Category: Conference News

2013 Conference Evaluation

By , 10/14/2013

We would love to hear what you thought about this year’s conference.

Conference Evaluation

If you are looking for handouts (more to follow):

Presentation Handouts

See you next year!

KLA Presidential Award Winners 2013

By , 09/19/2013

The Kansas Library Association has announced the winners of the 2013 Presidential Awards in the following categories:

Library Advocate: Sue Blechl, Emporia Public Library

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: Caleb May, Meade Public Library

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: Charlene McGuire, SWKLS

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: Marquita Boehnke, CKLS and Roy Bird, State Library of Kansas (Retired)

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.

The KLA Presidential Awards will be presented to each recipient at the State Librarian’s Luncheon at the Kansas Library Conference on Thursday, October 10. The Conference is being held at the Capitol Plaza Hotel and Expocentre in Topeka.

Kansas Best Small Public Library Award

By , 07/03/2013

KLA and Auto-Graphics Annual Award for
Excellence in a Small Kansas Public Library

Are you doing creative activities and programming in your library?

Are you excited to share this information with other librarians?

Are you a small public library serving a taxing district with less than 5,000 people?

If the answer to all these questions is yes, you should apply for the Best Small Kansas Public Library Award!

Application deadline is August 9th, but the application is easy – give it a shot.

For the guidelines and application, click here

Questions? Send an email to Cathy Reeves:

The selection committee will review the applications soon after August 9th and make their selection.

We’ll see you and make the announcement at the Kansas Library Conference in Topeka in October, 2013.

Kansas Library Conference Update

By , 04/05/2013

Now available: Conference Proposal form – online at the KLA webpage under conference

School librarians should check the KASL webpage as well.

And don’t forget the general conference website

While there, check into becoming a KLA member. It’s worth your while!


And don’t forget to:

Join Our KLIC
(Kansas Librarians and Infogeek Conferees)
At The Kansas Library Conference
October 9-10-11, 2013Topeka
Watch for more information!

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