Five fantastic sessions. One price for individuals or groups: $70 for KLA members or $90 for non members. Watch Live! or Archive. All sessions will be held in Elluminate provided by the State Library of Kansas. Login instructions are included with your conference registration confirmation.
Track Schedule: (See the Virtual Track website for presenter bios.)
Wednesday, April 6, 10:00 am CDT: Dazzling Displays by Susan Brown and Leah Krotz
Displays don’t have to be expensive or time-consuming to be both eye catching and engaging. With a quick trip to the Dollar Store, a copy of Chases’ Calendar, strong knowledge of your collections, and a feel for what your patrons really want, you can create displays that will be popular — and empty! Leah Krotz and Susan Brown will review the whys and hows of display merchandising and share their experiences and practical tips for creating displays that dazzle.
Wednesday, April 6, 2:00 pm CDT: Building Notable Collections by Diane Trinkle
Budget cuts have taken their toll, but you can build a great collection with these budget-minded tips. Make the most of your online resources, engage your community, learn how to hunt for the best bargains and stretch your dollars while providing your library users what they want and need.
Thursday, April 7, 10:00 am CDT: Easy Advocacy by Gail Santy
Do It Yourself Advocacy is a continual, grassroots advocacy campaign concentrating on establishing relationships, creating a standard of excellence, working with an acute focus, and using a combination of methods, including technology and social networking tools. Creativity is more important than cash and small size is an advantage. A well planned DIY Advocacy campaign will be unexpected, unconventional, and interactive. The campaign will be conducted in small, repetitive yet intense interactions and the hoped for outcome will be an enhanced and heightened awareness and a shift toward positive change.
*Thursday, April 7, 2:00 pm CDT: Who Speaks for Us? by Jamie LaRue – Kansas Conference 2011 Keynoter
Low cost statewide library advocacy campaign. The idea is to recruit and equip external library advocates to tell powerful stories that win hearts and minds to our cause.
Friday, April 8, 11:00 am CDT: Electronic Content Access: Challenge and Opportunity by David Lee King and Michael Porter
When it comes to content and libraries, people want what they want, when they want it, in the format they want. But services like Netflix, iTunes, Hulu and Amazon offer electronic content much more effectively than libraries. As larger consumption patterns shift more and more away from physical formats (print, CD, DVD), to electronic formats, and as libraries struggle financially, how can we possibly offer access in competitive ways? In this session we’ll look at the electronic content access environment we inhabit and the directions we are headed. We’ll then look to our competition, our history and our institutional missions for ways libraries can take solid, practical action to remain relevant in the rapidly impending world where electronic content accounts for the most of library’s “circulation”.