Kentucky Library Association Conferences

This blog is a central place for conference attendees to check in on happenings around the conference. We hope this will help everyone share the excitement of the event.

Monday, October 09, 2006

More Talented Librarians!

Late breaking news flash... At the Howl at the Moon Talent Show Susan Henthorn on Alto Horn and Margaret Foote on piano performed "Till There Was You" written by Meredith Willson, sung by the character 'Marian the Librarian' in the The Music Man; and "(Somewhere) Over the Rainbow" music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg, arranged by Goff Richards, much to everyone's delight!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Glen Horton did a session at conference on "Controlling Digital Content in Libraries. His presentation is available at

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Reality Data

Ron Crouch
Ron Crouch
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If you missed Ron Crouch's presentation, then you missed out on a wonderfully funny and informative session. Dr. Crouch has presented for KLA conferences and groups several times, but this is the first time I've been able to catch his presentation.

Ron is the Director of the Kentucky State Data Center and he has all the numbers. Ron reminded us that the population data and other statistics are showing how our perceptions and reality are different. The most memorable piece of data came from Ron's study of Kentucky data (which will be available from the Kentucky State Data Center) and showed that Kentucky has the highest increase in percentage of residents who have completed high school. More information like this is available from the Kentucky State Data Center and the United States Census.

Ron also distributed copies of an article he wrote for Museum News, May/June 2004. The title of the article is "Rules for a New demographic Ballgame." Essentially the article shares how the population has changed and how we should prepare for the changes that will need to be made to accommodate this new society. Overall, I found it to be a very interesting read.

If you have the opportunity to hear Ron Crouch in the future, I hope you will take it.