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-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.

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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On Demand

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

Kohathon 2020

What is Kohathon?

Kohathon is a 15-hour online educational conference hosted by Koha-US. This is a free event, streamed to YouTube and open to all.

See the schedule here: http://koha-us.org/kohathon-2020/

When is Kohathon?

Kohathon will happen on April 23, 2020, starting at 8:00 AM (April 23 @ 13:00 UTC) on the US east coast to 8:00 PM (April 24 @ 4:00 UTC) on the US west coast.

Find out your start time here.

How to watch:

Kohathon will be streamed live on the koha-US YouTube channel with recordings available at a later date.

To be notified when we go live, be sure to subscribe to the koha-US YouTube channel ahead of time at bitly.com/kohausYT.

I have other questions...

Please send additional questions to info@koha-us.org.

2020 membership now open!

Membership is now open for the 2020 calendar year!  Dues for the year remain $25 (US) and afford you a voice in the operation and oversight of koha-US, a discount for 2020 koha-US conference registration, and input into the direction of koha-US funds towards the improvement/enhancement/development of Koha software functionality.

2019 members were sent renewal invitations in December. Both renewing and new members can visit the Become a member page to join or renew membership today!