2017-2018 KLA Officers and Chairs

    2017-2018 KLA Council Roster

    Executive Committee (Voting)

    President

    George Seamon, Director Northwest Kansas Library System

    #2 Washington Square; Norton, KS 67654

    (785) 877-5148 | director@nwkls.org

    First Vice President

    Laurel Littrell, Kansas State University Library Planning and Assessment

    1117 Mid-Campus Drive North, 314A Hale Library, Manhattan, KS 66506

    (785) 532-5467 | laurlit@k-state.edu

    Second Vice President

    Robin Newell, Director Emporia Public Library

    110 East Sixth Avenue, Emporia, Kansas 66801

    (620) 340-6464 | newellr@emporialibrary.org

    Secretary

    Savannah Ball, Branch Manager Rockwell and Comotara Libraries

    Wichita Public Library, 5939 E 9th St. N. Wichita, KS 67208

    (316) 688-9361 | sball@wichita.gov

    Treasurer

    Diana Weaver, Director Basehor Community Library

    1400 158th St., Basehor, KS 66007

    (913) 724-2828 |dweaver@basehorlibrary.org

    Immediate Past President

    Gloria Creed-Dikeogu, Director of Library Services

    Ottawa University, Myers Library

    1001 S. Cedar St; Ottawa, KS 66067

    (785) 248-2536 | gloria.creeddikeogu@ottawa.edu


    Parliamentarian (Non-Voting)

    Dan Ireton

    Kansas State Libraries

    1100 Mid Campus Drive; Manhattan, KS 66506

    (785) 532-7436 | dli6873@k-state.edu


    Elected Representative Positions (Voting)

    ALA Councilor

    Marie Pyko, Topeka & Shawnee County Library

    1515 SW 10th; Topeka, KS 66604

    (785) 580-4481 Fax (785) 580-4496

    KLA Representative to MPLA

    Shana Smith, Director Mulvane Public Library

    408 N. 2nd Ave. Mulvane, KS 67110

    (316) 777-1211 | mulvane.library.director@gmail.com


    Standing Committee Chairs (Voting)

    Annual Conference

    Laurel Littrell, Kansas State University Library Planning and Assessment

    1117 Mid-Campus Drive North, 314A Hale Library, Manhattan, KS 66506

    (785) 532-5467 | laurlit@k-state.edu

    Charge: To drive the KLA 2017 Conference and Conference Planning

    Best Small Public Library Award

    Robin Newell, Director Emporia Public Library

    110 East Sixth Avenue, Emporia, Kansas 66801

    (620) 340-6464 | newellr@emporialibrary.org

    Charge: To present an award to the Best small public library in Kansas

    Bylaws and Organizational Manual

    Robin Newell, Director Emporia Public Library

    110 East Sixth Avenue, Emporia, Kansas 66801

    (620) 340-6464 | newellr@emporialibrary.org

    Charge: To revise the bylaws as needed and create a KLA Conference Manual that can be used as a guide for future conferences

    Finance

    Diana Weaver, Basehor Community Library

    1400 158th St., Basehor, KS 66007

    (913) 724-2828 | dweaver@basehorlibrary.org

    Charge: To improve the KLA Budget process and develop fundraising processes for the KLA Conference

    Governmental Affairs

    Eric Gustafson, Derby Public Library

    (316) 788-0760 | eric@derbylibrary.com

    Membership

    Vacant

    Charge: To improve KLA Membership numbers, investigate KLA membership benefits and research a KLA fee structure that would work best for members and for merging with KASL

    Nominating

    Gloria Creed-Dikeogu, Director of Library Services

    Carol Barta

    Judy Bastion

    Micheal Lang

    Charge: To present awards to KLA members deserving of recognition

    Publications, Promotion and Publicity

    Vacant

    Charge: To strengthen KLA’s communication with its members and promote and publicize the KLA 2018 Conference

    Strategic Planning Committee

    George Seamon, Director

    Northwest Kansas Library System, #2 Washington Square; Norton, KS 67654

    (785) 877-5148 | director@nwkls.org

    Charge: To drive the KLA Strategic Plan and make it work for the organization


    Appointed Council Members (Voting)

    Archivist

    Margaret Knecht, Kansas State Historical Society

    6425 SW 6th Ave., Topeka, KS 66615

    (785) 272-8681 ext. 272 | Fax: (785) 272-8682 | Margaret.Knecht@ks.gov


    Section Chairs (Voting)

    College and University Libraries (CULS)

    Steven Gromatzky, Library Director Benedictive College

    1020 North 2nd Street, Atchison, KS 66002

    (913) 360-7511 | sgromatzky@benedictine.edu

    Kansas Library Trustee Association (KLTA)

    Barbara Bahm

    10701 NW 31ST ST. Silver Lake KS 66539

    785-224-1128 | tmsbookwoman@gmail.com

    Private Academic Libraries (PALS)

    Mary Hester, Director of Library Services

    Miller Library, McPherson College 1600 East Euclid; McPherson, KS 67460

    (620) 242-0487 | hesterm@mcpherson.edu

    Public Library Section (PLS)

    Rachel Malay, Director Port Library

    P.O. Box 427, Beloit, KS 67420

    (785) 738-3936 | portlibdir@nckcn.com

    Youth Services

    Patty Collins, Youth Services Consultant

    Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams Street, Great Bend, Kansas 67530-4090

    (620) 792-4865 | pcollins@ckls.org


    Roundtable Chairs (Voting)

    Government Documents (GODORT)

    Sarah Tenfelde-Dubois, Reference Librarian

    State Library of Kansas, Capitol Building, Room 312-N, 300 SW 10th Avenue

    Topeka, KS 66612 | Sarah.Tenfelde-Dubois@ks.gov

    Info Access and Tech Roundtable (RIAT)

    Library Instruction Roundtable (K-LIRT)

    Interlibrary Loan Roundtable (KILR)

    Tech Services Roundtable

    Church Library Roundtable

    Affiliated Council Members (Non-Voting)

    Friends of Kansas Libraries (FoKL) Liaison

    Judy Burgess, President Jlb6468@sbcglobal.net

    Kansas Association of School Librarians – KASL

    Martha House, Council Grove High School, 129 Hockaday St.; Council Grove, KS 66846

    (620) 767-5149 ext. 107 

    KLA Educational Foundation

    Michael McDonald, Library Development Consultant, Northeast Kansas Library System

    4317 W 6th Street, Lawrence, KS 66049

    (785) 838-4090 | mmcdonald@nekls.org

    State Library of Kansas

    Cindy Roupe, Interim State Library

    Capitol Building, Room 312-N, 300 SW 10th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66612

    (785) 296-3296 | cindy.roupe@ks.gov


    Webmaster

    Bethanie O’Dell, Virtual Learning Librarian

    Emporia State University Libraries and Archives, 1 Kellogg Circle, Box 4051, Emporia, KS 66801

    (620) 341-5032 | bodell1@emporia.edu