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, Bethanie O'Dell, Crystal Hutchinson, Martha House

    Webmaster - Bethanie O’Dell, George Seamon, & Harrison Woodyard

    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

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    The 2020 KLA Conference theme is BIG Think! Innovation, Inspiration, Impact, and focuses on how to innovate, inspire, and make impactful connections across Kansas. Due to challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, KLA leadership has decided to move the 2020 BIG Think conference from the Hyatt Conference Center in Wichita to each of your libraries! Instead of a 3-day event in October, we will conduct a 1-day virtual conference (October 29th, 2020), which will still have many of your favorite events—

    ·         KLAEF is developing plans for a virtual fundraiser;

    ·         The President’s award Ceremony will continue;

    ·         Networking events are being arranged.

    Details will be announced soon, including new levels of sponsorship available to vendors and sponsors, a new schedule, and new pricing! If you submitted a proposal, you will be contacted shortly regarding your willingness to perform an adapted program.

    While KLA Leadership is disappointed that we will not get to come together to meet, laugh, and make merry, we are excited about the BIG opportunity this creates, and we are looking forward to seeing you wherever you are!

    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?

    KLA conference questions:  Meagan Zampieri, [email protected]

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