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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Submit your 2022 koha-US Conference Location Proposal today!

koha-US seeks locations for our 2022 conference. This is typically a 4-day, dual-track event consisting of presentations and other activities, held between mid-July and the end of September. Historically the conference has drawn between 50 and 75 attendees eager to learn, share and network.

To keep things moving around and create improved opportunities for regional attendance, the koha-US conference committee strongly encourages proposals from locations east of the Mississippi this year. ALL proposals will be considered, regardless of geographic region.

A vote of the membership will ultimately decide the location.

If you have questions or concerns about event planning or what hosting entails, don’t hesitate to reach out to info@koha-us.org

Submit your proposal here: https://bit.ly/3n2y2W8

Deadline: December 31st, 2021

ICYMI: #GivingTuesday Koha Q&A

GivingTuesday is a global movement encouraging people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

The VOD for today’s livestream is now available here: https://youtu.be/bWOJ-otwgoM

Direct links to topics discussed:

00:00:00 – Intro
00:07:56 – Koha meaning
00:13:03 – Getting started in Koha Community
00:19:32 – What’s a SIG?
00:28:07 – Keeping up with Koha events
00:30:02 – Why aren’t there official Koha videos?
00:44:10 – Sending claims to vendor from serials module
00:49:26 – Setting up auto-renew
00:55:45 – Setting up patron attributes and making them required
01:06:56 – Difference between lists and carts in OPAC
01:18:11 – Setting up a new Z39.50 target for cataloging
01:23:32 – Editing the fast-add cataloging template
01:28:42 – Merging records
01:32:45 – Batch adding reserves in course reserves
01:36:48 – Using reports from the wiki
01:41:05 – Using mana
01:46:32 – Organizing reports
01:51:48 – Upgrading your Koha instance

Donate to koha-US: https://bit.ly/koha-us2021GT

Spring into Fitness Fundraiser Results

Thanks to YOU!

The final numbers are in!

We are pleased to announce that the Spring into Fitness Koha Community Challenge raised $1,790!

We appreciate each and every participant and donor who helped make this fundraiser a success by getting active and building Community. 

All funds raised will go towards koha-US educational initiatives and funding developments that help Koha continue to provide the best library software experience for end-users and staff alike.

A huge shoutout and thank you to ByWater Solutions for organizing and sponsoring this event! Check out their coverage of the event here:

https://bywatersolutions.com/news/bywater-solutions-partners-with-koha-us-to-raise-money-for-the-koha-community

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.

Learn More about Koha Documentation Webinar

Join Jessie Zairo, Marketing and Outreach Coordinator at ByWater Solutions, walk through the process of adding to the Koha Manual.

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

Date: Friday May 15, 2020

Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm EST

Join Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/96081404075

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.

Presentation Slides

View the slides from the the presentation here. 

Watch on Demand

Very Basic jQuery for your Koha System

Join George Williams, Next Search Catalog Coordinator at NEKLS, as he teaches a few jQuery hacks for your Koha System.

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

Date: Thursday May 21, 2020

Time: 10:30am – 11:30am CST

Zoom Login: https://zoom.us/j/96739125951

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.

Basic SQL for Koha Users Webinar

Join the koha-US Education Committee along with Jason Robb, SEKLS, and Christopher Brannon, Coeur d’Alene Public Library for a Basic SQL for Koha Users Webinar.

Date: Monday, April 6, 2020

Time: 11:30am EST

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/846217824

Meeting ID: 846 217 824

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The webinar will be recorded and available on the koha-US youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzbnGngRlVVUlw_I5AjIxaw/videos