By Kathy Mansfield

The annual Kentucky Library Association/Kentucky Association of School Librarians Fall Conference will be held Sept. 21-24 at the Galt House in Louisville.

School libraries will be the focus the last two days of this yearly event, with sessions covering a wide array of topics such as school library/public library collaborations, innovative makerspaces and the latest in new book releases for K-12 students. Participants will have access to a large exhibit hall area that includes an all-day KyGoPlayGround, where librarians can learn about coding and creating in a collaborative setting, facilitated by their colleagues.

This year’s school library featured speaker is Meg Kearney, 2015 Kentucky Bluegrass Award winner for her book, “Trouper,” a story about a stray three-legged dog in search of a loving home. Students in Kentucky selected “Trouper” as one of their favorite books during the annual Kentucky Bluegrass Award voting promoted in school libraries across the state.

Librarians also will have the opportunity to participate in the popular Scholarship Basket Auction sponsored by regional Kentucky Association of School Librarians groups (KASL districts). All proceeds from the basket auction go toward scholarships for those pursuing school library certification, including National Board Certification.

For more information, including registration forms, visit the Kentucky Library Association’s website here.