Monday, November 14, 2016

Last Call for LOEX 2017 in Lexington, KY! Proposals due November 18th!

LOEX 2017: Call for Breakout Session Proposals
Growing Stronger Together: Diversity and Community in Information Literacy

th Annual LOEX Conference
May 11-13, 2017

Lexington, Kentucky

You are invited to Lexington for LOEX 2017 to showcase your innovations in library instruction. We are excited to see how librarians across the country are best meeting the wide variety of challenges and opportunities facing instruction librarians.

This year’s LOEX tracks are:

* Pedagogy: Reaping and Sowing Transformative Teaching
* Technology: Saddling Up
* Leadership: Taking the Reins
* Assessment: The Lay of the Land
* Collaboration: Never Ride Alone
* Innovations and Failures: Roots of Our Success

Proposals for 50-minute long presentations and interactive workshops can be submitted only through the online submission form and must be received by Friday, November 18, 2016. The primary contact for the proposal will receive a message indicating receipt of the proposal when it is submitted and will be notified if the proposal has been accepted for presentation by Monday, January 9, 2017.

For more details, please visit

Friday, November 04, 2016

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 December 16 via this form:  Accepted proposals will be notified by January 13, 2017. 

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Gov. Bevin appoints Terry Manuel as State Librarian, KDLA Commissioner

From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Education & Workforce Development Cabinet :

Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed Terry Manuel, a 24-year employee with the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, as the new state librarian and commissioner of KDLA. Manuel has served as the acting state librarian/commissioner since February. For more information please click here for the press release.