Thursday, July 19, 2012

2012 KLA/KSMA Conference Program available now

The Advance Program for the 2012 KLA/KSMA Conference is now available at

Overnight rooms are going fast.  Go to to register online.

We look forward to see  you in Louisville!


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Free informational webinars for ALA's Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program

The American Library Association's Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program has two free webinars coming up in the next month. Please take a look at the information below to see if any would interest you and please email Ian Lashbrook if you have any questions!

July 12th, 1pm CST - Preparing a Portfolio

Many LSSC candidates want to prepare portfolios to meet LSSC requirements.  On Thursday, July 12 at 1:00 pm (CST), LSSC will offer an hour-long webinar explaining what the LSSC Program requires in a portfolio. The presentation will also give you the chance to see examples of successful submissions and learn how your portfolio will be evaluated. This webinar is open to all interested candidates. Register to attend at:

August 7th, 2pm CST - An Introduction to the LSSC Program

On Tuesday, August 7 at 2:00 pm (CST), LSSC will offer an hour-long webinar on the program and how it works. The presentation will explain the value of this certification to Library Support Staff, employers, and library users. You will also have the opportunity to have all of your questions answered by program staff members. This webinar is open to all interested candidates. Register to attend at:

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Monday, July 02, 2012

IN-FO-CUS call for submissions

The deadline for the August (pre-conference) issue of *IN-FO-CUS*, the KLA newsletter, will be Monday, July 16.

Please send any news, announcements, or other information you wish to have included to


Library Support Staff Certification

There has been a lot going on with the Library SupportStaff Certification Program lately.

First off, we have an Introductory Webinar this coming Tuesday, July 3rd at 2pm CST. For more information on it and to register, you can check out our website.

We also recently announced another round of financial assistance for the program, this time in the form of course subsidies. More information and the application can be found here.

Finally, the June edition of Breaking News was posted earlier this month. It details all of the recent happenings in the program. More information and a link to download the latest Breaking News can be found here.

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"Government Issues & Access to Information" - SLA Kentucky Chapter Business Meeting - meets in Louisville Friday, August 3

You're invited to attend the Special Libraries Association's Kentucky Chapter business meeting and program on *Friday, August 3.
The business meeting and presentations will be held at the University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law (2301 S. Third Street). An optional box lunch will be offered during the business meeting. Attendees are also welcome to bring their own brown bag lunch. If you'd like to order a box lunch, please see City Cafe's menu and notify Virginia Matttingly of your selection.

Survey registration must be completed by 5PM on Friday, July 27.  Register here:

** 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:
1:00-2:30: Business Meeting & Luncheon (Law School, room TBA)

2:30-3:00: Break & optional Library Tour (Law Library)

3:00-5:00: Presentations (Room 175)

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. Robin Harris will provide an introduction to the Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe US Legal collection. 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. The optional box lunch cost $9.50 (includes tax, delivery, & tip). 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

* This event was originally scheduled in March, but was cancelled due to inclement weather.

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