Welcome to the seventh thing in 12 Things SWKLS 2018. I know most of you are in the middle of Summer Reading or just finished Summer Reading, so I am going to try to take it easy on you again. This month we’re going to talk about the databases available through the State Library of Kansas. The second part of this topic involves a survey that’s only available until July 18. If you don’t get this completed before July 18, it’s ok. You can still earn 1 credit hour. If you get it completed, you can earn 2 credit hours. If you already completed this survey last month, you can still get credit just let us know in the comment section below.
The activities for this lesson are due July 31 at 11:59 pm central time and are worth 1 or 2 credit hours. Estimated work time: 1-2 hours.
If you would rather complete an alternate topic, please go to the alternate topic page and pick one from the list. You are also welcome to choose past topics or topics from the first round of Things.
If you get stuck and need help, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Exercises: (Due July 31, 2018 at 11:59 pm CDT)
Tools you will need:
- A computer with a browser or a tablet, smart phone, or other device.
- An Internet connection.
Activity 1: (1 hour)
Activity 2: (15 min – 1 hour)
- The mission of the State Library of Kansas states (in part) that it will deliver 21st Century library services and resources to all Kansans and help all Kansans be successful in a global market.
It will also provide lifelong educational services. (https://kslib.info)To accomplish the mission, subscriptions to databases and other online resources are negotiated for a specific number of years. Many of the SLK resources have contracts expiring in August, 2019, so it is now time to review what we have and decide if these are the best resources for all Kansans.The State Library of Kansas is asking for your help by telling a little bit about yourself and also completing the survey below.
- If you haven’t already, complete the State Library of Kansas Database Survey by clicking on the post below.
3. Share the survey on your library’s Facebook page, your personal Facebook page, on your website, or with a patron/community member to take. Link to original post from State Library of Kansas.
Activity 3: (5-15 min)
- Comment below with the following:
- Your favorite database (or which one you plan to use a lot in the future.)
- How you shared the survey (if applicable).
- Whether you did Activity 1 and 2 or just 1.
- What you learned.