Additional Opportunities to Present at the MPLA/KLA Conf.

-Spark Talks Session:  On Thursday morning from 11-11:50 a.m. the MPLA/KLA Conference will host a Spark Talks session.  Basically, eight librarians will be chosen to present a program, idea, or technology to the audience in 5 minutes or less.  It is a fun and lively way to share innovation at your library and learn about other successes in the region. If you would like to submit a proposal for a Spark Talk (again, 5-minute presentation with powerpoint slides if needed), please contact the host Librarian Shanna Smith at by August 15th.

-Poster Session:  Emporia State University will again host a Poster Session on Thursday afternoon from 1:30-2 p.m.  If you are interested in submitting a poster for this session, please contact ESU Program Director Kathie Buckman at   

-Show-and-Tell Showcase: In the vendor hall this year a booth (or two) will be reserved for librarians and vendors to showcase something innovative at their library or business.  The showcase could even include book talks if you are familiar with a certain genre or collection. This is another great way for librarians to share and take away ideas while bringing attention to all of the amazing vendors participating in this year’s conference.  If you are interested in our Show-and-Tell (program, idea, books, technology), please contact Librarian Shanna Smith at by August 15th with your topic and an estimated amount of time that you would need.  The vendor hall is open Wednesday evening and all-day Thursday.

Additional information about the 2018 KLA/MPLA Conference can be found at


Finally, the best way to get involved in the conference and profession  is to attend and network! Registration for the KLA/MPLA will open soon.  Check the link above for updates.