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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

  • Keynote
  • Closing Keynote
  • State Librarian’s Luncheon
  • FOKL/KLTA Luncheon
  • KASL Luncheon
  • Kansas Library Association Educational Foundation (KLAEF) Gift Basket Raffle
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Much more information coming very soon!

2016 Conference Website | Book a Room at the Hyatt Regency Wichita

Spring 2016 CULS/C & U Joint Conference

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

  • 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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