KLA and Auto-Graphics are seeking nominations for the Best Small Public Library in Kansas. The recipient will be awarded $500 and will be recognized at the 2015 KLA/MLA Conference in Kansas City this Fall.
The application can be found here and is due by August 1.
The Best Small Public Library Award was created by regional library consultants, in conjunction with the KLA, to recognize creative and excellent library service, program or activity in a service community of less than 5,000.
Your selection committee consists of:
· Myself (2nd VP of KLA)
· Peter Vopata (2014 Winner, Wamego Public Library)
· Polli Kenn (Lawrence Public Library)
· Ray Walling (Baker University)
Information Services Manager
Johnson County Library
913-826-4600 Ext. 64410
It is time to submit your nomination for the KLA Presidential Awards! Please read the information on the different awards and using the nomination form submit your recommendation for one of these prestigious awards.
The KLA Presidential Awards nomination categories are:
To be given to an individual or institution in recognition of exemplary leadership or support for growth and development of the Kansas Library Association and/or a library or libraries in Kansas. Such leadership and support may be, for example, in areas of library-related legislation, media coverage, or in writings which further the understanding and appreciation of Kansas and its libraries.
To be given to a Kansas Library Association member who, within the first five years after having earned a professional degree, has made a positive impact on the quality of library service and/or the role of library personnel in Kansas.
To be given to a Kansas Library Association member, either individual or institution, who has made notable contributions to the library profession, furthered significant development of libraries in Kansas, or performed exemplary service for an extended period of time. In case of retired individuals, the nominee may be a past member of the Kansas Library Association.
To be given to an individual or institution in recognition of exemplary and sustained service to the benefit of Kansas libraries and library users and/or the Kansas Library Association.
The 2015 will be a joint conference between the Kansas Library Association and the Missouri Library Association. The theme for this year’s conference will be “Libraries Without Borders!”
The conference will be hosted at the Kansas City Convention Center from September 30th-October 2nd.
As Registration Co-Chairs, one of our duties is to help find outstanding volunteers willing to help at the registration desk.
The hours that we are seeking volunteers:
Wednesday, September 30th, 7:30am-6pm
Thursday, October 1st, 8am-6pm
Friday, October 2nd, 7am-10:15am.
If you are interested in this wonderful volunteer opportunity, please sign up via google documents at this link:
Your 2015 Conference Registration Co-Chairs,
Jennifer Steinford, Missouri Library Association and Royce Kitts, Kansas Library Association
Good evening! Individual registration for the 2015 Joint KLA/MLA Conference, Libraries Without Borders, is officially open! Register by August 18th to secure the early bird registration rates. With nearly 100 breakout sessions, 8 pre-conferences, 2 keynote speakers, and many, many other events, this is sure to be a conference to remember!
We are also happy to announce that our joint conference website is LIVE! Visit http://mlakla2015.weebly.com/ to keep up to date on conference information, including the schedule. We have also highlighted some special events and speakers.
To register, visit http://mlakla2015.weebly.com/registration.html. You can also reserve your hotel room from this page.
**Please note, KLA members will need to create a new account toward the bottom of the page. We are using a vendor known to MLA, so many MLA members are already registered with the site and need only log in. You will need to create an account with your email address and password of your choosing, then select a security question and answer. From there, click the link above the security question that says “continue with registration” and you are ready to go. If you have questions or run into problems, please feel free to contact me.
Finally, this conference, just like each organization, is volunteer driven. If you would like to join the army of volunteers, fill out our volunteer form: http://goo.gl/forms/6l6onHnJ83.
We will see you and librarians from both Kansas and Missouri in September!
Your 2015 Conference Coordinators,
Kelly Fann & Dan Brower