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Completed/Inactive Working Groups and Task Forces


The Acquisitions Task Force is comprised of Mentors and Campuses who currently do not use acquisitions in Aleph, but will develop their use of Alma to strategically use Alma acquisitions functions.


  • Erin Sharwell, Brockport
  • Susan Perry, Brockport
  • Sarah Maximiek, Binghamton University
  • Susanna VanSant, Tompkins Cortland County Community College

Participating Campuses:

  • Broome Community College
  • Geneseo
  • Hudson Valley Community College
  • Morrisville 
  • Upstate Health Sciences Library


Alma Acquisitions Start-Up Task Force

The Alma Acquisitions Start-Up Task Force will focus on developing best practices to assist campuses who are not currently using Aleph (the LMS) for acquisitions or funds management to transition to use Alma for acquisitions and funds management.  The Task Force will run from Fall 2018 to Winter 2018/2019, with the following deliverables:

  • An online toolkit to help other campuses move their acquisitions and funds management into Alma.
  • A webinar/webinars or in-person meeting(s) [choice is at the discretion of the task force] that will provide tips and training for other campuses to move from current acquisitions workflows outside of the LMS to using Alma for fund and acquisitions management.

The Task Force will include mentors with experience using acquisitions in an LMS/LSP, who will help to provide guidance on how campuses can map their current workflows and processes to Alma.  Campuses who are part of the Task Force will work with mentors to modify processes and provide input on the Acquisitions Start-Up Toolkit and will meaningfully review current practices and closely consider the advice of the acquisitions mentors.