Proposals for mini-sessions and poster sessions are now
being accepted for the KLA (Kentucky Library Association) Academic and
Special Library Sections and SLA (Special Libraries Association) Kentucky
Chapter's 2013 Joint Spring Conference. The Conference will take place March 20-22, 2013 at the Barren RiverLake State Resort Park in Lucas, Kentucky. In order to enhance the educational
offerings of the 2013 JSC, programming will begin at 1pm (Central Time) on Wednesday March 20 and end at Noon on Friday March
22, giving you two full days of
sessions and networking opportunities.
The theme for this year's conference is "Can You
Hear Me Now? Communicating With Our
Users." Proposals addressing the theme in some fashion will receive
preference from the committee. The mini-sessions will be 45 minutes long.
The JSC Planning Committee will also accept poster
session submissions. The Committee
believes this addition to the program will provide an opportunity for all
members, including those who may be new to the profession, to become involved
by sharing ideas, interesting topics, research in progress, and new areas of
technology in a more informal setting. The poster session will take place
Wednesday evening, March 20, during the Welcoming Social beginning at 5:30pm.
All proposals must be submitted electronically here. The deadline to submit a proposal has been extended to November 7,
2012. Notification of accepted
proposals will take place by November 30, 2012. Please share this information
with colleagues and other interested parties who may not otherwise see this announcement.
Conference registration will open on Monday January
7. Early registration will end on
February 28 and late registration will end on March 15. No onsite registrations will be
accepted. More information will be
posted to the conference website soon.
Reservations for lodge rooms and cabins need to be made
by phone call (1-800-325-0057), not online, to the park. Please mention "KLA" or
"Kentucky Library Association" to get the conference rate
($64.95/night for lodge rooms, $129.95 or $139.95/ for cabins/villas).
We look forward to reviewing your proposal! Please let me know if you have any questions!
--2013 Joint Spring Conference Planning Committee
E. Manasco, Conference Chair, President-Elect, Kentucky Chapter of SLA
Buckner, President-Elect-Elect, Kentucky Chapter of SLA
President, Kentucky Chapter of SLA
Sean Kinder, Chair, KLA Academic Section
Leoma Dunn, Chair-Elect, KLA Academic Section
Melissa Brooks, Chair, KLA
Sara Brown, Chair-Elect, KLA Special Section
Vendor Relations Chair
Alex Grigg, Financial Manager