Transportation from the Holiday Inn Palm Beach Airport – Conference Center to the library and back will be provided by Molly Trolley.
All pre-conference sessions are now included in the conference overview schedule. Additionally, you will find more info about the pre-conference including a schedule, descriptions of each session, and a registration form in this article.
Training your new staff on KLAS and / or getting refresher training for staff who have been using KLAS awhile is a topic that comes up in conversations with our customers on a regular basis. Back in May of 2018, Katy posted "Training Support", a Key Notes blog post asking for input on ideas for how Keystone can support your staff training goals. Please take a few minutes to go back and review this post again and share your feedback about the proposed Keystone training ideas on the linked "Training: How do you do it and how can we help?" forum post.
But, also please take a few minutes to look at the questions she asked for your input on including:
How do you train your staff?
What materials do you already use or what materials would you like to have?
What are your needs or wants in terms of evaluation, continuing education, certification?
In addition, I would like to continue the conversation with these questions:
What are your favorite KLAS training resources and methods?
What have you found to be the most effective resource to train new staff? What challenges have you had?
How do you keep established employees up to date on new features and functionality in KLAS? What keeps you from doing continuing KLAS training?
Please take some time to share your thoughts and ideas on the "Training: How do you do it and how can we help?" forum post. I'd love for this thread to turn into a valuable place other KLAS Users' looking for KLAS training hints and resources can turn to.
Early Bird: $120.00 / person (on or before 1/31/2019)
Full Registration: $145.00 / person (2/1/2019 – 4/30/2019)
Late Registration: $170.00 / person (5/1/2019 – onsite)
Conference Format: Each day attendees will have the chance to network with Keystone staff, librarians and other staff who use KLAS, attend general sessions, and choose from different types of breakout sessions including Workshops, Seminars, and Birds-of-a-Feather Discussions. Go here to access the Conference Overview Schedule.
Conference Sessions Location: Monday pre-conference and all Thursday conference sessions will be at the Palm Beach County Library System's Main Library. All Tuesday and Wednesday conference sessions will be held at the conference hotel. More information about both is available here.
Conference Room Rate = $82.00 / night + 13% tax for a room with 1 King or 2 Queen beds
Reservation Deadline = April 30, 2019
Getting to West Palm Beach: The Palm Beach International Airport is served by major airlines including Delta, Southwest, JetBlue, American, Frontier, and United.
Tuesday Evening Welcome Reception: A welcome reception hosted by Keystone Systems will be held Tuesday, June 3 from 6:00-8:30 PM at the Lake Worth Casino Building and Beach Complex in Lake Worth, FL. Transportation, food, and drinks will be provided for conference attendees. Guests of conference attendees are $25.00 / person.
Our "Stars of Keystone's Staff" series includes some basic info and insight into one of our staff members. We hope these posts will provide you a look into who makes up our diverse, supportive, and knowledgeable staff.
With the upcoming release of KLAS 7.7, we thought it is good time to bring you our latest "Stars of Keystone Staff" so we can highlight our staff member who has helped to coordinate, support, and install many versions of KLAS in his time at Keystone. He is also the person our staff calls when we can't get on the VPN, we need our email account unlocked, or need to be reminded of how to log onto a customer's database after a change in IP address.
Name: Mark Gardner
Year Hired: 1985
Current Job Title: Manager of Systems and Networking