New Contact Information for KLA


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Kansas Library Association
Northwest Kansas Library System
2 Washington Sq.
Norton, KS 67654

Phone: (785) 877-5148


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Horton Public Library named 2016 Best Small Public Library in Kansas

By , 10/17/2016

Topeka, KS–

The Kansas Library Association (KLA) is pleased to announce that Horton Public Library has been named the 2016 Best Small Public Library in Kansas.  This award is presented annually and co-sponsored by KLA and Auto-Graphics, Inc.  The Library will be honored during the Kansas Library Conference, a joint conference of KLA and the Kansas Association of School Librarians, October 19th – 21st in Wichita Kansas.  Award winning libraries are presented with a traveling banner to hang in their library, a plaque, and a check for $500 from Auto-Graphics, Inc.  This presentation will take place during the Awards Reception on Thursday evening, Oct. 20th.

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Kansas Library Association Recognizes Five Individuals with KLA Presidential Awards

By , 10/17/2016

Topeka, KS —

The Kansas Library Association will recognize five individuals with the KLA Presidential Awards during the annual Kansas Library Conference to be held in Wichita October 19th through the 21st. The annual conference is a joint conference of the Kansas Library Association and the Kansas Association of School Librarians. The KLA President, Gloria Creed-Dikeogu will present the awards to the recipients at an Awards Reception on Thursday, Oct. 20th. KLA recognizes individuals in four different categories: Meritorious Service, Library Personnel, New Professional, and Library Advocate.

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Best Small Public Library In Kansas

By , 08/17/2016

Do you know a public library that you are proud of? How about a public library that offers services or programs that seems unique to your library or community? Do you know of a model library that is doing what other libraries could or should be doing?

If you answered yes to any of these questions – then consider applying or nominating a library for the Best Small Public Library in Kansas. The application process is not difficult. To be considered for the award the public library must be serving a taxing district with less than 5,000 people and provide creative, excellent library services, programs, or activities that can be replicated in other libraries. More information and the application is available at the KLA website –

Take some time and apply or nominate today. Nominations / applications are due by September 1st. Send to or through the mail to Terri Summey; Emporia State University Libraries and Archives; 1 Kellogg Circle, Box 4051; Emporia, KS 66801. Winners will be notified by September 15th. Awards will be presented during the KLA/KASL Joint Conference in Wichita, Oct. 19th – 21st.

Emporia State University
Terri Summey
Professor / Reference and Instruction Librarian
Libraries and Archives
Emporia State University

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