Category: Conference News

Nominations now open for the 2014 KLA Presidential Awards

By , 07/24/2014

Think for a moment about all the great people in our profession who contribute so much to the Kansas library community. Don’t they deserve recognition from their peers?

Of course they do, and here’s your opportunity to bring that person to the attention of the Presidential Awards Committee of the Kansas Library Association. Awards will be presented at the Kansas Library Conference in Wichita, October 29-31.

The KLA Presidential Awards nomination categories are:

Library Advocate

To be given to an individual or institution in recognition of exemplary leadership or support for growth and development of the Kansas Library Association and/or a library or libraries in Kansas. Such leadership and support may be, for example, in areas of library-related legislation, media coverage, or in writings which further the understanding and appreciation of Kansas and its libraries.

New Professional

To be given to a Kansas Library Association member who, within the first five years after having earned a professional degree, has made a positive impact on the quality of library service and/or the role of library personnel in Kansas.

Library Personnel

To be given to a Kansas Library Association member, either individual or institution, who has made notable contributions to the library profession, furthered significant development of libraries in Kansas, or performed exemplary service for an extended period of time. In case of retired individuals, the nominee may be a past member of the Kansas Library Association.

Meritorious Service

To be given to an individual or institution in recognition of exemplary and sustained service to the benefit of Kansas libraries and library users and/or the Kansas Library Association.

Nominations are open until September 1. The nomination process is easy. Go to the KLA website and look under CONFERENCE. Or, go directly to the Awards Nomination page at: http://kslibassoc.org/home/conference/presidentialawards/

Past Winners of KLA Presidential Awards:

2013 Presidential Awards:

Library Advocate – Sue Blechl
Library Personnel – Charlene McGuire
Meritorious Service – Marquita Boehnke
Meritorious Service – Roy Bird
New Professional – Caleb May

2012 Presidential Awards:

Library Advocate – Dr. Marshall Havenhill
Library Personnel – Kathleen Morgan
Meritorious Service – Cindi Hickey
Meritorious Service- Donna Lauffer
New Professional – Kate Wise

Thank you. I look forward to reviewing your submissions with the rest of the Presidential Awards Committee: Denise Smith, Stanton County Public Library; Patti Poe, Northeast Kansas Library System; Scotty Zollars, Labette Community College; and Wendy Morlan, Pleasanton Lincoln Library.

Respectfully,

Mickey Coalwell, Chair, KLA Presidential Awards Committee
Kansas Library Association

KLA Poster Session

By , 07/08/2014

Emporia State University’s School of Library and Information Management (SLIM) would like to invite you to participate in our KLC Poster Session. Poster proposals are welcome from any KLC attendee — whether your experience is within the public, academic, school, or special library realm.

Posters will be judged by faculty members from the School of Library and Information Management Program at Emporia State University. The top poster in each of the three categories will receive a $150 award.

Poster Session Proposal forms are due by August 29, 2014. You will be notified regarding your proposal no later than September 15, 2014. Please read the presenter expectations carefully before completing the proposal form.
Presenter Expectations: Presenters must be registered for the conference in order to present a poster at the conference OR be a vendor who has paid for a booth. Presenters will need to bring their own poster display board (no bigger than 3’ by 4’) and table top easel, if needed. Tables will be provided.
The Poster Session will be held on Thursday, October 30, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Ballroom Foyer. Set up will be on Thursday morning from 10:30-11:00. The awards will be announced and presented at the Networking Mixer, from 5:00-7:00.

Posters will be entered into one of three categories: (1) Student Poster—Student must be currently enrolled in a library science program, (2) Academic/Special Library Topic Poster—Content should pertain to academic or special libraries, or (3) Public/School Library Topic Poster—Content should pertain to public or school libraries.

To submit a proposal, please click here.

For more information about the SLIM-sponsored KLC Poster Session, please contact: Kathie Buckman, Director of the Emporia MLS Program, ESU-SLIM kbuckman@emporia.edu or 620-341-5065.

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

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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