ByWater Solutions to present with Thomas More University

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that Mike Wells, Library Director at The Benedictine Library at Thomas More University and Jessica Zairo, Marketing and Outreach Coordinator will be presenting at the 2019 Kentucky Library Association Annual Conference. Their presentation is entitled "Open to a New Era: Koha as the Strategic Foundation to a Library Re-Conception". The presentation will take place on Thursday October 24th from 10:30am - 11:20am.

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About the Benedictine Library

The Benedictine Library serves as the focal point of a student’s academic life at Thomas More University (TMU), acting as a gateway for both independent and collective learning, research, and discovery. We provide quality resources and services to our students, faculty, and staff, helping to facilitate access to information, technology, and education. Resources meet the needs of TMU students, faculty, and staff, focused primarily on the student experience and academic curricula. Our Librarians interact with students, faculty, and staff in meeting information needs and achieving instructional goals. Faculty collaborate with librarians to fulfill and support research-based curricula.

The Benedictine Library and/or our librarians are members of the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities (AIKCU), Catholic Library Association (CLA), Federation of Kentucky Academic Libraries (FoKAL), the Kentucky Library Association (KLA) , Kentucky Virtual Library (KyVL), the SouthWest Ohio Neighboring Libraries (SWON), and the Association of Christian Librarians (ACL). Additional to these affiliations the library is an active member with both the Lyrasis and OCLC consortia. Read more at:

About ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions is a full service, high quality Koha support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their ILS than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first rate Koha implementation and support with library systems of all sizes. Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions for Koha support not only lowers the cost of implementing and maintaining an ILS, but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit:

About Koha

Koha is the first open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha’s impressive feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. It includes modules for circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reserves, patron management, branch relationships, and more.

Koha’s OPAC, circulation, management and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies, HTML5, CSS and Javascript, making Koha a truly platform-independent solution. Koha is distributed under the open-source General Public License (GPL). For more information about Koha, please visit:

For more information

Jessica Zairo
Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
ByWater Solutions