Lead the Change!

By , 04/14/2014

Lead the Change!

KLAEF is excited to announce that they will be providing grants in the amount of $100 to 10 individual members of KLA to attend the “Lead the Change” leadership seminar!  The guidelines and grant application are found on the KLAEF grant page.  Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2014.

Lead the Change: Engaging Your Community is a full-day, hands-on workshop that brings library thought-leaders, directors, and staff together to explore effective marketing and community engagement strategies.

During this interactive program, you will be exposed to fresh ideas, insights and views from David Bendekovic, program developer and his co-facilitators, including recent LJ Librarians of the Year and Movers and Shakers. You will be guided through a planning workbook and provided with tips, tools and techniques for developing and executing an integrated, sustainable marketing and engagement plan. You will be challenged to rethink your customers, your community, your processes and your organizational capabilities and will walk away with a framework that gets results.

Over the course of 2012 and 2013, more than 2,300 librarians representing over 1,000 libraries participated in Lead the Change workshops. This is your chance to participate in this highly acclaimed program and walk away with the tools needed to lead the change in your library and community.

Lead the Change!Kansas 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM | May 20, 2014
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
1515 SW 10th Ave.
Topeka, KS 66604

Featured Speaker:
Jo Budler
Kansas State Librarian
2013 LJ Librarian of the Year

Pricing:
Single Attendee: $80 USD
10% Team Builder Discount
Five (5) or more attendees:
$72/attendee

More information online at www.LibraryJournal.com/LeadTheChange

Call for Proposals

By , 04/10/2014

Out of the Stacks

Do you have an idea for a program that you would like to present? Come share your experience and expertise at the 2014 Kansas Library Conference.  Proposals for sessions and events of all types are now being accepted.  Please submit your proposals for:

  • Breakout Sessions (50 minutes)
  • Poster Sessions
  • Pre-conferences
  • Business Meetings
  • Meal/Social Events

We welcome a variety of topics for libraries of all types.  This is your conference, so help us make it a great one!

Deadline for proposals is Monday, May 12, 2014

Acceptance feedback by Monday, June 15, 2014

Contact Terri Summey, KLA (tsummey@emporia.edu) or Nancy McFarlin, KASL (nancy.mcfarlin@usd352.org), if you have questions.

Go to http://kslibassoc.org/prop/proposals2014.php to submit your proposal or go to the Kansas Library Conference website

KLA Legislative Resources

By , 02/11/2014

It’s that time of year again!  The State Legislature is in session with lots of issues to discuss.  No matter your political affiliation, it’s a great time of year to get in touch with your legislators.

KLA has developed several resources to assist you with this:

Tips for planning a site visit

Intro letter from library

In addition to these resources, KLA has many others located on the advocacy page, so please check those out too!

 

ComicPop Library at KLA

By , 10/23/2013

KLA was excited to host live podcasting with ComicPop Library at this year’s Kansas Library Conference.  Stay tuned each Wednesday for new content which will be updated below.

Join April, Chris, and Richard for the first part of ComicPop’s time at the Kansas Library Conference. In this part we visit with Jeni Daley, Marketing Director of the Lawrence Public Library, about their second annual Banned Book Trading Card Event, then Rita Sevart, of the Kansas Library Association Education Foundation, joins us to talk about KLAEF’s activities and then Rob Banks, the Kansas Library Association liaison to the American Library Association, joins us to discuss ALA’s activities.

Ep 5 MiniPop

The ComicPop Crew is still at the 2013 Kansas Library Conference. During this part Rob Banks the Kansas Library Association’s liaison to the America Library Association, is still with us and then we are joined by C. Michael Hall, Comic Book Creator, Writer, Artist and also a fellow Kansas librarian, Jo Budler, the State Librarian for Kansas, and Sue Blechl, the past President of the Friends of Kansas Libraries.

Ep 6 MiniPop

This is it, the last part of ComicPop Library’s time at the 2013 Kansas Library Conference. In this part the ComicPop Crew are joined by Dan Ireton, the Kansas Library Association’s liaison with Mountain Plains Library Association, and then Brandon Hines and Eric Coulbourne, the past and current Kansas Library Association’s Youth Services Section Presidents respectfully.

Ep 7 MiniPop

We hope you join us for this last fun and interesting conversation by listening above, at www.comicpoplibrary.com, or wait until later today and it will be up on our iTunes feed. . Thank you to the Kansas Library Association for allowing ComicPop Library to be part of their 2013 Conference. We hope we can continue with the annual conference’s we enjoyed our time there.

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