Call for Proposals: KLA/MLA Joint 2015 Super Conference

By , 03/03/2015

Greetings, everyone!

It’s that time of year again when we send out our Call for Conference Proposals. This year, we invite you to submit your best and brightest proposals for “Libraries Without Borders”, the 2015 Joint KLA/MLA Conference! Even if your library is doing something that may not seem great to you, it could be something new and different for another library. The conference will be hosted at the Kansas City Convention Center from September 30th-October 2nd, and we want you to shine! Submit your proposal here: Be sure to let us know if you would like your presentation to be part of our virtual component!

The deadline for submissions is April 15th. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our proposal gurus at We look forward to seeing your ideas. Please forward this email on to those who may not be on the listserv as well. See you in September!!!

Your 2015 Conference Co-Coordinators,

Kelly Fann, KLA Vice President and Dan Brower, MLA Conference Coordinator


Lobbyist Needed!

By , 11/24/2014

Request for Proposals for Lobbying Services
The Kansas Library Association is soliciting proposals from experienced and qualified professionals who are interested in entering into a contract to work collaboratively with the KLA Council, Governmental Affairs Committee, and KLA staff members to represent the Association as a State Legislative Lobbyist for the 2015 session of the Kansas Legislature.
Proposals will be received at the KLA Office, 1020 SW Washburn, Topeka, Kansas, until close of business, December 12, 2014. Proposals received after the time fixed for the receipt of proposals shall not be considered.

The project will require contractor to furnish all labor, materials, equipment, tools, supervision, communications, reproduction, and facilities necessary to perform the desired services. The work includes, but is not limited to the following:

In accordance with standards and criteria of the Kansas Library Association, assist the Association in furthering its legislative agenda and securing state funding. The Association’s legislative agenda will include, but not be limited to:
1. Maintenance of State Aid to public libraries;
2. Maintenance of Certified School librarians in Kansas public school districts; and
3. other legislative priorities identified by the KLA Council and the Governmental Affairs Committee.

KLA reserves the right to reject any and all proposals.

Libraries and the KC Royals

By , 11/18/2014

What do Kansas Libraries and the Kansas City Royals have in common? Here’s what Karen Archer Perry has to say!

2014 Conference Evaluation

By , 10/31/2014

We would love to hear what you thought about this year’s conference.

Conference Evaluation

If you are looking for handouts, they are located on the conference website. You can also access them directly.

See you next year!

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