The KLAS Users' Conference is a gathering of library staff and adminstrators who use KLAS. Â Traditionally the conference is held in mid-late April. Â 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. Â Since 2006, KLAS library sites have hosted most KLAS conferences with the occasional return to Raleigh.Â
The KLAS Users' Group approved a conference format change in 2006 that created a three-day Tuesday-Thursday schedule. Â 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, 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 Georgia Library for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS) will host the 2017 KLAS Users' Conference. GLASS is partnering with Tools for Life and will use their facilities just south of the Georgia Tech Campus. All conference sessions will be held at the Tools for Life / AMAC building in Atlanta's Midtown neighborhood. Conference sessions begin the morning of Tuesday, March 21 and end the afternoon of Thursday, March 23. We are also considering offering a pre-conference with hands-on KLAS training on Monday, March 20.
The conference hotel is the Regency Suites in Atlanta's Midtown neighborhood. The conference rate is $138.00 + tax for single rooms / $148.00 + tax for double. The conference rate will be honored for two days before and after the conference. Learn more about our conference hotel and make your reservations before February 13 to receive the special conference rate.
Information about past and future KLAS Users' Conferences including conference agendas, session powerpoints, and more:
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