Kansas Best Small Public Library Award

By , 07/03/2013

KLA and Auto-Graphics Annual Award for
Excellence in a Small Kansas Public Library

Are you doing creative activities and programming in your library?

Are you excited to share this information with other librarians?

Are you a small public library serving a taxing district with less than 5,000 people?

If the answer to all these questions is yes, you should apply for the Best Small Kansas Public Library Award!

Application deadline is August 9th, but the application is easy – give it a shot.

For the guidelines and application, click here

Questions? Send an email to Cathy Reeves: cathyr@dcpl.info

The selection committee will review the applications soon after August 9th and make their selection.

We’ll see you and make the announcement at the Kansas Library Conference in Topeka in October, 2013.

Kansas Library Association Nominations Open!

By , 04/24/2013

Hello KLA members and Kansas Library community!

I find it hard to believe that over four years has passed since I was recruited by a friend to run for KLA office. Working for the Kansas Library Association is a time commitment, but one that I have found to be both challenging and rewarding. Today I have the opportunity as Past President to help guide the process of soliciting nominations for the upcoming KLA election.

The positions for which we are seeking candidates this year are:

  • Second Vice President (4 year term)
  • Treasurer (2 year term)
  • Nominating Committee (3 positions with a 1 year term)

If you or someone you know would be interested in running for KLA office, follow this link to the nomination form: http://tinyurl.com/cmbc8x6

The call for nominations will be open from now to May 15. The election will be from July 1 to July 31. I would like to thank the other members of the Nominating Committee for their time and effort thus far: Heidi Blackburn, Heather Braum, and Janelle Mercer.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to one of the members of the Nominating Committee.

Royce Kitts
Past President
Chair, KLA Nominating Committee

Kansas Library Conference Update

By , 04/05/2013

Now available: Conference Proposal form – online at the KLA webpage under conference

School librarians should check the KASL webpage as well.

And don’t forget the general conference website

While there, check into becoming a KLA member. It’s worth your while!


And don’t forget to:

Join Our KLIC
(Kansas Librarians and Infogeek Conferees)
At The Kansas Library Conference
October 9-10-11, 2013Topeka
Watch for more information!

Ruth Harries receives KLAEF spring 2013 scholarship

By , 02/05/2013

Ruth Harries has been named the Kansas Library Association Educational Foundation Scholarship recipient for Spring semester, 2013. Ruth is currently enrolled at SLIM, Emporia State University, and works as the night circulation supervisor at Wichita State University.

A specific purpose of KLAEF is to provide scholarships for members of the Kansas Library Association. For this scholarship, the focus is particularly for members who are enrolled in an accredited graduate-level program for library and information science which will result in a MLS or Library and Information Science degree, and are planning a career in Kansas libraries. Factors considered in making these awards include a commitment to a career in Kansas librarianship and academic excellence. The award is for $500.

Congratulations, Ruth!

–Rita Sevart, KLAEF President

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