Archive for Thursday, April 26, 2007

Librarians attend training, earn awards

April 26, 2007

Marlene Evinger of the Eudora Public Library recently attended the Northeast Kansas Library System Annual Spring Assembly and System Meeting April 19 in Topeka.

Keynote speaker was Stuart Hinds, Digital Content Developer, Johnson County Library.

About 100 librarians, trustees and library friends and volunteers attended the event. During the business meeting, officers were elected to the executive board and the system plan and budget for 2007 were discussed and voted upon by the system representatives of member libraries.

Shannon Roy of the Kansas State Library presented awards for continuing education hours achieved.

The Northeast Kansas Library System provides direct grants, consulting services, continuing education, shared resource services and other support to member libraries in a 14-county area of northeast Kansas. The 110-member libraries include public, school, academic and special libraries of all types and sizes. Its offices are in Lawrence.

For more information, call Laura DeBaun, Library Development Coordinator at 838-4090, by e-mail at ldebaun@nekls.org or visit the Web site at www.nekls.org.


  • Linda Weeks of Eudora Public Library was recognized April 19 with a continuing education award.

The Kansas State Library, Division of Library Development, presents library Employees Education Program certificates annually.

The awards were presented during the Northeast Kansas Library System's Annual Spring Assembly in Topeka. State Librarian Christie Brandau signs the certificates.

LEEP certificates represent a significant investment in continuing education professional activities. Awards cover a range of hours from 30 for Level I certificates to 600 for Level 6.

For more information about the LEEP program or about the Northeast Kansas Library System continuing education activities, workshops and grants, call Laura DeBaun, at (888) 296-6963 or e-mail ldebaun@nekls.org. The NEKLS Web site can be found at www.nekls.org.

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