Collaborate with US

We believe working together to advance Koha improves the quality of library service on a global scale. There are plenty of ways to get involved: join mailing lists, attend meetings, participate in special interest groups, cooperate on bugs and developments, and much more!

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Learn with US

Education is a major focus for koha-US. We want to help you unlock Koha's full potential by providing access to a curated collection of resources including videos, written guides, presentations from past conferences, links out to community documentation, open software suggestions, and more.

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Unite with US

koha-US is a member-driven 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. While much of what we offer is free and open, membership gives you a voice in organizational matters including electing board members, choosing developments to fund, and the location of our annual conference.

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Koha Community Challenge: Spring into Fitness

Join this challenge from wherever you are. Complete activities on your own time. Share those miles with the community!

Walk, Jog, Run, Swim, Bike, Hike, Yoga, Dance, whatever your activity of choice is, come join us for this fitness challenge. Be part of the open-source community sharing your daily activities, photos, and words of wisdom!

Set a goal for yourself! There is no amount too little, or too much. Simply log onto your RunSignup.com profile and click “Submit Virtual Results” to log your activity and miles or minutes. You will be able to view your results and community member results! This event is awesome because age does not matter, pace does not matter; just make sure you get in the miles and enjoy yourself. All participants will receive a custom t-shirt and medal that boasts their accomplishment! All proceeds will be donated to help the Koha Community and koha-US. 

Cost: $40 for registration, shirt, and medal / $10 for registration, no shirt, no medal

Time Frame: 5/1/2021 – 5/31/2021

Additional Info:

Teams: Showcase your organization while helping us offer and improve this annual community event and raise money for the Koha Community.

Activities: Walk, Jog, Run, Swim, Hike, Bike, Yoga, Dance or whatever your heart desires, join the Koha Community to move through Spring!

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/kohacommunitychallengespringintofitness

Optional Challenges 

Weekly Challenges 

      1. Get outside for 30 minutes every day 
      2. Complete an activity with a partner 
      3. Take a photo and share it with the community!
      4. Try something new

Awards

      • The Most Miles 
      • Fastest Librarian 
      • Longest streak
 

koha-US 2021 Conference Announcement & Call for Presentations

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The koha-US 2021 Conference will be held in McKinney, Texas from September 21st-24th (Tuesday-Friday) 2021. We plan to hold a hybrid conference with both in-person and online attendance and participation options.

Keep an eye on our conference page for more information: https://koha-us.org/conference2021/

The call for presentations is currently open. We welcome both in-person and online presentations. For online presenters, we will be considering both live and pre-recorded presentations.

The deadline for proposals is Friday, May 21st, 2021.

koha-US Conference: Day 3, Bug-a-Palooza!

Day 3 of the koha-US Online Together conference (a.k.a. Bug-a-Palooza) starts Thursday, September 24th at 8:00 AM PDT / 11:00 AM ET / 3:00 PM UTC.

Today is a little different in that we’re all gathering together in a Zoom room to talk bugs, sandboxes, and all things Koha. If you registered for the event, you should already have the Zoom link.

The day begins with a sandbox demo by Lisette, then is loosely structured by topic based on our special interest groups. You can find the rundown for today here: http://koha-us.org/learn/conferences/onlinetogether2020#ot_day3

If you haven’t yet registered and would like access to the Zoom room, the form is still active here http://bit.ly/koha-us2020c_reg, though there will likely be a delay between when you register and when the link is sent.

koha-US Conference: Day 2

Day 2 of the koha-US Online Together conference goes live Wednesday, September 23rd at 8:00 AM PDT / 11:00 AM ET / 3:00 PM UTC.

Watch the stream live at: http://youtu.be/QgyoXR8flRw

Jump to today’s schedule: http://koha-us.org/learn/conferences/onlinetogether2020#ot_day2

Be sure to register if you want to participate in Wednesday’s virtual meet-up and/or Thursday’s Bug-a-palooza: http://bit.ly/koha-us2020c_reg

If we run into technical difficulties and have to start up a new stream, you can find us here: https://www.youtube.com/kohaus

koha-US Conference: Day 1

Day 1 of the koha-US Online Together conference goes live Tuesday, September 22nd at 8:00 AM PDT / 11:00 AM ET / 3:00 PM UTC.

Watch the stream live at: http://youtu.be/QgyoXR8flRw

The full schedule is available here: http://koha-us.org/learn/conferences/onlinetogether2020/

Be sure to register if you want to participate in Wednesday’s virtual meet-up and/or Thursday’s Bug-a-palooza: http://bit.ly/koha-us2020c_reg

If we run into technical difficulties and have to start up a new stream, you can find us here: https://www.youtube.com/kohaus

Koha-US 2020 Conference Update

Koha-US has decided to move our annual conference online this fall.

Our plan had been to meet in September in McKinney Texas, but due to the ongoing pandemic, we have made the decision to move the conference online this year.
We polled members and a large majority indicated they would not be able to attend due to institutional limits on travel this year.
We are planning on holding our 2021 conference in McKinney next year.

We hope you will join us for Koha-US 2020 Online Together beginning on Tuesday September 22nd.
We are still working out the exact details of how long the conference will be, so look for more information on that with our tentative schedule next month.

Additionally we are asking interested people to make a short 5 minute video about where they are and what they’d like to share about their town and/or library since we will not be exploring anyone’s city during this conference.
We plan on running these on breaks and lunches during the conference. If you are interested in doing one, you can share it with conferences@koha-us.org via Google Drive or a Dropbox link.

Thank you for your time and please let me know if you have any questions about our upcoming online conference.

Lisette Scheer
Koha-US 2020 President

Advanced Cataloging Editor Tips and Tricks Webinar

Join Heather Hernandez, Technical Services Librarian, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Research Center, as she shows tips and tricks for the advanced cataloging editor in Koha. No cataloging question to simple! Come to learn and explore more!!

This webinar is presented through the koha-US Education Committee.

Date: Thursday July 16, 2020

Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm EST

Join Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89238367981

Please click on the link before the presentation, if you can not make it, the session will be recorded and made available on-demand after the event on the koha-US YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzbnGngRlVVUlw_I5AjIxaw.