2012 Kansas Public Library Standards Released, Full Text Document Available Online
The State Library of Kansas, working in cooperation with the seven Regional Library Systems, has announced the release of the 2012 Kansas Public Library Standards. The Standards contain goals for libraries that reflect challenging, but attainable, levels of library service while recognizing the contributions that public libraries currently make to the lives of Kansas residents and to the vitality of Kansas communities.
The last Public Library Standards document was published in 2006, and was the latest revision of 1988′s Measurements of Quality: Public Library Standards for Kansas. Public Library Standards are reviewed periodically, in the public interest, to insure the quality of the state’s public libraries.
The Kansas Public Library Standards identify library service levels corresponding to service populations. Standards are defined for the structure and governance of libraries, planning, marketing and community outreach, funding and budget, library services and resources, automation and technology, and facilities. Recommendations relating to library staffing, including salaries and education levels, are part of the Standards.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.