Alma Workshop at Harper College

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Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 12:00am to Friday, February 7, 2020 - 12:00am

Thursday, February 6 and Friday, February 7, 2020 (All day)

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily
David K. Hill Family Library
Building F, Room F220
Harper College
1200 West Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL


Parking/Campus map: Free Parking in "yellow" marked spaces

Trainer: Ex Libris Staff

Please note: the content of all 2-day Alma trainings being offered throughout the state will be the same.

This two-day training will provide staff at I-Share libraries with the opportunity to see Alma workflows in action. View sample agenda.

The workshop is not “hands-on” training.  You may bring a laptop if you wish, but the workshop will be lecture-discussion format.
If the dates and locations offered now do not work for you, please watch for additional trainings which will be offered in spring 2020.

Prerequisites: Attendees should complete the “Alma Essentials” training series before attending the workshop

Please Note: Registration is for both days of this 2-day training. If you want to split the two days between two different staff members from your institution, just register the person attending the first day. We expect more demand that we have seats, and there will be more of these sessions in the spring, so please register only those who will definitely attend.

View sample agenda.

Day One: Technical Services Activities in Alma

Acquisitions, Electronic Resource Activation, Metadata Editor

Day Two: Access Services Activities in Alma

User Records, Fulfillment configuration, day-to-day patron services, course reserves

Lunch: For purchase your own

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Library staff who are traveling to attend these Alma training events may request reimbursement for their hotel room for the night before and the night during the 2-day training sessions, and any associated parking costs.  Requests for reimbursement are bound by the State of Illinois travel guidelines.

Details and limitations:

The attendee must be traveling over 30 miles each way, from home to workshop site and back, to receive reimbursement.

Reimbursement for hotel costs is limited to the State of Illinois Lodging Allowance Rates:

Reimbursement for hotel costs requires an itemized receipt, including the name of the guest.Reimbursement is limited to actual cost of accommodations, not to exceed the lodging maximum amount plus tax.Reimbursement for parking costs requires a detailed receipt, including the date.

The receipt and signed reimbursement form must be submitted to the CARLI Office () no later than 14 days after the event.

Reimbursement is made to the individual listed on the receipt, not to the institution. Attendees may expect to be reimbursed within 60 days.

Please Note: Registration is for both days of this 2-day training. If you would like to split the two days between two different staff members from your institution, that is fine, but we expect the seats to be filled both days. Registration deadline is Monday, February 3rd.

This event is partially funded by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of Secretary of State Jesse White.