WORKING GROUPS

 

Overview

Eight (8) working groups have been formed that cover the general areas of the system in order to advise and make decisions on their specific area. The chair of each working group will sit on the Implementation Team. Most of the working aligned with a standing committee and should report regularly to that committee. All working group will also be responsible for communicating with their respective Discussion Group as well. Any working group may form specialty sub-groups as needed.

Membership to the working groups is preferred to be no more than eight participants plus a chair, subject to Executive Committee approval. A balance between college and university staff is encourage, when appropriate. The member represent the state-wide experts in their specific subject area. FALSC staff will be assigned to assist each working group with their work.

Working group members may be asked to be a liaison to another working group in order to ensure that a particular service is adequately addressed. All members are expected to be active participants in their working group, and members not fully participating in the work of the group may be asked to leave.

Working groups generally meet virtually via web conferencing on bi-weekly or weekly basis. Meetings are typically not open to non-members, but the working groups are encouraged to have special open discussion meetings when they have an issue that requires more input. The work of all working groups are posted on their respective sections on the project's Libguide.

 

Working Group Members

Acquisitions/Serials Working Group

Name Position Institution
Rachel Bomberger E-Resources Librarian Univ. of South Florida
Sara Duff Acquisitions and Collection Assessment Librarian Univ. of Central Florida
Ernestine Holmes University Librarian/Head of Acquisitions Florida A&M Univ.
Charles McElroy Serials Librarian Florida State Univ.
Raimonda Margjoni Serials and Project Manager Univ. of Florida
Michelle Monteleon Learning Resources Coordinator Hillsborough Comm. Coll.
Dalvys Perez Accounting Supervisor Florida International Univ.
Michelle Rezeau Professor/Librarian Eastern Florida State Coll.
Marian Smith Librarian Eastern Florida State Coll.
Jay Wiese Systems Reports Specialist FALSC (Liaison)
Clayton Tucker Library Services Systems Specialist FALSC (Co-Liaison)

 

Cataloging/Authorities Working Group

Name Title Institution
Zhonghua Du Metadata & Cataloging Services Librarian Florida International Univ.
Christine Dunleavy Library Operations Manager Univ. of South Florida-St. Pete
Marta Frydman Technical Services Faculty Librarian Miami-Dade College
Annie Glerum Head of Complex Cataloging Florida State Univ.
Karen MacArthur Assistant Professor/Librarian, Cataloging Eastern Florida State Coll.
Susan Massey Head of Discovery Enhancement Univ. of North Florida
Jeanne Piascik Principal Cataloger Univ. of Central Florida
Traci Pizzi Manager of Library Cataloging Valencia College
David Van Kleeck Head, Special Collections Unit Univ. of Florida
Daniel Cromwell Technical Services System Specialist FALSC (Liaison)
Melissa Stinson Data Management Specialist FALSC (Co-Liaison)

 

Circulation/Resource Sharing Working Group

Name Title Institution
Eric Biggs Public Services Librarian St. Johns River State Coll.
Josh Brown Associate Director of Learning Resources St. Pete Coll.
Rita Dickey Library Technical Assistant II Tallahassee Community Coll.
Michelle Finley Head of Circulation Univ. of West Florida
Peggy Glatthaar Head of Customer Services Florida Gulf Coast Univ.
Chantel Moore Coordinator, Library Services Seminole State Coll.
Sakuna Saengow Circulation Team Leader Univ. of Florida
Anthony Valenti Faculty Librarian Florida Southwestern State Coll.
Lindsey Xanthopoulos Head of Circulation Services Univ. of Central Florida
Clayton Tucker Library Services Analyst FALSC (Liaison)
Chrissy Cogar Public Services Systems Specialist FALSC (Co-Liaison)

 

Discovery Working Group

Name Title Institution
Jeremy Bullian Librarian Hillsborough Comm. Coll.
Alexis Carlson Reference Librarian/Assistant Professor Indian River State Coll.
Laura Gayle Green Head, Allen Music Library Florida State Univ.
Athena Hoeppner E-Resources Librarian Univ. of Central Florida
Lynn McCormick McDonald Library Program Director St. Petersburg Coll.
Chad Mairn Information Services Librarian St. Petersburg Coll.
Patricia Morris Coordinator, Library Research Florida Gateway Coll.
Jean Phillips Associate Dean, Technology and Digital Scholarship Florida State Univ.
Jamie Rogers Assistant Director of Digital Collections Florida International Univ.
Danielle Rosenthal Web Development and Design Librarian Florida Gulf Coast Univ.
Colleen Seale Reference Librarian Univ. of Florida
Cheryl McCraw Library Services Consultant FALSC (Liaison)
Jay Wiese Technical Services System Specialist FALSC (Co-Liaison)

 

Electronic Resource Management Working Group

Name Title Instituition
Anjana Bhatt Electronic Resources Librarian Florida Gulf Coast Univ.
Tina Buck Electronic Resources Librarian Univ. of Central Florida
Erin Gallagher E-Resources Librarian Univ. of Florida
Elizabeth Lightfoot Electronic Resources Librarian Florida International Univ.
Mark Marino Collection Development Librarian State Coll. of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
Jenna Miller Professor, Librarian Santa Fe Coll.
Scott Schmucker E-Resources Librarian Florida State Univ.
Mia Tignor Emerging Technologies Librarian Indian River State Coll.
Amanda Yesilbas E-Resources Librarian Univ. of South Florida
Rachel Erb Director of E-Resources FALSC (Liaison)
Lisa Tatum Assistant Director of E-Resources FALSC (Co-Liaison)

 

Joint Use Working Group

Name Title Institution
Michelle Apps Collection Development Librarian Broward Coll.
Mercedes Clement Chair of Library Services Daytona State Coll.
Cynthia Harley STEM Service Desk Manager Florida State University
Janice Henderson Director, Learning Resources Northwest Florida State. Coll.
Lee Plocharczyk Assistant Director, Broward Library Services Coordinator Broward Coll.
Tammera Race Systems, Metadata & Assessment Librarian New College of Florida
Kristine Schrauger Head, Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services Univ. of Central Florida
Paul Williford Emerald Coast Campus Librarian University of West Florida
Chrissy Cogar Public Services System Specialist FALSC (Liaison)
Natasha Owens Data Management Consultant FALSC (Co-Liaison)

 

Systems/Reports Working Group

Name Title Institution
George Fray Head, Library Systems Florida International Univ.
Angel Hernandez Associate Instructor of Learning Resources Miami Dade Coll.
Jessi Hurd Manager Quality Control Univ. of South Florida
Nancy Kellett ILS Coordinator Florida State Univ.
Joel Lavoie IT Manager, University Libraries Univ. of Central Florida
Chris Nicolich IT Expert (Programmer) Univ. of Florida
Danielle Rosenthal Head of Library Technology & UX Florida Gulf Coast Univ.
Janice Scott Executive Director of MIS Pasco-Hernando State Coll.
Trenita White Associate Professor/Librarian Santa Fe Coll.
Cindy Fox Systems Applications Consultant FALSC (Liaison)
Gary Phillips Systems Reports Specialist FALSC (Co-Liaison)

 

Training Working Group

Name Title Institution
Liza Campbell Head of Technical Services Univ. of West Florida
Cynthia Digby Training Program Manager Univ. of Florida
Brittnee A. Fisher Public Services Librarian St. Johns River State Coll.
Rich Gause Government Information Librarian Univ. of Central Florida
Cal Murgu Instruction and Digital Humanities New College of Florida
Michael Siriwardena Instruction and Learning Services Librarian Florida State Univ.
Jessica Szempruch Interim Director and Instructor Librarian Univ. of South Florida-Sarasota
Courtland Thomas Learning Resources Director Polk State Coll.
Dustin Weeks Head of Reference and Instruction Daytona State Coll.
Melissa Sykes Public Services System Specialist FALSC (Liaison)
Brian Erb Director, Library Support and Training FALSC (Co-Liaison)

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