KLA Membership Meeting
Pioneer Room, TopekaExpoCenter
April 11, 2007 4 p.m.
President Michelle Swain convened the meeting at 4:05
President Swain invited comments from members.
Executive Director Roseanne Siemens gave a legislative
update. (Get from Rosanne)
Status of Annual Conference
President Swain reported that 820 people are currently
registered for the conference. She also noted that this is the first
conference Leroy Gattin, retired director of the Hutchinson Public Library,
did not serve as conference coordinator. She also gave a brief summary of
the future for the TriConference, indicating that the Council is working to
improve the conference planning process as well as the revenue potential for
KLA. She encouraged everyone to fill out the evaluation form on the KLA
2007 Election Results
Second Vice-President: Denise Smith, director, Stanton
County Library, Johnson, KS
Others – see council minutes.
Officers for 2007, beginning July 1 are:
KLA Presidential Award Winners 2007
See Council minutes
President Swain reviewed the 2007-08 budget.
A question was asked regarding why individual and institutional dues revenue
projections were less than the previous year. Siemens explained that the
previous years’ projections were too high and weren’t met. The Finance
Committee felt the current figures were realistic and do not indicate an
expectation that membership will decline.
Another question was asked regarding the budget status
of the KLA Educational Foundation. Swain explained that the KLA Educational
Foundation’s finances as a separate 501(c)3 organization must be separate
from KLA’s finances.
Strategic Planning Task Force Report
President Swain reported that the KLA Council approved
the KLA Strategic Plan for 2007-09 at its meeting on April 11, 2007. She
reviewed the new mission, vision, values and goals. Copies are available at
the conference and the new plan will be available on the KLA website
following the TriConference. President-elect Carla Kaiser indicated this
will be the work plan for KLA during her presidency and she asked for
volunteers to help implement the plan.
Other – Mountain Plains Library Association
President Swain introduced MPLA President Wayne
Hammond, President-elect Rob Banks and announced members who have 15+ years
of membership in MPLA.
Meeting adjourned at 4:37 p.m.