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What is the Foundation?

The Kansas Library Association Educational Foundation (KLAEF) is dedicated to providing grants and scholarships for the members of the Kansas Library Association and assisting the KLA conference through financial sponsorship. KLAEF is a non-profit organization.


KLAEF depends on the donations to help provide grants scholarships and conference speakers.  Please consider donating below!

KLAEF in  2015
  • Will host the “Baskets” fundraiser at the KLA/MLA Joint Conference
  • Will co-sponsor t-shirts and a Power and Light District pub crawl at the 2015 KLA/MLA Joint Conference
  • Will provide $2000 to Kansas Library Conference for a keynote speaker
  • Will provide $2000 in continuing education grants
  • Will provide 10-$100 mini-grants for KLA members to attend KLA/MLA Joint Conference
  • Will provide 1-$500 scholarship for one KLA member to pay towards a masters degree in library or information science


9 Responses to “Foundation”

  1. Lily Morgan, Independence Community College Library says:

    I received a KLAEF grant to help pay for the cost of the KLA conference in spring of 2012- thanks for providing this opportunity!

  2. Alice Jones says:

    I received a KLAEF grant to help pay for the cost of the KLA conference in the fall of 2013. Thanks so much for providing this grant. The conference was a wonderful experience.

  3. I was fortunate to receive one of the KLAEF grants to attend the KLA Conference that was held earlier this month.

    Thank you to the Foundation for providing this service. At this time of the year, it is hard to come up with mileage money. And I just really felt like I needed to get out of my library and rub shoulders with other librarians, to hear what they are dealing with, get some new ideas and that I did!

    Thank you again. I can say that this was a life changer for me!

  4. Millie Dearden says:

    This year’s KLA Conference was GREAT!! Absolutely loved the sessions with Eric Litwin and learned so many things to take back and incorporate into our Library programs!!! The tour of the State House and State Library was the BEST!!! I enjoyed and learned from each session I attended!!! Thank you so much for all of these learning opportunities and for helping with the expense of the conference!!!

  5. Liz Turner says:

    I was very fortunate to receive one of the KLAEF grants to attend the KLA Conference in October 2013 at Topeka. Thank you for providing the opportunity of this grant to me and the other recipients. The conference allows me to recharge, refocus and bring great ideas back to my Library. Thank you again, it is very much appreciated.

  6. I received a KLAEF grant to attend the KLA Conference in the fall of 2013. Thank you so much for making this grant available! I was able to get in touch with other librarians, was inspired by the keynote speaker, and picked up some tips that I’m already putting to use in my library.

  7. Janet Reynolds says:

    Thank you KLAEF very much for the $100 mini grant. I love going to the Library Conference and always learn so much. It’s great to get to spend time with other awesome librarians. There were many good sessions this year, loved Eric Litwin’s preconference and all the sessions. Always enjoy making and bringing a basket from the LaCygne Library and enjoy seeing all the neat baskets. I also enjoy the opportunity to present ideas that are working in my library. Keep up the good work, and thanks again for awarding me the mini grant, it was much appreciated!

    Janet Reynolds

    La Cygne Library & Prairie View High School Library

  8. Terri Harley says:

    I want to thank KLAEF for the $100 mini grant that I am receiving for attendance to the 2013 fall conference. The conference was very good and well designed. I so appreciate the chance to get out of the library and mix with other librarians and friends. I enjoyed the Keynote speaker and the preconfernce session with Eric Litwin the sessions I attended were informative.

  9. Rachel Ayers says:

    Thanks for the $100 mini-grant, it’s a big help! The conference was great this year; I got back to work full of ideas and inspiration. Especially loved the Graphic Novel session, FANTASTIC information!

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