Keystone Systems wishes to recognize the support that volunteers and staff provide to their libraries each year. We do so with the Julie Klauber Award. Each library may nominate one staff member or volunteer. Please use the online Julie Klauber Award Nomination form to do so.
Nomination Deadline:Friday, March 15
Award nominees should:
Work with KLAS in their daily job functions
Show an outstanding service to their library and / or their community in the spirit of Julie Klauber during his / her time with the library.
Appreciate and benefit from attending the KLAS Users' Conference.
Award finalists will be selected from all nominated individuals by a selection committee2. James Burts, Keystone Systems, will determine this year's recipient after consulting all the finalists' supervisors.
This is the latest overview schedule document for the 2019 KLAS Users' Conference in MS Word and PDF formats! Check it out now! This is a draft document that is subject to change prior to the conference. Thank you to the 2019 KLAS Users' Conference Program Committee for all your work thus far and everything you still have yet to do.
Note: You must be logged-in to klasusers.com to download these documents.
As part of our continuing efforts to support the high-volume duplication service model, we have been working on another new tab for the Patron Module: the Orders tab.
Right now, both the cartridge itself and each of the titles loaded on it are listed individually on the Items tab, and it can be difficult to tell which titles were on which cartridge, or to tell which were pre-existing cartridges vs which were duplicated for the patron. Well, in KLAS version 7.7 and onwards, they will continue to be listed there, allowing you to continue using the tab you are already familiar with to quickly check whether a patron has had a certain title, what was the last thing sent, and so on.
However, when you need more detailed information or to see which titles were on which cartridge... now, you'll have the Orders tab.
Early Bird: $120.00 / person (on or before 1/31/2019)
Full Registration: $145.00 / person (2/1/2019 – 4/30/2019)
Late Registration: $170.00 / person (5/1/2019 – onsite)
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 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 Room Rate = $82.00 / night + 13% tax for a room with 1 King or 2 Queen beds
Reservation Deadline = April 30, 2019
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.
Now that we've been doing this for a year, it's been great to take a step back, look at how it's going, and figure out places where we need to make adjustments. You may have already noticed some format changes in the weekly wrap-ups, trying to make it quicker and easier to scan through these and quickly spot any topics you may want to read up on. I will also be re-doubling my efforts to bring you great technical content (how-to's and development updates), but first: a look at the survey results.
First, I want to take a look at the question I felt had the most interesting responses! After the read more link, I'll go through the rest in order. (Note: questions are listed in heading 3 for easy browsing)
Would you like to see comments or tips from your fellow users? How comfortable do you feel commenting on the forums?
The second part of this question saw the full range or responses, from people who are confident and comfortable with replying, to those who are not at all. However: everyone who answered the first part of the question wanted to see tips or comments from other users!
I would encourage all of you to keep that in mind... even if you feel like you're newer to KLAS or if you suspect your comment might be too basic or even wrong... your fellow users want to hear from you! I promise, if I spot something that could use some correction or clarification, I will provide the extra info with respect.
Also, don't feel like you need to wait for me to post a topic that applies to you--you can post comments, tips, or questions any time, anywhere on the forums. They're here for you!