2017 Best Small Public Library in Kansas

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By , 09/29/2017

The Kansas Library Association (KLA) is pleased to announce that the Cimarron City Library has been named the 2017 Best Small Public Library in Kansas. This award is presented annually and is co-sponsored by KLA and Auto-Graphics, Inc. The Cimarron City Library will be honored during the Kansas Library Conference, October 25-27, 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, October 26.

The Cimarron City Library was selected as the 2017 Best Small Public Library in Kansas for providing innovative programming to their community. Using social media, flyers, and newspaper columns, the library promoted services and programs and as a result, increased attendance and library traffic. Children’s Story Hours doubled in attendance and required the addition of a second day. Math 4 You is a program for 3-5 year olds for children to learn early math skills and have fun with math. Lego Club is also available for K-6 students to create Lego art for display in the library. Other programs for children include Wee Play, 6 x 6, 1000 before Kindergarten, and Story Walks. For adults and older children, the library offers Painting Parties, book clubs, database training classes in various topics, and programs for senior citizens. Offerings are rounded out by an extensive series of information literacy courses and classes in such topics as consumer health, auto repair, genealogy, and computer skills.

The Cimarron City Library is valued by their community. Library programming is developed and evaluated through community interaction. Volunteers enthusiastically donate time and funds to the library and its programs. Director Candis Hemel applies for grants, shares resources with the school system and others in the community, and has gained the confidence and support of the Cimarron City Council. Teachers in the schools are pleased with the skills that participating children bring to their classrooms. Congratulations to the Cimarron City Library as the Best Small Public Library in Kansas for 2017.

KLA Conference – Poster Sessions – Call for Proposals

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By , 06/16/2017

Call For Proposals

Do you have an idea or program that you would like to share with your colleagues? What are some innovative or exciting things that are happening in your library? Do you want to share your ideas but not in a full program presentation? Use the Kansas Library Conference (KLC) Poster Session to share your ideas and interact with library colleagues from around the state.

The KLC poster session planning committee invites you to participate in the KLC Poster Session on Thursday, October 26th during the Kansas Library Conference. Sponsored by the Emporia State University School of Library and Information Management, posters will be judged in three categories: Student poster, Academic / Special Library poster, and Public / School Library poster. The top poster in each of the three categories will receive a $100 award. Awards will be presented during the KLC Awards Ceremony.

Poster Session proposals submission due date: Friday, September 1, 2017
Poster Session acceptance notification: Friday, September 15, 2017

For more information and to submit a Poster Session proposal – https://goo.gl/forms/hK5yFDgb1ilu5qd22

Questions? Contact: Kathie Buckman, ESU SLIM at kbuckman@emporia.edu or Terri Summey, ESU Libraries and Archives at tsummey@emporia.edu

Kathie Buckman, ESU SLIM at kbuckman@emporia.edu (or)

Terri Summey, ESU Libraries and Archives at tsummey@emporia.edu

Proposal Deadline Extended for KLA Conference 2017

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By , 06/15/2017
The deadline for proposals has been extended to July 7, 2017.  
Please use the link to the form below to submit your proposal for the 2017 Joint Conference of the Kansas Library Association (KLA) and Kansas Association of School Librarians (KASL) October 25-27, 2017 in Wichita, KS. We are accepting submissions for all of the following types of proposals: breakout sessions, business/section meetings, pre-conferences, user’s groups, and networking events.  This year’s theme is:  Libraries Transform Learning.
Please note: We have removed poster sessions from the proposal form.  SLIM will be sponsoring, organizing, and accepting proposals.  They will be sending out proposal information at a later date. If you already submitted a poster session, we have forwarded your proposal on to the poster session organizers.  
Questions?  Send them to Martha House, mhouse@cgrove417.org (KASL) or Janelle Mercer, jmercer@swkls.org (KLA).    More information can be found on the conference website: http://kslibassoc.org/2017conf/

Call for Proposals for 2017 KLA Conference

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By , 05/10/2017
Please use the link to the form below to submit your proposal for the 2017 Joint Conference of the Kansas Library Association (KLA) and Kansas Association of School Librarians (KASL) October 25-27, 2017 in Wichita, KS. We are accepting submissions for all of the following types of proposals: breakout sessions, business/section meetings, poster sessions, pre-conferences, user’s groups, and networking events.  This year’s theme is:  Libraries Transform Learning.  
 
 
PROPOSALS ARE DUE  BY JUNE 16, 2017.  
 
Questions?  Send them to Martha House, mhouse@cgrove417.org (KASL) or Janelle Mercer,jmercer@swkls.org (KLA).  

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