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 15, 2007

The Hobbit Visits the KSMA Exploratorium

The Hobbit

Johan Koren, Coordinator of the Library Media program at Murray State University, presented an exhibit for the KSMA Exploratorium. Being an old hippie I was drawn to Johan’s 70th anniversary display of The Hobbit. J. R. R. Tolkien's, The Hobbit, was one of many “must reads” for the flower power generation. I think, judging by Johan’s extra-extra wide Birkenstocks and wooly stockings that Johan must be one too… hippie that is!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Faith Steele & Loreine Roy

Faith Steele received the first ever Kentucky Library Association Scholarship for Minority Students. Currently Faith is enrolled in the University of Kentucky’s School of Library and Information Science where she is pursuing a Master of Science in Library Science. She also was the recipient of the 4th Annual KLA African American Librarians & Library Employees Round Table (AALLERT) Minority Scholarship. This Scholarship provided Faith with a stipend to attend the Fall KLA/KSMA Conference and KLA membership for one year.


Is that Madonna? No it is Sara Brown the Government Documents/Public Services Librarian at the Mansbach Memorial Library at Ashland Community & Technical College, silly! No I think it is Madonna! What would Madonna being doing at a library conference in, of all places, Loo uh vul, Kentucky? I don't know, but I swear that is the "Material Girl" herself! You are so silly!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Michael Gorman at 2007 KLA/KSMA Conference

(2007 KLA/KSMA Joint Conference) ALA Past President, Michel Gorman’s presentation, advocating for the Library of Today and Tomorrow” was very well received! His articulate blend of anecdote, analysis and insight left the audience with a wealth of inspiration to advocate for their own libraries. Thanks Michael!