Join us for the 15th Annual Summer Institute for School Librarians: Common Core and More!

Theme: Reading: Text Complexity and the Growth of Comprehension in the Kansas Common Core Standards

Location: Emporia State University, The Teachers College (Visser Hall), Room 118, Emporia, KS

Time: Doors open at 8:30 a.m. each day. Sessions from 9:00 – 4:30 p.m. Lunch and break drinks/food will provided on-site both days and is included in the registration fee.

Registration: The registration fee is $130/person, payable to the Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS). You may mail, email or fax a registration form with your school’s PO or a check to Northeast Kansas Library System, 4317 West 6th Street, Lawrence, KS 66049. Laura DeBaun will once again manage registration. You may communication with Laura at or 785-838-4090 (phone), or 785-838-3989 (Fax).

The registration deadline is May 31. Maximum Registration: 120.

Enrollment for Credit: The Institute will once again be offered for 1 graduate credit hour. The course number is LI755 (Dow). Tuition for this one-credit hour course for Kansas residents is $323. Tuition for non-Kansas residents is $733. ESU summer enrollment begins on March 12. You may get enrolled by calling ESU’s Office of Distance Education, 1-877-332-4249 (toll free) or 620-341-5385. Jan Gerstner is the administrative assistant who will be happy to assist you. This course will focus on practical applications of the presenters’ content. This will be worthwhile, graduate level, but will not require you to spend large amounts of time outside the Institute. A syllabus will be posted online at approximately May 1 at

Individuals who enroll for credit must also register and pay the registration fee for the Institute.

Parking: Free