Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Deadline Coming Up! KLA/KASL 2017 Fall Conference - Call for Proposals

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Present at KLA/KASL 2017 Fall Conference
Program Proposals Due Wednesday, March 15
The KLA/KASL Joint Conference will take place at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky.
KLA/KASL invites session proposals for 50-minute-long concurrent sessions to be held on Thursday, Sept. 21, Friday, Sept. 22, and Saturday, Sept. 23. 
We need a wide array of session proposals on a variety of topics. Share your knowledge, ideas, and experiences with librarians from across the Commonwealth. Audience strands include Academic/Special; Public; School; Summer Reading; Technology; and United.  

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Registration for the Joint Spring Conference!

The Joint Spring Conference is fast approaching. Register now for the best rates!

Registration is available at

Early (Before March 1) Conference Registration Fee:
Member Full Registration $100.00
Member One Day Registration $70.00 

Non-Member Full Registration  $140.00

Non-Member One-Day Registration $ 95.00

Student $25.00
Beginning March 1, non-student registration fees will increase by $30 for full conference registrations and $20 for one-day registrations.
Please contact Abby Thorne for instructions for payment via check. 

Credit card payments may be made by using the paypal button at the Kentucky Chapter blog:

Friday, January 27, 2017

Call for Posters Extended

Planning continues for the upcoming Joint Spring Conference of the KLA Academic and Special Library Sections and the Kentucky Chapter of SLA. The conference will be held March 29-31 at Lake Barkley State Resort Park. We have room for a few more presenters in the Thursday evening poster session. This is a great opportunity to share your projects, knowledge, or research with library colleagues in a less formal setting.

Proposals may be submitted via the form at:

Questions may be directed to Kandace Rogers, conference chair, at:

You do not need to be a member of any of the sponsoring organizations to submit a poster proposal or to attend the conference.


Make plans now to join your colleagues around the state for Kentucky’s only conference dedicated to information literacy - the 6th annual KLA Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Retreat!    
When: Friday, July 21
Where: The J. Douglas Gay Jr./Frances Carrick Thomas Library and the Cowgill Center on the campus of Transylvania University
Who: You!
The 2017 KLA LIRT Retreat is a one-day event that brings together librarians from around the state to share successful projects, collaborations, and pedagogies that have shaped information literacy at your institutions. It also provides some much-needed time and space to reconnect with colleagues and recharge your information literacy battery before the academic year begins. Registration will open to LIRT members first followed by KLA members, and if spots remain, they will be opened to non-members.
Newly-instituted for the 2016 LIRT Retreat, there will continue to be a registration fee for the retreat to continue this Retreat for years to come. LIRT members will enjoy lower registration fees and priority registration, so now would be a great time to become a LIRT member if you aren’t already! (To become a member of LIRT, please send a check for $6.00 for LIRT annual dues to KLA to add the Library Instruction Round Table to your KLA membership.)
More details about the retreat, including a call for proposals, are coming soon. Please follow along at the KLA LIRT Retreat Site for updates. For now, please save the date for this popular event. We look forward to seeing you there!
If you have any questions about the retreat or other LIRT initiatives, feel free to use this form to contact the LIRT officers.  
KLA LIRT Officers:
Samantha McClellan, Chair, University of Louisville
Robert Campbell, Chair-Elect, Transylvania University
Amber Ballinger, Secretary/Treasurer, University of Louisville

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Call for Proposals -- Joint Spring Conference 2017

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 2017 Joint Spring Conference.

Joint Spring Conference will take place at Lake Barkley State Resort Park in Cadiz, Kentucky, March 29-31, 2017. Conference begins with a welcome reception at 7pm (CDT) on Wednesday the 29th and ends at 12pm on Friday, March 31st.  Mini-sessions will be 45 minutes in length, posters will be presented on Thursday evening.  

Submit all proposals by January 13th via this form:  Accepted proposals will be notified in late January 2017.