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Wednesday, November 8 • 2:30pm - 3:10pm
If We Had A Prologue

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What would you do differently during a library system migration? Two librarians who had never participated in a system migration guided their understaffed libraries from Innovative Interface's Sierra to Ex Libris's Alma and Primo as part of the 23-campus California State University consortium's system migration. Jodi Shepherd from Chico State University and Laura Krier from Sonoma State University will present on their experiences as project managers. They'll talk about how they planned and prioritized work in small teams, what went right, and what changes they'd make if they had to do it again. The challenges and experiences of these project managers will provide a prologue for other librarians facing a system migration, providing confidence to those who might be out of their comfort zone, doing something new, and lacking a large team of staff to help. 

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Laura Krier

Systems and Metadata Librarian, Sonoma State University
I am the Systems and Metadata Librarian at Sonoma State University, liaison to the School of Arts and Humanities, and faculty department chair for the library. I am interested in talking about optimizing workflows in Alma and learning different configuration options. I'm also always... Read More →
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Jodi Shepherd

Head of ACME, California State University, Chico
Jodi Shepherd is the Head of Acquisitions, Collection Development, and Evaluation Unit at the Meriam Library. She has been at Chico State since 2008 where she has held positions in public services and technical services. She has a B.A. in Political Science from Oregon State University... Read More →

Wednesday November 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:10pm EST
Laurens Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401