Registration Contact Info:

Ashley Fowlkes 
Kentucky Public Library Association 
270-781-4882, ext. 203 

Online Registration Available:

Monday April 8, 2013 at 7:00 PM EDT
Wednesday April 10, 2013 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Conference Location:

Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa 
1800 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511

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KPLA / KLTRT 2013 Conference

Monday - Wednesday, April 8-10, 2013
Marriott Griffin Gate Resort & Spa - Lexington, KY

Register before March 11 to get the early-bird discount!


Featured Guest Speaker:
PLA President Eva Poole

Award Luncheon Speaker:
New York Times Best-selling Author, Michal Palmer

Pre-Conference Sessions: Monday, April 8; 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Hilliard Lyons Select Pre-Conference Presents: The Future of Public Libraries  (Presenter: Garry Golden) Join academically trained Futurist Garry Golden for a full day workshop on how to bring new thinking back to your library about changes ahead. He will lead us in understanding how libraries can learn to anticipate changes in society and technology that might have an impact on our communities and civic institutions.
  • Building a LibraryAware Community: Bite-Sized Marketing  (Presenter: Nancy Dowd) So your strategic plan is way overdue for an update, your staff is already overworked and the idea of getting the word out about your library seems completely overwhelming. You are worried about budget cuts and frustrated that elected officials have an outdated view of your library. Have no fear; there is a way. Join Nancy Dowd, author of Bite-Sized Marketing, Realistic Solutions for Overworked Libraries for this full day workshop. You will learn strategies that will help you reach users and non-users and communicate your value with messages that matter to them.
  • Trustee Certification (various presenters) Library trustees will be able to take the five classes required for certification in the KY Public Library Certification Program all at once in this all-day pre-conference. Classes will include training on board organization, trustee and director roles, policy development, budget and finance, and advocacy.
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