Alma Squad

The Alma Squad Team will continue to work on post-implementation tasks for Alma and the Primo Library Catalog and supply ongoing support for both systems in these areas:

  • Continued maintenance of the Alma system
  • Policy decisions of future configuration setup in Alma
  • Prioritization of ongoing implementation projects
  • Workflow documentation
  • Continued system testing of new monthly releases from Ex Libris
  • Communication to larger Library community about updates to Alma and the Primo Library Catalog
  • Development of training documentation


Reporting to CAPT, the Alma Squad (ILS Systems Administration Team) will provide the oversight and direct the operation of the Alma and Primo VE systems. The Team will work together to continuously define and configure the functional workflows, tasks, best practices, and services of the Alma/Primo systems. The Team will constantly monitor the upgrades, enhancements, and changes that occur on a monthly basis from Ex Libris. The Team will provide routine communication to the Library of updates and keep documentation up-to-date to Alma/Primo.

Membership Details

Alma Squad, the ILS Systems Administration Team, will include representatives from the various functional areas of the system and continuity from the ILS Implementation Group including:


Michael Norman, Discovery Services Librarian and ILS Coordinator


Janelle Sander, Patron Services Manager

Cherie’ Weible, Head, Central Access Services


George Gottschalk, Director of Acquisitions Services

Stephanie Baker, Library Information Systems Specialist


Wendy Shelburne, Electronic Resources Librarian

Willy Kries, Electronic Resources Cataloging Specialist

Cataloging and Resource Management

MJ Han, Head of Acquisitions and Cataloging Services

Alisha Taylor, Monographic & Media Cataloging Coordinator

Systems Administration

Megean Osuchowski, Help Desk Coordinator

User Experience

John Laskowski, User Experience & Web Strategy Coordinator


Heather Murphy, Chief Communications Officer