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2015 KLA / MLA Joint Conference – Libraries Without Borders

September 30-October 2, 2015
Kansas City Convention Center
Kansas City, Missouri

  • Keynote: Peter Morville, author of Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, Ambient Findability, and Search Patterns. Librarian blogger of
  • Closing Keynote: William Ottens, creator of

Conference 2015 Site | Conference 2015 Handouts | Conference 2015 Sessions

2014 Kansas Library Conference – Out of the Stacks: Engaging Communities, Promoting Learning

October 29-31, 2014
Hyatt Regency Wichita
Wichita, Kansas

  • Keynote: Karen Archer Perry, Founder and Principal Consultant, Clarion Collaborative
  • Closing Keynote: Holly Hibner and Mary Kelly founder of the Awful Library Books blog
  • State Librarian’s Luncheon
  • FOKL/KLTA Luncheon: speaker Linda Regan
  • KASL Luncheon: author Rebecca L Johnson
  • Kansas Library Association Educational Foundation (KLAEF) Gift Basket Raffle
  • CULS Preconference: “Designing Better Library Experiences” with Steven Bell
  • Presidential Awards
  • KLAEF Pub Crawl and T shirt fundraiser

Conference 2014 Site | Conference 2014 Handouts | Conference Sessions

2013 Kansas Library Conference – Together We Are Stronger!

October 9-11, 2013
Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center
Topeka, Kansas

  • Keynote: Jeff Kober, trainer and consultant focusing on customer service.
  • Special Presenter: Dixie Lee Jackson, local author.
  • State Librarian’s Luncheon
  • FOKL/KLTA Luncheon: speaker Regina Sirois, local author.
  • KASL Luncheon: speaker Jack Gantos, author of Printz and Newberry winner “From Norvelt to Nowhere.”
  • Kansas Library Association Educational Foundation (KLAEF) Gift Basket Raffle
  • Preconference with Eric Litwin, author of “Pete the Cat.”
  • Evening at the Capitol
  • Evening with Kansas Poet Laureate Wyatt Townley and SLIM Alumni Reception

Conference 2013 Site | Conference 2013 Handouts | Conference Sessions

2012 Kansas Library Conference – I Geek Kansas Libraries!

April 11-13, 2012
Hyatt Regency Wichita
Wichita, Kansas

  • Opening Keynote: R. David Lankes, professor and Dean’s Scholar for the New Librarianship at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and author of the Atlas of New Librarianship.
  • Closing Keynote: Larry Hatteberg, Anchor/Reporter for KAKE-TV.
  • An Evening with Cory Doctorow, science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger.
  • Author event with Clare Vanderpool, author and Distinguished Kansan. Sponsored by Public Library Section.
  • State Librarian’s Luncheon, sponsored by Auto-Graphics, Inc.; AWE Early Literacy Stations; Gale Cengage Learning; EBSCO; Findaway World/Playaway; LearningExpress Library; ProQuest; and Recorded Books
  • CULS Luncheon
  • Kansas Library Association Educational Foundation (KLAEF) Gift Basket Raffle
  • SLIM Poster Session
  • WALA Party Bus
  • Presidential Awards

Conference 2012 Site | Exhibitor’s Information | Engeeklopedia Kansasiana 5/18/2012

Kansas Library Conference 2011

“Share the Vision”
April 6-8, 2011
Topeka Capitol Plaza Hotel
Topeka, Kansas

  • Opening Keynote: Jamie Larue – “‘Who Speaks for Us?’ Keynote Address With Jamie Larue”
  • Closing Keynote: Tom Averill, Washburn University and Kansas Author
  • An Evening with Nancy Pickard
  • Virtual Sessions
  • State Librarians’ Luncheon Advocacy and Awards: Jo Budler
  • SLIM Poster Session
  • Friends and Trustees Day
  • Tours of Topeka & Shawnee County Public and Basehor Community Libraries
  • Cocktail Hour with Exhibitors
  • Kansas Library Association Education Foundation Trivia Night

Conference Web Site for Agenda

Paper Registration Form for 2011 Conference (.pdf)

2011 Conference Handouts

2010 Kansas Library Conference

April 7-9, 2010
Hyatt Regency / Century II Convention Center
Wichita, Kansas

  • Opening Keynote Speaker: Tracie D. Hall “May I Please Blow Up This Reference Desk?”
  • Closing Keynote Speakers: Bill Barnes & Gene Ambaum, Unshelved
  • Evening: Lisa Scottoline – Kansas Library Association Education Foundation Fundraiser
  • Preconference Speaker: Maureen Sullivan “Leading from Any Position: Opportunities to Contribute to Your Library’s Success”
  • Afternoon Tea and Children’s Section Sponsored Preconference Speaker: CJ Critt
  • CULS Open Luncheon Speaker : Dr Janet Coryell
  • KLTA/FoKL Open Celebration Luncheon Speaker: Kathy Sexton
  • Beta Phi Mu Sponsored Speaker: Bobbi Newman “Libraries and Transliteracy, Thursday”

2010 Conference Handouts
2010 Conference Webpages

2008 Kansas Library Conference

Theme: Be the Change
April 9-11, 2008
Hyatt Regency / Century II Convention Center
Wichita, KS

  • Keynote Speaker: Stephanie Vance, Advocacy Guru
  • Keynote Speaker: Don McMillan, comedian
  • KLTA / FoKL Speaker: Stephanie Vance, Advocacy Guru
  • KASLShowcase
  • Pre-Conference: Fast, Cheap & Easy DIY Library 2.0 Services
  • Pre-Conference: More Often Than Legislative Day
  • Pre-Conference: SLIM’s Guide to Anticipating (and Managing) Change
  • Pre-Conference: Genealogy
  • Pre-Conference: Second Life…How Do I Get Started?
  • KLAEF: Talent Show

Conference Program
2008 Conference Handouts

2007 Tri-Conference

April 11-13, 2007
Capitol Plaza and Kansas Expo Centre
Topeka, KS
General Session Speaker: Andrew Pace, NCSU Libraries
KASL Showcase Author: Cheryl Harness, author
CULS Speaker: Deborah Dandridge, Spencer Research Library
KLTA / FoKL Speaker: Andrew
Sanderbeck, Andrew Sanderbeck & Associates
Pre-Conference: Exploring Resource Management An Overview of Standards
Pre-Conference: Data Mining Resources for Genealogists and Family Historians
Pre-Conference: Assessment Matters Enchancing Student Learning
Pre-Conference: Ad Astra Per Aspera
Pre-Conference: Exploring the Future of Library and Information Service
2007 Conference Handouts

2006 Tri-Conference

April 4-7, 2006
Century II
Wichita, KS
GeneralSession Speaker: Alan November, Stanford Institute for Educational
Leadership Through Technology
CULS Speaker: Max Yoho, author
KASLSpeaker: Angela Johnson, author
Pre-Conference: Building a Sustainable Future
Pre-Conference: KSDE Library Media & Technology Standards
Pre-Conference: Wondering About Wireless
Pre-Conference:Research Without Copying
Pre-Conference: Impact of Technology on Genealogy
Pre-Conference: Lost in aSea of Numbers? Need Statistics for Patrons?
Pre-Conference: Kansas Digital Library Focus Groups
Pre-Conference: Reviewing Your Library for ADA Compliance
KLAEF: American History Bee
2006 Conference

2005 Tri-Conference

March 30 – April 1, 2005
Overland Park Convention Center
Overland Park, KS
General Session Speaker:Joseph Janes
Keynote Speaker: Donald David
Pre-Conference:Creating Policies for Results: From Chaos to Clarity
Pre-Conference:Proper Care and Feeding of Libraries and Librarians
KLAEF: Geography Bee
2005 Conference

2004 Tri-Conference

March 31 – April 2, 2004
Century II / Hyatt
Wichita, KS
General Session Speaker: Chris Crutcher, author
Keynote Speaker: Ian Jukes, InfoSavvy Group
CULS Luncheon: Don Blakeslee, Wichita State University
KASL Luncheon: Jean Marzollo, author
Pre-Conference:Managing for Results
KLAEF: Spelling Bee
2004 Conference

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