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2018 KLAS Users' Conference Session Descriptions

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3 years 9 months ago - 3 years 8 months ago #352 by Andrea
Program Committee members should reply to this post claiming the sessions for which they want to write descriptions. I will then edit this post with your name beside the sessions you are working on. Please post your descriptions here for review and commentary before January 26 and let Chandra or I know if you have any questions. We will be reviewing all submitted info during our January 30 meeting.

Consider Using Descriptions from Last Year:

Welcome
Julie Klauber Award
Roll Call / Ice Breaker
Keynote Address
KLAS Administrators Birds-of-a-Feather
Keystone Highlights from the Past Year
New Features in KLAS
NLS Report
KLAS Users' Group Business Meeting
Closing Remarks

Sessions Needing Finalized Titles & Descriptions:

General Sessions
Libraries without Walls - James G
Beyond Static Collections: Looking Toward the Cloud - James G
KLAS: The Next Generation aka Future Development of KLAS - Sue W
Printing Pretty: Customizing labels, mailing cards, notices and letters - Amy R
IRC Roundtable - Cydni H
Using KLAS' WebOrdering - Cyndi H

Hands-on
KLAS 102 - Katy P
Handling Your NLS Data (including BARD, NLS MARC Records & PIMMS) - Amy R
Using the Batch Manager to Run Reports - Sue W
UX (User Experience) Testing of New KLAS Interface Individual Timeslots - James G

Workshops
Troubleshooting PCC - Erin P
Analyzing Your Circ Stats - James G
New Features - Amy R
Using KLAS with Social Media - Craig H
Training Your Staff from the Ground Up - James G
WebOPAC Setup & Configuration - Erin P
Nuts & Bolts of Nightly - Erin P

Seminars
Fundraising or "Show Me the Money!" - Chandra T
Creative Community Collaborations in Outreach & Social Media - Andrea C
Que Up! Maximizing Your RS Queue - Erin P
Implementing KLAS' PCC as a Service Model in Idaho - Sue W
Serving Underserved Populations - Chandra T
KLAS KLEAN - Maintaining a Healthy Database - Sue W / Craig H

Birds-of-a-Feather
Equipment
Circulation
Readers Advisors
Outreach

Here are the general descriptions of Hands-on Training, Birds-of-a-Feather, Workshops, & Seminars that might be helpful as you are writing particular session descriptions. I am also open to editing these if anyone has suggestions.

Hands-on Training Sessions
Hands-On Training sessions allow participants to use a workstation to independently explore a specific function, task, or feature in KLAS. After a brief introduction to the topic, participants will proceed through guided practice worksheets. Keystone trainers will be available to answer questions and provide feedback. Registration is required. Space is limited by how many students an instructor can effectively teach. If all the slots are filled, waiting list order is determined by your pre-registration request date. Session confirmations will be sent after Friday, March 27.

Birds of a Feather Sessions
Birds of a Feather (BoaF) sessions give participants the opportunity to exchange ideas 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. Registration is not required but is recommended. Space is limited by room size.

Workshop Sessions
Workshop sessions are presented by a Keystone or User instructor 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. Registration is not required but is recommended. Space is limited by the number of classroom seats.

Seminar Sessions
Seminar sessions are presented by a Keystone and/or User presenter 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. Registration is not required but is recommended. Space is limited by the number of classroom seats.
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3 years 9 months ago #353 by epawlus
My preferences, but I'm flexible:

Troubleshooting PCC
WebOPAC Setup & Configuration
Nuts & Bolts of Nightly
Que Up! Maximizing Your RS Queue

Feel free to load me up with another one if need be.

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3 years 9 months ago #356 by massbibliophile
I will take:

Library Without Walls
Analyzing Your Circ Stats
Beyond Static Collections: Looking Toward the Cloud
Training Your Staff from the Ground Up

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3 years 9 months ago - 3 years 8 months ago #357 by Sue
Batch Manager Reports: Discover how easy it is to run and share reports when you need them with Klas's Batch Manager.

Back to the Future-The Next Generation of KLAS: You don't need a flying DeLorean to discover future KLAS developments and possibilities-just join this session!

KLAS KLEAN: Could your database use some clean-up? Learn the best way to efficiently keep it accurate and accessible.

KLAS PCC in Idaho: Experience the thrill of victory as the story of Idaho's PCC implementation is described and lessons learned shared.
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3 years 9 months ago #359 by Andrea
From an email Craig sent with the proposed descriptions for his sessions:

Working Title – KLAS KLEAN (intentionally misspelled)
Presenter’s Name – Craig Hayward and Keystone staffer (as support)
Estimated session length – 45 minutes (can work within time needed)
Brief description
How to maintain a healthy database. How to purge old records, spot errors and other problems that could occur and cause issues. A guideline for when to do things based on experience.

Working Title – Using KLAS with social media (this session is a repeat from the last conference. It was asked for again)
Estimated session length – 45 minutes (can work within time needed)
Presenter’s Name – Craig Hayward
Brief description
The how to’s and the why’s of social media. What makes for good social media posts. What are some good channels that have worked for our library? Based on our library’s experience we have built our presence into a regular feature for outreach and library news. I would encourage those in attendance to share their own stories. Note, we added one staff member that has a more dedicated focus on this as the main part of their job.

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3 years 9 months ago #360 by epawlus
Proposed title change if it's not too cute:

While You Were Sleeping: The Nuts & Bolts of Nightly
Would you like to demystify the nightly processes that aid in book selection? In this workshop, you will learn how to customize your settings and make periodic adjustments to better serve your patrons and increase circulation.

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3 years 9 months ago - 3 years 9 months ago #361 by epawlus
Unpacking Your WebOPAC
Perhaps your library is considering an upgrade to KLAS WebOPAC Version 4. Maybe you have made the switch, but you’re ready to spice it up with features like up-to-date news and staff picks. This session will guide you through the setup and configuration of your online catalog.
Last edit: 3 years 9 months ago by epawlus. Reason: Edited title for session

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3 years 9 months ago #362 by epawlus
Troubleshooting PCC
Has your library hit a roadblock in Patron Centric Cartridge implementation? Are you considering making the transition but need more information? Join us to delve more deeply into the work being done behind the scenes.

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3 years 9 months ago #363 by epawlus
Queue up! Maximizing Your RS Queue
The Reader Services Queue can be a valuable tool to find patrons who need service. For instance, automated messages can be sent when nightly processes did not find enough books to send. While this is a helpful feature, you don’t even have to wait for KLAS to put the words in your mouth! Find out how to use the RS Queue to both capture those who slipped through the cracks, and to personalize service for patrons in a multitude of ways.

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3 years 9 months ago - 3 years 9 months ago #364 by patrick20k

Proposed title change if it's not too cute:

While You Were Sleeping: The Nuts & Bolts of Nightly

I like it!
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3 years 9 months ago - 3 years 8 months ago #365 by massbibliophile
Here are my topics:

Working Title: Library Without Walls
Presenter’s Name: James Gleason
Estimated session length: 45 minutes
Brief description:
Since 2015, the Perkins Library began an outreach program that would go on to become one of its most successful. The session will include how the program works, its problems, and stories.

Working title: Analyzing Your Circ Stats
Presenter’s Name: Keystone Staff
Estimated session length: 70 minutes
Brief description:
Tracked vs Consumable? Why does it matter what range of KLAS IDs to use? Keystone staff will help explain the terms, conditions, and the ins and outs of circulation.

Working title: Beyond Static Collections: Looking Toward the Cloud
Presenter’s Name: Panel discussion
Estimated session length: 45 minutes
Brief description:
What are libraries doing to help connect patrons with all those retrospective titles? Peach cartridges or green? What about that bookshelf feature? Come hear how libraries are serving patrons in an increasingly online environment.

Working title: Training Your Staff from the Ground Up
Presenter’s Name: James Gleason
Estimated session length: 45 minutes
Brief description:
How do you help someone learn to work in an LBPH? Is it any easier with a seasoned pro vs. a recent MLS graduate? What training resources are available to teach staff about their position and the technology they will be using such as KLAS? Come and hear how one library does it, and share your thoughts and ideas.
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3 years 9 months ago - 3 years 8 months ago #368 by thorntonc
With so many choices left. I will take Serving the Underserved and Fundraising.

Serving the Underserved: Reaching Special Populations, the Young & Young at Heart
Discuss best practices as it relates to reaching out to the underserved populations such as rural, young adult, children, and foreign language patrons within the Talking Books community.
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3 years 9 months ago #369 by massbibliophile
So is this it then?:

Printing Pretty: Customizing labels, mailing cards, notices and letters
Handling Your NLS Data (including BARD, NLS MARC Records & PIMMS)
UX (User Experience) Testing of New KLAS Interface Individual Timeslots *

* - Working title: UX (User Experience) Testing of New KLAS Interface Individual Timeslots
Presenter’s Name: Keystone Staff
Estimated session length: N/A
Brief description:
10-15 minute individual time slots during breaks / lunches. Users can try navigating / completing a simple task in the new KLAS web client. A Keystone employee will be available to answer questions and get feedback.

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3 years 9 months ago #370 by creimer
Drea - If I'm reading the Proposed Schedule the two Items I am assigned to appear to be happening at the same time.
IRC Rountable (C Hammonds)
Using KLAS’ WebOrdering
For the IRC Roundtable - Can we keep it generic since there are usually only 2 or so of us there? The IRC Roundtable could have a subtitle of "Best Practices for the IRC, an open discussion about configuration and workflow."
Cyndi

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3 years 9 months ago #371 by Andrea
Cyndi,

The IRC sessions will occur in a different room while the NLS Report and other Talking Book centric general session take place. We plan for one to happen followed by the other. Does this help to explain the overview scheduled format?

Thank you,
Drea

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3 years 9 months ago - 3 years 9 months ago #372 by Andrea
Yes, those and:
  • New Features Workshop (if we want a description different from last year's)
  • Equipment BoaF
  • Circulation BoaF
  • Readers Advisors BoaF
  • Outreach BoaF

So is this it then?:

Printing Pretty: Customizing labels, mailing cards, notices and letters
Handling Your NLS Data (including BARD, NLS MARC Records & PIMMS)
UX (User Experience) Testing of New KLAS Interface Individual Timeslots *

* - Working title: UX (User Experience) Testing of New KLAS Interface Individual Timeslots
Presenter’s Name: Keystone Staff
Estimated session length: N/A
Brief description:
10-15 minute individual time slots during breaks / lunches. Users can try navigating / completing a simple task in the new KLAS web client. A Keystone employee will be available to answer questions and get feedback.
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3 years 9 months ago #373 by massbibliophile
Well, do BoAFs really need individualized explanations? I would say make one, blanket statement:

Birds of A Feather (BoAF) brings attendees together around a facilitator. These sessions help make mole hills out of our mountains, and provide guidance through the thorniest topics. If no one answer is to be found, you will surely find support, good ideas, and commarodary while you work together.

This saves on ink as well.

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3 years 9 months ago #374 by patrick20k

Well, do BoAFs really need individualized explanations? I would say make one, blanket statement:

Birds of A Feather (BoAF) brings attendees together around a facilitator. These sessions help make mole hills out of our mountains, and provide guidance through the thorniest topics. If no one answer is to be found, you will surely find support, good ideas, and commarodary while you work together.

This saves on ink as well.

I like that description!

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3 years 9 months ago #375 by patrick20k
KLAS 102
A "second semester class" for newer KLAS users.
You've gotten your feet wet and learned the basics. Ready for the next step? Find out what some common profile settings really mean, learn some tricks for doing common tasks faster, and get up to speed in time for the more advanced break-out sessions.

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3 years 9 months ago - 3 years 8 months ago #377 by creimer
KLAS WebOrdering - An overview of how the WebOrdering module works including a demo of this product on the California IRC Training Database. This will be a joint workshop with representatives from Keystone and California.

Cyndi
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