Conference Committee

    KLA Conference Chair - Meagan Zampieri

    Meals Coordinator - Holly Mercer

    Sponsors/Vendors- Shanna Smith, Liz Dukelow (committee includes Jennifer Beckley, Kathie Buckman), Meagan Zampieri, George Seamon

    Program committee - Martha House, Janelle Mercer, Crystal Hutchinson

    Publicity - William Ottens, Bethanir O'Dell, Crystal Hutchinson

    Webmaster - Bethanie O’Dell

    Special Events Chair - Sara Schoenthaler

    KLAEF Basket Chair - Katherine Jones

    Room Host Coordinator - Molly Chenault

    Poster Session Coordinator - Terry Summey, Kathie Buckman

    Presidential Awards - Robin Newell 

    Past President- Laurel Litttrell

    Budget - George Seamon, Alice Evans, Diedre Lemon

    Hospitality & Registration - NWKLS

    Local Arrangements - Savannah Ball

    FOKL - Amy Brucker 

    KLA Conference 2020

    KLA Conference LogoThe Kansas Library Association (KLA) Conference Planning Committee is excited to announce the 2020 conference at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita, Kansas on October 28, 29, 30. The 2020 KLA Conference theme is BIG Think! Innovation, Inspiration, Impact, and focuses on how to innovate, inspire, and make impactful connections across Kansas. 

    We are expecting this year’s conference to be one of the best yet, with programs that apply to all levels of library work; from front line staff to directors. But to make this a reality, we need your expertise and knowledge! What can you bring to the librarians in Kansas?

    2020 Call for Proposals – Due May 15, notification of acceptance by June 15

    The Conference Planning Committee is seeking proposals for programs that:

    • stimulate imagination and foster creativity and innovation in library services;
    • engage communities and demonstrate leadership for libraries of every size and type;
    • demonstrate how you tell the library story and how it has impacted the larger community in which you live and serve;
    • demonstrate connections between libraries and their patrons, partners, and other libraries.

    For more information on submitting a proposal, please visit:

    Proposal submission process questions: Janelle Mercer, [email protected], Martha House, [email protected], or Crystal Hutchinson, [email protected]

    KLA conference questions:  Meagan Zampieri, [email protected]

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