Please join me in congratulating Wamego Public Library as they have been selected to receive the Kansas Best Small Library Award for 2014.
Wamego Public Library serves a population of 4,485 and has a staff of 12 individuals. The Library was selected to receive this award based on their Mobile Librarian Project. This project involves the use of tablets, a Square eReader and Bluetooth scanner to assist patrons in checking out materials beyond the desk. Some of the results include improved efficiency of current services and engaging the community in new technologies and service concepts.
Please join me at the 2014 conference in Wichita on Thursday, October 30th at the Awards Reception as I present the award to Wamego Public Library Director Peter Vopata and his staff. I’m sure they will be glad to visit with you in more detail about this project.
Kansas Library Association President
It is my honor to announce the recipients of the Kansas Library Association Presidential Awards. The awards will be presented at the annual conference in Wichita at the Awards Reception on Thursday, October 30th at 5:30pm. Please join me in congratulating these outstanding individuals and plan on attending the conference and reception to personally congratulate them
Cathy Reeves, President
Kansas Library Association
Library Advocate – Richard Crowson, Wichita Eagle Editorial Cartoonist
If his wit and visuals grabbed the attention of potential supporters of
the Wichita Public Library’s long-awaited improvements, then he indeed was
a valuable library advocate. The fact that he had a history of interest in
libraries only further qualified him.
New Professional – Savannah Ball, Rockwell Branch, Wichita Public Library
For someone just starting out in her career, she has assumed duties and
leadership roles that older, more seasoned professionals might not accept.
Because of this, she truly is a role model for others.
Library Personnel – Julie Tomlianovich, South Central Kansas Library System (retired)
Julie’s contributions will have an impact on librarians for years to come,
because of her willingness to share her knowledge and love of children’s literature
with all. Her nominators were clearly influenced by her personally and
professionally, and will seek to carry on in her footsteps.
Meritorious Service – Jim Minges, Northeast Kansas Library System
Little more can be said about Jim’s almost two decades of work on
behalf of Kansas libraries beyond the many laudatory comments the committee
received concerning his character and contributions to the state.
Registration is now open for the 2014 Kansas Library Conference: Out of the Stacks, Engaging Communities.
Go to the KLA Store to register.
Early Bird by Friday, Oct. 10th
Steps for registration:
1. Click on the KLA Store to get started
2. Select the Out of the Stacks Event from the Online Store
3. Log-in with your primary email address and password.
If you are not currently in our system you will need to select “New Visitor Registration”
4. Select the Type of Registration (1 Day, 3 Day or Student/Friend Retired)
5. Complete the registration information
6. Identify the sessions you would like to attend and select the “Next” button. Please note, 1 free meal comes with your registration. You are able to purchase additional meals on this screen.
***There are 2 pages of sessions for registration. The bottom of the page will allow navigation between pages 1 & 2***
7. Review your information and select the “Register Now” icon.
8. This will bring you to the check-out page and allow you to enter a discount code if you are a KASL member, or continue to “Check Out” where you will be able to select your payment method.
For more conference information, be sure to check out the conference website at http://kslibassoc.org/2014Conf/