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Welcome to 2020! As we enter a new year, the month of January is a time to forward to new horizons, new challenges, and new experiences. At FALSC, we're gearing up for a new year of providing exceptional service to our member libraries.

In February, the FALSC Integrated Library Services Department will be holding two Open House events. These Open House events will be excellent opportunities to meet FALSC staff who provide so much of the "behind the scenes" services to support the Aleph Integrated Library System, as well as learn more about the resources and services that FALSC offers. More information about these will be found further on in this newsletter...

To read about the latest FALSC projects, view the Latest Update.

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: Barry Baker, Library Director at UCF for over 22 years, retires. Leah Plocharczyk from FAU is awarded the I Love My Librarian Award. Read more.

INSTITUTIONS IN THE NEWS: Update on UF's newspaper digitization project. The USF Women's Club's longstanding support of the Library. UCF Hitt Library's renovation nearly complete. Read more.



The FALSC Integrated Library Services Department would like to invite you to attend one of our upcoming Open House Sessions on February 19th and 26th.

  • Do you have new staff at your library in need of in-depth training,  would you like a refresher, or an opportunity to ask questions, face to face, or see a demo about any topic related to the Aleph Integrated Library System (ILS) or Mango Discovery Tool?  
  • Do you have any questions regarding the LAPS (Library Automated Processing) Services that we provide, such as patron or MARC record loads, PDA/DDA record maintenance, etc.?
  • Do you have any upcoming projects at your library and would like to get advice and planning assistance?  
  • Would you like to discuss your workflows to get assistance on optimization, or any outstanding issues?

Then come and attend our Open House!  FALSC ILS staff will be available to sit with you one on one, or in small groups to discuss and demo processes and procedures specific to you and your workflows. All are welcome, but we’d really like to meet with staff who use the ALEPH ILS or FALSC provided services to perform their daily work such as for data loading/extraction, gathering ILS or vendor statistics/reports, or work in the areas dealing with Acquisitions/Serials, Circulation, Cataloging, Discovery Tool and UBorrow.

To help ensure that lack of funding doesn’t prevent Library Technical Support Staff from attending, FALSC is pleased to offer limited Travel Assistance funding, up to $300, for one person per institution to help cover the cost of gas, car rental, or hotel stay.  Travel assistance funds can be shared, if desired, but the max per institution is $300.  Funds will be reimbursed following return of your travel receipts.

WHAT:  FALSC Integrated Library Systems Open House

WHO:  All are welcome, but we’d really like to meet with heavy Aleph ILS users.  Travel assistance will be provided, max $300 per institution, if needed.

Note:  All FALSC ILS staff will be available at both locations.

WHEN/WHERE:  The Open House will be held on two separate dates in February, at the Gainesville and Tallahassee offices.

  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020, from 10am to 3pm, at the Gainesville Office
  • Wednesday, February 26, 2020, from 10am to 3pm, at the Tallahassee Office 

Please feel free to contact the Help Desk if you have any questions.



January 2019: The Negotiation Team continues to meet and is actively discussing the many complex issues with all parties involved. This team consists of the FALSC Executive Director and several FALSC staff, the FLVC CEO, CIO, and Contract Manager, a representative from UWF Procurement, and a representative from both the SUS and FCS institutions.

For more details and the latest information on the ILS selection, please refer to FALSC’s special Libguide page about the project.






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