KohaCon22 Wrap-Up

Members of the ByWater Solutions team attended, presented, and were recognized at the KohaCon22 Conference.

Several of our partner libraries also attended and presented at the conference.

Attendees came from all over the world and there were over 600 attendees watching virtually throughout the event.

ByWater Solutions Recognized for Support at KohaCon22

Koha-US recognized ByWater Solutions for their support. ByWater was presented with an award and a donation was made in ByWater Solutions' name to Child's Play Charity

Read more about the recognition here: ByWater Solutions Recognized for Support at KohaCon22.

ByWater Staff members were also recognized for their individual contributions to the Koha community. Lucas Gass and Nick Clemens, both developers at ByWater Solutions, received awards for their Bug Squashing efforts.

ByWater Solutions Staff Presentations at KohaCon 22

Several ByWater team members gave presentations and participated in panel discussions at KohaCon22.

All KohaCon22 presentations can be viewed here: View Slides & Recordings.

Here are the links to the ByWater staff presentations:

The Long and Winding Road to Open Sharing in Northeast Kansas – Keynote Address


  • Jim Minges (Minges & Associates Consultants)
  • Liz Rea (ByWater Solutions)


Designing a Patron Empowering OPAC

  • Jessie Zairo (ByWater Solutions)
  • Lucas Gass (ByWater Solutions)


Resources: KohaCon 2022: Designing a Patron Empowering OPAC

Assessing and Improving Koha Performance

  • Nick Clemens (ByWater Solutions)
  • Leveling Up with Plugins
    Kelly McElligott (ByWater Solutions)


Resources: KohaCon 2022: Leveling up with Plugins

Funding QA and Joint Development

Brendan Gallagher (ByWater Solutions), Andrew Auld (PTFS Europe Limited), Jonathan Field (PTFS Europe Limited), Nate Curulla (ByWater Solutions)


Open to Everyone – Getting Involved in the Koha Community

  • Jessie Zairo (ByWater Solutions)
  • Kelly McElligott (ByWater Solutions)
  • Nick Clemens (ByWater Solutions)


Resources: KohaCon 2022: Open to Everyone - Getting Involved in the Koha Community

Train the Trainer – Keeping your Staff Up-To-Date with Koha

  • Jessie Zairo (ByWater Solutions)
  • Kelly McElligott (ByWater Solutions)


ByWater Partner Presentations

Twilio – Enhancing Patron Communication

Christopher Brannon (Coeur d’Alene Public Library / Cooperative Information Network)

Redesigning Coverflow: Enhancing the User Experience

Barbara Glassford Johnson (Bedford Public Library)

Displays Revisited

Jason Robb (Southeast Kansas Library System)

Metabase: Next Level Data Visualization

Justin Laake (McKinney Public Library System)

Impromptu session: FRBRization in Koha

Sam Passey (Uintah County Library System)

Impromptu session: Driver’s License Scanner

Christopher Brannon (Coeur d’Alene Public Library / Cooperative Information Network)

Build Cool and Insightful Visualizations with your Koha Data

Raymond Bryson (Montgomery County Public Libraries (MD) – MCPL)

Monday Minutes

Kelly and Jessie were able to record an episode of Monday Minutes with some extra special guests!

About koha-US

koha-US promotes the ongoing communication, collaboration, and education of Koha users in the United States and beyond, partnering with the global community and supporting organizations.


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

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About ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions is a full-service, high-quality Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first-rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.

Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions not only lowers the cost of implementation and maintenance of OSS but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit

For More Information

Jessica Zairo
Director of Library Sales & Outreach
ByWater Solutions

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