Institution ILS Coordinators 

Each institution is required to appoint one person to act as the ILS Coordinator. This person will act as a liaison between the institution and FALSC on all matters related to the implementation of Alma and Primo VE. They are asked to share information about the project to the rest of their library staff as well as to other services at their institution including IT and their administration.

Typically, the ILS Coordinators meet monthly with FALSC staff for an update and to share information and concerns about the project.

 

Institution Local ILS Coordinator
Broward College Craig Amos
Chipola College Jane Stephens
College of Central Florida Carole Thompson
College of the Florida Keys Marcos Gonzalez
Daytona State College Dustin Weeks
Eastern Florida State College Marian Smith
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Ernestine Holmes
Florida Atlantic University Amy Kornblau
Florida Gateway College Christine Boatright
Florida Gulf Coast University Danielle Rosenthal
Florida International University Jin Xiu Guo
Florida Polytechnic University Kathryn Miller
Florida SouthWestern State College Richard Hodges
Florida State College at Jacksonville Madeline Sims
Florida State University Valerie Boulos
Gulf Coast State College Lori Driscoll
Hillsborough Community College Andrea Dufault
Indian River State College Alexis Carlson
Lake-Sumter State College Kevin D. Arms
Miami Dade College Angel Hernandez
New College of Florida Tammara Race
North Florida Community College Lynn Wyche
Northwest Florida State College Rhonda Trueman
Palm Beach State College Ken Myers
Pasco-Hernando State College Kayla Kuni
Pensacola State College Maria Goodspeed
Polk State College Shannon Schane
St. Johns River State College Royce Bass
St. Petersburg College Michele Laney
Santa Fe College Jenna Miller
Seminole State College of Florida Morgan Tracy
South Florida State College Lena Phelps
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarastoa Theresa Smith-Ennis
Tallahassee Community College Tricia Elton
University of Central Florida Ying Zhang
University of Florida Todd Digby
University of North Florida Jennifer Murray
University of South Florida Bonita Pollock
University of West Florida Liza Campbell
Valencia College Ruth Smith

ILS Timeline ILS Timeline

Onboarding Phase

April - June 2020

  • Finalize project plan with Ex Libris
  • Choose vanguard institutions
  • Ex Libris provision test environment
  • Form Implementation Team and Working Groups

Vanguard Phase

July - October 2020

  • Extract Bib data from Aleph and all other data from vanguard libraries and load into Alma
  • Review converted data for all vanguard libraries in Alma
  • Set up Primo VE views for the union catalog and vanguard libraries
  • Set up and test all necessary 3rd party connections for vanguard libraries
  • Provide online and in-person training (if possible) for FALSC and vanguard libraries' staff
  • Analyze conversion procedures and revise as necessary

Full Testload Phase

November 2020 - April 2021

  • Extract all data from Aleph and load into Alma
  • Review converted data in Alma
  • Set up Primo VE views for the union catalog and all libraries
  • Set up and test all necessary 3rd party connections for all libraries
  • Provide online and in-person training (if possible) for library staff
  • Analyze conversion procedures and revise as necessary

Go-Live Phase

May 2021 - July 2021

  • Perform Final extraction of all data from Aleph and load into Alma
  • Perform final setup for Primo VE views for all libraries
  • Freeze all current activity on Aleph/Mango
  • Switchover to Alma/Primo VE - July 13, 2021