The Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative website provides information, training, tools, and other resources for library staff at the colleges and universities served by the Florida Virtual Campus (FLVC).
Visitors are invited to learn more about the Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative (FALSC) and the 150+ libraries at our state's 40 public institutions of higher education. A clickable map locates the colleges and universities that we serve and provides links to each institution's library website.
Status update on Falsc (07/31/2020)
As you know, FALSC and FLVC are components of the Complete Florida Plus Program (CFPP), housed at the University of West Florida. The funding fo CFPP was vetoed by the governor or June 29th.
Since that time, FALSC and FLVC have been operating on carry-forward funding while the State University System Board of Governors and the Florida College System collaborate to create a transition plan for a continuation of FALSC and FLVC services and operations.
Although a fully detailed transition plan has not yet been finalized, we would like to assure everyone that every effort is being made for the continuation of FALSC and FLVC operations and services at this time. Within FALSC, these include maintaining Aleph, Mango, EDS, Full-Text Finder, EZProxy, OpenAthens, E-Resource licensing, Islandora, Open Educational Resources, Help Desk support, and all other services FALSC generally provides. In addition, FALSC continues to work with Ex Libris on implementing Alma and Primo VE to replace Aleph and Mango by mid-July 2021.
We sincerely appreciate your support and your ongoing efforts in demonstrating how important our services are to all of the students, faculty, and staff of the 40 colleges and universities in Florida.
FALSC STATEMENT ON RACIAL justice and social equity
The Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative (FALSC), an agency charged with and committed to supporting the educational goals of all persons, joins our collective voice with myriad other voices across our nation to speak out in protest of recent and recurrent events of social inequity and racial injustice.
As an organization that supports higher education, we maintain a commitment to the highest ideals of discourse, truth seeking, and the continued exploration of shared values of the human experience. FALSC provides library and information resources and services to more than 1.3 million students, faculty, and staff across the 40 public colleges and universities of the state of Florida. We recognize and cherish the incredible diversity and individual worth of each and every person across these institutions and across our entire nation.
We at FALSC reaffirm our dedication to our shared values of equity and inclusion in higher education and in all areas of life in our nation. These values are of little worth unless all individuals are treated consistently and equally to fundamental rights under the law.
We at FALSC uphold the values expressed by the Board of Governors (BOG) of the State University System of Florida in its June 2, 2020 statement, "A Letter to the State University System Community," available at https://www.flbog.edu/2020/06/02/a-letter-to-the-state-university-system-community/. As an agency of higher education, we agree with the Board of Governors that, "we must move forward with greater resolve to battle racism and systemic inequities wherever they exist."
NEW DISCUSSION LIST AVAILABLE
FALSC's Library Assessment Standing Committee now supports a new discussion list called FL40-LIB-ASSESSMENT. This list serves as an open forum for crowdsourcing questions and discussion about topics related to assessment in Florida academic libraries. If you are interested, go here to sign up. For more information about the list and the Library Assessment Standing Committee, please visit their Libguide at https://falsc.libguides.com/LASC.
PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
Selma Jaskowski at UCF retires; Bill Garrison from USF has died; Susan Mythen is appointed key ALA post; and more. Read all about it here.
FALSC BUSINESS OPERATIONS UPDATE
At FALSC our continued goal is to provide superior customer service and ensure the institutions we work with feel confident and supported in any environment. This goal rings especially true as we respond to uncertainty around COVID-19. In light of the current environment, FALSC business operations will be conducted remotely until further notice. Although most FALSC staff will be working remotely during this period, regular email communication will be monitored. Please feel free to reach out to any staff members as needed. We want to assure you that FALSC continues active business operations and we are committed to helping to support your needs.
If you have questions about FALSC operations, please contact the FLVC Help Desk, 877.506.2210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FALSC ON SOCIAL