Libraries Without Borders: Conference Registration now Open

By , 06/23/2015

Good evening! Individual registration for the 2015 Joint KLA/MLA Conference, Libraries Without Borders, is officially open! Register by August 18th to secure the early bird registration rates. With nearly 100 breakout sessions, 8 pre-conferences, 2 keynote speakers, and many, many other events, this is sure to be a conference to remember!

We are also happy to announce that our joint conference website is LIVE! Visit http://mlakla2015.weebly.com/ to keep up to date on conference information, including the schedule. We have also highlighted some special events and speakers.

To register, visit http://mlakla2015.weebly.com/registration.html. You can also reserve your hotel room from this page.

**Please note, KLA members will need to create a new account toward the bottom of the page. We are using a vendor known to MLA, so many MLA members are already registered with the site and need only log in. You will need to create an account with your email address and password of your choosing, then select a security question and answer. From there, click the link above the security question that says “continue with registration” and you are ready to go. If you have questions or run into problems, please feel free to contact me.

Finally, this conference, just like each organization, is volunteer driven. If you would like to join the army of volunteers, fill out our volunteer form: http://goo.gl/forms/6l6onHnJ83.

We will see you and librarians from both Kansas and Missouri in September!

Your 2015 Conference Coordinators,
Kelly Fann & Dan Brower

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KLA/MLA SuperCon Proposal Deadline Extended

By , 04/20/2015

Did taxes get you down? Couldn’t quite figure out how to phrase your amazing presentation idea under the April 15 deadline of conference proposals AND taxes? Well, while Uncle Sam might not be your favorite person right now, your local library association should be – the deadline has been extended to May 15! You have an extra month to formulate your ideas into amazing proposal sessions. Have some challenges with RDA? Taking your department into a new direction? Have some new adult programs that utilizes different technologies? The options are endless and we know you have ideas to share. We Want You!

Submit your best and brightest proposals to “Libraries Without Borders”, the 2015 Joint KLA/MLA Conference. Even if your library is doing something that may not seem great to you, it could be something new and different for another library. The possibilities are endless!

The conference will be hosted at the Kansas City Convention Center from September 30th-October 2nd, and we want you to shine! Submit your proposal here: http://goo.gl/forms/YHuuU5VODF

The deadline for submissions is now MAY 15th. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our proposal gurus at 2015ksmoconference@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing your ideas. See you in September!!!

Your 2015 Conference Co-Coordinators,

Kelly Fann, KLA Vice President and Dan Brower, MLA Conference Coordinator

Call for Proposals: KLA/MLA Joint 2015 Super Conference

By , 03/03/2015

Greetings, everyone!

It’s that time of year again when we send out our Call for Conference Proposals. This year, we invite you to submit your best and brightest proposals for “Libraries Without Borders”, the 2015 Joint KLA/MLA Conference! Even if your library is doing something that may not seem great to you, it could be something new and different for another library. The conference will be hosted at the Kansas City Convention Center from September 30th-October 2nd, and we want you to shine! Submit your proposal here: http://goo.gl/forms/YHuuU5VODF Be sure to let us know if you would like your presentation to be part of our virtual component!

The deadline for submissions is April 15th. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our proposal gurus at 2015ksmoconference@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing your ideas. Please forward this email on to those who may not be on the listserv as well. See you in September!!!

Your 2015 Conference Co-Coordinators,

Kelly Fann, KLA Vice President and Dan Brower, MLA Conference Coordinator

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Lobbyist Needed!

By , 11/24/2014

Request for Proposals for Lobbying Services
The Kansas Library Association is soliciting proposals from experienced and qualified professionals who are interested in entering into a contract to work collaboratively with the KLA Council, Governmental Affairs Committee, and KLA staff members to represent the Association as a State Legislative Lobbyist for the 2015 session of the Kansas Legislature.
Proposals will be received at the KLA Office, 1020 SW Washburn, Topeka, Kansas, until close of business, December 12, 2014. Proposals received after the time fixed for the receipt of proposals shall not be considered.

The project will require contractor to furnish all labor, materials, equipment, tools, supervision, communications, reproduction, and facilities necessary to perform the desired services. The work includes, but is not limited to the following:

In accordance with standards and criteria of the Kansas Library Association, assist the Association in furthering its legislative agenda and securing state funding. The Association’s legislative agenda will include, but not be limited to:
1. Maintenance of State Aid to public libraries;
2. Maintenance of Certified School librarians in Kansas public school districts; and
3. other legislative priorities identified by the KLA Council and the Governmental Affairs Committee.

KLA reserves the right to reject any and all proposals.

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