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

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Outstanding Academic Librarian Award Nominations Due July 5th

 It is time again for the Outstanding Academic Librarian Award! Please use this form to nominate! Nominations are due July 5th!

All nominations should be sent to:

Outstanding Librarian Award Committee
ATTN: Nancy Richey
C/O Kentucky Library
1906 College Heights Blvd., #11092
Bowling Green, KY 42101
FAX: 270-745-6264

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 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JSC2017

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: http://kentucky.sla.org/2017/01/2017-joint-spring-conference/.

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: https://goo.gl/forms/Fq9MWijUuIeGHiOC3

Questions may be directed to Kandace Rogers, conference chair, at: krogers@sullivan.edu

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