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2016 KLAS Users' Conference Session Descriptions

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5 years 9 months ago - 5 years 8 months ago #188 by Andrea
Here are the sessions the Program Committee have placed on the schedule for the 2016 KLAS Users' Conference. Now, we need to work on titles (if needed) and short 2-3 sentences descriptions for each. If there is already a presenter assigned to the session, I listed their name. Also, if a session has been claimed, the title of the session is now blue.

General Sessions
  • Roll Call / Ice Breaker
  • Patron Centric Cartridges Panel Discussion
  • PIMMS
  • Book Clubs
  • Programming Beyond the Book - Chandra, FL
  • Be Our Guest - Teneka, GA

Workshops
  • Using WebOPAC with AT
  • Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery - Craig, NC
  • Reviewing Your Nightly Setup
  • Patron Centric Cartridges
  • Printing Pretty: Form, Label, Notice & Mailing Card Options
  • Queries
  • Using KLAS to Increase Circulation
  • Going Copy Specific for DBs

Seminars
  • RFID with KLAS
  • OPAC Best Practices
  • Staff Motivation & Training
  • Children's / Juvenile Programming
  • AT Demonstration Session
  • Collaborative Cataloging

Birds of a Feather
Do these need one description and we sub in the topic for each?
  • KLAS Administrators
  • Circulation
  • Outreach / Volunteers
  • Readers Advisors
  • Machines

Independent Learning Labs
How do we want to describe what these will entail?
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5 years 9 months ago #190 by patrick20k
I'll work on descriptions for the Independent Learning Labs, Using WebOPAC with AT, and OPAC Best Practices.

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5 years 9 months ago #191 by sruss63
I have Book Clubs,
Patron Centric and Going copy specific for DB's

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5 years 9 months ago - 5 years 9 months ago #192 by Andrea
I thought t general descriptions of Birds-of-a-Feather, Workshops, & Seminars.might be helpful as you are writing particular session descriptions. I am also open to editing these if anyone has suggestions.

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 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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5 years 9 months ago #193 by patrick20k
The general descriptions are helpful, thanks!

Do you have one for Hands-on sessions? Even though we aren't using the same format this year, it could give me some jumping off points.

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5 years 9 months ago #194 by Andrea
Here is the description for the Hands-on Training from last year:

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.

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5 years 9 months ago - 5 years 9 months ago #196 by Andrea
Shari - Are you working on the Patron Centric Cartridges Panel Discussion or the Workshop or both?

Also, I am editing the original post and changing the color of the session titlea to blue as they are claimed.
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5 years 9 months ago #197 by sruss63

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5 years 9 months ago #198 by Andrea
Erin's got:
  • Queries Workshop
  • Using KLAS to Increase Circulation Workshop
  • Children's & Juvenile Programming Seminar

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5 years 9 months ago #199 by NC-Craig
I'll take Collaborative Cataloging and Nightly Setup, for $2000 Alex!!!

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5 years 9 months ago #200 by egavino
Braille Institute Library has three staff members that are preparing to participate in the Patron Centric Cartridge panel discussion and hands on session.. .

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5 years 9 months ago #201 by egavino
We are currently using the Patron Centric Cartridge system to fulfill our long Reserve List.

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5 years 9 months ago #202 by Andrea
Edith, would you like to write the description for the Patron Centric Cartridges Panel Discussion since y'all will be so involved with it? Also, don't forget we'll need help of BIA staff to run the Patron Centric Cartridges Workshop as well. :D

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5 years 9 months ago - 5 years 8 months ago #203 by ebyrne
Using KLAS to Increase Circulation:
Are your circ stats flagging? Are you out of ideas? Why not let the friendly experts at Keystone show you how to use KLAS to increase your circulation. In this hands-on workshop, you will gain the skills to send your circulation soaring.

Children's / Juvenile Programming Seminar
It is a well known fact that taking kids to the library creates life-long learners and all around better children. This seminar will provide the tools and ideas you need to capture their imagination.

Queries Workshop
Do you have questions about queries? Then this is the workshop for you. Keystone staff will show you to compose a query to get the right data KLAS to answer your burning questions as well as shine the spotlight on Keystone's latest feature: The ability to create then save a query for future use.
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5 years 9 months ago - 5 years 8 months ago #204 by Andrea
Keystone staff will provide the descriptions for:
  • PIMMS general session
  • Printing Pretty Workshop
  • New Features in KLAS Workshop
  • RFID with KLAS Seminar
  • AT Demonstration Session Seminar
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5 years 8 months ago - 5 years 8 months ago #205 by sruss63
MOVING YOUR COLLECTION TO COPY SPECIFIC
What are the steps in making this transition? What supplies are needed? How long will this take? Let a Keystone mastermind show you the way.

KLAS WORKSHOP WIZARDRY: Patron Centric Cartridges
How does it all work? Are you needing a light bulb moment when it comes to circulating patron centric cartridges? This workshop will flip that switch for you.

INCREASE YOUR KLAS BOOK CLUB IQ
You don't have to be an Einstein to host a book club. It's easy! This Panel Discussion of KLAS library staff with books clubs will share their successes, challenges, and what works for them.
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5 years 8 months ago - 5 years 8 months ago #206 by NC-Craig
Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery
Great ideas don’t come in a vacuum. This workshop gives you a chance to share your ideas and hear how others approach similar issues. Hopefully, you’ll go back to your library and have at least one more idea that will inspire you. Whether you are a library director or a circulation clerk, exchanging ideas can an open format gives us the chance to learn from others.

Reviewing Your Nightly Setup
Do you often wonder if Nightly is REALLY serving your patrons and helping get them the materials they want? Do you sometimes wonder if Nightly is the name of the Helper Elf that comes in after hours and performs great feats of book delivery magic? Come hear from KLAS staff how you can harness the power of this mighty Helper Elf and take the guess work out of serving patrons after hours and overnight consistently.

Collaborative Cataloging Seminar
With budgets ever more stretched and new materials coming through the pipeline to your library, the cataloging workload falls on smaller limited staff with less cataloging experience. Let Keystone staff and other seasoned KLAS users show you how Collaborative Cataloging can be the answer by leveraging the power of the KLAS User base. Rather than re-invent the wheel every time, we can share the load to get materials into our catalogs faster and serve ALL of our patrons better.
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5 years 8 months ago #208 by Andrea
NLS Report General Session Description:

The NLS Report will include updates on a range of NLS initiatives including BARD and BARD Mobile Apps, BARD Administration, PIMMS, Magazines on Cartridge, R4R Recall, Copy Allotment, the Pilot for Network-Produced Audiobooks, and the national " That All May Read" campaign.

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5 years 8 months ago - 5 years 8 months ago #209 by Andrea
Session descriptions from Keystone.

Keystone Highlights from the Past Year General Session
What has Keystone as a company been up to in the last year?

New Features in KLAS General Session
Overview of the changes to KLAS since the last year’s Users' Conference. This review will touch on most of the significant developments. More detailed information and demonstrations will be offered in the Workshop class on New Features.

PIMMS General Session
What advances has Keystone made since the last Users' Conference in integrating KLAS with NLS’ PIMMS system? What does this mean for you? What else do we have planned for this project?

New Features in KLAS Workshop
In depth discussion and demonstration of features released in KLAS this year.

Printing Pretty: Form, Label, Notice & Mailing Card Options Workshop
Learn different ways you can customize the text, layout and appearance of items printed from KLAS including examples of customizations you might want to incorporate such as boxes, graphics, letterhead, etc.

RFID with KLAS Seminar
Utah Library for the Blind added RFID tags to their collection. Is this something you should consider? What kind of implementation is required to do so? In this session, we will explore the potential benefits and pitfalls of using KLAS with RFID to track your collection.

AT Demonstration Session Seminar
This is your opportunity to see and experience multiple pieces of assistive technology equipment. Join a member of the BIA staff as they describe and demonstrate the functionality of each.
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5 years 8 months ago - 5 years 8 months ago #210 by patrick20k
Independent Learning Labs (Hands-on)
Dive into your choice of topics with introductory instructional videos, worksheets, and a Keystone trainer on hand to answer questions. Self-guided learning labs allow participants to explore KLAS at their own pace, with support as needed. Take your time exploring a single topic, or blaze through several as a crash course in KLAS! Space is limited by the number of workstations and how many participants the Keystone trainers can support.

Using WebOPAC with AT (Workshop)
The WebOPAC is a great way for patrons to select and order their own books… IF they can access it! We will use various types of Adaptive Technology to access the WebOPAC and discuss how best to help patrons use the OPAC no matter what AT they may be using.

OPAC Best Practices (Seminar)
There are many ways to customize the WebOPAC, but how do you decide? Discuss things you have tried, see examples of the possibilities, and learn what has worked well (or even what hasn’t) at other libraries.
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