December 7, 2016

2016 Gale/LJ Library of the Year: Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, KS, Leveraging Leadership

Photo by Alistair Tutton Photography

The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library (TSCPL), KS, is engaged in every discussion in its community. In fact, it is usually leading them. The library is central to local deliberations and changes; creates leaders; and uplifts the community it serves. The way the library has become a major force for its constituents in the city of Topeka and throughout Shawnee County sets a bar for all libraries and has earned TSCPL the 2016 Gale/LJ Library of the Year Award.

Virtually Branching Out | Lead the Change

The idea that libraries need to take their services “outside the building” is well-established, from bookmobiles to digital branches. But more innovative, effective, inexpensive ways to take the library into the community are still needed. At the recent Lead the Change event in at Denver Central Library, presenter David David Bendekovic cited Southlake, TX, Public Library’s […]

Ebooks For Libraries Petition Sent

Gina Millsap with the ebooks for libraries petition

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library (TSCPL) today mailed its ebooks for libraries petition to all of the Big Six publishers. The petition collected more than 10,000 signatures over the past three months, and weighs 11 pounds (that’s a lot of postage.) Gina Millsap, CEO of the TSCPL, launched that effort in May, as […]