Thursday, September 22, 2005

Schedule of Events

Public Library Section/Kansas Library Trustee Association Fall Retreat
Trustees and Librarians—Are you up to the challenge?
September 29 & 30, 2005
Spiritual Life Center—Wichita, Kansas
Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 29:
10:30-12:00 a.m. Registration and Room Check-in (Lobby Area)

*Entire Conference
beginning at 10:30
thru lunch on Friday Please be sure to visit the Exhibits located in the Main Assembly Room by these important organizations:
Emporia State University School of Library & Information Management
Friends of Kansas Libraries
Kansas Historical Society
Kansas Humanities Council
Kansas Library Association
Kansas Library Trustee Association
Kansas State Library
South Central Kansas Library System
Noon Lunch (Cafeteria)

12:45 p.m. Welcome (Main Assembly Room)
Kimberly Beets, PLS Chair
Jim Rundell, Spiritual Life Center Administrator
Anne O’Neill, Dean of SLIM at Emporia State University

1:00 p.m. "Wickedly Perfect Libraries" (Main Assembly Room)
Rosanne Siemens, Kansas Library Association and Cindi Hickey, Institute for Continuous Education
A virtual tour of libraries with pizzazz!

2:00 p.m. Break & Snack (Lobby Area)

2:15 - 4:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions:
A. "Amazing Space" (2nd Assembly Room)
Hans Fischer, Kansas Library Trustee Association, Sue Blechl, Emporia Public Library and Kiersten Allen, Library District #1, Miami County
A panel will share their tricks and tips for maximizing the use of your existing library space.
B. "Trump Your Image" (Main Assembly Room)
Jami Schaefer, Kansas City (MO) Public Library
An introduction to the principles of excellent graphic design.

4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Break

4:30 - 5:15 p.m. "It's a Money Thing" (Main Assembly Room)
Three Talk Tables to Choose From:
A. "Capitalize Your Image" - Rosanne Siemens, KLA
B. "Eureka! - A Winner's Story" - Connie Doeden, Eureka Carnegie Library
C. "Fundraising Makeover: How'd They Do That?" - Kim Beets, Bonner Springs City Library

5:30 - 6:15 p.m. Dinner (Cafeteria)

7:00 - 8:00 p.m. "Design Reality" (Meet in Lobby at 6:30 to get directions) Transportation is on your own but we should be able to carpool.
Cynthia Berner Harris, Wichita Public Library and Kirk Jurgensen, Gossen Livingston Associates, Inc.
See library design in action at the Alford Regional Branch of the Wichita Public Library, the 2003 winner of a Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture by the American Institute of Architects.

Friday, September 30:
8:00 a.m. Breakfast (Cafeteria)

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions:
A. "How Not to Serve" (2nd Assembly Room)
Denise Smith, Richard Brookman, Kearny County Public Library and Joyce Armstrong, Hamilton County Public Library
It's all about customer service and tips for talking with your library patrons.
B. "Survivor: Promotion Island" (Main Assembly Room)
Jami Schaefer, Kansas City (MO) Public Library
Get into the nitty gritty of designing library promotional materials.

10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Break and Room Check-Out (Lobby Area)

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions:
A. "Fear Factor: Library Security" (2nd Assembly Room) Greg Gaul, Topeka Shawnee County Public Library and Cecilia Huddleston, Augusta Public Library
Get advice for tightening up your library security and safety.
B. "Display 911" (Main Assembly Room)
Sarah Bagby, Owner of Watermark Books & Cafe
Tips for giving your library displays some "bling bling".

11:30 - 11:45 a.m. Break

11:45 - 12:30 p.m. "Christie Brandau, You're Hired!" (Main Assembly Room)
Christie Brandau, Kansas State Librarian
Door Prizes will be awarded!!!

12:30 p.m. Lunch and Adjournment (Cafeteria)


At 12:13 PM, Blogger Carla said...

Way to go PLS! This retreat sounds like a lot of information and a lot of fun. I plan to be there!


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