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

koha-US 2021 Conference Registration is Open

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We are now accepting registrations. As a reminder, this conference will be hybrid in format with both an in-person and online component. Please be sure to register to let us know if you’re planning to attend either in-person or online.

In-person registration rates:
     $35.00 (koha-US member)
     $47.50 (non-member, joining koha-US at this time)
     $55.00 (non-member)
     $15.00 (hosting institution)

Online registration rate:
     Complimentary (Donations to koha-US welcome and appreciated!)

Additional information including the tentative schedule can be found on the conference page: koha-us.org/conference2021

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.