The 2019 KLAS Users' Conference offers attendees three days of intensive networking and training opportunities with Keystone employees and other library administrators and staff who use KLAS. Why should you attend the 2019 KLAS Users' Conference?
During the conference attendees participate in:
Host: The Palm Beach County Library System - Talking Books will host the 2019 KLAS Users' Conference in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Dates: Monday, June 3 - Thursday, June 6
A pre-conference offering hands-on training opportunities will be held on Monday, June 3. Regular conference sessions will occur June 4-6. An initial draft of the Conference Overview Schedule is now available. Also, a networking opportunity with Keystone Staff and other KLAS users will be held Thursday afternoon.
Registration: Online registration is now available for the 2019 KLAS Users' Conference. Here are this year's registration deadlines and fees:
Conference Format: Each day attendees will have the chance to network with Keystone staff, librarians and other staff who use KLAS, attend general sessions, and choose from different types of breakout sessions including Workshops, Seminars, and Birds-of-a-Feather Discussions. Go here to access the initial draft of the Conference Overview Schedule.
Conference Sessions Location: Monday pre-conference and all Thursday conference sessions will be at the Palm Beach County Library System's Main Library. All Tuesday and Wednesday conference sessions will be held at the conference hotel. More information about both is available here.
Conference Hotel: The Holiday Inn Palm Beach Airport - Conference Center will serve as our conference hotel. Go here to access the online booking link and more info about the hotel.
Getting to West Palm Beach: The Palm Beach International Airport is served by major airlines including Delta, Southwest, JetBlue, American, Frontier, and United.
Tuesday Evening Welcome Reception: A welcome reception hosted by Keystone Systems will be held Tuesday, June 3 from 6:00-8:30 PM at the Lake Worth Casino Building and Beach Complex in Lake Worth, FL. Transportation, food, and drinks will be provided for conference attendees. Guests of conference attendees are $25.00 / person.
Thursday Afternoon Networking Opportunity: On Thursday, June 6 from 1:00-5:00 PM the Palm Beach County Talking Books Service staff will host a networking opportunity with Keystone employees and other KLAS library staff at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. Check out the "2019 KLAS Users' Conference Networking Opportunity" article for all the details. Transportation to / from the Morikami Museum and Gardens will be provided.
We’ve posted a lot lately about our emergency preparedness, but is there anything you all can do to keep a minor disaster from grinding your services to a halt?
If you experience a network outage, whether due to bad weather, service provider outage, or construction chopping through your network cable, you can still work on checking in returned materials. This method will work if you can’t log into KLAS or even if you can’t access the internet at all. All you need is a computer (a laptop on battery power is fine) and a scanner.
Our last "Please pardon our dust" update was in early August, but the renovation work here at Keystone is still ongoing. We are now well into phase 3 and now are certain that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't an oncoming train. In fact, there's sunshine, new paint, redesigned kitchen cabinets, and shiny new lobby flooring.
Read more about waht has already been done in our "Please pardon our dust" Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 posts. In phase three of the office renovation project, workmen started taking down all the old ceiling tiles, removing and replacing ductwork, ripping down wallpaper, rewiring electric and network cables, put fresh paint on walls and doors, and began prepping our office breakroom / kitchen to have all the cabinets replaced. They are almost ready to take out the old flooring and put in the new, put in the new ceiling tiles, and remove / replace the kitchen cabinets. Luckily for all of this work, no employees had to go move into temporary space, but we did have to store some equipment in other areas and learn to navigate the office without distrubing the workmen or opening a bathroom door without getting wet paint on our hands.
Welcome back to the "The Stars of Keystone Systems' Staff" series. Each will include some basic info and insight into one of our staff members. We hope these posts will provide you a look into who makes up our diverse, supportive, and knowledgeable staff.
Name of Staff Member: Nancy Underwood Honeycutt
Year Hired: 1998
Current Job Title: Manager, Customer Support