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!

 

ComicPop Library at KLA

By , 10/23/2013

KLA was excited to host live podcasting with ComicPop Library at this year’s Kansas Library Conference.  Stay tuned each Wednesday for new content which will be updated below.

Join April, Chris, and Richard for the first part of ComicPop’s time at the Kansas Library Conference. In this part we visit with Jeni Daley, Marketing Director of the Lawrence Public Library, about their second annual Banned Book Trading Card Event, then Rita Sevart, of the Kansas Library Association Education Foundation, joins us to talk about KLAEF’s activities and then Rob Banks, the Kansas Library Association liaison to the American Library Association, joins us to discuss ALA’s activities.

Ep 5 MiniPop

The ComicPop Crew is still at the 2013 Kansas Library Conference. During this part Rob Banks the Kansas Library Association’s liaison to the America Library Association, is still with us and then we are joined by C. Michael Hall, Comic Book Creator, Writer, Artist and also a fellow Kansas librarian, Jo Budler, the State Librarian for Kansas, and Sue Blechl, the past President of the Friends of Kansas Libraries.

Ep 6 MiniPop

This is it, the last part of ComicPop Library’s time at the 2013 Kansas Library Conference. In this part the ComicPop Crew are joined by Dan Ireton, the Kansas Library Association’s liaison with Mountain Plains Library Association, and then Brandon Hines and Eric Coulbourne, the past and current Kansas Library Association’s Youth Services Section Presidents respectfully.

Ep 7 MiniPop

We hope you join us for this last fun and interesting conversation by listening above, at www.comicpoplibrary.com, or wait until later today and it will be up on our iTunes feed. . Thank you to the Kansas Library Association for allowing ComicPop Library to be part of their 2013 Conference. We hope we can continue with the annual conference’s we enjoyed our time there.

2013 Conference Evaluation

By , 10/14/2013

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

Conference Evaluation

If you are looking for handouts (more to follow):

Presentation Handouts

See you next year!

KLA Presidential Award Winners 2013

By , 09/19/2013

The Kansas Library Association has announced the winners of the 2013 Presidential Awards in the following categories:

Library Advocate: Sue Blechl, Emporia Public Library

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.

New Professional: Caleb May, Meade Public Library

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.

Library Personnel: Charlene McGuire, SWKLS

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.

Meritorious Service: Marquita Boehnke, CKLS and Roy Bird, State Library of Kansas (Retired)

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 KLA Presidential Awards will be presented to each recipient at the State Librarian’s Luncheon at the Kansas Library Conference on Thursday, October 10. The Conference is being held at the Capitol Plaza Hotel and Expocentre in Topeka.

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