Libraries & Archives

Libraries & Archives

Monday, June 30, 2014

References and Resources for Just-in-Time Teaching

The scholars at the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College have created this set of Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT) resources designed for the busy educator. Visitors can learn how to use these resources in a range of different disciplines, including biology, chemistry, economics, and the history of photography.

Additionally, there is a list of general resources, such as newsletters and articles, that discuss how to implement these practices into the classroom. In the Complementary Pedagogies area visitors can look over helpful "how-tos" in peer instruction, reading question development, and more. Finally, visitors can also sign up to learn when new resources are added to the site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2014.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Digital Collections of Newspapers for Kansans

From the Kansas Historical Society comes this news about KSHS digital partner websites.

Kansas residents with a valid driver's license or state ID may freely access KSHS content on the following sites by logging in below. includes millions of Kansas records from the State Archives and Research Collections, among them Kansas State Census Records from 1865-1925, Civil War Enlistment Papers of Kansas Volunteer Regiments (1862, 1863, 1868), and selected World War I manuscripts. is digitizing historic Kansas newspapers from the Society's near-comprehensive collections.

Please use the form below...
(on their website)

Other digital newspaper projects we have access to are found on their Kansas Digital Newspapers page, including Chronicling America and the Ft. Hays State Forsyth Library Digital Collections.

I hate to hear of so many people paying for access to when it's already been paid for by our taxes. The other major genealogical database is also subscribed to by the State Library of Kansas: Heritage Quest. This and other resources are on the State Library Website, Online Databases page.

Friday, June 13, 2014

State Library of Kansas Highlights New Website

Reposted from the State Library:

We are pleased to announce the completion of our website redesign—thank you for your patience during our transition period. All glitches seem to be resolved, so if you are still experiencing problems, please let me ( know. In most cases, a clearing of your browser’s cache does the trick.

Please take the time to navigate through the new site and check out the links we’ve highlighted below.

Online Databases

Student Research

Research for Kids

Digital Book eLending

Kansas Library eCard

Talking Books

Job & Career Tools

Kansas Kids & Parents

Links for Librarians and Educators

Continuing Education

Librarian & Educator Resources

Youth Services


We hope you find the new useful and we welcome any feedback you may have in helping us to continually improve our online presence.

Many Thanks,

Candace LeDuc
Communications Coordinator
State Library of Kansas
300 SW 10th Street
Room 312N
Topeka, Kansas 66612
(785) 291-3230

Monday, June 02, 2014

The Comic Book Librarian Strikes!

Mike Hall says,

Hello, everyone! My graphic novel review blog has a new home: just visit and update your bookmarks accordingly! Everything I've posted to the old blog is mirrored at the new one. I've added a few more goodies, too!

If you've never visited the blog, what the heck are you waiting for? Spoiler-free graphic novel reviews for readers and librarians, plus collection development notes and readers' advisory tips...all for the low, low price of NOTHING! What a deal!

Mike Hall
Staff Supervisor, Independence Public Library
(620) 331-3030