Mark your calendar for for the 16th Annual Summer Institute for School Librarians – June 12th – 13th, at Emporia State University. The 2013 Institute will focus on Reading Informational Text and Non-fiction—Text Complexity and the Growth of Comprehension in Kansas College and Career Ready Standards.
Learning to read effectively is an excursion toward increasing abilities to comprehend texts. In today’s schools, school librarians and classroom teachers must evaluate text and recommend resources and materials that match age and ability levels, interests and needs of students. We must enable students to increase their abilities to understand and use what they read. Our students must stay on track toward required academic progress as well as to enjoy and appreciate what they read for pleasure. The goal of this year’s Institute is to inform and prepare school libraries for this reality.
Day one of the Institute will once again focus on best, instructional practices. The emphases this year will be on text evaluation, particularly the school librarian’s role in evaluation of informational and non-fiction texts. Days one and two will include author presentations. Author presentations will inspire instruction that includes reading and writing, and will highlight the importance of using informational and non-fiction texts from the school library collection in content area instruction. Throughout the Institute, participants will focus on efforts to ensure that students and schools meet established goals, including the goal of ensuring all students graduate ready for college and careers.
Come to Emporia State University, The Teachers College (Visser Hall, Room 118). Each day, doors will open at 8:30 a.m. Sessions will begin at 9:00 a.m. There will be light snacks and drinks when you arrive. Lunch and break drinks/food will provided on-site both days and is included in the registration fee.
Free parking will be in the gray parking lot, down the hill north of The Teachers College (not violet, not parking meters). There are disability parking spaces available at the front door (east) of The Teachers College. Cars parked in unauthorized areas will be ticketed.
Register now! Complete a Summer Institute registration form and send it by fax or mail to Northeast Kansas Library System, 4317 W. 6th St., Lawrence, KS 66049; FAX: 785-838-3989. The registration fee is $130. Space is limited. A maximum of 125 participants will be accepted on first-come, first-served basis. The deadline to register is May 31, 2013.
To earn graduate course credit through Emporia State University for participating in Summer Institute, you must enroll as an ESU student and pay additional tuition. Enroll in LI755XI, Kansas Summer Institute for School Library Media Specialists, 1 credit hour, Dow. Tuition is $373 for Kansas residents, $773 for nonresidents. You may enroll by calling ESU’s Office of Distance Education, 1-877-332-4249 (toll free) or 620-341-5385. Jan Gerstner is the administrative assistant who will be happy to assist you.
Please note that if you enroll for credit, you must also register for Summer Institute using the above form. The $130 Summer Institute registration fee must be paid in addition to your tuition payment to ESU.
Summer Institute Sponsors: Kansas Department of Education; School of Library and Information Management, Emporia State University; Northeast Kansas Library System; State Library of Kansas; and Kansas Association of School Librarians.
The Kansas Public Library Youth Services Guidelines are intended to help libraries measure
their current level of library services to children and youth, and to help them improve program,
collection and information access to children and youth in their local libraries.
This version of the Kansas Public Library Youth Services Guidelines was developed by the
Kansas Library Consultants for Youth (KLCY), coordinating with the State Library of Kansas.
As librarians, whether living in urban or rural communities, we recognize and value children and
young adults and actively advocate library services to youth in our libraries, communities and
state. The public library is one of the few places where children’s needs are considered to be of
equal value to those of adults. Our vision is for youth to experience a sense of joy and wonder
by exploring the world through their library by providing dynamic and creative approaches to
serving youth, families and communities in a welcoming and accepting atmosphere.
The 2012 Kansas Public Library Standards are intended to help libraries measure their currently level of library service, and to help them improve program, collection and information access in their local libraries.
This version of the Kansas Public Library Standards was developed by the Regional Library Systems, coordinating with the State Library of Kansas.
We believe the public interest is best served through cooperation and resource sharing among libraries. We believe cooperative mutual support among all types of libraries will yield the greatest benefits in service for the public from limited library resources.
These standards are intended to be utilized by library boards and directors to meet local community needs.
The 2012 Kansas Public Library Standards reflect high, but reasonable and achievable levels of library service. Kansas citizens and Kansas communities deserve no less.
These standards relate to levels of service and are not limited by population. The population serves only as a guideline.
|Service Level||Recommended Population Range|
|Gateway||Fewer than 500 people|
|Service Center I||1,001-2,500 people|
|Service Center II||2,501 – 10,000 people|
|Major Service Center I||10,001-25,000 people|
|Major Service Center II||25,001-100,000 people|
|Major Resource Center||More than 100,000 people|
The complete standards are available in a printable PDF format or may be viewed online, by section.
- Structure and Governance
- Planning, Marketing, and Community Outreach
- Library Funding and Budget
- Library Services and Resources
- Automation and Technology
- Library Personnel
- Physical Facilities
- Appendix A: Base Library Director Salary Range
- Appendix B: Recommended Internet Bandwidth
- Appendix C: Chart of Library Standards by Service Level
Between now and January 1st, the Kansas Performer Directory is under construction. This annual update insures that all information in the directory is current for 2013. During the update, each presenter is required to check their current listing and either confirm that all is well, or submit changes using the online submission form on this website. Performers who do not respond by the January 1st deadline will be dropped from the directory.
We always encourage performers to develop special programs that support the CSLP theme and award a special icon to those who do. We’re also suggesting that performers submit links to short videos to promote their act. We will compile clips from these into a 30-minute video to be shown at the system librarians’ Summer Reading Workshops – or viewed on this website – in lieu of a performer showcase.
Now is a great time to add new performers from across the state. If you know of someone you think should be included in the directory, encourage them to use the online submission form. Or, you can send their contact information to Teri at the NEKLS office (email@example.com) and she’ll invite them to participate.
Theme: Reading: Text Complexity and the Growth of Comprehension in the Kansas Common Core Standards
Location: Emporia State University, The Teachers College (Visser Hall), Room 118, Emporia, KS
Time: Doors open at 8:30 a.m. each day. Sessions from 9:00 – 4:30 p.m. Lunch and break drinks/food will provided on-site both days and is included in the registration fee.
Special Speakers: Steve Del Vecchio will be a featured speaker on day one of the Institute. Steve is a librarian and teacher who has worked over the past 30 years as a school librarian in public elementary schools in New York City, and as a children’s librarian with both The New York Public Library and The Seattle Public Library. At The New York Public Library, Steve was the founding Project Director of the Connecting Libraries and Schools Project. Today Steve is the regional manager of the Lake City, Northeast, Northgate and University branch libraries, the four vibrant and beautiful branch libraries that make up The Seattle Public Library’s busiest region.
Steve is also a lecturer in the Master of Library and Information Science Program in the University of Washington’s Information School. Steve teaches courses on youth services, management, instruction, collection development and reference.
Steve has also taught preschool, elementary and high school and has worked on efforts to make better use of the data generated by evaluations and tests for improving instruction. Recently Steve served on the group that worked on text complexity in the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. He had the primary responsibility for facilitating and coordinating the selection of the text exemplars that accompany the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (CCSS-ELA). Steve has continued to work with those conducting ongoing research related to text complexity and its application to curriculum and teaching based on CCSS-ELA.
Steve has written for School Library Journal, Wilson Library Journal and Teacher Magazine, and is writing the article on Intellectual Freedom and Youth for the forthcoming Handbook of Intellectual Freedom. He was also the author of the National Book Foundation’s handbook on conducting author programs in schools and libraries. He has made presentations to school and public library conferences, including national AASL and PLA conferences as well as at state and local conferences and workshops. In January Steve conducted a workshop on text complexity for school librarians and public youth services librarians as part of the annual iYouth Conference hosted by the University of Washington’s Information School iYouth group.
Steve is the doting father of a 9 year old daughter, who is an aspiring author, teacher and librarian. Steve is also an avid motorcyclist of 40 years experience, and is a certified Motorcycle Safety Foundation instructor, regularly teaching both basic and advanced riding courses.
As in the past, day two will feature authors. David Greenberg, from Portland, Oregon, a children’s book author and illustrator well-known for his award winning books and his poetry and civil rights assembles that inspire good writing and good writers will present. Clare Vanderpool, Wichita, Kansas, author of “Moon Over Manifest,” winner of the 2011 Newbery Award, will present, “The Story behind the Story.” Guest authors’ books will be for sale on-site. You may bring your books for author signing.
This year’s Institute will feature librarians and educators who are text complexity trainers: Julie Akins, Barbara Bahm, Bev Nye, Beverley Buller and Matt Copeland. This Institute is sure to provide best content and instruction, and prepare you with current information and inspiring ideas that you can immediately use as you manage resources and services, collaborate with other educators and instruct today’s children and youth. You won’t want to miss it!
Registration: The registration fee is $130/person, payable to Northeast Kansas Library System. You may mail, email or fax a registration form with your school’s PO or a check to Laura DeBaun, Northeast Kansas Library System, 4317 West 6th Street, Lawrence, KS 66049. Laura DeBaun will once again manage registration. You may communication with Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-838-4090 (phone), or 785-838-3989 (Fax).
Deadline to register is May 31. Maximum Registration: 120.
Enrollment for Credit: The Institute will once again be offered for 1 graduate credit hour. The course number is LI755 (Dow). Tuition for this one-credit hour course for Kansas residents is $323. Tuition for non-Kansas residents is $733. ESU summer enrollment begins on March 12. You may get enrolled by calling ESU’s Office of Distance Education, 1-877-332-4249 (toll free) or 620-341-5385. Jan Gerstner is the administrative assistant who will be happy to assist you. This course will focus on practical applications of the presenters’ content. This will be worthwhile, graduate level, but will not require you to spend large amounts of time outside the Institute. A syllabus will be posted online at approximately May 1 at http://slim.emporia.edu/
Individuals who enroll for credit must also register and pay the registration fee for the Institute.
Parking: Free parking will be in the gray parking lot, down the hill north of The Teachers College (not violet, not parking meters). There are disability parking spaces available at the front door (east) of The Teachers College. Cars parked in unauthorized areas will be ticketed.
Sponsors: Kansas Department of Education; School of Library and Information Management, Emporia State University; Northeast Kansas Library System; State Library of Kansas; Kansas Association of School Librarians.
Librarians across the state are invited to take advantage of affordable transportation to the upcoming ARSL Conference in Frisco, Texas.
Depart Thursday, September 8th, from pick-up points in Topeka, Salina, and Wellington; and return by evening on September 11th. See ARSL Flyer for details. Cost for the bus is $125, paid in full by September 1st. Reserve your spot at http://systems.mykansaslibrary.org/event-registration/.
The ARSL Conference is full of relevant, helpful information for librarians in small and rural areas. C.E. grants are available. Contact your system office for more information.
The theme is: Education Innovation: 21st Century School Libraries
Kansas School Librarians = Higher State Assessment Test Scores
The Registration form is available here and registration is $125/person.
We hope you have marked your calendar and are making your plans to attend. As in the past, this will be another opportunity to learn best educational practices presented by educational experts, be inspired (and entertained) to teach reading and writing by award winning authors, and to spend time networking with school librarian friends. You will not want to miss it!
This Institute will be held at Emporia State University, The Teachers College, Room 118. Each day the doors will open at 8:30 a.m. The sessions will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with lunch provided on-site. Drinks and food will be provided first thing each morning, during breaks, and at lunch time at no extra cost to the participants. Maximum registration will be 120 seats filled on first-registered, first-served basis.
As in the past, Day One will be devoted to best educational practices of high interest to school librarians. Dr. Milton Chen, author of “Education Nation: Six Leading Edges of Innovation in Our Schools” (published by Jossey-Bass), will be the opening speaker. Dr. Chen’s presentation will be followed by responses by school librarians and other educators who will answer the question, “What does Dr. Chen’s proposed education system mean for school libraries and school librarians?”
Day Two will feature Anna Dewdney, author and illustrator of children’s books, and young adult author, Pete Hautman.
An optional Wednesday night special event is being planned (no extra cost to participants). It will feature “technology tools.”
Laura DeBaun will once again manage registration. You may communicate with Laura at email@example.com or 785-838-4090 (phone), or 785-838-3989 (Fax). You may send a completed registration form with your school’s PO or check to Laura DeBaun, Northeast Kansas Library System, 4317 West 6th Street, Lawrence, KS 66049. Please make checks for registration payable to Kansas Summer Institute for School Librarians.
The Institute will once again be offered for one graduate credit hour. The course number is LI755 (Dow). Tuition for this one-credit hour course for Kansas residents is $245. Tuition for non-Kansas residents is $628. ESU summer enrollment began on March 14. You may get enrolled by calling ESU’s Office of Distance Education, 1-877-332-4249 (toll free) or 620-341-5385. Jan Gerstner is the administrative assistant who will be happy to assist you. This course will focus on practical applications of the presenters’ content. This will be worthwhile, graduate level, but will not require you to spend large amounts of time outside the Institute. A syllabus will be posted online approximately May 1 at: http://slim.emporia.edu/
Individuals who enroll for credit must also register and pay the registration fee for the Institute.
The Kansas Summer Institute is an official Kansas State Department of Education event. It is co-sponsored by the Kansas Department of Education; the School of Library and Information Management, Emporia State University; the State Library of Kansas; Northeast Kansas Library System; and the Kansas Association of School Librarians.
The Statewide Performer Directory’s annual update is underway. All performers currently listed have been contacted and must respond in order to remain in the directory. Changes in contact information, program offerings, or fees can be reported using the online submission form. If no changes are needed, this should be confirmed in an email to Teri Nelson at NEKLS [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Performers who do not respond to the update request will be dropped from the directory on December 27, 2010.
This is also a great time for systems personnel to add new performers from across the state. If you know of any fresh talent who might like to be included in the directory, encourage them to use the online submission form which will be processed by NEKLS. Or, if you prefer, you can gather the required information and enter it yourself. Clear instructions are available at the link below. (The first listing is the hardest. After that, it’s smooth sailing!)
After the children’s consultants’ meeting in May, questions about the adult reading component of CSLP were added to the 2010 CSLP Evaluation Form, along with some minor wording changes. A question about use of the CSLP website has been added as well.
The addition of new questions will not affect year-to-year data analysis.
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Learn the ins and outs of photo editing.