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7 years 1 month ago #62 by tkalber
2015 Session Ideas was created by tkalber
The list below is condensed from the feedback forms and the first planning session. If you think of other ideas respond to this post and I'll get them added to the list. Also we need to start looking at which ideas would fit best in each session type. We need to come up with 6-8 general session ideas, 6 seminar session, and 5 each of BoaF, Workshop, and Hands-on trainings.

Old standards that are well received and obviously should continue:
• KLAS New Features
• NLS Updates
• BoaF – KLAS Administratros, RA Issues
• Seminars – Admin Review, New Features, Reports
• Hands-on - Scavenger Hunt, RA Search Skills, any AT if available

Newer standards that are well received and possibly should continue:
• Ignite Talks
• Ask the Experts/ Q&A with KLAS staff

Topics that should be repeated:
• KLAS Mobile App
• Queries, statistics and reports
• AT and WebOPAC (only if AT available)
• Dup on Demand and stats related to DoD

New ideas mentioned:
• PIMMS
• Circulation tips – how to maximize your circulation maintenance; how to increase circulation
• Conference Planning session
• Circulating and counting multiple titles on one cartridge (got both should have been presented and least helpful); is it worth counting?
• Circulation coverage
• Staffing – comparing between different libraries and states
• KLAS 102 – what’s beyond KLAS 101
• Little used/known KLAS features
• KLAS functions used incorrectly
• Xess
• How to load BARD records and rerun the errors
• In-house vs outsourced server
• Creating jobs in batch manager
• More info on assistive technology
• Equipment Tracking and management
• Keeping staff motivated
• Retrieving overdue books and processing mismatched books
• RS Queue – maybe tips on how to keep patrons active, problem patrons
• How to customize reports – interlinkage between KLAS and NLS
• Locally produced books on BARD and KLAS role
• Ways to serve book clubs
• Out of RC business in May - should we discuss?
• Shelving options
• Series of trainings on a specific topic
• IRC/TBL partnerships
• Mini OPAC session on setting up parameters
• RFID
• Purging catalog; withdrawing copies

Suggestions for conference in general:
• Laugh for day - clone James Gleason (submitted by JG)
• Cover something for each department in library
• More to library than just RAs – maybe something for the machine department.
• More time set aside for small group discussions on targeted topics
• Consider some longer in-depth presentations on subjects of general interest
• Encourage all ignite talks to have handouts or PowerPoint
• Put library tour at a different time; should be part of schedule, not optional
• In hands-on – have the presenters talk a little more about it rather than just hand out a worksheet

Offers to Present for 2015:
• User perspectives on reports (Kim Tomlinson, WI)
• How to keep staff motivated in a changing system (no name)
• Partnering with Public Libraries (I think this is Pat Herndon, GA)
• BoaF on New Technology and how to help our patrons better (Michael Usrey, AZ)
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7 years 3 weeks ago - 7 years 3 weeks ago #63 by tkalber
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So here's my initial stab at trying to place some of the new session ideas. However, I think we need to discuss if we really want to rehash some of these topics. We need to cover new and interesting ideas, not beat a dead horse. Anyway, look over the list and make suggestions for any changes.

Suggested 2015 Program Planning Ideas


General Sessions (6-8 in addition to *standard sessions)
  • *Keystone Highlights of the past year
  • *Julie Klauber award
  • *Keynote speaker
  • *Roll call/ice breaker
  • *KLAS New Features
  • *NLS Updates
  • *Business meeting
  • Ignite sessions - do we want to keep or try something different?
  • KLAS Mobile App
  • Dup on Demand and stats related to DoD (Braille institute stuff?)
  • PIMMS
  • RFID
  • Circulation
    • Tips – how to maximize your circulation maintenance
    • Tips - how to increase circulation
    • Circulating and counting multiple titles on one cartridge; is it worth counting? (should this be tied to dup on demand?)
    • Coverage
  • Xess/Purging catalog and withdrawing copies/demise of RCs
  • Shelving Options
  • Unconference session – (could some of these ideas fit here?)
    • In-house vs outsourced server
    • Locally produced books on BARD and KLAS role


  • Seminar Sessions (6)
    • Admin Review
    • Reports
    • How to customize reports – interlinkage between KLAS and NLS
    • Queries
    • Statistics
    • Equipment Tracking and management
    • Ask the Experts / Q & A with KLAS Staff
    • Series of trainings on specific topics
    • Using new technology to better serve patrons

    Hands-on Training (5)
    • Scavenger Hunt
    • RA Search Skills
    • How to load BARD records and rerun the errors
    • Creating jobs in batch manager

    Workshops (5)
    • New Features
    • KLAS 102 – what’s beyond KLAS 101 (look at past schedule – seminar or workshop?)
    • Little used/known KLAS features
    • KLAS functions used incorrectly
    • Setting up OPAC
    • Retrieving overdue books and processing mismatched books
    • Partnering with Public Libraries

    Birds of a Feather (5)
    • KLAS Administrators
    • RA Issues
      • RS Queue – tips on how to keep patrons active, problem patrons
  • Conference Planning session
  • IRC/TBL Partnerships
  • Staffing issues
    • comparison among states
    • motivating
  • Ways to serve book clubs
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    7 years 2 weeks ago #67 by kmae98
    Replied by kmae98 on topic 2015 Session Ideas
    This may sound silly, but how about something that encourages and explains the use of klasusers.com?
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    7 years 2 weeks ago #70 by Andrea
    Replied by Andrea on topic 2015 Session Ideas
    I am willing to present such a session on klasusers.com, but would like input on what folks want / need to hear.

    I could also see a potential session lead by and / or about the newly formed KDAC.

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    6 years 11 months ago #90 by Andrea
    Replied by Andrea on topic 2015 Session Ideas
    Possible session topics discussed during this week's site visit to Oklahoma City:

    From Erin Byrne:
    • OPAC programs. Possibly one for people who haven’t set up their OPAC yet, where we talk them through it and another for people who have theirs already set up, showing them how the can customize the OPAC. Or, one program covering both topics would suffice.
    • Sheldon from the OK AIM Center is interested in doing a program.

    Other session ideas:
    • The Ins and Outs of Hosting the KLAS Users' Conference
    • What not to do. (participants bring examples of a project / idea that did not work out and then explore what could have been done differently)

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    6 years 11 months ago - 6 years 11 months ago #92 by Andrea
    Replied by Andrea on topic 2015 Session Ideas
    11/13/2014 Program Committee Follow-up

    Sessions identified to be on this year’s schedule:

    General Sessions

    klasusers.com - Tuesday
    PIMMS – Tuesday or Wednesday
    KDAC Report / Update -Tuesday
    Braille Duplication on Demand Project – Wednesday or Thursday
    • multi-title & patron centric DoD
    RFID – Wednesday or Thursday
    • Instances where it would be a good idea
    • Examples where it would not be a good idea
    KLAS Mobile
    Ignite Talks – Tuesday or Wednesday
    AIM Center Presentation

    Birds of a Feather

    KLAS Administrators
    Circulation
    • Tips – how to maximize your circulation maintenance
    • Tips - how to increase circulation
    • Circulating and counting multiple titles on one cartridge; is it worth counting? (should this be tied to dup on demand?)
    • Coverage
    IRC / TBL Partnerships
    Equipment
    • Tracking and Management
    R.A.

    Workshops

    New Features in KLAS
    BARD
    • Loading records
    • Rerun the errors
    RA Challenges
    • Keeping Patrons Active
    • Working with Problem Patrons
    Administrator Training Review
    Did you know…Tell me something I don’t know about KLAS
    • Ask the Experts
    • Q&A with Keystone Staff
    • Little known KLAS functions

    Hands-on

    KLAS 102
    RA Scavenger Hunt
    Reports / Creating Jobs in Batch Manager
    Processing Applications / Dealing with Walk-in Patrons
    TBD

    Seminars

    Partnering with other agencies
    • Public Libraries – Pat Herndon
    • IRCs
    WebOPAC Customization
    Xcess & Purging
    • Withdrawing Copies
    • Demise of RCs
    Processing Overdue & Mismatched Books
    Staff Training & Motivation
    • Comparison among states
    TBD

    Unconference Table Topics

    What Not to Do
    • KLAS functions used incorrectly
    Shelving
    In-house vs Keystone Hosted Servers
    Patron Applications
    KLAS Conference Planning
    Book Clubs

    Unscheduled / Extra session topics

    Locally produced books on BARD and KLAS role
    Customizing Reports – interlinkage with KLAS and NLS
    Queries
    Statistics
    Training on Specific Topics
    Using New technology to better serve patrons

    Session Scheduling

    Mitake, Nancy, and Drea will sit down and do an initial pass at scheduling sessions. They will then send the draft overview schedule back to the Program Committee for review.
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