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Continuing Education and Events: 08/02 - OPALS User Group Meeting

This guide contains current and upcoming events of interest to librarians, archivist, library staff, and others in Capital District Region.

OPALS User Group Meeting

CDLC Offices, 28 Essex Street, Albany

Tuesday, August 2nd
From 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Facilitated by John Schuster of Media Flex


OPALS is an open source automated library system. This meeting is for both current users of OPALS and those who are considering adopting OPALS. John Schuster, an OPALS Librarian Consultant & Trainer, will lead this meeting. He has experience with all types of libraries and provides training to library staff, including volunteers.

Free lunch compliments of OPALS.

10 am­ - 11 am ­ Basic overview of OPALS and refresher for current users. Introduction to March 2016 OPALS updates.
11 am - 12 pm User experience. A time for our members to share what they have been doing with OPALS and tips and tricks they have learned.
12 pm - 12:30 pm ­ Lunch and informal discussion
12:30 pm - ­2:00 pm ­ Advanced Topics, which may include e­books, status designations, customizing homepages, proxy server capabilities, and in­depth information on March 2016 updates.

More information on OPALS can be found at


  • Cost: Free for CDLC and ESLN Members
  • Registration Deadline: July 26, 2016
  • If you register and are unable to attend, please contact Susan D'Entremont at
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