George Williams

Next Search Catalog Coordinator
Northeast Kansas Library System

koha-US member and Past

USA - Kansas is in the middle.


I am the Next Search Catalog Coordinator at
Northeast Kansas Library System in Lawrence, KS.

117 NEKLS Libraries in the highlighted area.


NEKLS provides many services to all types of libraries in north east Kansas.

The 14 highlighted counties account for approximately 44% of the population of Kansas.

Using Koha since 2008.


Community Koha hosted by ByWater Solutions since 2011.

My life before Kansas

  • Originally from Idaho.
  • Latah County Library District
    - Circulation Manager (2006-2016).
  • University of Idaho
    - TA and Lecturer (2002-2006).
  • Boise Public Library
    - Bookmobile Specialist (1997-2002).
  • University of Idaho Library
    - Student Employee (1996-1997).
  • +Bus driver, Restaurant manager, Cook, Dishwasher, Sophisticated man about town.


koha-US at KohaCon18

KohaCon18 koha-US presentation

Lots of people attended

KohaCon18 full group photo

KohaCon18 - Portland

KohaCon18 Solving problems

KohaCon18 - Portland

Hanging out at KohaCon18

An update of what koha-US has been doing

koha-US since 2018

Brief recap

koha-US since 2018


Reno, Nevada

Reno was fun!

Let's get together again soon

Past conferences

Early conference locations

koha-US website

Major website update in 2018/2019

Boring financial stuff

Boring but necessary

Even more boring financial stuff

Wikipedia article on 501(c)3 click here

Tax exempt in USA

koha-US is a tax-exempt organization in the USA

Working together

Collaborate; Learn; Unite!

Monthly meetings

Everything's on Zoom

Links on website
Calendar with links to meetings on the bottom of every page

Anyone can attend

Everyone is welcomed


Archive of many, many meetings

Special interest groups

A group for just about everything

Special Interest Group List

Acquisitions: 3rd Tuesday of the month 1700 UTC

Cataloging: 1st Thursday of the month 1500 UTC

Circulation: 1st Tuesday of the month 1800 UTC

Consortia: 4th Thursday of every odd month 1400 UTC

System administration: 2nd Tuesday of the month 1600 UTC

Web development: 3rd Thursday of the month 1800 UTC

Book and crafting club: Last Wednesday of the month 0100 UTC

Special interest groups

These are all posted on the koha-US calendar with all of our other meetings

Anyone can attend

Everyone is welcomed


Special interest group meetings are also archived

Regional user groups

Several groups in different areas




Still developing

Intermountain West

LCEI; CLiC; Several Utah Libraries


Several independent libraries


Bank Bank

Mailing lists; Zoom

Koha development fund

koha-US wants to help fund development

Opac development

Two goals

Bank Bank

We want the development - We are hoping the developer will do more Koha work

2014-2018 Conferences

First koha-US conferences

koha-US 2019

Pueblo, Colorado

koha-US 2019

Our second conference east of the continental divide


Our first 100% online conference

Fresh Perspectives Cancelled

Stupid pandemic!

Online Together

Our fully online 2020 Conference

koha-US 2021

McKinney second try

Past conference presentations

2017 Conference presentation Click here

2019 Conference presentations Click here

2020 Kohathon presentations Click here

2020 Conference presentations Click here

2021 Conference presentations Click here

Every Other Thursday

Videos by a couple of fools

Every Other Thursday

Bank Bank

Christopher and George

Every Other Thursday


Every Other Thursday


Every Other Thursday

Send suggestions to


koha-US mentors


New people that want help should get help

New officers for 2022

Barbara Johnson, 2022 koha-US president

Giving Tuesday

Koha Q&A

National Library Week

A second Q&A session is planned

Every Other Thursday

We've had some illnesses and some busy months

koha-US 2022

Accepting proposals

koha-US 2022

Location to be determined

Look for our website

Everything you need to know is there

Please join us

Everyone is welcomed to attend


These slides availale at


These slides availale here

Contact information

Send me an e-mail

Find me on Twitter

Find me on Facebook

Next Search Catalog Coordinator
Northeast Kansas Library System

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