Alma Squad

Description

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

Charge

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:

Chair

Michael Norman, Discovery Services Librarian and ILS Coordinator

Fulfillment

Janelle Sander, Patron Services Manager

Cherie’ Weible, Head, Central Access Services

Acquisitions

George Gottschalk, Director of Acquisitions Services

Stephanie Baker, Library Information Systems Specialist

E-Resources

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

Communications

Heather Murphy, Chief Communications Officer

 

Members

  • Michael Norman, Chair(ex officio - Discovery Services Librarian and ILS Coordinator)
  • Janelle Sander(Sep 2020 - Sep 2021)
    Patron Services Manager
  • Cherie' Weible(Sep 2020 - Sep 2021)
    Head, Central Access Services
  • George Gottschalk(Sep 2020 - Sep 2021)
    Director of Acquisitions Services
  • Stephanie Baker(Sep 2020 - Sep 2021)
    Information Systems Specialist
  • Wendy Shelburne(Sep 2020 - Sep 2021)
    Electronic Resources Librarian
  • Willy Kries(Sep 2020 - Sep 2021)
    Electronic Resources Cataloging Specialist
  • M.J. Han(Sep 2020 - Sep 2021)
    Head, Acquisitions and Cataloging Services
  • Alisha Taylor(Sep 2020 - Sep 2021)
    Monographic and Media Cataloging Coordinator
  • Megean Osuchowski(Sep 2020 - Sep 2021)
    Help Desk Coordinator
  • John Laskowski(Sep 2020 - Sep 2021)
    User Experience and Web Strategy Coordinator
  • Heather Murphy(Sep 2020 - Sep 2021)
    Chief Communications Officer