Friday, February 24, 2012


The latest issue of IN-FO-CUS, KLA's newsletter, is now available online at:

The deadline for the next issue will be April 15.


Monday, February 20, 2012

SLA-KY Chapter March Program & Business Meeting Revision

Please note that the times have been adjusted for the March Program and Business Meeting.

Here is the current schedule of events:

11:30-1:00: Lunch at Amici Cafe

1:30-3:00: Business Meeting (Room LL71/LL79)

3:00-3:30: Break & Optional Library Tour (Law Library)

3:30-5:30: Presentations (Room LL60)

To register, visit: by 5PM February 27.


Friday, February 17, 2012

Joint Spring Conference Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2012 Joint Spring Conference of the Academic Library Section, Special Libraries Section, and the Kentucky Chapter of the Special Library Association. This year's conference will be held April 10-13, 2012 at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park in Jamestown, KY. The theme is "Become the Library They Need: Understanding User Expectations."

Register online and view the conference program at, or print the brochure and mail it with payment to:

Alex Grigg

Lexmark Library

740 W. New Circle Rd.

Lexington, KY 40550

Checks should be made payable to the SLA Kentucky Chapter.

Reservations for lodge rooms and cottages/cabins are available by calling Lake Cumberland at 800-325-1709 and mentioning that you are part of the KLA conference to get the discounted conference rate.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Planning Committee Chair Lesley Jackson <> or any of the Planning Committee members. We look forward to seeing everyone at Lake Cumberland!

--2012 JSC Planning Committee

Melissa Brooks, SLS Chair-Elect

Sara Brown, ALS Chair

Alex Grigg, Conference Financial Manager

Lesley Jackson, SLS Chair

Sean Kinder, ALS Chair-Elect

James Manasco, KYSLA President-Elect

Valerie Perry, KYSLA President

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Future of University Libraries: 2012 Midwinter Report

Prepared by the Committee on the Future of University Libraries. Full-text copies available on ALAConnect or ULS Blog.

Committee Members: Miranda Henry Bennett, Theresa S. Byrd, Christopher Cox, Michelle Dunaway, Rafia Mirza, Chair: Marilyn Myers, Laura K. Probst.
Abstract: The ACRL/ULS Committee on the Future of University Libraries is charged with exploring and documenting emerging issues, trends, and services in university libraries, and identifying and articulating means through which ULS can support university librarians in the future. In support of this mission, the Committee on the Future of University Libraries initiated a review of recent literature relating to university libraries in order to identify publications and resources that support university librarians in their efforts to plan and prepare for changes in university libraries and higher education broadly. This report outlines the themes that emerged from publications between June 2011 and January 2012, and discusses identified issues and trends centering around three principal elements of university libraries’ futures: missions, money, and people. This report aims to provide university librarians with an appreciation and understanding of current and future leadership and management challenges, and to encourage university librarians to engage in forward-looking discussions of how to best contribute to the effectiveness of universities and university libraries.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Special Libraries Association program - March 2, 2012 at UofL Brandeis School of Law

You’re invited to attend the Special Libraries Association’s Kentucky Chapter’s upcoming business meeting and program on Friday, March 2.

An optional Dutch treat lunch will be served at Amici Café (316 W. Ormsby Avenue), followed by the business meeting and presentations, which will be held at the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law (2301 S. Third Street).

Survey registration must be completed by Monday, February 27. Register here: Registration will close Monday, February 27 at 5 PM.

** Carpooling is strongly encouraged. Paid parking is available at the Speed Museum (2035 South Third Street) and at the Floyd Street Parking Garage (2126 South Floyd Street). The nearest metered off-street parking is located in the area bordered by S. 2nd Street, S. 4th Street, and W. Cardinal Blvd. Public transportation is provided by TARC. A map of UofL’s Belknap campus is located here.

Schedule of events:

  • 11:00-12:30: Lunch at Amici Café
  • 12:30-2:30: Business Meeting & Library Tour (Room LL71/LL79, Law Library)
  • 2:30-3:00: Break
  • 3:00-5:00: Presentations (Room LL60)

Program Details:

The theme for this program is Government Issues & Access to Information. Dwayne Buttler will present "Fair Use, Best Practices, and Copyright Realities". Kurt Metzmeier will present “Free Assessable Government Information, Killed by a Thousand Budget Cuts?” Lars Smith will speak about PIPA and SOPA. Will Hilyerd will talk about legal research and Jim Becker may speak about courtroom technology and related issues.

Cost: SLA-KY Members: $10, Non-Members: $20, Students: $5. An additional $1 service charge will be added to credit card payments.

Make checks payable to SLA-KY Chapter and mail to:

Alex Grigg
Lexmark Library
740 W. New Circle Rd.
Lexington, KY 40550

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Thursday, February 09, 2012

Academic Library Award - Nominations due 4/1

See for details about an academic library award sponsored by Springshare, Inc., the creator of LibGuides. It is awarded by the Academic Division of the Special Libraries Association (SLA), but nominated libraries do not have to have a SLA or an SLA-Academic Division member on staff.


KLA/KSMA 2012 Conference Proposals due 2/17

The deadline for submitting a proposal for the 2012 KLA/KSMA Conference is quickly approaching. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share with your colleagues.

Link to proposal submissions:

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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

2012 Kentucky Innovations Conference - Call for Proposals

Proposals are still being accepted for the 2012 Kentucky Innovations Conference!

A new blend of the former conferences: Convergence/CPE's KYSoTL/Teacher Quality Summit

One conference, one trip, and wide array of information, ideas, and updates!

May 16-18, 2012, NKU METS Center, Erlanger, KY

Proposals due February 29, 2012 at

Join us for a dynamic conference that offers innovative ideas for Kentucky education institutions from pedagogy to technology. Think of this as two conferences in one, with one day emphasizing pedagogical issues, another emphasizing technology issues and the day in the middle focused on issues that blend the two, such as eLearning and library research. This conference creates a learning community focused on examining topics related to P-12, adult and post-secondary education. The conference is sure to have something for everyone from server administrators to professors.

Peer-reviewed presentations, panel discussions, poster sessions and corporate partners will provide conference participants the opportunity to discuss the scholarship of teaching and learning and to share innovative instructional techniques and technologies. Upon completion of the conference, participants will understand major trends and key issues facing Kentucky education.

The conference will begin on Wednesday morning, May 16th with presentations focused on pedagogy and the scholarship of teaching and learning. On Thursday, May 17th, the presentations will focus on eLearning and instructional technologies used for teaching and learning. Then on Friday, May 18th, the presentations will focus on Information Technology (IT) topics such as server administration, disaster recovery, etc.

Tracks and Examples of Topics:


  • Student Success
  • General education
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Developmental Education
  • Program/Curriculum Development
  • Assessment
  • Classroom Strategies
  • Unbridled Learning (Senate Bill 1 2009)
  • Instructional Design
  • Instructional Technologies
  • Online Learning
  • Mobile Learning
  • eBooks
  • iPads
  • Faculty Workshops/Training

Information Technology (IT)

  • Cloud Computing
  • Security
  • Virtualization
  • Network Systems
  • OPACs
  • IT Help Desks
  • Blackboard Support
  • ILS Systems
  • Telecomm
  • Disaster Recovery

Just visit to learn more and to submit a proposal!

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