Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Call for Proposals and Registration Information for the 2018 Joint Spring Conference

The Kentucky Chapter of SLA along with the Academic and Special Library Sections of KLA invite you to submit proposals for mini-session and poster presentations for the 2018 Joint Spring Conference. The theme is User Experience: Where the Library and Patrons Meet.

Joint Spring Conference will take place at General Butler State Park in Carrolton, Kentucky, April 4-6, 2018. Conference begins with a welcome reception at 7pm (CDT) on Wednesday the 4th and ends at 12pm on Friday, April 6th.

Submit all proposals by December 15th via this form:  Accepted proposals will be notified by mid-January.

Registration is also open! Please register for the conference using this form:

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Save the Date: 2018 KLA/SLA Joint Spring Conference

Monday, August 14, 2017

Registration Open: 2017 KLA/KASL Annual Conference

Registration is now open for the 2017 KLA/KASL Annual Conference!
Click HERE To Register Online

Click HERE To See The Program

IMPORTANT - If you have not yet made your overnight room reservations, you need to do that right now.  There are a lot of things going on in Louisville during the conference, including another convention in the other Galt House Tower. 

Click HERE For Overnight Reservations

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

ALADN 2019 Host City Search

Is your institution interested in making a proposal to host a future ALADN (Academic Library Advancement and Development Network) Conference? This is a great opportunity to showcase your city and host a valuable conference on library development.

ALADN has created a more formal structure to help potential hosting institutions understand and anticipate the responsibilities that come along with hosting the conference and to select future sites. The ALADN Site Selection Committee works with institutions that would like to host an upcoming conference.

If your institution or a group of institutions would like to be considered as a host for an ALADN conference, please click here to apply. A proposal should consider:
  • Travel time and expense for attendees to the conference city/host location;
  • Your ability to negotiate and contract with a local hotel for a room block, meeting rooms, and meals;
  • Your institution's ability to manage registration payments and hotel and restaurant invoices (including any alcohol served);
  • Vendor sponsorship solicitations;
  • Staffing to lead local hosting needs (registration desk, restaurant and meal negotiation, giveaways, accommodations for speakers, etc.)

For more information, please see:

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Call for proposals - KLA Academic Section Professional Development Grant

KLA Academic Section Members:

Do you need funding for professional development?

The Kentucky Library Association's Academic Library Section has made funding available for professional development grants every year since 1983. Funding comes from the interest generated by the investment of Section funds. The purpose of the grant is to assist Academic Library Section members with their own professional development. Proposals for the 2017 grant awards are now being accepted.

At least one grant of one thousand dollars ($1,000) in total will be awarded (with the possibility of multiple partial grants) should the Committee receive a sufficient number of qualifying proposals. Half of the award is allocated at the beginning of the project and the remainder upon completion.  Announcement of the award(s) will be made in September 2017 at the Academic Section Business meeting at the 2017 KLA/KSMA Conference.


*             Applicants must be members of the Academic Library Section of KLA.

*             Awards are made for projects involving: innovative program implementation, research, course development, materials development, and/or continuing education. Continuing education grants will fund attendance at pre-conferences, institutes, and workshops; they will not fund attendance at annual conferences of KLA, SELA, ALA, etc.

*             Funding will not cover the cost of materials that will become the property of the grantee or the grantee's institution.

*             Funding will not cover incentives or prizes for research or professional development purposes.

*             Projects must be designed for completion within one year of receipt of initial award payment.

Deadline: Friday, August 25, 2017

Full guidelines for the grant and for submitting an application are available here.

2017 Professional Development Committee:

Sean Kinder (Chair), Western Kentucky University

Jonathan Jeffrey, Western Kentucky University

Kevin Jones, Eastern Kentucky University

Beth Reeder, University of Kentucky

Sara Schumacher, University of the Cumberlands