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.
–Rita Sevart, KLAEF President
State Librarian Jo Budler has been selected as Library Journal’s 2013 Librarian of the Year! Please join us in congratulating her on this honor.
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Please don’t forget, Kansas Library Conference will be in the fall instead of the spring this year.
October 9-11, 2013, Topeka, Capitol Plaza Hotel
Hope to see you there!
M.E. Grosdidier of Eudora has accepted the Presidency of the Kansas Library Trustee Association. KLTA is the largest section of the Kansas Library Association, and has represented library trustees, friends and citizen supporters since 1999.
M.E. is a retired School Library Media Specialist. She worked in the Olathe School District for 27 years as a teaching librarian.
She currently serves on the Northeast Kansas Library System’s Executive Board, and was Secretary in 2011. She is a past President of the Eudora Public
M.E. has attended national library conferences with recruiting, strategic planing and library advocacy as a focus. She traveled with Kansas librarians to Colorado in 2010 and to Texas in 2011 for the Association of Small and Rural Libraries (ARSL) Conferences.
She and her husband live on a farm south of Eudora.
M.E. is looking forward to the Kansas Library Conference, October 9-11, 2013, in Topeka.
She encourages interested Library Trustees to become active in KLTA’s leadership. M.E. can be contacted at email@example.com