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2017 Kansas Library Conference – Libraries Transform Learning ~ Joint Conference of the Kansas Library Association (KLA) and the Kansas Association of School Librarians (KASL)

October 25-27, 2017 | Hyatt Regency Wichita; Wichita, KS

Featured Events: Keynote; Closing Keynote; Much more information coming very soon!
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2016 Kansas Library Conference – Champions by Design ~ Joint Conference of the Kansas Library Association (KLA) and the Kansas Association of School Librarians (KASL)

October 19-21, 2016 | Hyatt Regency Wichita; Wichita, KS

Featured Events: Keynote; Closing Keynote; State Librarian’s Luncheon; FOKL/KLTA Luncheon; KASL Luncheon; Kansas Library Association Educational Foundation (KLAEF) Gift Basket Raffle; Breakout Sessions; and more. Visit the Conference Website for 2016
Spring 2016 CULS/C & U Joint Conference

Friday, April 21st-22nd, 2016 | Holiday Inn at the Campus; Manhattan, Kansas

Featured Events: Breakout Session Thursday April 21st: ALICE TRAINING C. Jason Kegler, Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities, Pittsburg State University. Pittsburg, Kansas
ALICE is the leading training solution that increases students’ and employees’ odds of survival during a violent intruder event. ALICE, which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate, is a post-Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook strategy that goes beyond the conventional lockdown. Mr. Kegler will address situations specific to college and university libraries and resource areas. A guest panel will follow up with questions and comments.

Keynote: Josh Bolick, Scholarly Communication Librarian, Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright, Watson Library, University of Kansas
2015 KLA / MLA Joint Conference – Libraries Without Borders

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

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

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

Featured Events: 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

Featured Events: 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
2012 Kansas Library Conference – I Geek Kansas Libraries!

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

Featured Events: 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 | (from 5/18/2012)Engeeklopedia-Kansasiana
2011 Kansas Library Conference - Share the Vision

April 6-8, 2011 | Topeka Capitol Plaza Hotel; Topeka, Kansas

Featured Events: 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 | 2011 Conference Handouts
2010 Kansas Library Conference

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

Featured Events: 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 - Be the Change

April 9-11, 2008 | Hyatt Regency / Century II Convention Center; Wichita, KS

Featured Events: 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 - SLIM’s Guide to Anticipating (and Managing) Change - Genealogy - Second Life…How Do I Get Started?; KLAEF: Talent Show

2008 Conference Handouts
2007 Tri-Conference
April 11-13, 2007 | Capitol Plaza and Kansas Expo Centre; Topeka, KS

Featured Events: 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 - Data Mining Resources for Genealogists and Family Historians - Assessment Matters Enchancing Student Learning - Ad Astra Per Aspera - Exploring the Future of Library and Information Service; KLAEF:Trivia

2007 Conference Handouts
2006 Tri-Conference

April 4-7, 2006 | Century II; Wichita, KS

Featured Events: 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 - KSDE Library Media & Technology Standards - Wondering About Wireless - Research Without Copying - Impact of Technology on Genealogy - Lost in aSea of Numbers? Need Statistics for Patrons? - Kansas Digital Library Focus Groups - Reviewing Your Library for ADA Compliance; KLAEF: American History Bee
2005 Tri-Conference

March 30 – April 1, 2005 | Overland Park Convention Center; Overland Park, KS
Featured Events: General Session Speaker:Joseph Janes ;Keynote Speaker: Donald David; Pre-Conference: Creating Policies for Results: From Chaos to Clarity - Proper Care and Feeding of Libraries and Librarians; KLAEF: Geography Bee
2004 Tri-Conference

March 31 – April 2, 2004 | Century II / Hyatt; Wichita, KS

Featured Events: 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


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