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Types of Breakout Sessions:

Pre-conference Hands-on Sessions

Keystone trainers will introduce pre-conference session participants to a specific function, task, or feature in KLAS and then guide them through practice exercises during which the instructor will be available to answer questions and provide feedback. Registration by Friday, February 24 is required to participate in these sessions. Session slots will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. If all the slots are filled, waiting list order is determined by your registration date. Space is limited by the number of workstations and how many participants the Keystone trainers can support.

Birds of a Feather Sessions

Birds of a Feather (BoaF) sessions give participants the opportunity to exchange ideas regarding a specified topic in a group discussion setting. Topics range from making the most of KLAS features to exploring broader service-related ideas. These sessions are not formal presentations with slides or software demonstrations. Instead, the format is casual and open. Moderators launch the discussion and keep the conversation on topic but may not have workstation access. Participants are asked to come prepared to share and learn. Space is limited by room size.

Workshop Sessions

Workshop sessions are presented by a Keystone instructor and / or a user presenter in a small group setting. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions throughout the session and may have limited opportunities to try the function or task on their own. These in-depth presentations of particular KLAS features and functions will demonstrate the cause and effect of employing different tools through the use of slides, live examples, and customer experiences. Space is limited by room size.

Seminar Sessions

Seminar sessions are presented by a Keystone instructor and / or User in a small group setting. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions throughout the session but only the instructor has workstation access. These in-depth presentations of particular KLAS functions or topics make use of slides, live examples, and customer experiences to explore the defined topic. Space is limited by room size.

Breakout Session Scheduling and Descriptions

Pre-conference Hands-on Session Scheduling

  Pre-conferenece Hands-on Session 1 Pre-conferenece Hands-on Session 2
 Monday, March 20
12:30-2:30 PM
 Queries: Or, how many gears does this truck have?
 
 Monday, March 20
2:30-3:00 PM
 Tour of Georgia Library for Accessible Statewide Services
at Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System's Central Library
 
Monday, March 20
3:00-4:00 PM
KLAS Admin Training Review: Top 10 Things Nancy Wishes You Remembered
Using KLAS' Patron Centric Cartridges Functionality
Monday, March 20
4:00-5:00 PM
KLAS Admin Training Review: Top 10 Things Nancy Wishes You Remembered Using KLAS' Patron Centric Cartridges Functionality

Pre-conference Hands-on Session Descriptions

Queries: Or how many gears does this truck have?
Limited to 10 participants. 
When the report function doesn’t give you exactly the information you need, a Query may be perfect…and when you have arrived at the data it exports to Excel beautifully. Auditors love both Query “reports” or straight reports from KLAS because the data trail is verifiable and traceable. Queries are a way of “asking Siri”, except there is no annoying voice!

Tour of Georgia Library for Accessible Statewide Services at Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System's Central Library

KLAS Admin Training Review: Top 10 Things Nancy Wishes You Remembered
Limited to 10 participants who have previously attended KLAS Admininistrator's Training for each time slot. 
In the hectic everyday world, it is very possible to forget what you learned in the 2-day KLAS Administrators Training class. This session will remind administrators of useful options and controls in KLAS that govern how the system behaves. Attendees must have previously attended KLAS Admin Training and will be asked to submit questions or topics they’d like to review prior to the start of the conference.

Using KLAS' Patron Centric Cartridges Functionality
Limited to 10 participants for each time slot.
Participants will have the opportunity to explore and use KLAS’ new Patron-Centric Cartridge functionality in a hands-on environment.

Birds of a Feather, Workshop, and Independent Learning Lab Session Scheduling

  Birds of a Feather (BoaF) Workshop  Workshop
Tuesday, March 21
10:50 AM-Noon
 KLAS Administrators Ask the KLAS Experts  User Recommended Queries Show & Tell
Tuesday, March 21
3:20-4:30 PM
Readers Advisors  New Features in KLAS  Using KLAS with Social Media

Wednesday, March 22
10:50 AM-Noon

Circulation User Recommended Queries Show & Tell Partnering for Success: Building a Talking Books Vendor Fair
Wednesday, March 22
3:20-4:30 PM
Cataloging Creating Comprehensive Reports New Features in KLAS
Thursday, March 23
10:50 AM-Noon
Equipment Using KLAS with Social Media Running Comprehensive Reports

Birds of a Feather & Workshop Session Descriptions

Tuesday, March 21 10:50 AM-Noon

  • KLAS Administrators (BoaF) - This casual session gives participants a chance to share practical KLAS admin tips and learn from colleagues. But check your grievances at the door; this space is a complaint-free zone.
  • Ask the KLAS Experts (Workshop) - A chance to meet Keystone staff and ask questions.
  • User Recommended Queries Show & Tell (Workshop) - You have seen how Queries in KLAS work. You know to navigate them and fill in the correct terms to get the data you want from KLAS returned. Now we want to hear from people who use Queries about how they utilize the function. Step right up. Your query might spark someone else to use a new one in their own library. This is a user driven session.

Tuesday, March 21 3:20-4:30 PM

  • Readers Advisors (BoaF) - This casual session gives participants a chance to share practical RA tips and learn from colleagues. But check your grievances at the door; this space is a complaint-free zone.
  • New Features in KLAS (Workshop) - Want to learn more about one of the features Nancy quickly highlighted in the general session earlier? Come to this workshop to learn more details, see demonstrations and ask questions about the new features in KLAS since our last conference.
  • Using KLAS with Social Media (Workshop) - Come see how KLAS can inspire you with insight and information to feed your social media outlets, from social media campaigns to friendly pieces of trivia. Whether you are a complete novice with social media, and/or KLAS, or a seasoned pro who is looking for some new ideas or has tried and true solutions to share, this workshop can benefit you. The goal is to enlarge your outreach, to help your service be discovered, and connect better with the people you already serve.

Wednesday, March 22 10:50 AM-Noon

  • Circulation (BoaF) - Come share your experiences, tips, and tricks with others who use the Circulation module. Whether you send and receive materials or use the many other reports and features in the module, this session is an opportunity to interact with other staff who use the Circulation module. Bring your questions and best practices for everything from turnaround to mailing cards to DB recall.
  • User Recommended Queries Show & Tell (Workshop) You have seen how Queries in KLAS work. You know to navigate them and fill in the correct terms to get the data you want from KLAS returned. Now we want to hear from people who use Queries about how they utilize the function. Step right up. Your query might spark someone else to use a new one in their own library. This is a user driven session.
  • Partnering for Success: Building a Talking Books Vendor Fair (Workshop) - A general overview of partner success with Tekquest. Partners included Walton Options, Tools for Life, South Carolina Assistive Technology Program and South Carolina Talking Books. Discuss how to build a Talking Books vendor fair to create lasting community partnerships. The user can build a mock vendor fair based on their community and available resources.

Wednesday, March 22 4 3:20-4:30 PM

  • Cataloging (BoaF) - Join an open discussion on cataloging in KLAS with autoselect in mind. With PCC and download on demand, it is more important than ever to make sure that titles are marked correctly in the catalog. From subject heading design, to tagging, to managing series entries, "keeping found things found" has become paramount to a successful patron experience. The structure of this BoaF will include a list of scenarios for the purpose of sparking discussion, but this moderated session will be driven by the expertise level and needs of the attendees.
  • Running Comprehensive Reports (Workshop) - Your boss needs that information yesterday! Is it already available in a KLAS report? This workshop will discuss helpful reports that can quickly supply the data you need.
  • New Features in KLAS (Workshop) Want to learn more about one of the features Nancy quickly highlighted in the general session earlier? Come to this workshop to learn more details, see demonstrations and ask questions about the new features in KLAS since our last conference.

Thursday, March 23 10:20-11:30 AM

  • Equipment (BoaF) - Join us for a discussion about what is new with Equipment. What are the changes with PIMMS, the new NLS modified player for the hearing impaired, battery update, and any and everything that has to do with talking books equipment?
  • Using KLAS with Social Media (Workshop) - Come see how KLAS can inspire you with insight and information to feed your social media outlets, from social media campaigns to friendly pieces of trivia. Whether you are a complete novice with social media, and/or KLAS, or a seasoned pro who is looking for some new ideas or has tried and true solutions to share, this workshop can benefit you. The goal is to enlarge your outreach, to help your service be discovered, and connect better with the people you already serve.
  • Running Comprehensive Reports (Workshop) - Your boss needs that information yesterday! Is it already available in a KLAS report? This workshop will discuss helpful reports that can quickly supply the data you need.

Seminar Sessions

Seminar Scheduling

  Seminar 1   Seminar 2 Seminar 3

Wednesday, March 22
1:00-1:55 PM

A New Window on the World:
KLAS beyond the Patron Module
 Out of the Box Programming AMAC / Tools for Life Facility Tour
Wednesday, March 22 
2:05-3:00 PM
 A New Window on the World:
KLAS beyond the Patron Module
 Using WebOPAC with Assistive Technology AMAC / Tools for Life Facility Tour

Seminar Descriptions

Wednesday, March 22 1:00-1:55 PM Seminar Sessions

  • A New Window on the World: KLAS beyond the Patron Module - The patron module brings together everything we need to serve our patrons, right? Not so fast! While reader advisors use the Patron Module day in and day out for all kinds of things, there is plenty of good stuff hiding in those other modules, too! Did you know that you can query for a book? And how do you figure out who that nursing home's stray machine is checked out to? From the Catalogue Module to Equipment and beyond, there are helpful functions, tables, and reports all over the place. With a focus on reader advisory and answering patron questions, we will take a look at some of the things KLAS can do that you won’t find in the patron module.
  • Out of the Box Programming - Take your ordinary day to day programming ideas and add a couple of tips and tricks and make them EXTRAORDINARY!!
  • AMAC / Tools for Life Facility Tour - Let's take a tour of this wonderful facility and learn all about how they fulfill the mission of dedication to increasing access to and acquisition of assistive technology (AT) devices and services for Georgians of all ages and disabilities so they can live, learn, work and play independently and with greater freedom in communities of their choice.

Wednesday, March 22 2:05-3:00 PM Seminar Sessions

  • A New Window on the World: KLAS beyond the Patron Module - The patron module brings together everything we need to serve our patrons, right? Not so fast! While reader advisors use the Patron Module day in and day out for all kinds of things, there is plenty of good stuff hiding in those other modules, too! Did you know that you can query for a book? And how do you figure out who that nursing home's stray machine is checked out to? From the Catalogue Module to Equipment and beyond, there are helpful functions, tables, and reports all over the place. With a focus on reader advisory and answering patron questions, we will take a look at some of the things KLAS can do that you won’t find in the patron module.
  • Using the WebOPAC with Assistive Technology - There are many advantages to using the WebOPAC: independence, privacy, and it's open 24/7. However, for some AT users the intricacies of the WebOPAC can be overwhelming. This session gives you the tools to guide staff and patrons through the search process.
  • AMAC / Tools for Life Facility Tour - Let's take a tour of this wonderful facility and learn all about how they fulfill the mission of dedication to increasing access to and acquisition of assistive technology (AT) devices and services for Georgians of all ages and disabilities so they can live, learn, work and play independently and with greater freedom in communities of their choice.