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Spend a Few Early Spring Days in a Beautiful Kentucky State Park!

  • 1.  Spend a Few Early Spring Days in a Beautiful Kentucky State Park!

    Posted 02-28-2019 16:53

    The 2019 Joint Spring Conference – Leading at Every Level: Your Role in Moving Libraries Forward – will take place at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park in Prestonsburg, KY, March 27-29, 2019. The conference begins with a welcome reception and poster session on Wednesday, March 27th and ends at noon on Friday, March 29. The conference is co-sponsored by the SLA Kentucky Chapter, the Kentucky Library Association Academic Library Section, and the Kentucky Library Association Special Libraries Section.

    This year's Opening and Closing General Sessions offer a unique perspective on leadership, from both emerging and veteran library leaders who have worked in the same institution. John Blyberg, a 2006 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, opens the conference with insights on library leadership from the perspective of many years' experience in information technology. The Closing General Session on Friday is presented by Brittany Netherton, currently a knowledge and learning services librarian, who will offer observations from an emerging leader's perspective. Both John and Brittany bring their common experience at the Darien Public Library (Darien, CT) to bear as the context for a discussion of effective library leadership.

    Mini-sessions will be 50 minutes in length, and include:

    • "A Data Dilemma: Leading to Support Data Services without a Data Librarian" Anna Marie Johnson, Sarah Drerup, and Rebecca Morgan, University of Louisville
    • "Be Your Own Leader: Initiative with a Staff of One" – Lynn Robertson, University of Kentucky
    • "Cultivating Inclusion: Planting Seeds for a Safe Work Environment" – Brandi Duggins, Spalding University
    • "Not It! Developing Leadership and Project Management Skills in Times of Turnover and Transition" – Marlee Graser, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
    • "Finding a New Fit for the Library: Quality Enhancement Plan Leadership and Collaboration" – Robert Detmering, Lidiya Grote, and Amber Willenborg, University of Louisville
    • "Leadership Unconference Sessions" – moderated brainstorming sessions with colleagues
    • And more!


    WE STILL HAVE OPPORTUNITIES TO PRESENT! If you have a great idea for a presentation or poster you've been thinking about presenting, and/or would like to give your presentation or poster a trial run before ALA, SLA, or another conference, we would love to hear your idea. Please e-mail SLA Kentucky Chapter President Jennifer Bartlett at ASAP!

    For more information and to register, visit the SLA Kentucky Chapter website, and don't forget to reserve your room after you register. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

    Jennifer Bartlett
    Interim Associate Dean
    University of Kentucky Libraries
    (859) 218-1236