About Us

Current Officers:

Diana Weaver – President
Paulina Poplawska – Vice President/President Elect
Kelly Fann – Secretary

Past officers of the Public Library Section:

  • Denise Smith
  • Marie Pyko
  • Kimberly Beets
  • Cathy Newland
  • Sharon Moreland
  • Ruth Rodden
  • Ken Werne
  • Gail Santy
  • Jeff Imparato

Minutes and KLA Reports:

Additional Posts and Information about KLA and Conference.

2 Responses to “About Us”

  1. carol smallwood Says:

    1. Seeking Submissions from Practicing Librarians (U.S. and Canada) for The Published Librarian: Successful Professional and Personal Writing (publisher: American Library Association)

    Foreword: Bob Blanchard, Adult Services Librarian, Des Plaines Public Library. Contributor to Illinois Library Association Reporter; Thinking Outside the Book: Essays for Innovative Librarians (McFarland, 2008)

    Introductory Note: Wayne Jones, Head of Central Technical Services, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Ed., Ontario Library Association, Access; Ed., E-Journals Access and Management (Routledge, 2008)

    Contributors need significant publication credits in order to write practical, concise, how-to articles to help the reader. No previously published, simultaneously submitted, co-authored material. Two articles sharing the range of your publishing experiences: 1900-2100 words total; for example, one article could be 1000 words, another 900-1100 words on another topic. Librarians with ethnic backgrounds serving diverse cultures are encouraged. Contributor’s sign an ALA Writer Agreement before publication. Compensation: a complimentary copy, discount on additional copies

    Editor Carol Smallwood, MLS, has written, co-authored, edited 19 books such as Educators as Writers for Scarecrow, Libraries Unlimited, Peter Lang, and others. Her work has appeared in English Journal, Clackamas Literary Review, The Detroit News, Poesia, and several others including anthologies. Pudding House Publications published her chapbook, 2008; Words and Images of Belonging co-edited with Aurorean editor is with an agent; a recent book is
    http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/book-2.php?id=978-0-7864-3575-3

    Possible topics: marketing, online publishing, where to send reviews, research skills for historical novels, diversity in publication, ideas from students for YA books, using tools like BIP to locate publishers for your books, storytellers turned picture book authors, interviewing, networking, using a technology edge, promoting your books at conferences. Using issues librarians face such as censorship in poetry, essays, memoir, short stories, columns.

    The deadline for current cycle of submissions is October 30, 2008.

    Please submit 3-4 topic proposals with a 65-70 word bio beginning with your library of employment, highlighting your publications. Place LIBRARIANS/your name on the subject line to: smallwood@tm.net

    2. Seeking Submissions from Practicing Librarians (U.S. and Canada) for Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook (publisher: American Library Association)

    Foreword: Kathy Barco, READiscover New Mexico: A Tri-Lingual Adventure in Literacy (Sunstone Press, 2007); children’s librarian, Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Public Library

    Afterword: Edith Campbell, Media Director, Arlington High School, Indianapolis. Indiana Libraries, Viewpoints; http://campbele.wordpress.com

    Articles by practicing academic, public, school, special librarians sharing their experiences on how U.S. librarians are not tied to computers inside libraries: how librarians partner, outreach, and market libraries in their communities. Librarians with ethnic backgrounds serving diverse cultures are encouraged.

    No previously published, simultaneously submitted, co-authored material. Two articles sharing the range of your outreach experiences: 1900-2100 words total; for example, one article could be 1000 words, another 900-1100 words on another topic.

    Possible topics: workshops at senior centers, story hours at community swimming pools, innovative literacy outreach, partnering with artists and writers, creative youth participation, effective advocacy with elected officials, working with the media.

    Editor Carol Smallwood, MLS, has written, co-authored, edited 19 books such as Educators as Writers for Scarecrow, Libraries Unlimited, Peter Lang, and others. Her work has appeared in English Journal, Clackamas Literary Review, The Detroit News, and several others including anthologies. Pudding House Publications published her 2008 chapbook, a recent book is
    http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/book-2.php?id=978-0-7864-3575-3

    The deadline for current cycle of submissions is October 30, 2008.
    Contributor’s sign an ALA Writer Agreement before publication. Compensation: a complimentary copy, discount on additional copies,

    Please submit 3-4 topics with proposals (each 3-4 sentences) in order of choice. Please also send a 65-70 word bio beginning with your library of employment, title, highlights of your community library outreach activities, awards, and related professional contributions. Place PARTNERS/your name on the subject line to: smallwood@tm.net

  2. Andrew Sanderbeck Says:

    Hi,

    I noticed that you have begun to accept program propsals for the 2009 Conference and am hoping that you will consider sponsoring one of my programs for the conference. I have presented for quite a few of the public library sections at their state conferences as well as presenting at ALA in 2006 and 2008.

    I also spoke at the KLA Trustee Day in 2007, and am looking forward to working with the State Library of Kansas in 2009-2010 with their continuing education initiative.

    What are some of the needs or hot topics for that you want to help your members with at the 2009 Conference?

    Please let me know if there’s an opportunity to bring my fun and interactive presentations to the PLS members of KLA.

    You can reach me at 727-522-2152, and learn more about the programs I offer and my organization at: http://www.peopleconnectinstitute.com

    Thanks for reading this and forwarding it as needed.

    Andrew Sanderbeck
    Member ALA, PLA, CLENE


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