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Alma in-person workshop

May 14 - May 17

Consortium of MnPALS Libraries Alma Workshop

May 14-17, 2018

Focus: Alma workflows

Location: St. Paul College , in the large space near the cafeteria on the first floor

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This is an opportunity to learn about Alma workflows. Because Alma is structured differently from Aleph, it will be very useful for library staff to see the whole Alma picture. This will include the demonstration and discussion of Alma functionality. To make it even more practical, there will be opportunities to discuss and think about what impact Alma may have on the work at your library. How will the differences in workflow and new functionality make it possible for your library to work more efficiently and provide even better service to your patrons?

Library staff are invited and encouraged to attend. The workshop is not limited to implementation leads. Attending all four days is ideal, but that is not possible for many institutions. Check with the implementation lead at your library if you are interested in attending.

The primary presenter will be Megan Drake, an Ex Libris Implementation Consultant. Megan brings Alma and consortium expertise to the project. About Megan: Megan Drake is an experienced Alma & Primo implementer from all sides of the process.  As Systems and Applications Librarian for Pacific University, she was a key participant in the Orbis Cascade Alliance implementation of Alma and Primo, chairing their Discovery Working Group.  Megan joined Ex Libris in 2015 as Implementation Consultant, bringing her wealth of experience to projects including major consortia (University System of Georgia and the California State University System).  She is a dynamic and approachable presenter with extensive product knowledge, and the workshop will make the process of adapting to Alma more practical and easier to grasp.”

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      Hotel Information

      We have blocks of rooms reserved at the following two hotels for your convenience.


      Best Western Plus, Capitol Ridge

      161 Saint Anthony Avenue

      St. Paul, MN 55103

      Web: Best Western Plus, Capitol Ridge

      Phone: 651-227-8711


      $119.99 + tax/night

      Mention PALS when booking


      Holiday Inn St. Paul Downton

      175 W 7th Street

      St. Paul, MN 55102

      Web: Holiday Inn St. Paul Downtown

      Phone: 651-225-1515


      $145.00 + tax/night

      Mention Minnesota State University Mankato when booking or use this direct link to book Minnesota State University-Mankato

      Rate based on availability and cutoff date of 04/16/2018


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      Saint Paul College
      235 Marshall Avenue
      Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
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