KLAS Users' Conference

The KLAS Users' Conference is a gathering of library staff and administrators who use KLAS. Traditionally the conference is held in April or early May. The first official KLAS Users' Conference was held in 1997 at Keystone's offices in Raleigh, NC. In the first few years, the location alternated between a KLAS library and Keystone. Since 2006, KLAS library sites have hosted most KLAS conferences with the occasional return to Raleigh.

The KLAS Users' Group approved a conference format change in 2006 that created a three-day Tuesday-Thursday schedule. Keystone staff and members of the KLAS Users' Community cover topics ranging from improving circulation, new releases in KLAS, handling digital media, outreach and more in a variety of formats including general and breakout sessions. Breakout sessions are designed to appeal to a variety of learning styles with formats such as birds-of-a-feather, hands-on, workshops, and seminar classes.

The conference also offers ample networking opportunities during morning and afternoon breaks and the Tuesday evening Welcome Reception hosted by Keystone Systems.

The Idaho Commission for Libraries Talking Book Service will host the 2018 KLAS Users' Conference. All conference sessions will be held at the Boise Public Library's Main Library building in downtown Boise. Conference sessions begin the morning of Tuesday, May 8 and end the afternoon of Thursday, May 10.

The conference hotels are the TownePlace Suites by Marriott Boise Downtown and the Residence Inn by Marriott Boise Downtown which are across a parking lot from one another. The conference rate is $93.00 + tax for all room types. The conference rate will be honored for reservations made prior to April 9, 2018.

Information about past and future KLAS Users' Conferences including conference agendas, session powerpoints, and more: