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2017 KLAS Users' Conference Session Descriptions

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4 years 10 months ago #273 by cmoore
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4 years 10 months ago - 4 years 10 months ago #274 by NC-Craig
Breakout Workshop – Using KLAS with Social Media
Come see how KLAS can inspire you with insight and information to feed your social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.). Pick up some ideas for social media campaigns or just friendly pieces of trivia that will allow your library to interact more with your patrons and go beyond being just “the place where I get my books”. 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.
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4 years 10 months ago #275 by cmoore
Sounds great

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4 years 10 months ago - 4 years 10 months ago #276 by Andrea
KLAS Administrators BoaF

Refer to Erin's RA BoaF description.

Ask the Keystone Experts

A chance to meet Keystone staff and ask questions.
Last edit: 4 years 10 months ago by Andrea.

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4 years 10 months ago #277 by Andrea
This is the pre-conference Queries session.

Chris here re: the Queries section I'm working on:

Queries: Or how many gears does this truck have?
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. You can see who has changed what in the system. Here are some questions you can answer with just the right Query:
• How many clients died this past year?
• How many active Braille patrons do we have?
• How many clients between the ages of 6 and 13 do we have?
Imagine you have a new boss and he wants data with which to “sell” your services, so he is constantly coming up with new questions for specifics about what you do and how much of it you do. Queries are a way of “asking Siri”, except there is no annoying voice!

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4 years 10 months ago #278 by Andrea
This is the user driven Queries workshop:

User Recommended Queries Workshop
Show & Tell or How do YOU work the magic?
Chris once again...on the User Recommended Queries 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 returned. Now we want to hear from people who use Queries about how they utilize the function. Let’s turn the tables around and get some demonstrations of queries that work for your libraries.
Volunteers? We need several different sources.
• Do queries help you with audit tracking?
• Do queries help you track client needs?
• Do you use queries or reports more frequently?
• How do you use employ queries and what are your favorites?
Step right up. Your query might spark someone else to use a new one in their own library. This is a user driven session.

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4 years 10 months ago #280 by patrick20k
Queries: Or how many gears does this truck have? (Pre-conference)
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!

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 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.
(bullet points will be given to the moderator to spark discussion)

A New Window on the World: KLAS beyond the Patron Module (Seminar)
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.

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.

Creating 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.

BoaF: Cataloging
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.

Admin Training Review (Pre-conference)
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 will be asked to submit questions or topics they’d like to review prior to the start of the conference.
Patricipants will also have the opportunity to explore and use KLAS’ new Patron-Centric Cartridge functionality in a hands-on environment.

BoaF: Equipment
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.

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.

Out of the Box Programming (workshop)
Take your ordinary day to day programming ideas and add a couple of tips and tricks and make them EXTRAORDINARY!!

BoaF: Circulation
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.

BoaF: Reader's Advisors
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.

Using WebOPAC with Assistive Technology (seminar)
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.

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.

BoaF: KLAS Administrators
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 Keystone Experts
A chance to meet Keystone staff and ask questions.
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4 years 10 months ago #281 by patrick20k
And the user-submitted topics, to get them into the same place (descriptions pulled from their proposals):

Better Serving Rural Communities (General session)
This presentation will explore the best ways to serve rural communities and promote the Talking Book Program. Many potential users in rural areas are unaware of the programs available. When funding is limited and there only a single staff member, you must think outside the box. This means going to events at hospitals, churches, nursing homes, health fairs, and local schools and reaching out through local radio and other local media outlets. The topic of challenges faced will also be included as part of the presentation.

Building Partnerships for Success (break-out session)
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.
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4 years 10 months ago #282 by tkalber
Just a question on the AMAC Tour descriptions - weren't we going to put the full name for AMAC and add the comment that it would require walking to the location?

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