• To build up a library is to create a life. It’s never just a random collection of books.–Carlos María Domínguez

  • Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.–Ray Bradbury

  • Librarians are tour-guides for all of knowledge.–Patrick Ness

  • A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library.–Shelby Foote

7/18/2024

Greetings!

A new cycle of KCALDD began July 1, 2024, and the new Executive Committee has met to begin planning a year of collaboration and community for our members. In the near future, we will schedule our meeting at the KLA conference and begin making substantive changes to the website -- including a thorough review and update to the members list. If you know of someone who should be added as a member of KCALDD or someone who has left their position and can be removed, please reach out to an Executive Committee member. 

Organizations thrive on participation, and KCALDD is no different. Over the past few years as I've been involved in KCALDD, I have enjoyed the spirit of camaraderie and the support that I see colleagues providing each other. Please consider reinvesting your time and attention in this organization so that we can help all academic libraries in Kansas thrive!

Thanks, and take care,

Ginger Williams
Chair

 

Summer 2024 KCALDD Meeting to be held August 7

On behalf of the Executive Committee, I invite you to our upcoming KCALDD meeting. Whether you’re a seasoned attendee or new to our gatherings, this is an excellent opportunity to engage in casual, supportive conversations. We’ll discuss challenges, share success stories, and explore innovative approaches within our institutions.

Agenda Highlights:
• Success Story Spotlight: Discover how a panel discussion effectively attracted applicants for library positions.
• Open Forum: Bring your insights, questions, and experiences to share.

Meeting Details:
• Date: August 7, 2024
• Time: 3 – 4 p.m.
• Location: Zoom - email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the link

If you’re unable to join us this quarter, consider attending our in-person meeting at the KLA conference in Wichita this fall. I look forward to your participation!

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4/23/19

The spring membership meeting will be during CULS at Emporia State University at 4:30pm, Tuesday, May 21st.

4/23/19 - updated 4/29/19

KCALDD Information Literacy Initiatives Survey Results

The Instructional Initiatives Committee of the Kansas Council of Academic Library Deans and Directors (KCALLD) (http://kcaldd.org/) sought information from their members to form a basis for their work by ascertaining from a survey conducted during April and May of 2019 the scope of Information Literacy instruction in the state. The results of the survey have been collated and the results are below. There were 18 responses to the survey.

1. Does your institution offer information literacy instruction in any format?

  1. Yes—100%
  2. No—0%

2. If you answered yes to the question above, in what formats does your institution offer information

literacy instruction? Choose all that apply.

  1. One shot information literacy sessions requested by faculty for specific classes—100%
  2. One-shot information literacy sessions offered by the library staff for walk-ins—61.1%
  3. A series of workshops—27.8%
  4. Credit-bearing course—44.4%

3. If you chose credit bearing course in the last question, is the course offered each semester?

  1. Yes—77.8%
  2. No—22.2%

4. How many credits does the course carry?

  1. 1—75%
  2. 2—12.5
  3. 3—12.5

5. Is the course offered face-to-face, or in both formats?

  1. Online only—25%
  2. Face-to-face—0%
  3. Both formats—75%

6. Which Information Literacy Standards were used in the design of the course?

  1. ACRL Framework (http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework) or (http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/issues/infolit/Framework_ILHE.pdf)--100%
  2. Kansas State Literacy Standards or Guides: (https://www.literacyta.com/teaching-methods)--0%

Here is an additional comment given by Alan Bearman, Professor of History and Dean of University Libraries and the Center for Student Success and Retention at Washburn University. “I completed the survey, but there was nowhere for me to indicate that Washburn University has an Information Literacy Minor taught by our University Librarians. We have multiple Information Literacy courses, lower and upper-division, including both 1 and 3-credit hour courses all of which are graded. If possible, please add this information to that seen by the Instructional Initiatives Committee. Thank you,”

10/12/18

An open business meeting will be held during the 2018 Kansas Library Association conference in Wichita. We are scheduled to meet on Wednesday, October 24th, at 5:20pm in the Birch Room at the Hyatt.

10/17/2017

The fall membership meeting will be during the 2017 Kansas Library Conference in Wichita. It is Wednesday October 26th at 5:20 in the Birch Classroom at the Hyatt.

11/1/2016

The spring membership meeting will be during CULS which is in Lawrence April 27 and 28.

--Mary Hester

3/2/2016

KCALDD General Membership meeting on Thursday, March 3, 2016 is announced, to take place at 1:30 p.m. on the campus of Wichita Area Technical College North, the National Center for Aviation Training, 4004 N. Webb Road, Wichita.

Agenda and directions for both location and virtual connections have been posted to listserv: contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have not yet received a copy.

New on the agenda as of yesterday: a brief presentation from the State Librarian of Kansas, Jo Budler.

--Micaela Ayers

 

Previous Announcements

1/25/2016

KCALDD Exec Meets at Butler Community College, El Dorado, KS 10 a.m.  

--Micaela Ayers

 

12/7/2015 

1) The Thursday, Dec. 10 meeting in Manhattan has been cancelled.  

--Micaela Ayers

 

2) This in from Janet Williams

Hi, everyone.  Happy Holidays from your KCALDD Vice President, Janet L. Williams.  It’s almost time for finals so hang in there! 

As President Micaela Ayers mentioned in last week’s e-mail, Mr. John Sheridan has recently resigned his post as Chair of Instructional Initiatives so his position needs to be filled as soon as possible.

Is there anyone who is already on the committee who is willing to step up and take his place?  It would be so much easier for someone who is already familiar with the work of the committee to move into John’s place.  Do we have any volunteers or nominations?  If so, let me know by this Friday, Dec. 11, 2015.  Otherwise we will open the position to the rest of the group next week.

Sincerely,

Janet L. Williams

Reference Librarian/Director of Library Services

Tabor College

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

tabor.edu/library

(620) 947-3121, ext. 1202 (phone)

(620) 947-2607 (fax)

 

12/3/2015

In view of lack of agenda items, I’d like to cancel next week’s planned meeting in Manhattan for KCALDD.  I’d like to encourage those of you on committees to use the time to meet either physically or virtually to make progress on their work.

If you haven’t yet voted for the bylaws changes (see previous email for details), please do so at the link previously sent.

Thank you, and enjoy the gift of time this holiday season.

Micaela

 

Good morning, all.

 

The following dates and locations have been set for the 1 pm—3 pm meetings of KCALDD this year:

 

Thursday, Oct. 29             Hutchinson, KS                  Hutchinson Community College

Thursday, Dec. 10            Manhattan, KS                    Kansas State University

Thursday, Mar. 3              Wichita, KS                         Wichita Area Technical College

Thursday, May 19             Overland Park, KS              Johnson County Community College

 

Again this year we will provide distance meeting connectivity. 

 

Exec Committee this year:

 

Micaela Ayers, Chair                       This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Don Gilstrap, Past Chair                 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Shelly Huelsman, Secretary            This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Janet Williams, Vice Chair               This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Your executive committee met with the committee chairs recently and discussed a variety of directions for the year.  Members will be contacted soon by the chairs.  If you have a burning desire to join (or need to leave) a committee, here is contact information:

 

http://www.kcaldd.org/

 

Micaela Ayers
Director, Library Services, Butler Community College 
901 S. Haverhill Road, El Dorado, KS 67042 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (316)322-3235

 

 

 

 

The following dates and locations have been set for the 1 pm—3 pm meetings of KCALDD this year:

 

Thursday, Oct. 29             Hutchinson, KS                  Hutchinson Community College

 

Thursday, Dec. 10             Manhattan, KS                  Kansas State University

 

Thursday, Mar. 3              Wichita, KS                         Wichita Area Technical College

 

Thursday, May 19             Overland Park, KS             Johnson County Community College

 

Again this year we will provide distance meeting connectivity.  

 

Executive Committee, 2015-2016:

 

John Sheridan <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Committee chair)

 

Micaela Ayers <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Chair 2015-16)

 

Max Burson <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Committee chair)

 

Lisa Craft This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Committee chair)

 

Huelsman, Shelly <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Secretary 2015-17)

 

Janet Williams <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Vice Chair 2015-16)

 

Donald Gilstrap <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Past Chair 2015-16)

 

Rita Severt <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; (Committee chair)