KLA Mentoring Pilot

By , 06/02/2014

There is someone in your circle who needs you now!

Attention new Kansas librarians! Need a safe place to ask a question without looking foolish? Need advice on how to handle a difficult employee issue? Need tips on recruiting/hiring, or handling a tricky personnel issue?

Are you an experienced librarian? Do you have a genuine interest in sharing your skills and knowledge? Do you want to help others succeed in their careers? Do you have good listening skills?

We need YOU to sign up for a KLA Mentor/Mentee Pilot! Everything can be done via email or phone. Discussion prompts will be provided to get the conversation started.

Let us know if you are interested in participating and we will email you an application. And of course, if you have any questions during the process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at velasquezt@jocolibrary.org or JImparato@tscpl.org. The deadline for participation is June 30, 2014.

  • KLA supports timely educational opportunities through multiple learning models that are inclusive of all aspects of librarianship and all regions of the state.
  • KLA will help to prepare future librarians and paraprofessionals for their new library roles.
  • New library directors are supported by KLA with resources, training opportunities and connections to members.

Lead the Change!

By , 04/14/2014

Lead the Change!

KLAEF is excited to announce that they will be providing grants in the amount of $100 to 10 individual members of KLA to attend the “Lead the Change” leadership seminar!  The guidelines and grant application are found on the KLAEF grant page.  Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2014.

Lead the Change: Engaging Your Community is a full-day, hands-on workshop that brings library thought-leaders, directors, and staff together to explore effective marketing and community engagement strategies.

During this interactive program, you will be exposed to fresh ideas, insights and views from David Bendekovic, program developer and his co-facilitators, including recent LJ Librarians of the Year and Movers and Shakers. You will be guided through a planning workbook and provided with tips, tools and techniques for developing and executing an integrated, sustainable marketing and engagement plan. You will be challenged to rethink your customers, your community, your processes and your organizational capabilities and will walk away with a framework that gets results.

Over the course of 2012 and 2013, more than 2,300 librarians representing over 1,000 libraries participated in Lead the Change workshops. This is your chance to participate in this highly acclaimed program and walk away with the tools needed to lead the change in your library and community.

Lead the Change!Kansas 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM | May 20, 2014
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
1515 SW 10th Ave.
Topeka, KS 66604

Featured Speaker:
Jo Budler
Kansas State Librarian
2013 LJ Librarian of the Year

Pricing:
Single Attendee: $80 USD
10% Team Builder Discount
Five (5) or more attendees:
$72/attendee

More information online at www.LibraryJournal.com/LeadTheChange

Call for Proposals

By , 04/10/2014

Out of the Stacks

Do you have an idea for a program that you would like to present? Come share your experience and expertise at the 2014 Kansas Library Conference.  Proposals for sessions and events of all types are now being accepted.  Please submit your proposals for:

  • Breakout Sessions (50 minutes)
  • Poster Sessions
  • Pre-conferences
  • Business Meetings
  • Meal/Social Events

We welcome a variety of topics for libraries of all types.  This is your conference, so help us make it a great one!

Deadline for proposals is Monday, May 12, 2014

Acceptance feedback by Monday, June 15, 2014

Contact Terri Summey, KLA (tsummey@emporia.edu) or Nancy McFarlin, KASL (nancy.mcfarlin@usd352.org), if you have questions.

Go to http://kslibassoc.org/prop/proposals2014.php to submit your proposal or go to the Kansas Library Conference website

KLA Legislative Resources

By , 02/11/2014

It’s that time of year again!  The State Legislature is in session with lots of issues to discuss.  No matter your political affiliation, it’s a great time of year to get in touch with your legislators.

KLA has developed several resources to assist you with this:

Tips for planning a site visit

Intro letter from library

In addition to these resources, KLA has many others located on the advocacy page, so please check those out too!

 

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