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!

Best Small Library in Kansas 2014

By , 10/22/2014

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.

Cathy Reeves

Kansas Library Association President

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