Award Winners


Best Small Kansas Public Library Award presented by KLA 
To be given to a small public library in recognition of a creative and excellent library service, program, or activity in a public library that serves a community of less than 5,000.
This year’s recipient is Kinsley Library 


Duane Johnson Library Leadership Award presented by FoKLA
The Duane Johnson Library Leadership Award, in honor of Duane Johnson, the retired State Librarian of Kansas, recognizes outstanding contributions to Kansas Libraries.
This year’s recipient is Roger Carswell, the director of the Southeast Kansas Library System and the Iola Public Library. 


Library Advocates presented by KLA 
To be given to an individual or institution in recognition of exemplary leadership or support for growth and development of the Kansas Library Association and/or a library or libraries in Kansas.
This year’s recipient is Sue Blechl, Emporia Public LIbrary 


Library Personnel presented by KLA
To be given to a Kansas Library Association member, either individual or institution, who has made notable contributions to the library profession, furthered significant development of libraries in Kansas, or performed exemplary service for an extended period of time
This year’s recipient is Charlene McGuire, SWKLS 

Meritorious Service presented by KLA 
To be given to an individual or institution in recognition of exemplary and sustained service to the benefit of Kansas libraries and library users and/or the Kansas Library Association.
This year’s recipients are Marquita Boehnke, CKLS and Roy Bird, State Library of Kansas (Retired) 


New Professionals presented by KLA 
To be given to a Kansas Library Association member who, within the first five years after having earned a professional degree, has made a positive impact on the quality of library service and/or the role of library personnel in Kansas.
This year’s recipient is Caleb May, Meade Public Library 


KASL Vision Award presented by KASL 
To recognize individuals in or out of the profession who have contributed to the vision of Kansas school library media centers. 
This year’s recipient is Cindy Pfeiffer, Circle High School Librarian 


President's Distinguished Library Media Specialist Award presented by KASL 
To recognize an individual working in a school district of the library media profession who has developed an outstanding library media program for his/her district, and has made an outstanding contribution to school librarianship and school library media development in Kansas. 
This year’s recipient is Sheri Roberts, Wichita Public Schools District Library Director


"A School Without a Library" Video Contest Winners presented by KASL
2nd Grade - Library News Report by Mrs. Vogt's Class


3rd Grade - Our Library Rocks! by Mrs. Burgess's Class


4th Grade - A School Without a Library by Mrs. Briar's Class


5th Grade - What's Hot and What's Not by Alaina, Abby & Kidist