Category: Conference News

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

Libraries and the KC Royals

By , 11/18/2014

What do Kansas Libraries and the Kansas City Royals have in common? Here’s what Karen Archer Perry has to say!

http://clarioncollaborative.com/2014/11/06/kansas-libraries-play-little-ball-they-are-a-winning-team/

Best Small Library in Kansas 2014

By , 10/22/2014

Please join me in congratulating Wamego Public Library as they have been selected to receive the Kansas Best Small Library Award for 2014.

Wamego Public Library serves a population of 4,485 and has a staff of 12 individuals. The Library was selected to receive this award based on their Mobile Librarian Project. This project involves the use of tablets, a Square eReader and Bluetooth scanner to assist patrons in checking out materials beyond the desk. Some of the results include improved efficiency of current services and engaging the community in new technologies and service concepts.

Please join me at the 2014 conference in Wichita on Thursday, October 30th at the Awards Reception as I present the award to Wamego Public Library Director Peter Vopata and his staff. I’m sure they will be glad to visit with you in more detail about this project.

Cathy Reeves

Kansas Library Association President

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