On April 1, the State Library of Kansas (SLK) decided to "go Google" and switched to Google Apps. SLK provides on-site and online information services for state government, the Legislature, all Kansas libraries and Kansas residents. “Google Apps will provide the library’s staff with Gmail, calendar, video chat, real-time document and video sharing, backups, and additional services such as archiving powered by Postini. It’ll, for the first time, allow the agency’s multiple locations to have a staff intranet using Google Sites and join together teams that were previously separated by several firewalls. We also work closely with seven regional library systems geographically distributed throughout our state. We have a large collection of print and audiobooks, plus state and federal documents. We manage a suite of online resources available 24/7 to all Kansans – from databases and digital books to online tutoring and services for the visually impaired,” said Patti Butcher.