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 Palm Beach County Talking Book Service will host the 2019 KLAS Users' Conference. Conference sessions begin the morning of Tuesday, May 8 and end the afternoon of Thursday, May 10. Tuesday and Wednesday sessions will be held at the conference hotel and Thursday's sessions will be at the main branch of the Palm Beach County Library System.

The conference hotel is the Holiday Inn Palm Beach Airport - Conference Center where Tuesday and Wednesday's conference sessions will also be held. The conference rate is $82.00 + tax for all room types. The conference rate will be honored for reservations made prior to May 6, 2019.

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