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2019 Joint Spring Conference Call for Proposals

  • 1.  2019 Joint Spring Conference Call for Proposals

    Posted 12-10-2018 16:24

    2019 Joint Spring Conference Call for Proposals

    Leading at Every Level: Your Role in Moving Libraries Forward


    The 2019 KLA/SLA Joint Spring Conference planning committee welcomes proposals for mini-sessions and poster presentations for "Leading at Every Level: Your Role in Moving Libraries Forward," to be held March 27-29, 2019 at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park.

    This year's conference theme recognizes the leadership potential of everyone in the organization, not only the people at the top of the organizational chart. We all know the people in our libraries who take on informal leadership roles, including mentoring other employees, chairing committees, and actively contributing during staff meetings. These are the people who exercise influence in their workplaces even without a title. The committee welcomes submissions based on "non-positional" leadership and related topics, including (but not limited to):


    ·       Leadership styles

    ·       Team building

    ·       Career paths

    ·       Continuing education

    ·       Resume and portfolio management

    ·       Conflict management

    ·       Networking

    ·       Diversity and inclusion

    ·       Front-line management

    ·       Mentoring

    ·       Collaboration

    ·       Community building


    The deadline to submit abstracts for presentations and posters is Friday, January 11, 2019. To submit your abstract, please complete the submission form: ( Your abstract should include:

    • Presenter(s) name
    • Institution name
    • Library name
    • Title of your presentation
    • Short (250 word) abstract of your presentation or poster

    Mini-sessions will be 50-minute formal presentations by the presenter. Posters will be displayed and open for discussion during the poster reception on Wednesday evening, March 27th.

    All submissions will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic and its potential to advance thinking about management and leadership. All accepted presenters will be required to register for the conference, but may do so at the member rate.

    The 2019 Joint Spring Conference is a collaboration among the Academic and Special Library Sections of the Kentucky Library Association and the Kentucky Chapter of the Special Libraries Association.


    Important Dates:

    Friday, January 11, 2019 – Submission Deadline
    Friday, February 1, 2019 – Acceptance Notification
    Friday, February 22, 2019 – Early Bird Registration Deadline
    Friday, March 22, 2019 – Registration Deadline


    Conference Registration Fees (Early Bird / Regular):

    Full Conference:

    One Day Attendance:

    Member* $115 / $145

    Member* $80 / $100

    Non-Member $155 / $185

    Non-Member $105 / $125

    Student $25 / $25

    Student $25 / $25

    *Members include those individuals who are members of any of the following: KLA – Academic Library Section, KLA – Special Library Section, or the SLA – Kentucky Chapter.

    Jacqueline Bartek
    Library Services & Resource Specialist
    Asphalt Institute
    (859) 699-1765