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									                                                                                                                  Fall 2007




                                           NeCessary KnowLedge
                                           Why Standards?
                                           By Fred Atchison

                                                     A study group was appointed at the                “The standards document provides a
                                           NCKL annual meeting to review an adminis-                   useful tool in a library board’s plan-
                                           trative proposal to replace NCKL library cate-              ning process. At a minimum, the check-
                                           gories and associated standards with those                  list can be reviewed periodically to de-
                                           identified in the 2006 Kansas Public Library                termine that the library meets at least a
                                           Standards. The study group was created in                   basic level of service, that its policies
   Inside this issue:                                                                                  and programs meet statutory require-
                                           response to concerns expressed by representa-
                                           tives from libraries concerned about a change               ments for library service and library
   Enterprise Moves In            2        that might have a negative financial impact on              system membership, that its staff are
                                           their libraries. Accordingly, a standards com-              adequately equipped and trained to
                                           mittee met at Abilene Public Library on Sep-                provide service to the community, and
   What’s the Problem             3
   with Broadband in KS?                   tember 26th. Sue Blechl and Susan Moyer                     that its policies and procedures do not
                                           both spoke about their experience with state                have error or omissions that pose li-
   Required Reading for           4        standards committees and provided some use-                 abilities to the library or community.”
   the Holidays
                                           ful background. There was considerable dis-                   The NCKL Standards Committee
                                  6        cussion about the value of standards for use in      will meet again Thursday, November 29th at
                                           planning, goal setting, and guidance. The            1:30 p.m. at NCKL headquarters in Manhat-
                                           committee expressed a general consensus that         tan. Members and trustees are welcome to
   Talking Books News             7        standards are a useful tool and that NCKL            participate in this discussion.
                                           needs to be current. Administration’s goal is to
   Freeda B. Frank                8        present a plan that makes sense to members                     One the state level, the state librarian
                                           and provides encouragement to improve local          and system administrators have established a
                                           library services.                                    goal to cooperate on a review of the 2006
                                                                                                Kansas Public Library Standards. Certainly, if
               Calendar                            The Wisconsin Public Library stan-           standards can help libraries to demonstrate
                                           dards has a good introductory statement about        accountability and encourage improved ser-
     December 4—Junction City
                                           the important of standards:                          vices, the work will be worth the effort.
    Kansas Public Library Standards


      December 17 — Waterville
                                                                                         Once again in 2008 the Kansas Center for the Book is
           Directors’ Meeting
                                                                                         sponsoring Kansas Reads, a one book, one state pro-
                                                                                         gram. This year the book chosen for the event is Tru-
          January 24—MPL                                                                 man Capote’s In Cold Blood.
Finding the Trends That Matter: Get Your
         Environmental Scan On                                                          The KCB website says “Selected by a committee of
                                           experienced & qualified librarians, In Cold Blood was chosen for its broad-based appeal that could
          February 8—MPL                   encourage & sustain spirited discussion.”
People Watching With a Purpose: Meet-                 Kansas Reads kicks off on Kansas Day, January 29th and continues through February 29th.
    ing Needs Before They Need It          Libraries are encouraged to participate in any way they choose. The KCB website has program ideas
                                           and speaker contact information. A list of discussion questions for book clubs is also available online
           March 25—MPL                    at http://skyways.lib.ks.us/orgs/kcfb/incoldblood.htm
           Summer Reading                            Several discussion sets are available through interlibrary loan. Check the website
                                           http://skyways.lib.ks.us/KSL/libtech/bkdiscuss.html for more information on ordering.
         April 9-11— Wichita                        A participant blog is coming soon.
      Kansas Library Conference
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Enterprise Moves In!



              After a two-year-long building proc-
    ess, Enterprise Public Library has finally
    moved into its new building. The new build-
    ing is located practically across the street from
    the old library, but the light and spacious new
    facility is worlds away from the old cramped
    quarters.
             Enterprise received a Kan-Step grant
    in 2005 to build its library in combination with
    a new firehouse and a community room. The
    site they built on is a corner lot on a hill,
    which was already owned by the city. The firehouse
    and community room have street level access on the           to move the books and shelves. Sally says they are
    north side of the building, while the main library en-       still unpacking and settling in.
    trance faces west. They feel like separate facilities, but            Though they haven’t been moved yet, there
    were more cost effective to build as one unit.               are plans to bring the library’s pair of preserved
                                                                 bald eagles over as soon as a suitable display area
                                                                 can be created.
                                                                          One thing that the Library brought with
                                                                 them from the old building is their unique sign. The
                                                                 cutout letters were a memorial gift from a library
                                                                 patron and were very special to the board and com-
                                                                 munity. The letters fit perfectly on the new build-
                                                                 ing.
                                                                          In the basement, next to the fire station, is
                                                                 a large community room that can be used for meet-
                                                                 ings and classes. The library also has access to stor-
                                                                 age in the basement for magazines and out-of- sea-
                                                                 son items. Sally has agreed to host the first direc-
                                                                 tors’ meeting in 2008 in her library.
                                                                         There will be a dedication and open house
             Kan-Step grants require significant contribu-       on Sunday, December 2nd from 2-5 pm. All
    tions from the community. Enterprise matched these           NCKL librarians and board members are invited to
    funds with thousands of hours of volunteer labor from        attend.
    over 50 volunteers of all ages.
             The library nearly doubled its usable square
    footage in one large, airy space. The high ceiling, open
    floor plan and the natural light create a spacious feel-
    ing. They now have plenty of room for a librarian’s
    work area with convenient access to the public com-
    puters. The children’s area is tucked into a corner, a bit
    away from the adult area.
              The library has ordered some new shelving
    with memorial money, and is currently making due
    with the shelves from the old library. On moving day
    librarian Sally Frank had help from the Enterprise Ma-
    sonic Lodge. A local business loaned them a large cart
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          What’s the Problem with Broadband in Kansas?
                             Richard Miller, NCKL Technology Consultant

                   The State Library hosted a broadband summit work-        groups to form partnerships. Currently, there is a shortage
         shop on September 18 in which participants learned about the       of information.
         current state of Internet broadband access for Kansas schools               He asked us to consider, since there is no national
         and libraries. After introductions by State Librarian Christie     policy for broadband deployment, then “What is the Kansas
         Brandau, former Governor John Carlin briefly shared his view       broadband policy?” Windhausen offered suggestions as
         of current problems with connectivity in this country and chal-
                                                                            Kansas acts to develop policy:
         lenged the group to devise a plan and work toward solutions.
         John Windhausen, Jr., a Washington D.C. communications                       1.) Determine a minimum speed available to li-
         attorney and policy analyst, delivered the keynote address for     braries. Think more like a small business. The onslaught of
         the workshop about broadband policy, after which two panels        video impacts download speed. Example: students access-
         comprised of Kansas librarians, legislators, telecommunica-        ing lectures or truckers taking video training online will
         tions officials and others shared experiences.                     blow away existing bandwidth.
                 Over 50 people attended the conference, including                    2 ) Net neutrality: Take the viewpoint that net
         Senator Karin Brownlee (District 23) and Representative Tom        neutrality does not have to get in the way of network in-
         Sloan (District 45). NCKL was represented by Fred Atchison,        vestment. Look for opportunities to earn return on invest-
         Carol Barta, Judith Cremer and Richard Miller.                     ment without having to shape traffic.
                  Much about the landscape of broadband delivery was                 Two panels provided opportunity to hear about
         examined during the workshop activities. Background history,       current broadband-related activities in Kansas. The first
         current issues and possible future solutions were examined.        panel included Ruby Martin, Dighton PL; Charlene
         State Librarian Christie Brandau shared the fact that only14%      McGuire, SWKLS; Doug Heacock, KanREN; Denise
         of Kansas libraries have a T-1 connection. During his opening      Moore, DISC; Marianne Eichelberger, Newton PL; and
         remarks, Governor Carlin noted that Canada had a plan for full     Don Moler, League of Kansas Municipalities. Martin and
         access 25 years ago. In his main address, Mr. Windhausen           Eichelberger shared their experiences with ELMeR video
         discussed history, current state and future direction of broad-    equipment granted by Kan-Ed. McGuire described how
         band policy. Some interesting points are:                          broadband is currently being implemented in SW Kansas.
                                                                            Moler provided perspective from municipality’s point of
                  •    The US has no national broadband policy.             view. Participants learned what type of services DISC and
                  •    Telecommunications acts, deregulation and fed-       KanREN provide and might provide in the future from
                       eral programs have helped but have been piece-       Moore and Heacock.
                       meal.                                                         Panel two consisted of Nancy Bolt, ALA; State
                  •    The phone companies and the marketplace seem         Rep. Tom Sloan; Carmaine Chambers, Kan-ed; and Linda
                       to be satisfied providing DSL and cable, but         Schatz, EdTech Strategies. Bolt expressed ALA’s view-
                       these are well below the broadband needs of          point that collaboration is essential. Sloan, fresh from at-
                       future applications.                                 tending a summit on rural broadband, observed there is no
                                                                            consensus as providers are still fighting for market share.
                  •    Fiber is the future.                                 Additionally, he asked for input from the Kansas library
                  •    Many other countries are more proactive with         community and citizenry on current broadband usage and
                       broadband deployment.                                future needs. Chambers gave a overview of Kan-Ed.
                                                                            Schatz observed E-rate and the Universal Service Fund is
                  •    US ranks 15th out of 30 nations.                     often seen as an obstacle to broadband utilization.
                  •    US download speed is near the lowest.                          For me, the workshop brought into focus the cur-
                                                                            rent state of Internet broadband availability nationally and
                  •    Most of Europe, Japan and Canada all have
                                                                            in the state of Kansas. Since there is no national or state
                       higher download speeds than US.
                                                                            broadband policy, institutions such as public libraries
                  •    US rural broadband lags behind urban areas.          struggle to plan and implement current and future broad-
                                                                            band Internet needs. The United States lags behind Can-
                  Windhausen posed the question: What can libraries
                                                                            ada, most of Europe and Japan in what is available and in
         do? He suggested they organize and aggregate the demand for
                                                                            speed of broadband connections. We have a lot of catching
         broadband. Make connectivity needs worthwhile for the in-
                                                                            up to do, and it will necessitate the cooperation, communi-
         vestment of the telecommunication companies. Initiate con-
                                                                            cation and action of the various constituent parties. When it
         versations: with telecoms to educate them on needs of libraries,
                                                                            comes to providing broadband Internet for it citizenry, the
         with legislators to recommend policy, and with constituent
                                                                            US is not the world leader.
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                  Required Reading for the Holidays
                  by Marcia Allen



Do you need a little break from the stress of upcoming holidays? If so, I’ve found some wonderful seasonal
reading you’ll enjoy. With lots of new titles from which to pick, you’re bound to find just the right break from
your preparations. One of the following will do the trick!


                      The Last Noel by Heather Graham
                               Ready for a Christmas thriller? Three thieves are stranded in the middle of a
                      snowstorm, when a disagreement among them leaves one injured. The other two demand
                      shelter in the country home of Skyler O’Boyle, taking her family as hostages. While things
                      look pretty desperate, Skyler’s daughter, Kat, escapes into the snow. Low and behold she
                      find the injured third thief, former boyfriend Craig Devon, who wants to take her into his
                      confidence. What’s a girl to do? The O’Boyle home is under siege, the storm is not eas-
                      ing up, and Kat may have to put aside her old resentments for the man who walked out of
                      her life without explanation.


Midnight Clear by Jerry B. Jenkins & Dallas Jenkins
         This little book fits handily into the inspirational category. This book also accompanies the December
film release of the same name which stars Stephen Baldwin. Jenkins, author of the Left Behind series, centers
his Christmas novel around five strangers who have nothing to look forward to during the holiday season. One
is a floundering alcoholic, another is a young wife of a brain-damaged man. A third is preparing for suicide and
the last two are dejected individuals who are tired of their depressing lives. The story demonstrates how acts of
kindness, especially from fellow-sufferers, can create new hope.


                          Where Angels Go by Debbie Macomber
                                  This little novel concerns well-meaning angels and their plans for three needy
                          characters. Elderly Harry Alderwood needs to make arrangements for his failing wife.
                          Beth Fischer has a lonely adult daughter who shows interest in little beyond computer
                          games. Young Carter Jackson desperately wants the pet dog his parents can’t afford.
                          What to do? Enter three prayer ambassador angels-- Shirley, Goodness and Mercy--
                          who make a career of interfering with human lives as they try to improve the state of
                          them. What will the archangel Gabriel have to say about these do-gooders? A hu-
                          morous look at meddling in delightful ways.


Shrouds of Holly by Kate Kingsbury
         Time for a charming Christmas mystery. This is the third installment of the Penny-
foot Hotel mysteries that take place in Edwardian England. Proprietor Cecily Baxter is
decorating the hotel ballroom for a Christmas celebration when her husband Baxter and the
stablemaster take a carriage into the woods to gather boughs of holly. Later on, the carriage
returns, but husband and helper are nowhere in sight and there is a dead body inside the car-
riage. While local officers are quick to identify the dead man as a local wealthy heir,
they’re not so quick to identify the culprits or the motive. And Cecily wants quick answers
about the whereabouts of her husband. This is a delightful British cozy with a very satisfy-
ing ending.
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On Strike for Christmas by Sheila Roberts
            You think you’re frustrated? You’ll find fellowship in this humorous novel. When wife and mother Laura
Fredericks overhears her husband Glen telling all his relatives to come for Christmas dinner just as they as they are
leaving the Fredericks table after Thanksgiving dinner, she decides she has had enough. For years she has done all
the cooking, the shopping and the decorating for the whole family during the holidays, but now she’s going on strike.
When she lets her friends know about her decision, they, too, agree to go on strike. While their respective husbands
insist that the holiday chores are a piece of cake, the women know otherwise. And so the war of the wills is on. Can
the husbands get all the goodies ready in time, or will they need to recruit help? There are bound to be lots of mix-
ups in this one! An endearing tale about taking others for granted.


Angela and the Baby Jesus by Frank McCourt (Angela’s Ashes)
         Remember the now-famous “Angela’s Ashes"? This is a wonderful little picture
book that depicts another event in the life of Frank’s mother. When she was six years old,
she spirited the Baby Jesus home from the church because she thought he was cold. Once
home, she smuggled the little statue up the stairs to her own bed. Her brother Pat told
their mother what the little girl had done, and the horrified mother took the statue and the
children to the church. And that’s where the little lesson occurs. The local priest, the po-
liceman and the McCourts all learn a little of the kindness that Christmas teaches us.


                    Christmas with Paula Deen
                             Everyone who watches cooking shows on TV knows Paula Deen, and Paula’s many fans
                    know that Christmas is one of her favorite holidays. So, what seems more natural than a Paula
                    Deen Christmas book? This little book is filled with recipes for delights such as Savannah bow
                    ties and eggnog pudding, and it also contains some of Paula’s memories of Christmases past, like
                    the time the teenage Paula secretly opened her Christmas presents early and learned, as she says:
                    some things are better left wrapped; some things need to be a surprise. A mix of good food and
                    Paula’s typical witty sayings, the book will brighten you holidays.



Christmas Promise by Donna VanLiere (Christmas Hope Series #4)
         This is a sweet little story about do-gooder, Gloria Bailey. Despite the death of her spouse and disappear-
ance of her son, Gloria Bailey is an optimist bent on helping the needy. A neighbor, Miriam, is bitter about the
down-and-outs who often frequent Gloria’s home. And Chaz McConnell, a loser with a good heart, begins a new
job in department store security. What’s the story about? It’s a lesson about love and generosity. A nice little tale
for the holidays.

Candy Cane Murder by Joanna Fluke
         Cozy writers Laura Levine and Leslie Meier also contributed to this candy-related collec-
tion of novellas. Fluke’s story (from which the collection gets its title) features a department store
Santa killing with lots of suspects and a host of cookie recipes. Join baker owner Hannah Swen-
sen as she follows a trail of candy canes. Levine’s “The Danger of Candy Canes” has a little mys-
tery about the death of a wealthy character and insights into the life of an unhappy teenager.
Meier’s “Candy Canes of Christmas Past” takes favorite crime-solver Lucy Stone to a memorable
case from 1983, when our heroine dealt with an unsolved murder, as well as her own troubling
personal issues. Lots of fun, and all three are sweet mysteries for the season.
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Sunflower SOL –
Reaching Out to Spanish Speaking communities By LaDonna Clark
         The goal of the Sun-          live in the same neighborhood. It     interest and a need here?) As a
flower SOL program is to em-           is about making the library a         result, my fourth community
power library staff to reach out       place where everyone from every       leader interview was with Raquel
to the Spanish speakers and            culture can come in and check         Vargas, a professional interpreter
other cultures and increase            out a book and understand that a      and translator. She managed to
their access to technology.            book is free of charge to check-      squeeze in some time with me the
                                       out, not that you have to pay for     evening before her husband’s
          From October 9-11,
                                       the book. It is about understand-     surgery and after completing a
2007 the SOL Training Institute
                                       ing that the library is a place for   major project! (Note: You will
was held in Seattle, WA. This
                                       everyone, not just for the rich. It   hear her voice in a video with
nation-wide program is funded
                                       is about making the library a         Spanish translation to be released
by the Bill and Melinda Gates
                                       place where anyone can come in        from an organization in Washing-
Foundation and is in its third and
                                       and use the public access com-        ton DC in the future.) The com-
final year.
                                       puters to apply for a job or com-     munity interviews were very
          Three trainers from KS       municate with family members          much an eye opener for me, and
attended, as well as a coordinator     several thousand miles away if        very informative. Attend the
from the State Library. Trainers       they like.                            workshop, and you will find out
from 16 other states were also in                                            for yourself what I mean!
attendance. Those states were
ID, LA, MA, MS, MO, MT, UT,            The community leader inter-           More information about the
NE, SC, TX, OR, PA, NC, TN,            views                                 Sunflower SOL program
WV, and WS. Twenty-five states                                                         The October State Li-
                                                Who do I know that is
have already completed the train-                                            brary Newsletter link: http://
                                       knowledgeable in the needs of
ing in prior years.                                                          skyways.lib.ks.us/news/publish/
                                       Spanish speakers? I was very
          As a result of this Insti-   lucky in that the first person        article_00553.shtml
tute, nine workshops will be held      asked gave me several names of                Plan to enroll in a work-
in KS. Be watching for the one         who to contact.                       shop near you in February or
nearest you.                                    My first community           March 2008.
In preparation                         leader interview was with Kim                    No trip is complete until
                                       Corum, Immigration Law Attor-         you see a site or two along the way.
         Before attending the
workshop in October, there was         ney, Corum Law Offices, PA.           After the packed days of training,
preparation. I had to understand                 The second community        we were able to enjoy the sites of
                                       leader interview was with Father      Seattle. If you have never been to
the needs of Spanish speakers in
                                       Joseph Popelka, Seven Dolors          the world famous Seattle Public
this community. How else do
                                                                             Library, I would recommend a tour.
you accomplish this than to meet       Catholic Church, and Sister Lo-
with community leaders knowl-          rena and Sister Celai, both from              For more information,
edgeable in this area?                 areas in Mexico. I never stopped      check out their site at http://
                                       to think that Mexico had several      www.spl.org/
          My first reaction was
                                       geographical states much like the
“Ohhhh, myyyy gosh! I don’t
                                       United State has individual states.
know any Spanish speakers in
Manhattan, or any other place for                The third community
that matter! But this project isn’t    leader interview was with Profes-
about speaking another language;       sor Doug Benson, Professor of
it is about understanding diver-       Modern Languages, at Kansas
sity and other cultures. It isn’t      State University. I just couldn’t
really about only the Spanish          stop with the interviews! One
culture; it is about the fact that     reason for that was people were
you have a different culture than I    basically scheduling interviews
do. In addition, the person sitting    for me with other members in the
right next to you has a different      community who would be more
culture than you do, even if you       than happy to help on this pro-
went to the same high school or        ject! (Do you think there is an
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NLS Download Project
By Ann Pearce
          As part of the transi-   libraries were notified that NLS     ity Assurance Section of NLS.
tion to the digital player and     would expand the pilot project       Thus, a patron has access to new
books, the National Library        and allow all talking book read-     books through the download
Service began a digital            ers access to the download site.     project before the title is avail-
download pilot project last        However, the only way patrons        able through the library.
year.    One hundred patrons       can utilize the site is if they
                                                                                   The process to sign up
were selected from across the      have purchased the player from
                                                                        for BARD is a bit arduous in that
country to participate in the      Humanware, the Victor Reader
                                                                        a patron must work with Hu-
study. Each patron was given a     Stream. The Stream sells for
                                                                        manware and NLS to validate
modified digital player and        $329.00, plus shipping and
                                                                        eligibility. Once a patron is
access to the NLS download         handling.
                                                                        signed up, the patron receives a
website.    In return, patrons
                                             The NLS download           “key file” from Humanware that
were asked to give feedback on
                                   website has just been named          contains the NLS book authori-
each book they downloaded
                                   the NLS BARD: Braille and            zation key. The patron then
and read.
                                   Audio Reading Download, and          loads books and/or magazines
           Humanware is one of     the address of the website is        on the Stream and can listen on
the companies NLS has been         www.nlstalkingbooks.org/dtb/.        the go.
working with throughout the        At this time, there are over
                                                                                  The department does
digital transition. In late sum-   6,000 titles available, and ap-
                                                                        have a Victor Stream and TBS
mer, Humanware made avail-         proximately 250 titles are
                                                                        staff members are becoming
able a player that has the capa-   added each month. New titles
                                                                        familiar with the technology and
bilities of playing NLS digital    are added as soon as the title
                                                                        the download process to better
books. At about the same time,     has been approved by the Qual-
                                                                        serve patrons.



Freeda B Frank, FOKL Maven
         By Sue Blechl
Dear Freeda B. Frank,              submit challenge grant applica-
                                   tions annually, with a deadline of   The more you can tell on the
I heard that FoKL gives out        February 15th. Grants are a          application, the better. Grants
money each year to help            maximum of $500 and are              are usually awarded because the
Friends groups with projects.      awarded in early April. They         homework has been done in
We’d like to know more about       require a local match of funds (at   advance. A thoughtful effort
this. We are a newer group that    least 50%), so you should be         will get good feedback from the
wants to help our library create   planning now how to raise your       judges and will help your project
a storytime area. Is this the      half of the money.                   stand out.
kind of endeavor that FoKL
would support? How much
money is available? When can       A good grant application tells the   FoKL has set aside $1,750 for
we apply? I’ve never written a     basics of who, what, where,          challenge grants in Feb. 2008.
grant application. Do you have     when, why and how, but it also       While we cannot fund every
any suggestions on making it       describes the project enough so      request that is submitted, we can
excellent?                         that people – namely the grant       assist a number of Friends
                                   decision-makers – can picture        groups around Kansas.
Sincerely,                         what will happen.
Passionate for Preschoolers                                             Check out the FoKL webpage at
                                   The reason for the project needs     www.fokl.net for more information on
Dear Passionate,                   to be shared – What problem          challenge grants, start-up grants and
                                   will this project fix? Is there a    awards.
It’s great that you are working    plan outlined, and a timetable?
together with your library to      What will the impact of the pro-
enhance the facility and ser-                                           Don’t forget: Great libraries need great
                                   ject be?
vices. FoKL invites groups to                                           Friends!!
                                                                                                        Non-Profit Org.
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629 Poyntz Avenue                                                                                        Permit No, 652
Manhattan, KS 66502


Phone: 785-776-4741
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Fax: 758-776-1545
www.nckl.info




                                                            For Dummies Annual
              Inside this Issue
                                                            Library Display Contest
                                               Here is something you              display piece, a tip sheet, and a selec-
             Christmas Reading List
                                       might try in your library. These           tion of Dummies graphics.
                                       books are very popular and the prizes
                                       include booksets for the winning li-                The 2007 contest had a total of
            Enterprise’s New Library                                              45 entries from public, college and uni-
                                       brary.
                                                                                  versity, middle and high school, and
               Broadband in KS
                                                The For Dummies Library           corporate libraries from across the
                                       Display Contest is an annual contest       country. "The number and quality of
                                       that offers participating libraries, an    the displays continues to amaze me,"
              Talking Books News       opportunity to showcase their collec-      states David Hobson a marketing coor-
                                       tion of For Dummies titles. The re-        dinator for the Dummies brand who has
                                       ward is increased circulation of           managed the contest since its inception
                 Kansas Reads          books in this popular series and the       in 2005. "Each year selecting the win-
                                       opportunity to win For Dummies             ning entries becomes increasingly diffi-
                                       books for the library's collection, a      cult."
                Why Standards?         trophy, a pizza party for library staff,
                                       and a selection of Dummies branded                  Entries are judged on visual
                                       promotional items such as mugs,            appeal, originality and creativity, and
                                       book totes, and t-shirts.                  the use and accessibility of Dummies
                                                                                  books in the display.
                                                To participate, libraries
                                       build a yellow and black (the brand's             For more information on the
                                       signature colors) Dummies branded          2008 contest contact:
                                       display anytime between late January       dummiescontest@wiley.com
                                       and March 31. Entrants can request a

								
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