alongside their personal story are tips and tutorials to guide readers in the discovery of a fulfilling new lifestyle that relies less on money.

Thanks, Candace, for permission to post!

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Butler Visits with 3 Presidential Candidates in June

And this article from League Connections has some excellent points on what's needed for leadership in the community colleges historically as well and now and in the future:

Leadership Abstracts
Community College Presidents: What Does It Take? by Patricia Konovalov and Roberta C. Teahen

...Evolution of the Community College Presidency

Exploring how the community college presidency has developed over the years will illustrate how roles have changed. Sullivan (2001) succinctly categorized the history of the community college presidency into four generations. He characterized the first generation as that of the Founding Fathers, who built the earliest colleges. The Founding Fathers were known as creative, daring, and unrestricted. He describes the second generation of presidents as the Good Manager presidents.
Based on current trends, we propose that fifth-generation presidents (2010 and beyond) will be recognized as Adaptive Presidents, as they are challenged to guide colleges through economic, political, social, and global uncertainties that are far more complex than those earlier generations experienced and that may require colleges to embrace entirely new models.

View the rest of the article here.

President Frances Willard, first female president of an American college, 1871

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Music Online Trial

Butler Libraries is participating in a trial of Music Online: Premium. Please join us in examining the usefulness of this database.

With Music Online: Premium, Alexander Street Press aims to provide the most comprehensive database in streaming audio, video, reference, and scores on the web. Music Online: Premium allows users cross search all of the music databases published by Alexander Street Press. Currently Music Online: Premium contains:
• 904,000+ audio tracks
• 124,000+ pages of full-text reference
• 26,000+ scores (454,000+ pages)
• 1,300+ hours of streaming video

Music Online: Premium includes all of the following Alexander Street collections bundled together:
• Classical Music Library (Audio)
• Smithsonian Global Sound (Audio)
• Jazz Music Library (Audio)
• American Song (Audio)
• Contemporary World Music (Audio)
• Classical Scores Library (Text)
• Classical Scores Library: Volume II (Text)
• Opera in Video
• Dance in Video
• Classical Music in Video
• The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online (Text)
• Classical Music Reference Library (Text)
• African American Music Reference (Text)
• Plus 149,000+ tracks of "popular" music from dozens of different genres. (Audio)

Music Online: Premium supports many of your courses with content relevant to music theory, music history, music appreciation, history, social studies, anthropology, and more.

TRIAL ACCESS Active Through June 10, 2013


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Thank you for participating in a trial. Please let me know of any questions you may have.

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

DEWEY Winner Announced

Congratulations to our Butler Libraries 4th DEWEY Award Winner, Jeff Tymony, Professor of Criminal Justice/Sociology here at Butler Community College, was nominated by Librarian Martha Gregg.

To describe this outstanding faculty member's use of the library, she wrote:

Jeff is one of a dwindling number of instructors who insist on the importance of critical thinking and other skills being imparted to his students through the writing of a full scale research paper. He does not take NO for an answer – and insists upon each of his students understanding the process of research, outlines, drafts, and most importantly, the final completion of their papers. Yet, he guides them each step of the way in this process. He has stated that he wants to them succeed at a higher educational level, where these skills will be necessary for their continued success. These skills involve using the library collection, databases, an understanding of plagiarism and citing sources, writing, grammar and spelling, and organization.

Another important thing he does is accustom his students to being in the library and asking the library staff for help, thereby overcoming their fears of asking about and using its many resources. What Jeff does superbly well is teach - in the truest sense of the word - by ensuring his students come away with resources useful for their future academic and personal success. He doesn't let them off the hook!

Jeff, on a personal level, also uses the library and makes an effort to keep up with its new materials and online resources. He makes suggestions for purchases of materials that other instructors have found very useful in their teaching. He keeps up to date on the latest titles in the criminal justice and sociology fields, helping library staff do the same. His input is greatly appreciated, and his efforts have enhanced the library collection and its use by Butler students.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Libraries and Authors

The president of the American Library Association, Maureen Sullivan, responds to an Op-Ed article by Scott Turow.

We take issue with Scott Turow’s April 8 Op-Ed article, “The Slow Death of the American Author.”

First, librarians love authors. Our business is knowledge-building and imagination, and writers form the backbone of our nonprofit exercise in supporting and promoting lifelong learning....

Read the rest here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/11/opinion/libraries-and-authors.html?smid=pl-share

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

DEWEY Award Nominees

It’s National Library Week, and this library is proud to announce the nominees of the DEWEY Award of Butler Community College Libraries. Congratulations to the following faculty members who were nominated by students, staff, or faculty to receive the 2013 faculty award:

Sue Cecil
Amber Celestine
June Costin
Robin Crowe
Yolonda Jarman
Kay Metzinger
Jeff Tymony
Henry Waters
Matt Webster

Please join us in applauding their efforts and awarding the final winner at a reception in the
El Dorado Library (600 Building) on May 1, 2013, at 11:00 am.

Micaela Ayers
Director, Library Services
Butler Community College
901 S. Haverhill Road
El Dorado, KS 67042

Monday, April 15, 2013

Civil Rights Working in Kansas

The director of our museum in El Dorado writes, on April 12, 2013, inviting all to an important event in El Dorado:

Mindy Tallent
Executive Director, Butler County History Center

Presentation Explores Impact of Civil Rights Movement in Kansas

El Dorado, KS – Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum will host “Civil Rights Working in Kansas,” a presentation and discussion by Gretchen Cassel Eick on April 26th, 2013 at 7 pm at the museum, located at 383 E. Central, El Dorado, KS. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program. Contact the History Center at 316.321.9333 for more information. The program is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council.

Prior to the Civil Rights movement, employment discrimination kept African Americans confined to low-pay work, and in the southern states they were vulnerable to arrest for “vagrancy,” only to be released to businesses to “work off their fines.” Eick will discuss this type of discrimination in Kansas and how Civil Rights advocates forced state and national government agencies to alter their policies.

Gretchen Cassel Eick is an historian and professor at Friends University in Wichita. Her book, Dissent in Wichita: The Civil Rights Movement in the Midwest, 1954-1972 won three awards and sparked museum exhibits and commemorations of the 1958 Dockum Drug Store sit-in, the first successful student led sit-in.

“At one time Kansas' state employment agencies openly discriminated against persons of color despite anti-discrimination laws,” Eick said. “But some Kansans organized the first successful student-led sit-ins, and a Kansan led the movement to make the NAACP address economic inequalities. How we work in Kansas today is the result of advocacy for open hiring of all qualified people regardless of ethnic background.”

“Civil Rights Working in Kansas” is part of the Kansas Humanities Council’s The Way We Worked Speakers Bureau, featuring presentations and discussions examining the theme of work and working in Kansas and how these stories help define us.

To kick off the evening, the museum is hosting a Preview Party, starting at 6 pm, featuring five new exhibits, a new website and new microfilm reader in their research library. Additionally, wine and refreshments will be served.

The Kansas Humanities Council conducts and supports community-based programs, serves as a financial resource through an active grant-making program, and encourages Kansans to engage in the civic and cultural life of their communities. For more information about KHC programs contact the Kansas Humanities Council at 785/357-0359 or visit online at www.kansashumanities.org.

For more information about “Civil Rights Working in Kansas” contact the Butler County History Center at 316.321.9333 or visit www.kansasoilmuseum.org

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Librarian Position Open

At Butler Community College (http://www.butlercc.edu/general/Annual_Report.pdf), the library meets student needs for resources, for information instruction, for a place to gather, and for fast and friendly library services. We provide a variety of learning-centered resources, services, and facilities to support a diverse community; encourage student success, academic achievement, and lifelong learning; and to enhance teaching excellence.

We are currently seeking applications through April 17 for the following position, located in El Dorado, Kansas.

Librarian, Public and Technical Services


The Public and Technical Services Librarian is responsible for the outstanding customer service of the L.W. Nixon Library for Butler Community College. The Librarian manages all Butler Libraries’ cataloging through proficiency in the Library Management System software (currently Agent Verso); provides for and controls the circulation services at Andover 5000 and L.W. Nixon library; and in El Dorado, supervises and trains student workers; manages Library Latte coffee shop; assists in library instruction; and accomplishes any other duties requested by the Director. The Public and Technical Services Librarian reports to the Director of Library Services.

Required Knowledge and Skills:
Must be able to teach a class in information literacy competency. Must also have knowledge of and skills in management and supervisory process requiring independent judgment; knowledge of general library administrative procedures, cataloging and acquisitions; knowledge of Library Management System software to produce public service and technical services; the ability to create policies and procedures in areas of responsibility, and interpret those set by the Library Director and the institution; the ability to analyze library problems and formulation of original and creative solutions for them; knowledge of online and physical collections of the Butler Libraries as they relate to academic needs, and skill in sharing that knowledge with students; the ability to assist library users and co-workers in a friendly, professional manner.; the ability to organize tasks, to communicate effectively, and to give instructions; and the ability to keep up with the latest in technological innovations used in the library.

Required Experience includes: two years’ experience in a public, school or academic library; circulation/Public Services experience performing research within a library, using a variety of library resources; experience in instruction and/or teaching; supervisory and administrative experience; and cataloging experience. Food Service experience preferred.

Required Educational Background is a Master’s degree.
Preference is for a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science (M.L.S.) or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited institution, but acceptable alternatives include Master’s in education or related area, with state certification as a school librarian. The applicant may be requested to authorize the College to procure a consumer report(s) for employment purposes.
Location: El Dorado campus

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience, with range from $36,550 - $54,826. Full fringe benefits.

APPLICATION: Please submit a cover letter, resume and transcripts to:
Human Resources
Butler Community College
901 S. Haverhill Rd.
El Dorado, KS 67042
DEADLINE: Position open until April 17, 2013.
Butler Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

April is National Poetry Month

Your favorite poem?

Monday, April 01, 2013

DEWEY Award nominations dues tomorrow!

Nominations for the DEWEY award close on April 2.
Your nomination can make this award happen for a faculty member you appreciate!
Please use this form.

What is it?
The DEWEY Award annually recognizes a faculty member who is an outstanding user of the Butler library. Nominate someone who provides:

• innovative, consistent, effective use of the library in teaching
• program activities that bring students and/or the community into the library
• promotion, encouragement or support of the library and its resources and services
• contributions towards thoughtful, timely, and in-depth resource development

Since faculty model Butler’s principles and timeless values to students so closely, this award serves to recognize an extraordinary developer of library users of a new generation. We applaud the faculty’s valuable contribution to the education of our students.

What is won?
The DEWEY Award consists of recognition to be announced by the VP of Academic Affairs and the Library Director on April 17 during National Library week. Furthermore, our winning faculty member is awarded:
• $500 grant to select books for the library in their subject area
• $50 Barnes and Noble gift certificate to purchase books for self-inspiration presented in a lovely basket of goodies
• An appearance on library READ posters around the institution and permanently framed in the library (a print is giving to the winner)
• Library bookmarks, using the images from the READ poster (photos for READ Poster and bookmarks may be submitted or taken by Media or Library Staff after the announcement)
• A permanent position in the library on the Award plaque listing all winners since 2010

How do I nominate someone?
Nominations may come through from faculty; staff, including library staff; administration; and students (no self-referrals). Click on this link and fill out the form today:


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Disappearing World Series

Disappearing World Now Appearing on Films On Demand

Films On Demand is continually growing, with thousands of new videos added each year from outstanding producers. We're delighted to spotlight for you one of the many new series now available on our platform: the acclaimed Disappearing World series.

Disappearing World, the classic, long-running anthropological series, spans the globe to document “disappearing” or forgotten peoples, communities, and customs. Now part of the Films On Demand platform, this 35-part series is chock-full of fascinating ethnographic content.

Recorded between 1970 and 1991, these films—featuring leading scholars of the day, such as Elizabeth Fernea and Owen Lattimore—study rituals and ways of life, exploring critical issues of transition or survival facing ancient tribes, indigenous cultures, and other minority groups. From the Mursi nomads of Ethiopia and Asante market women of Ghana to the Vlach Gypsies of Hungary and sherpas of Nepal, Disappearing World presents gripping footage of peoples, events, and places—before then rarely seen by Western eyes—amid profound and irreversible change.
Like other videos in Films On Demand, Disappearing World titles:
• are iPad, PC, Mac, and Android friendly
• are divided into predefined clips so users can find content more easily—perfect for in-class use
• include closed-captioning and feature interactive transcripts.
Check out the Disappearing World series today! Find it quickly by typing series item number 49216 in the Films On Demand search box.

(from the FOD folks)

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

League for Innovations Writes about Butler Program

Member Spotlight: Butler Community College

Early College Health Sciences Academy

The Early College Health Sciences Academy received some welcome recognition when described in the League for Innovations March 13 League Connections. As they noted:
South-Central Kansas high school students interested in careers in health-care professions have found a low-cost, high impact way to get a head start on their college education. The Butler Community College Early College Health Science Academy (ECHSA) offers an exceptional opportunity for students to integrate the last two years of high school with the first two years of college.


The program has proven to be very successful. Since its inception in 2011, the number of ECHSA students has grown sixty-four percent. ECHSA students have been very successful academically; 100% of the students have passed the CNA licensing exam, and a significant number of the students are already employed in health-related positions, where they are gaining experience while benefitting financially. ECHSA students are able to move into health/science careers earlier and be better prepared for success than traditional high school students.

Early college expansion plans are already underway at Butler Community College. Three additional early college programs are in the development stage and projected to start in fall 2013.

Kudos to program director Dr. Marcy Aycock, ECHSA Director, 316-776-9429, seen below on the left.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Want to take EBSCO with you?

All those magazine and journal articles? All the eBooks? EBSCO is available on your iPhone or Android device...

How to:

Go get the EBSCO app from the iTunes Store or Google Play. You can either enter as a guest or click on HELP. This will tell you to go to your library website (Butler - or any library in Kansas, go State Library!). Log on to EBSCO using your Pipeline username and password, just like everything else.

At the bottom of the search screen, you'll see a little note:

Top of Page
Mobile Site New: EBSCOhost iPhone and Android Applications EBSCO Support Site Privacy Policy Terms of Use Copyright
© 2013 EBSCO Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

Click on it, and you'll get this email after you tell the where to send it.

Dear EBSCOhost user,
To begin using the EBSCOhost iPhone and Android applications, follow the instructions below.
Step 1:
Download the app from the iTunes Store or Google Play
Step 2:
View this email on your device, then tap this authentication key
(Note: You must access the link in Step 2 from your device. The activation link will expire in 24 hours.)
Questions? Visit the support page or send an email to support@ebsco.com.
Thank you!
EBSCO Publishing

Friday, February 01, 2013

February Newsbank

February 2013 - Update

NewsBank’s Special Reports are news articles, images, videos and other useful content grouped for convenience under specific topics and themes. Easily accessible within NewsBank resources, they enable users to quickly locate information on a specific subject while helping them gain better insight into current issues and events on a global scale. Each Report features current and retrospective coverage, and new articles are added daily. Special Reports constitute a unique value to your users, and are included with your NewsBank subscription. There are over 50 Reports to be sure the information you need is always available.

All Special Reports are accessed from the left side bar on your online resource menu page at infoweb.newsbank.com, on search screens and the Other NewsBank Products link in full-text newspaper products. We suggest adding a link to these Reports on your library webpage under all relevant subject areas.

Following is a listing of some of the Special Reports that may be of particular interest to you at this time.

Watch for the release of additional current events and issues featured throughout the month as news happens.

February Topics and Monthly Themes
Celebrating Black History Month
School Security and Safety
World Health – National Heart Month
World Economics
Issues in the News

Additional featured Reports covering current issues and events
Natural Disasters
World Environment
World Politics and Government
Science and Health in the News
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Film and Television – News and Awards

As always, we welcome suggestions for new topics of interest to you and your users for additional Special Reports.


Phyllis Comrie
Director, Marketing and Product Content
NewsBank, inc.


Newsbank is found within EBSCO or view it as a standalone database on our website at Butler Libraries. -- Micaela