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