Alma Project Calendar


Can you believe we are only about 45 days away from go-live? Time is going quickly!

We have set up a global Alma project calendar to assist you in planning for key milestones as we approach go-live.

If you need to access this calendar from within Outlook, please contact Lee Hilyer.

Thank you,


Alma Implementation Training Webinar Series – List of recordings and materials


A compiled list of recordings, slide decks and handouts from past webinars in Ex Libris’ Alma Implementation Training series is now available.

These webinars cover all aspects of Alma from searching to cataloging to creating import profiles for batch updating/loading of records.

Please let me know if you have any trouble accessing these resources.



Alma HANDS-ON Training, Save the Date!


Please save the dates of May 22-23, 2019, for a round of hands-on Alma training. Please note that this is in addition to the onsite training scheduled for May 29-31.

Ex Libris trainers will be providing us with hands-on training on Alma. The two-day schedule is tentatively set as follows:

Day 1:

AM: Print Acquisitions and Serials
PM: Electronic Resources

Day 2:

AM: Fulfillment and Resource Sharing
PM: Resource Management

Training will be held in 10-F at the MDA Library. Additional specifics to follow.



NEW DATES for the Alma Onsite Workshop!

Due to some scheduling difficulties, the Alma Onsite Workshop has been rescheduled:

Wed – Fri, May 29 – 31, 2019
9:00am – 4:00pm
M.D. Anderson Library, Training Room 10-G (Basement)

To help you better plan who should attend from your institution, please review the sample agenda.

Additional details forthcoming in early May.



Alma Implementation Training (Online Webinars)

Now that the implementation process has begun, we now have access to another suite of live online webinars to assist us in learning more about Alma

Alma Implementation Training is a series of ongoing webinars to go deeper into Alma infrastructure and more advanced topics.

A password is required for registration. Staff serving on existing Alma implementation teams may contact their team leader for the password, or send an email to Lee Hilyer requesting the password to register.



Alma to III Glossary

There are some differences in terminology and concepts between Ex Libris Alma and III Sierra. To help you better understand new terms, the following glossary links may prove helpful:

Alma Glossary – Full glossary of Alma terms and definitions

Alma to III Glossary – Alma terms and their corresponding terms in III/Sierra

Thank you to California State University Libraries for creating the Alma to III glossary and to Frederick Young (UH) for locating!

If you locate additional helpful resources as we transition to Alma, please send email to Lee Hilyer or Richard Guajardo and we will post for all.




Virtual Webinar on Alma Implementation (SUNY System)

SUNYLA Midwinter Virtual Conference 2019
Moving to Alma/Primo VE: Hindsight is 20/20

Friday, February 1, 2019 (10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST)

Cost of Attendance: Free to all!

Registration is open!  Register at:

As SUNY Libraries enter the homestretch of our Alma/Primo VE implementation, we have a need to hear from those brave pioneers who have blazed the trail for us. The 2019 SUNYLA Midwinter Virtual Conference will focus on the ways in which library staff at non-SUNY colleges have implemented Alma and Primo, the problems they ran into during migration, and things that they wished they’d known ahead of time. This conference’s presenters, who hail from both public and private institutions, will provide attendees with information about ways in which they managed their consortial environments, how they organized data and analytics, and best practices for tech services and for OA collections.

Technology requirements for attendance:  Computer, internet connection, microphone/speakers (headset recommended) or telephone.  Zoom will be used for this conference and is free for use by attendees.

To read more about the conference sessions, please check the session description page here: