Conferences

One Profession, One Purpose

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The 2022 Kentucky Library Association annual fall conference will be held in Lexington, KY at the Embassy Suites/UK Coldstream on October 12-14. Join us for this year’s theme, One Profession, One Purpose where Kentucky Poet Laureate Crystal Wilkinson will be the keynote speaker.

Register for the conference

Conference Program & Speaker Details

View the conference program.

Conference Costs & Details

  • Pre-conference Workshops - Oct. 12th 
    • Participatory Design as Library Assessment: Principles and Practices for Creating and Evaluating Inclusive Library Teams & Services - Hailley Fargo, Northern Kentucky University & Scott Young, Montana State University
      • 9:30am – 4:30pm
      • Cost: $65 (member)/$80 (nonmember)/$35 (students, unemployed, retirees)  - lunch is included
    • Transform Your Textbooks: A Practical Introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) for Kentucky Educators - Ilona Burdette, Executive Director, Kentucky Virtual Library; Naulayne Enders, Kentucky Christian; Amanda Slone, University of Pikeville; Laura DeLancey, Western Kentucky University; Kelly Smith, Eastern Kentucky University, Josh Farrington, BCTC & Ben Rawlins, University of Kentuck
      • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
      • Cost: $30 (member)/$45 (nonmember)/$25 (students, unemployed, retirees)
  • Full Conference (includes lunch both days)
    • $130 members & presenters
    • $175 nonmembers
    • $75 students & retirees
  • Thursday only (includes lunch)
    • $90 members & presenters
    • $125 nonmembers
    • $40 students & retirees
  • Friday only (includes lunch)
    • $75 members & presenters
    • $95 nonmembers
    • $30 students & retirees

*Registrations received after October 5th will be charged an additional $20

To register for the member rate, you can join or renew your KLA membership now.

Hotel Reservations

KLA has a block of rooms at the conference site, the Embassy Suites/UK Coldstream. The room rate is $149/night and includes a complimentary breakfast, complimentary evening reception (hosted by hotel), and overnight parking. To be included in the room block, reservations need to be made before September 12th. Please use this link to make your hotel reservations or call the reservations department at 1-800-EMBASSY.

Vendors and Sponsors

For more information about sponsoring or exhibiting at KLA 2022, please review and complete the conference sponsorship form.

Other Conferences

Please see the KLA calendar for information about other upcoming events, including section-sponsored conferences.